I have one word to describe the renovations of this pub. Awful.
This used to be one of the best, albeit most disgusting, pubs in Sydney. It was a melting pot of Goth chicks, salarymen, secretaries and slightly mad staff.
Now look at it. Poker machines as far as the eye can see. The old people-watching view out the windows over Hungry Jacks blocked by bleeping, flashing one-armed bandits.
Whoever the new owner is, they should be ashamed.
The only consolation is that its so depressingly bad that it will soon fail and be onsold to someone who might restore it to its former splendid dinginess.
Down with Bar Century! Long Live the Century Hotel!
review by: kieranclulow
In Casablanca they said "everyone comes to Rick's" - well you could paraphrase that and apply that to the Century. Everyone's been there at least once. It's perfectly situated for a few beers before or after a film at the cinemas nearby, it's right on the junction of two major roads, and it has a strange, dog-eared, slightly moth-eaten charm that we love.
Climb the steep winding staircase and take a choice between the two bars. down is pool, jukebox, lots of people. Upstairs is a mirror image, but with lots of pokies. Both are open very
An early Sydney pub experience for me, the Century was probably the third or fourth pub I actually visited when I arrived, so it holds good memories. I try to stay on the first level away from the pokies, and on the first level you can try to catch a window seat and watch the crowds go by, catch sight of tourists looking bewildered on the monorail and just chill
When the Metro has a decent gig, you'll find a lot of pre and post-gig punters end up here, as well as a lot of students who've made the effort to get into town. It's never busy to crammed as the Three Wise Monkeys would be, and has more character than the Sir John, so wins the three-corner fight hands down for us. It also has Coopers at a decent price, so most of us are more than happy to call in. In an area with such a high density of pubs, it scores surprisingly well.
review by: pubguide staff