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Copyright Melway Publishing 2003.
Reproduced from Sydway Edition 9 with permission.
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... if you're here, you should be sitting outside on the courtyard, enjoying life, not cooped up inside. This is where the Customs House Bar excels. Excellent Food and drink served in a convivial atmosphere with table service and open air all around you. Prices are what you'd expect for an upmarket venue - no $2.50 schooners of VB here.
The Customs House building itself is going through continuous, often contentious remodelling and redesign, with exhibitions and events continually cycling through. Customs House Bar, however, is tucked out of the way of all this on the right hand side of the building, and retains its dignity in the face of constant change.
Incidentally we once managed to 'crash' the Absolut Vodka art exhibition opening night party here through the simple expedient of being at a seminar held by a local software firm upstairs. Now that was a night worth attending, we can tell you. legless by 8.30pm is a good one, even for us, and for free, too!
review by: Jason
Outside, the sun shines down (or not, after a certain time). Inside,
all is mirrors, paintings and dark wood, a small bar ornamented with
inked cartoons, tall windows and swish service. Quay Bar is a great
afternoon spot after the lunchtime rush during the week, or whenever
you can get a seat at the weekend.
If you can get a seat outside under the parasols, all the better -
table service for those ordering food means you can watch the world go
by without worrying about the next beer. It's a great spot.
review by: pubguide staff