Oscars is just round the corner from PubGuide HQ, so obviously we've
been in at the ground floor, so to speak. We were in for cocktails
shortly after it opened, and we've been in for one or two Gin and
Tonics since then.
Of course, regular readers will already be familiar with our love of
genuine pubs and our ambivalence for swanky bars. Sometimes we love
them, sometimes we hate them, and often we detest the fact that bar
culture is driving real pubs into the suburbs, however, we can't really
say a lot about Oscars, since it's a new venue rather than a real pub
bastardised by the lure of the yuppie buck.
And this is possibly why we actually like it. Being about three doors
up from the Pyrmont Bridge, it does a couple of things. First, the
suits aren't crowding the PBH out. Second, the suits aren't crowding
the PBH out.
OK, maybe that's a bit harsh. It's actually a pretty good spot to have
a cocktail or two, or a swanky meal, or an afternoon G & T. I have
to admit, I'm more likely to pop in here for a quiet one in the
afternoon than to face the PBH and all that goes along with it. I've
been known to do saturday afternoon here over the SMH crossword more
than once in preference to the other local pubs, but bear in mind I'm
doing the crossword.
Oscar's really isn't quite there yet, but it's getting better. Look out for later reviews, they're bound to crop up soon.
review by: Jason