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Address: 58 Cowper Street | Glebe, Sydney, New South Wales 2037, Australia
Phone Number: 61 2 96602326
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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a fun venue

This old-style corner pub is shabby, funky and fun. Its walls and ceilings are covered with every kind of bloke-friendly kitsch imaginable. I attended a private function upstairs... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Melbourne, Australia
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This old-style corner pub is shabby, funky and fun. Its walls and ceilings are covered with every kind of bloke-friendly kitsch imaginable. I attended a private function upstairs, where there is a bar, small dance floor, and table tennis. I'd been told the pub's meals can be poor; however the catering (finger food) for our party was fine. Service was... More 

2 Thank Alys-Schatzi
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I am here to see the comedy on Thursday night. I came early to have dinner. The man behind the bistro had trouble speaking English and it was hard to understand him. Service was slow. I ordered the steak Diablo and it took about 18 minutes. I saw a lot of people who ordered after me getting their food before... More 

2 Thank Joel F
Queensland Australia
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77 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

Daughter took us to this pub and it was a comedy night. Packed with people (tip - get there early but don't sit up the front unless you want to be part of the act). Cover charge was only $10 and it was well worth the fun. Many of the acts are newbies but what a treat. You can get... More 

2 Thank Sherry G
Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Went to the friend in hand with a few friends for the crab racing on Wednesday nights. had such a great time...lovely atmosphere and really good fun....Would definitely reccomend it. Complimentary bus home too

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2013

This pub is a ton of fun and I would highly recommend it. The decor inside is quirky and fun and their token mascot is a white parrot that you can spot wandering around. Apparently you have to be careful if you're eating anything around him as he might steal your food. I was only there once with some friends... More 

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