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

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