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Town Hall
we liked the balcony, despite the stiff breeze
(4.026)


cnr Darling and Montague Streets,
Balmain

(02) 9818 8950



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Strangely similar to the Royal in Five Ways. wooden bar downstairs, swish, airy wood-floored areas upstairs and a popular balcony area. Let's say if you like one, you may well like the other. The only difference is that the Town Hall lacks a TAB (which isn't a bad thing, in our view).

We rocked up after an exhausting day's shopping, myself accompanied by Sophie, and Vas - Trent's other half. Let's just say we were all shopped out, and in my case it was less a shopping expedition and more a walking round trying to find the girls expedition! I was recovering from a hangover of Godzilla proportions, and in a bit of a critical mood, but i couldn't find fault with the place.

Downstairs sports a large island bar, carpeted floors, a big screen TV and a LOT of locals, so we head upstairs to the quieter, polished wood bar. We're impressed and even manage to score a seat on the balcony overlooking Darling Street. It's fairly quiet, a few couples sitting around chatting, a couple of diners, some locals who've had enough of the crush downstairs (there's a sporting event on, and it's wedged)

We migrate inwards to the bar when the breeze gets too much and sit at the bar. It's nice, it's quiet, it's soothing my headache nicely. Shame we've got to trek all the way home, really.


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NICKI from BALMAIN
THIS IS A PRAWNER! DO THE PRAWN DANCE ALL NIGHT LONG! HEY DEB...HEH HEH HEH BROWN GINIE....
28 Apr 2004

Pauleen from Balmain
Love the Hall. Best burger in Sydney!
24 Oct 2003

John from Mosman
Great staff, huge screen and excellent vibe. Can't wait to get back there!
24 Oct 2003

Bear from Ryde
1st pub visited for the night and the ATM ripped my mate off $20 asked the bar staff after waiting 2 mins cause they were talking to regulars at the bar......they said sorry can't do a thing and walked off we finished our beers and left and found some great pubs nearby ...sorry won't go back there
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SHAY BERGIN from WAITARA
GREAT NIGHT ON FRIDAYS, GOOD PEOPLE AND GOOD BEER,HAD A BLAST
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Miss Miyante from Balmain
Excellent. Nice staff, nice atmosphere. Great for relaxing on a lazy Sunday afternoon. Good Sat night vibe too.
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Scott Sumter from Dallas Texas USA
I love this place, open-cool and relaxed!!!
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OLIVIA from SDYNEY
I love drinking at this pub. the staff are friendly and i find them more than willing to meet customers needs.it has a funky atmosphere. great night out!!
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Shelly from Sydney
Great place to meet with mates for the casual beverage. Close vicinity to other bars on the strip. Big screen TV for all the sporting events that matter and a fab upstairs cocktail bar area - get an outside table in summer if you can! Definately rates as one of my favourites.
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Features
Pool: pool tables downstairs (at the back)Food: bar/restaurant upstairsQuiz Night: Tuesday is quiz night here
Bottle Shop: yes, it has a bottle-oOutdoor Area: we're counting the balcony as outdoors.
 
 
Our Comments

Josh says:

A very well rounded pub. When you first walk in the door you feel "hey, haven't I been here before?". It holds a home-grown feel while implementing a swish open & airy atmosphere

 
 
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