Friday, January 9, 2015

3 Wise Monkeys, Sydney


Reviewed by: JB
Time of this visit: Wednesday lunchtime


In 1879 some people built a bank; The Bank of Australasia. The heritage building still stands but instead of dealing in the financial side of life, the venue deals in food and beverage, and monkeys. Three crazy pub-loving monkeys. It's bananas. The 3 Wise Monkeys is a main-stayer of Sydney "entertainment", keeping this section of George Street going through day and night. Does it speak no evil, see no evil, hear no evil?

Friday, November 1, 2013

P.J. O'Briens, Sydney


Reviewers: BB O'Donoghue & JB O'Neill
Review time: Friday o'lunch

Finally made it to PJ's for lunch. As it's one of the city Irish pub mainstays it was well overdue for a review.

How was it? Well, any place that pours both Guinness and Kilkenny is off to a good start in our book, but we believe you've got to pick the right time. For us, it's a perfect 'shitty weather, comfy afternoon' pub if you're looking for somewhere like this in this area of the city. Not our choice for a lunch session though.

Friday, August 30, 2013

KB Hotel, Surry Hills


Reviewers: Bot & Blogs
Review time: Friday Lunchtime

KB, it's still a pub! Yeah! Take that pubs that aren't pubs! In your pub face!

Yes the KB is "still a pub" according to their signage, and we think that's great. However, it's a pub that we all spend more time walking past than actually stopping in and grabbing a beer. Why is this? Too much competition in the area? Yesteryear charm not cutting it any more?

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

St James Hotel, Sydney


Reviewers: Bot & Blogs
Review time: Tuesday lunchtime

St Shames?

We really have to start only going to places that are actually good. Ticking these ordinary establishments off our list is reducing us to whinging reviewers who appear to not like any pub in existence! On the plus side, it certainly makes the better places stand out!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Parlour Bar, The Morrison, Sydney


Reviewers: JB, Bot
Review time:  Wednesday lunchtime

"xxxxxxxxx xxxxxx Bar"

Generally if you have nothing good to say about something, don't say anything at all. We're keeping this fairly short. Parlour Bar is not really a pub anyway, in fact neither is The Morrison (The Morrison Bar & Oyster Room) that Parlour is a part of so not sure why we bothered. It sold beer and we were thirsty.

Friday, August 9, 2013

Hollywood Hotel, Surry Hills

Hollywood Hotel


Reviewers: Burger Bot, Joe Blogs
Time of Review: Friday lunch time, 1pm


"Golden Olden"

Tucked away in the backstreets between Museum and Central train stations stands the golden-trimmed Hollywood Hotel. While just a hop, skip and stumble away from The Macquarie Hotel, the two neighbour pubs are worlds apart.

Friday, July 26, 2013

CBD Hotel, Sydney

52 King Street, Sydney
Reviewers: Burger Bot, Joe Blogs
Review time: Friday lunch

"CBD Hotel. City Burger Diner?"

Big arse 5-floor building in the CBD presents Merivale-run pub, CBD Hotel. It's located, you guessed it, in the CBD, and caters for all your corporate bar, bistro and function needs.

Monday, July 15, 2013

Newtown Social Club, Newtown

387 King Street, Netown
Reviewers, Burger Bot, Joe Blogs, Southy, Macca, FOIL LOG!
Time of review: Arvo beers, evening beers

"Stay tuned"

The Newtown Social Club is a new kid in town and takes form in the site which was once the 'Sando' (Sandringham Hotel) on King Street. The sunbaked, cracked and flakey terracotta-salmony coloured exterior is much the same but the inside is completely different. We have a look at the Newtown pub that comes from the team behind Melbourne's Northcote Social Club.