LAUNCH: Caloundra's newest bar has launched. 26 Degrees at Rumba Resort is now open and serving up class.
LAUNCH: Caloundra's newest bar has launched. 26 Degrees at Rumba Resort is now open and serving up class. Facebook

Hamptons-inspired bar serves up style to the Coast

GET your boat shoes ready because Caloundra has just welcomed in the Coast's latest bar.

The Hamptons-inspired 26 Degrees bar and venue at Bulcock Beach's Rumba Resort is officially open for business and serving up a style not seen before in Caloundra.

Fresh from a $250,000 refurbishment, the clean, white-and-wood interior oozes class, style and has all the hallmarks of a venue set to deliver a quality Sunday session.

Bar manager Dean Glanville said the soft launch on Wednesday night had been a raging success, the small, skilled team up to the task and delivering plenty of smiles.

"It was brilliant," Mr Glanville said.

The launch complete with magician and DJ, was the curtain-raiser to today's full-blown launch with two-for-one Stoker coffees marking the first week of business.

Supporting local products is another hallmark of the new venue, from the local Stoker coffee to tea sourced from a Caloundra operator to Vodka Plus stocked in the fridges.

Mick Fanning's beer is also filling the shelves of the bar which down the track could see poolside cocktails and live sport on tap for locals and resort guests and even seafood and wine festivals at the funky new establishment.

Maker's Mark is the first-pour bourbon in the bar which serves up cocktails, a range of wines and three taps of beer delivering ice-cold Stone and Wood, Asahi and Somersby ciders to thirsty punters.

High quality liqueurs are all used to craft the cocktails with the mojitos and cosmopolitans touted as some of the finest.

From 10am-10pm patrons can drop in for a pre or post dinner cocktail or simply kick back with a few coldies and enjoy the views of the Rumba Resort pool and Pumicestone Passage.

A pig on the spit this Sunday will test out the thirst for Sunday sessions in Caloundra.

"It's a pretty nice spot to sink a few," Mr Glanville said.

"There's nothing like this in Caloundra."

A large main bar greets entrants while waterfalls, plants and fresh herbs are among some of the features of the bar which is dotted with greenery.

"A lot of time, effort, blood, sweat and tears went into it," Mr Glanville said.

The resort has been frequented by the Wallabies in the past and there's every chance international guests will be spotted at the bar in future.

And as for the name, well the competition winner came up with 26 Degrees as it represented Caloundra's degree of latitude as well as the suburb's average temperature, perfectly capturing the vibe of the latest bar and function venue to hit the region.



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