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Live Music and a laid back atmosphere

64 Foveaux Street, Surry Hills
(02) 9211 4945

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There's nothing like a liquid lunch on a friday afternoon, and where better than the Excelsior, just a hop skip and a jump from Central and revelling in post-refit newness. The pokies have now been sealed away in their own little box instead of crowding out the windows, and the difference is immense. You can see out of the windows now, and feel natural sunlight streaming into the bar. The pool table is still in pride of place, but now there's more room to take a shot. Out in the back the Bistro is still there, but opened up appreciably with a new menu, including $5 daily specials and a nice mixture of dishes where before there was little more than pasta. Live music is still on, but there's a big screen over the stage for daytime viewing (the MTV video awards were on this lunchtime. Significantly for me, the patio area has been opened up and several groups of people were enjoying a nice open air beer for lunch. Good stuff - I'd never seen this opened up before, so the new broom is cleaing up in a big way, and the improvements have taken what was already a good venue and squeezed extra quality out of it. The new Excelsior is definitely worth a look if you're in the area.
review by: Jason

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Burky from Kilkenny
Lived right across the road in bellevue st. so was in there regularly. Nice enough to start things off but quite. There was a regular who drank here called Peter who was THE biggest wanker i have ever met and I suspect a tad bent aswell but not a bad placeexcluding his arse faced weasel head
9 May 2004

Chris from Parramatta
A rock n' roll institution. Birdman played their first ever gig here. Great for live bands and cold beer
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Food: Pasta Bar in the back room, but it's not always open - pies behind the barPool: Single pool table, $3, watch out for sharks!Live Music: Live Music. isn't that why everyone's here?
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