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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am 
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any suggestions for something historic and Strayan for an American associate?

afternoon/evening pub crawl.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:56 am 
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Lord Nelson.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:58 am 
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Not the Rocks, but my favourite Sydney pubs of all time are the Criterion, used to have some wonderful jazz (Merv Acheson!!!) and the old Royal George Hotel (the building has been renamed the Slip Inn apparently) which was the home of the Sydney Push of fond memory.


The Marble Bar at the old Adams Hotel, and of course the wonderful Hotel Australia.



The Criterion is still there, all the rest are gone.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 12:59 am 
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Or Hart's Pub.


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:thumbup:

I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?


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The Argyle?

Fortune of War?


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Donger wrote:
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I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I suspect you're the only one on the bored able to answer that correctly.


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Glenmore rooftop if the weather's decent. Not the most historical setting given the alternatives but should definitely be wedged into a pub crawl.


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MungoMan wrote:
Donger wrote:
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I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?

:lol: :lol: :lol:

I suspect you're the only one on the bored able to answer that correctly.


:x


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bewdy, mates...I think we should start a "PR Lonely Planet" travel forum/blog.


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The Australian Hotel has a great range of beer and does excellent pizzas.


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:15 am 
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Crawl 1 (8 pubs):

https://www.timeout.com/sydney/bars/a-p ... -the-rocks

Crawl 2 (5 pubs with map):

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mi ... 72122&z=16


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 31, 2017 1:28 am 
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Donger wrote:
The Argyle?


x(


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What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.


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J Man wrote:
What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.

Or get a 4 litre flagon of methylated spirits and stay home ...


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kiap wrote:
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What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.

Or get a 4 litre flagon of methylated spirits and stay home ...


Now you're talking :thumbup:

Put the youtube on. Headphones. Heaven.


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J Man wrote:
What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.


A bit of exercise, old chap.


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kiap wrote:
J Man wrote:
What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.

Or get a 4 litre flagon of methylated spirits and stay home ...


4 litres! :shock:

I can see I am a lightweight. :o


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Donger wrote:
kiap wrote:
J Man wrote:
What's the point of a pub crawl? Pick the best one and get hammered all afternoon there.

Or get a 4 litre flagon of methylated spirits and stay home ...


4 litres! :shock:

I can see I am a lightweight. :o

Well, yes ...

Spoiler: show
... would've suggested he get 20 litres from Bunnings

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But I didn't know his budget.


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Harts at the Rocks (Next to the Shangri La) has reopened and has an excellent taplist - there are always seats as well.


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Harbourview hotel but make sure you go to the top bar on balcony. You might see the Bridge being painted.


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Harbourview hotel but make sure you go to the top bar on balcony. You might see the Bridge being painted.

And yell out: Hey mate you missed a bit!

If the painter turns around, everyone must buy you drinks.


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Was at Cruise bar a couple of weeks ago, very impressed. Right on the water, looking out over the Opera house etc, very reasonable drinks prices, good food, hot bar staff :thumbup:


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Was at Cruise bar a couple of weeks ago, very impressed. Right on the water, looking out over the Opera house etc, very reasonable drinks prices, good food, hot bar staff :thumbup:




You've changed - Cruise is not exactly a "bar for the people" comrade.


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L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
Brumbieman wrote:
Was at Cruise bar a couple of weeks ago, very impressed. Right on the water, looking out over the Opera house etc, very reasonable drinks prices, good food, hot bar staff :thumbup:




You've changed - Cruise is not exactly a "bar for the people" comrade.


Great Steak knives though :nod:


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If you want to wander over a little bit further to Millers Point you can go to the top of Hotel Palisade. Cracking view from up the top with decent food (which is made better due to the view).

Plus there's a couple of other historic pubs nearby if they want to mini crawl. Or they could go Glenmore, Harbourview and then Palisade and decide which has the best view.


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Pat the Ex Mat wrote:
L. Ron Hubbard wrote:
Brumbieman wrote:
Was at Cruise bar a couple of weeks ago, very impressed. Right on the water, looking out over the Opera house etc, very reasonable drinks prices, good food, hot bar staff :thumbup:




You've changed - Cruise is not exactly a "bar for the people" comrade.


Great Steak knives though :nod:


I once went to a pub in Nelson and ordered a steak. The waitress gave me a butter knife and upon my asking for a Steak knife, looked immensely puzzled for an inordinate period of time before replying "what's a steak knife?"

true story.


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If you want to wander over a little bit further to Millers Point you can go to the top of Hotel Palisade. Cracking view from up the top with decent food (which is made better due to the view).

Plus there's a couple of other historic pubs nearby if they want to mini crawl. Or they could go Glenmore, Harbourview and then Palisade and decide which has the best view.


Hark at "Mr Non-Cabal"............ :roll:


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sorry, mates. the request was for a client in town for 3 nights, not me. I was crazy busy.

back in October or so.


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Donger wrote:
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I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?


Are you talking about the one where Lanii (sp) the wharfie cross dresser used to play the piano, sing, tell jokes, insult members of the audience and skull beers on demand?

Can't remember the name but went there for a drink about 2 years ago and it was shite.


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nah, this was a lot more informal. The Orient used to have a lot of trannies, and for some reason, American sailors would frequent it as well.

Lots of fights.

:o


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Donger wrote:
:thumbup:

I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?



cough .. taxi club ... bottoms up bar ... cough

maybe ... so a friend said ..


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Donger wrote:
nah, this was a lot more informal. The Orient used to have a lot of trannies, and for some reason, American sailors would frequent it as well.

Lots of fights.

:o


Yeah , and the fortune of war , the Oz and Nz sailors frequented the Observer and the Mercantile


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If it's for a client, I'd suggest upstaits at the Glenmore or Harbour View. Best view is obviously Opera bar but it's expensive as all fudge and full of wankers.

Lord Nelson or Fortune of War, Hero of Watetloo best traditional. Phillips Foote not far behind.

Australian is shit. Orient has good live bands, as does the Hero. Observer is ok but a bit trendy.

Cruise Bar is full of wankers. Staff are excellent though.


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Glenmore is ruined after the renovation


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Glenmore is ruined after the renovation


Really? Damn. Why?


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It's become a Prince's paradise and is now servicing the Opera bar clientele.

They ripped up the Astroturf!


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It's become a Prince's paradise and is now servicing the Opera bar clientele.

They ripped up the Astroturf!


Ye gods. Tell me the harbour view is still fine.


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Thankfully yes but I have never returned


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Hareaway wrote:
Donger wrote:
:thumbup:

I am putting both those on list....keep adding.

what's the one with the cross dressers? or was that just me?



cough .. taxi club ... bottoms up bar ... cough

maybe ... so a friend said ..


:o

the taxi club.... :lol:


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