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... and let me tell you it looks far more elegant than it ever did before. The layout hasn't changed significantly, but since the last review, the pubs has been reprainted, the furniture and lighting have been spruced up (including the removal of the gaudy neon strips from the bar). There's an extra screen too, and the dartboard has been far better lit with a direct spotlight in place of the old lighting (for which we at the pubguide are very very grateful)
New deals have been introduced on the food from too, notably $5 burgers and regularly rotated specials. The standard menu is still going strong, with the addition of late night Pizza, so if you're hungry on a late one, drop by and grab a slice.
We personally think it's the pick of this end of town, because of the amount of character and the friendliness of of the bar staff (hey lads!). Quality.
review by: Jason
Yup, the pubguide has moved to Pyrmont, and our closest pub is now the Kirk. Closest doesn't always mean best however, though I'm gaining a grudging respect for the place.
For one thing, the kitchen is open slightly later then the Quarrymans over the road, and the bar meals look better. For another, the bottle shop is good and cheap. It also has Coopers and James Squire on tap, which is essential for a pubguide local, I'm afraid.
Okay, so the strip lights along the bar are basically cheesy, but the service is good (in general better than over the road), and it's comfortable. There's also live music at weekends (usually cover duos) and a quiz night on Wednesday. there's also a pool table (which there isn't across the road) but no dartboard (which there is)
If you're in the area, call in for one (it's one of the closest pubs to the fishmarkets, for those who've called in and wouldn't say no to a beer). It's looking increasingly like it's here you'll find us.
: There IS a dartboard, we just didn't notice it on the first visit. It's not bad if you can shift the punters from underneath, though it could do with a little more light. Bottleshop is good and cheap, and the Bangers and Mash is probably the best I've had so far in Sydney.
review by: Jason