So you've checked out the Monkey Shoulder Chinese New Year pop up bar, spent your early summer nights down at the temporary Aperol Beach Club or Grey Goose vodka bar. This weekend why not take a break from the hard spirits and sample some of Australia's most precious element?

Opening this weekend at Paddington Reservoir Gardens at part of Sydney's Art and About, the H20: Water Bar is a glistening installation aiming to create a conversation about where our water comes from. 

Hit the H20 at a pop-up water bar this weekend

Created by  local artist and Australian representative for the 2015 Paris Climate Change Conference exhibition, Janet Lawrence, whose practice centres around conservation and our relationship with the natural world, the beautiful, laboratory-like space will act like a tasting saloon for the clear stuff from far and wide. The space will offer up test tubes and various science-class vessels, which are filled with water hailing from different origins and springs, from Queensland and Tasmania, to local drops, highlighting how minerals, location and environmental factors can affect our water supply.


If that whets your appetite, check out the many feature talks, performances, film screenings and debates surrounding water, its origins, its fragility and the Australian environment (and yes, it's dog friendly).

Hit the H20 at a pop-up water bar this weekend

H20: Water Bar by Janet Laurence is open Saturday February 13-28; Thursdays and Sunday 6pm-8.30pm; Saturday 3pm-5pm and 6pm-8.30pm. Visit whatson.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au for more information.

Hit the H20 at a pop-up water bar this weekend