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What a great little local.

Right near the very end of Darling Street, close to the wharf and bus turning circle, this hotel is a great place to relax in one of the various cars and dining areas.

A great outdoor area, a cozy fire, good range of beers on tap and a decent menu from the kitchen.

It would be a terrific place to book an area for a birthday.

We’ll be back.


The Hunters Hill Hotel… not really a local as it’s a bit more commercial and frequented by plenty of people who have traveled to this well known sports pub.

Recently renovated, it has a great kitchen that pumps out up-market pub grub all day, and huge screens for the folks who come to watch whatever live sport is on.


The Swanson Hotel holds only good  memories for us… our nephew was married there a couple of years ago.

Located a bit away from Erko shops and strip, just near Erskinville Oval, comfortable downstairs bars with an open fire on a cold day, upstairs dining and footpath tables.

Good food menu, our trio of tapas went down very nicely! Lovely spot.

The Old Fitzroy

Posted: February 23, 2017 in Bars, Drinking at the local hotel
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The Old Fitz is more than a century old but retains a lot of its original character and is loaded with history and stories.
It’s clearly a meeting place for locals.
Plenty of different beers on tap including some niche brews – I enjoyed a Quick Draw Pale Ale – and a good selection of wines from Australia or NZ – Robyn had a Marlborough Black Star Sav Blanc.

We then went for a walk around the local streets – an interesting mix of poor, gentrified and waiting for something to be done.
Interesting winding old “dunny lanes”, lots of stairs that are a thoroughfarebetween Potts Point/Kings Cross and Woolomooloo.

Finished off with a pie from Harry’s Cafe de Wheels.

What a treat!

Dinner with Michael Hope and his wife Karen for Robyn and me and 10 others at Hope Estates winery on the weekend.

Hope Estates ales and cider as well as beautiful wines matched to the dinner. The chef talked us through the courses during desert and a lovely Verdelho.

Sadly, no mention of coming back to enjoy Fleetwood Mac or Elton John later this year 😦

Will be a tall order topping this. Very cool.