A noisy, smoky pub where we couldn't even find a corner of an open table to set our glasses down. Terrible acoustics for bands invited to play on a stage that's far too small and poorly located ... but still, a fun place, with good Guinness and a real sense of Irish-Australian camaraderie, with everyone singing in a makeshift karaoke. Nowadays the bar has been refurbished, with a new design and amended menu - the same but better. As such, there's no reason to miss it.
At the beginning of the road, this bar is one of the last hold-outs against smoking regulations. Here, you can still smoke inside. Whether you're for or against this practice, the owners are certainly brave in facing the hefty fines for sticking to their principles. As for the service and drinks/dishes on offer, there's nothing to complain about, but on the other hand, nothing really stands out. The decor is quite nice, with plenty of interesting photos.
I was surprised to see this bar on Pitt Street. Of course, it's a lovely street with a distinctive atmosphere ... but entering the bar is a transformation. All of a sudden, you're in the world of art ... and here you can admire contemporary Australian paintings. A good place to go to ponder a while, with a cup of coffee. The artistic concept is a good one, allowing artists to display their work for free and make a name for themselves.