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Hicksy's Orange Grove tucked away off the beaten track, a locals' pub with colour
Macquarie Hotel What a pub should look like. To a brit, anyway.
Friend In Hand Crab Racing, clutter, eclecticism and more.
Dolphin award winning restaurant
Pier 26 Quite a pleasant position for a bar....
Town Hall we liked the balcony, despite the stiff breeze
Bald Rock warm, inviting and tucked away off the beaten track
Commercial feels a little cramped - probably the pokies
Lansdowne Popular, loud, plenty of music
Edinburgh Castle popular after-work boozer
Alfred Cool & Cruisy
Town Hall (Newtown) Head on upstairs....
Watershed a slick waterside venue
Billy The Pigs A rip snorter
James Squire Brewhouse Vying for Sydney's microbrew crown and doing mighty well about it
Empire Home of Sydney Blues
Empire (King's Cross) a 24 hour playground for cross-ites
Chamberlain Refitted from scruffy old pub to slick city bar. We're still deciding which incarnation we prefer.
Jamberoo Pub
Dick's featuring 'the dome' restaurant
Gaelic Club In the proud Gaelic tradition, a great place to be entertained
Cat and Fiddle A live music venue since Adam was a boy
Carlisle Castle Nice bistro and Beer Garden
Glenmore bit of a TAB and pokie joint, though the roof garden is rated.
Headquarters Popular with students and betting locals
Cruise what a location! 2006 Restaurant of the Year in the AHA (NSW) Awards for Excellence
Sweeneys Definitely a TAB joint, but it's cheap and has an internet cafe...
Century Tavern Everyone knows this place, and everyone ends up here eventually
Toxteth a new late night haunt for the team
Oscars aka New York Hotel (on the planning applications at least). Good pizzas and ribs
Woollahra Hotel cool
Different Drummer well worth the effort
Cooper's Arms A popular spot for Newtown locals
Robin Hood a person could easily get very comfortable here..
Exchange spacious and classy, but the safari bar is a strange addition
Kings X At the top of the strip....
Hopetoun Live music 7 nights a week
Hollywood One of Sydney's character-filled gems
Bondi Hotel good pub - very weekendy though
Tattersalls busy road, busy pub?
Goldfish Bowl Fairly Average
Sir William Wallace ...but they'll never take our freedom
Ancient Briton A claimant to "Coldest beer in Sydney".
Bald Faced Stag
Lord Nelson GREAT - what more can we say?
Peppermint Lounge Fancy a late-night cocktail?
Dundee Arms an appealing little sandstone tavern
Bridge Entertainment central
Kirribilli Just next to Milson's Point Station, and quite rated too
Duck And Swan Was a little grotty, and slightly mysterious, now renovated and improving by the day
PJ O'Brien's Within the Grace Hotel complex...
Annandale A Live Music institution. Totally recommended
Durty Nelly's Genuinely Irish Flavour
KB Traditional tile and Tooth's Brewery posters.
The Pub With No Beer Yes, the one from the Slim Dusty Song. A MUST visit if you're ever nearby
Fox and Lion Huge outdoor area, great for people watching
Duke a good pre-Enmore venue, full of local colur
Berry Street Tavern bigger than you'd think
Mercantile Irish through and through
Red Lion Well presented with a large balcony area
Sandringham A history of live music
Sly Fox plenty live music, plenty free pool
Mountbatten recently refitted
Riverview A positive haven
Steyne A good and very popular spot
Brookvale Not far from Warringah Mall, this is a big, open northern beaches classic
Grand Hotel (Cock and Bull) damn good guinness
Welcome Great Irish pub with a mainly over 30 crowd
Lord Wolseley Tucked away in a side-street, a hidden local
Hero Of Waterloo You can feel the history around you.
Tank Stream slick, minimalist hideaway
Kirk On Harris Originally and more properly the 'Dunkirk', but who's splitting hairs? Currently in the throes of a major renovation - expect good things!
Bay View
Harbour View neat, well appointed and in a unique position
Gladesville Hotel .
West End A real local's pub
Palace One of our favourite pool venues
Captain Cook (The Rocks) quiet, overshadowed by its neighbours, we think
Commodore Up-market but friendly
Pumphouse Bar and Grill minimalist bar/restaurant, recently renovated
Paddy Maguire's A pub of contrasts
Pyrmont Point The last pub on Harris Street, previously a locals-only kind of pub, now a more upmarket establishment
Bar Broadway 24-hour bar with massive hangover potential
Rosie's Bar and Bistro With a pleasant courtyard area
Australian a superb selection of beers, and gourmet pizza to boot.
White Cockatoo Most handy for Petersham railway station, with huge food portions
Strattons A little nondescript, but OK for a quiet
Trinity The Big Red Irish Bar
Nag's Head On our 'to do' list!
Crown quiet and comfortable
Union (newtown) recently changed hands, yet to be reviewed.
Establishment top dog among Sydney bars, according to the AHA at least.
Agincourt as much ambience as a convenience store (!)
London Very popular at weekends
Bourbon And Beefsteak One of the cross's famous landmarks
Cargo slick. Major pickup spot at weekends
Blues Point Hotel Friendly pub in a quiet area
Scruffy Murphys Very popular Irish pub
Orchard Tavern Chatswood's immediate attraction...
Unity Hall very friendly indeed
Sydney Park
Pyrmont Bridge open 24hrs and quite rated
Garry Owen Best Dartboard we've found so far, and a friendly place overall. Recomended
North Annandale The picture window would be good for people watching... in a busier suburb
Quay Bar nifty little bar and restaurant, lots of outdoor seating
Botany View as yet unreviewed
Billabong Hotel
Lord Dudley An English Village Pub in the heart of Woollahra
Moretons A great little beer garden
Harp Possibly the best Irish pub in Sydney? the quest continues....
Upside The newest of the backpacker bars
William Hotel Friendly and welcoming
Bank Biggest beer garden in the area, great Thai food.
Crystal Palace popular with students and backpackers
Triple Ace A little scruffy, but honest about it. The neon is a little over the top though!
Docks The former Ettamoggah Bar.
Lord Roberts A bar in pub's clothing
Lewisham Hotel (Live House) .
Thurles Castle not a bad little pub - very sporty though
Excelsior (Glebe) A live music supporter and $5 food's next great hope
Ettamogah Bar too touristy for us, but a good spot occassionally
Palisade A great little pub, tucked away at the back end of The Rocks
Red Oak Boutique Beer Cafe an excellent micro-brew bar and restaurant
Excelsior Live Music and a laid back atmosphere
Arena slick bar/restaurant near the showground
Warren View Live music, and an unpretensious crowd.
Aurora 24 hours, closest to central
Newport Arms Like a pubgoer's Disneyland!
Tilbury refitted and pretty rated
Merton Estate Local on a busy main road

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