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quite a gem

69 George Street,
The Rocks

(02) 9252 4169

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I don't quite know why, but somehow I've always overlooked the Observer. It's hard to say why, really. Perhaps the frontage is too anonymous, blending in too well with the rest of George Street. Well, we finally remembered its existence in time to discover that it's actually a pretty worthwhile spot. Early on a Saturday evening we disembarked from the Taronga Zoo ferry and made our weary way to the Rocks. Within minutes we were happily ensconced in the bar, sipping Hoegaarden and listening to the accoustic duo playing covers in the corner. The pub itself was restored back in 1992. Well, we say restored, but renovated would be a batter word for it. it now has two bars, a bistro/courtyard, a lot more space than the frontage suggests and a pretty laid back atmosphere. We think it's worth a visit and will be adding it to a Rocks pub crawl pretty soon!
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Dan from Summer Hill
Get there a little bit tanked and if you make it past the bouncers you'll have a great time.
8 Aug 2006

Bear from Concord
I haven't been in this pub for awhile but went for a beer and lunch on the weekend with my partner and i ordered skewy of new and a glass of coke and it cost nearly $8 and it was postmix coke so we had the drink and left come on how much was the coke !!!!!
10 Oct 2004

YogiOz from All over
Anyone remember the "performer" Lana? Now there was an act!
2 Apr 2004

Derek Howles from Oldham England
On a holiday in late February, my wife and I discovered Claudes Kitchen at the rear of the pub .The food was superb,particularly the steaks.We dined there every day for a week!The friendly staff there helped to make our holiday.
10 Mar 2004

edmund boyle from redcar england
i made the observer my regular watering hole on a recent holiday to sydney . great staff ,excellent bar meals, good beer , good crack , what more can i say
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joe from ireland
i found the obie to be a great pub,the staff were great and i will be back,even if just for Gavins wise cracks
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Outdoor Area: the courtyard attached to the bistro is a nice spotFood: Bistro menu availableLive Music: cover bands (mostly accoustic) at weekends
TV: plenty of screens scattered around, usually showing sport
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