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Royal Exhibition
bit heavy on the pokies in the bar, but the garden's not bad

cnr Devonshire and Chalmers Streets,
Strawberry Hills

(02) 9698 2607

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Greatest pub in Sydney! After a number of bad experiences at the Madison over the road, ran into the welcoming doors of the Exy and got a huge smile from the bar staff who chatted to us for ages (as we were new faces there). Beer is really cold (and cheap), cider available on tap (and cheap) and available in jugs (really cheap) -great outside area and beer garden.


The best thing about it is the separation of the pokies from the bar, TAB availability, large rear projection screen, plasma screens, air conditioning and GREAT STAFF! I can't recommend this pub enough. We've only lived here seven months and become dedicated locals - know all the staff on a first name basis for a while now and is the only place I'd call home. They always have a chat whenever you walk in.


Goes off on Saturday nights and Friday nights, but is still quiet enough for a few drinks at lunchtime and evenings. Open until 4am most weekends which is awesome. Only thing I'd complain about is the bistro - only open sporadically with overpriced and underaverage food. Other than that, a filth place to hang out and relax - 5 huge stars (all due to the fantastic staff!), Without them - well, it'd be the Madison wouldn't it?

review by: DirtyRedFox

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graff boy from sydney
the after work drinking hole for Railcorps TRANSIT OFFICERS-AKA GREY SHIRTS,TRAIN NAZIS. they flood the joint. apart from that its a top pub
10 Feb 2005

Silk from Idaho
Well my dad used to own it...along with john, so I have to say it will forever be in my heart I always loved the pokies and the beer garden. My mother sued to run the Bistro and I used to live upstairs, rollerskated through the bars earlyi n the morning.
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