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East Sydney
classic corner pub

cnr Crown Street and Cathedral Street,
East Sydney,

(02) 9358 1975

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We've had a soft spot for the East Sydney for some time now. It's a good solid, honest little local pub, full of interest and character, and best of all it really doesn't change a lot. Out for a bit of a drive at about 10pm we passed places which have seen a lot of change over the last couple of years - the Strand, The Woollahra Hotel (no decor change, but the scene shifted), Kity O'Shea's (deceased) and finally pulled up outside the East Sydney for a quiet one before going home Eschewing the front bar for a change, we headed out back to smack some pool balls around with bendy cues and listen to 80s rock on the Jukebox. Well why not? we had the room to ourselves. Solid mainstays Cooper's and James Squire were downed while designated driver Will stuck to the softies. for a Wednesday night the place wasn't too bad. enough room out front to move your elbows, enough people to keep the conversational buzz going. An artist's group in the corner discussing new works and the old locals propped up at the bar. Marvellous. now THIS is how a pub is meant to be.
review by: Jason

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franksting from sydney
only been there once, pity I ive so far away. Reminds me of my local in the oul country
27 Oct 2004

la Forge from Elizabeth Bay
The front bar is tiny but has lots of atmosphere. Great beers on tap, pool table out the back (& darts!) It's laid back and a definite must-pub.
19 Nov 2003

Mac from Sydney
This is my favourite pub in sydney! 4 of us went there after a swannies game and spent hours playing pool... the jukebox and having beers... great venue for friends to spend some quality time together!!!
14 Aug 2003

Terry from Darlinghurst
Ideal bar area, friendly staff, good value for money food, no pokies - it's got it all...
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jim fisher from saint louis
A classic, old Sydney pub. Don't fix it--it ain't broke
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Outdoor Area: streetside seating when the weather's goodFood: more of the meat pie than foie gras varietyBottle Shop: over-the-counter sales
Dartboard: A good dartboard, but it's in a high traffic zonePokie Free Pub: Woohoo! no pokies
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