Surf, sand and beer: in the grand tradition of Aussie pub culture, the team behind two of Sydney's favourite dining venues introduces a new watering hole today

If there's no shortage of pubs in Australia, it's for one fact alone: we simply adore them. (Just ask Merivale, who is happily snapping up every ailing pub in Sydney). That said, it's safe to say they're not the only ones - it seems the team behind Icebergs Dining Room & Bar and Dolphin Hotel are just as keen to make their mark on Sydney's ever-expanding drinking and dining scene.

With a grand opening scheduled for today, Bondi Beach Public Bar (BBPB for short) is the latest drinking hole to open its doors on the famous Sydney shores, with the simple aim of creating an all-inclusive public bar, modelled around the rough-and-tumble spirit of '70s and '80s pub culture. Featuring a punk-inspired décor with lots of concrete amid a black, white and grey palette, co-owner Maurice Terzini explains the look as "Rick Owens goes to Palm Springs via Bondi." Nice. And with a 23-metre art installation taking up one area, we can safely say this is prob a little more contemporary than your average local.

Simplicity is the order of the day at BBPB, with a mix of Italian and Australian wine, freshly squeezed juices and crowd-favourite cocktails like Negronis, Harvey Wallbangers and White Russians. Capping off the offering is a stellar line up of Italian-Australian pub food like pizza, burgers, fried chicken, crumbed chicken schnitzel, steak and chips and a selection of delicious bar snacks. Expect to dine to the tunes of surf rock, protopunk and classic Australian rock while you're at it, too.

The Bondi Beach Public Bar opens its doors (just in time for summer) on Wednesday, December 20 and is located at 203/180 Campbell Parade, Bondi Beach. Visit bbpb.com.au for more details. 

Bondi Beach scores a brand new pub today!