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

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