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Ryan's Bar
outdoor boozing - a top after work spot

Australia Square,
Between Pitt and George Streets,

(02) 9241 7608
(02) 9251 1060

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If you work in the CBD and like a drink or two after work on a Friday, chances are you've been here, and if you haven't, why not? Ryan's bar holds sway over the huge courtyard area behind Australia Square (Indidentally, I've always found it ironic that a building called Australia Square is actually round. Maybe it's just me). On warmer days, the bar has to be augmented by an outside trolley bar with ice buckets stacked with bottles of beer, and they have to be refilled often as the suits hammer a few more down before heading off wherever it is suits go. There's plenty of seating, but patrons often encroach onto the coffee shop which takes up the other half of the plaza. We think it's a good spot for sunning yourself after work with the trickle of fountains an the buzz of converation, and it's a good starting point for a longer evening, if that's what you're after, with the Angel, Establishment, Tank Stream, Republic and others within easy staggering distance.
review by: Jason

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PubGoer from Balmain
Agree with the others. Good for a quick one or two on a Friday night, and can be pleasant. Use it as a meeting point if needs be, but not somewhere to base yourself for the night.
21 Dec 2004

Lance Driver from Pyrmont
It's great sitting out in the huge courtyard on a nice summers evening but quickly gets boring as the groups of people shrink.
6 Jan 2004

Peter from Ultimo
If you want to meet people with too much attitude then go here. The most unfriendly and up itself clientele that I've meet anywhere in the world. Positively, the new sound system is good and theres always the top floor cocktail bar if the need arises.
31 Dec 2003

Chris from Gladesville
Almost the exclusive domain of stockbrokers and finance wannabees. OK for 1 or 2 quickies but you'll always get sick of it and move to a better pub.
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