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recommended pub Annandale
A Live Music institution. Totally recommended

17-19 Parramatta Road,

(02) 9550 1078

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I'd never been to the Annandale before this visit, and I was certainly impressed when the taxi driver eventually got me there via a somewhat circuitous route from Circular Quay. It's spacious, friendly, has decent accoustics, two bars, and the Pokies are being phased out. What more could you ask for. It was still light when I arrived, and no-one was asking for a cover charge on the door, so I slunk in and took up station near the back of the main bar on the very comfortable cushion bench with a beer and a book. Sophie arrived, and the stage was being set up. All was right in the world, even though I'd got rather disoriented just getting there! Cover charges were collected a little later, more beers were imbibed, and suddenly the music was here. A great gig from a great Aussie band, definitely not short on value. The Annandale had proven its reputation as one of the top five live music pubs in Sydney with flying colours. All too soon it was all over, and a happy crowd tramped out at closing time to find some sutainence. Of course, being too drunk to know better, we went to McDonald's. Guess you can't have everything...
review by: Jason

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Chris from Parramatta
This is the best pub venue in Sydney. They have great bands and beer. Boxing day shows with the Rifles are tops.
8 Jan 2004

max from cronulla
Only been there once,but an unbelievably top night. Caught the unbelievably cool rose tattoo playing there about a year ago. great sounding p.a. and a good crowd,service was pretty quick for all the people that were there.Over all had a good night ,got quite pissed took a chick home and heard a fuckin good band,if ya didnt see it bad luck.I live in the sutherland shire and aint never got the atmosphere there that you get in the Anandale.Might have to move closer to the city,cause sutho shire aint got it. Well done THE ANANDALE
7 Nov 2003

Elise from inner western sydney
The Annandale has a history of being a pretty good venue for gigs, in recent years it has undergone a renovation (ie:the addition of tacky pokies). its actually pretty small considering and is why it gets really crowded and EXTREMLY smoky, as it did the last time we were there-expect your clothes and hair to reak!. The 2 bars are not too flash either. Basically the only reason to go would be to see a band you really like or if you live really close by. The last time I went the crowd could be described as 20-something, students and abit of an alternative crowd too.
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peter macpherson from bundaberg
I saw the monarchs play here dec 20, 2001. and they were shit hot. I went in early for a few drinks and it was quiet, and service was reasonable. Later that night the place was packed but you didn't have to wait too long for drinks. excellent house PA.
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Live Music: Lots of Live Music - including some fairly big names - The Annandale is a top music venueFood: There's a small bistro tucked away at the backTV: Yes, there are TV screens, but surely no-one comes here to watch TV?
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