... or at least, we can't spot a huge difference. the downstairs bar's been 'enhanced' but not enlarged, the carpet looks the same and really there's not a huge difference we can see. Which actually is a bloody good thing - too many pubs are going the wholesale renovation route and end up stripped of their former character, left as mere shadows of their former selves. Not here.
Comedy Trivia on Mondays is likely to become SydneyPubGuide.net's new weekly quiz-fix - now hosted by Stef Torok upstairs in the 'bar with a view', with $500 jackpot, $50 first prize and $25 second. Aside from these few little things not much has changed since our last review - we still like this place a lot.
What have we not mentioned? well you can get $6 specials at the bistro in the evenings, so when we're at trivia we usually tuck in, and there are other events through the week including on forthcoming Sundays a Playstation competition, which is an unusual promotion as yet. We'll check it out for you soon.
review by: Jason
Usually busy, in a very popular spot near Darling Harbour and Star City, the Pyrmont Bridge is a former hose-out come good. It never closes, it's feature packed, it's got the location - we'd be inclined to give it a decent rating, only we can't remember what happened when we reviewed the place. Which is a good sign, by anyone's standards!
What we do remember is that it was extraordinarily busy, so if you're feeling delicate it may be one to avoid, but if you're up for a noisy, bustling young pub, give it a go.
yup, we've been back. in fact, a couple of times, and yes, the Pyrmont Bridge Hotel is excellent. We prefer it upstairs where there are pool tables and a decent view out over Darling Harbour from the huge windows on the northern side. You can check out a few photos in the gallery by clicking the icon above. We're yet to sample the food, but the beer is cold and the staff are friendly, and it's kept very neat for a 24 hour pub.
Incidentally, did you know the Bridge itself, after which the Pub is named, is world's oldest electrically operated swingspan bridge? You do now!
review by: pubguide staff