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recommended pub Hero Of Waterloo
You can feel the history around you.

81 Lower Fort Street,
The Rocks

(02) 9252 4553

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those of you who've read our earlier review may have noticed a little mention of the Hero's secret passageway down to the harbour. Well, can report that, yeah, it's really there. A very drunken visit with upcoming contributor Andy Price, formerly of Swanse, Old South Wales ended up with a guided tour of the historic underside of the pub with Patrick, our friendly barman. The secret passageway, unfortunately, is now blocked, this being the age of reason and all, but downstairs the cellar holds other relics of a bygone age. Punishment cells now hold tanks of gas and kegs of beer, wrought iron gates still hang on rusting hinges and history lives alongside the modern technology of beer delivery. Back upstairs we meet character after character and have a great night in the Hero, which is pretty much our favourite pub in this part of the city.
review by: Jason

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Dave from Eire
Superb! Excellent atmosphere and good music. Pretty busy tho on the weekends.
11 May 2004

Jonas Hartzler from Illinois, USA
The greatest pub in town! Get there when the band is playing for a delightful experience. The beer is great, the history untold, the atmosphere medieval-like, and the staff was friendly too. I loved it!!!
1 May 2004

colm from ireland
the best pub on a sunday. check it out on sunday evenings when greenjam play. Listen out for singing in the rain
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peter white from Darlington, England
Had a great night in there July 2001. I would recommend it highly. The staff were great as was the live music
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Jerry O' Grady from Sligo, Ireland
had a mighty paddy's day 2001 and would love tobe in it this year for the craic. why were you closed on new years day 2002 ???
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Stacey from Wollstonecraft Sydney
We've been a couple of times when they've had an Irish folk band. The staff and the regulars were very friendly and invited us to join in the dancing. We had a terrific afternoon both times.
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Live Music: Old time jazz at weekends, excellent
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