What Makes Bar Patrón the Perfect Pre-VIVID Destination

Published on 22 June 2022

There’s only thing that could make the Sydney CBD more radiant than it already is: a literal celebration of light and colour. After a 2-year COVID hiatus, the annual VIVID festival allows you to fully immerse yourself in the culture of this vibrant city. Enjoy mesmerising light displays, live music performances, and interactive art from the 27th of May to the 18th of June.

A night out on the town like this calls for a dining experience that is just as spectacular. At Bar Patrón Circular Quay, you can watch the dazzling light installations illuminate the Harbour Bridge while sipping on one of our signature, tequila-based cocktails. We are perfectly situated to then set off into the night and explore the city’s attractions. Find out more about why Bar Patrón is the right choice for your pre-VIVID destination.


Bar Patrón is located harbourside with iconic views 

Whether you’re looking to book a big communal table or something more intimate, the positioning of Bar Patrón means that everyone gets stunning vistas of the renowned Harbour. As the sun goes down, sit back and watch the dazzling transformation that is overtaking the city.

Have a seat at our window-side marble bar and ask for a Platinum Martini, or else lounge back in our terracotta leather seats and soak in the views. Our wide windows provide the most picturesque frame for the world-class views of the Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House possible. 


Bar Patrón is close to all the fun 

Be close to all the highlights when you dine at Bar Patrón. Being at the centre of Circular Quay provides you with the easiest possible access to the Opera House, which is being used as a canvas by creative technologists Curiious to tell the stories of Martu artists outside the confines of galleries. Don’t pass up the chance to see it lit up in all its glory during the Lighting of the Sails. The Harbour Bridge’s display is being designed this year by Mandylights, so also witness how both sides of the bridge have been adorned with hundreds of colour-changing lights.

For sustenance on the winter’s night, a meal and a drink at Bar Patrón is sure to set you right. Start your evening with a traditional Mexican feast, featuring tacos, Wagyu Ribeye, Lobster al Patrón, and more. Our premium, yet accessible drinks menu features, of course, Patrón tequila, in cocktails and mixed drinks that run from classic to experimental. Gather your loved ones around the table, enjoy an elevated Mexican restaurant experience in a sophisticated atmosphere, and then walk through the doors and right onto VIVID’s colourful world.


Create VIVID moments with us

Going to Bar Patrón for share-style meals or our exclusive tequila range is the only way to start your VIVID night on the best possible foot. Alongside the stunning view, Bar Patrón’s interior design also reflects both Sydney’s contemporary buzz and Mexico’s Estilo de Vida.

Make your table reservation with us now, and enjoy this year’s VIVID spectacle to the fullest.