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“Hidden gem” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shady Pines Saloon

Shady Pines Saloon
Shop 4, 256 Crown Street | Darlinghurst, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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Ranked #119 of 4,147 Restaurants in Sydney
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Drinks
Restaurant details
Dining options: Drinks
Hallidays Point, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Hidden gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2013

Great cocktails that weren't too over priced and fabulous decor. If you blink you will miss it as it isn't advertised out the front and we walked past twice. Perfect for Friday night drinks.

Visited April 2013
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  • English first
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English first
Sydney
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

It's hidden away down an alley and behind an unmarked door but take the time to find it and you will be glad you did!
Great atmosphere, great decor and great drinks. Shady Pines always makes for a fun night out. Locals and visitors always seem to love it.

  • Visited March 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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York, United Kingdom
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201 reviews 201 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
“Search it out!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

A great bar in a Twin Peaks kind of theme. Stuffed deer heads line the walls and the music is Americana/Country. The beer list is extensive and the bar staff friendly enough. The crowd is young but not rowdy and the atmosphere is welcoming, even quite late. I think it closes at 12 so it isn't a late night place. I have been a couple of times and I think it is busy most nights. Get there early and grab a comfy chair and settle in for a pleasant evening...

  • Visited March 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Boston, Massachusetts
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69 reviews 69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
“America!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

Loved this ostensibly American-themed bar. Great atmosphere, drinks, music -- the whole package.

It should be noted, however, that contrary to popular belief, the rather nebulous notion of "America" cannot be entirely encapsulated by country music, copious amounts of bourbon, and taxidermied, wall-mounted bear heads. That said, Shady Pines, which boasts all of the above, comes impressively close to paraphrasing American values & all that we stand for in the space of a dimly-lit, 80 square meter basement in Sydney's Darlinghurst neighborhood.

Also note: due to a decidedly un-American neighborhood noise regulation, the bar closes promptly at midnight. Get there early.

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney, Australia
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83 reviews 83 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
“A Hoot with Great Drinks”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Visited Shady Pines as part of a cool urban pub crawl organized by a friend. What a hoot! Don't let the stuffed animal heads put you off, this is a seriously cool place that serves a mean cocktail. Fun to hit it late on a Friday afternoon before the crowds.

Visited February 2013
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