Formerly Bridie O'Reilly's
Another one of those pubs where everybody goes, Paddy's is a large Irish pub near the Haymarket. It's situation is such that it grabs in a lot of tourist traffic, as well as a lot of Sydneysiders, especially during the summer months.
Consisting of, essentially, two bars - a saloon style front room with island bar and stools, and a back room with booths and tables, Bridies will suit a lot of people. There's an outdoor area next to the tramline, and a 'pseudo-outdoor' area undercover in the adjacent shopping center should it happen to rain.
There's usually fierce competition for tramside seating during the summer months, so if you intend to stay, get there reasonably early or settle for an indoor seat.
Food's good and normally served fairly quickly (service via pager - don't expect table service!) - it's all honest solid pub fayre, nothing fancy to pander to the yuppies.
review by: pubguide staff