There is more to it than just the party queue
The Duke is another of the rare city pubs to have largely escaped the recent fetish for renovation. The front room is perfectly pub-like, with a few high tables and stools, and a series of leather-padded booths around the side. A narrow corridor leads to a small beer garden, with the toilets to the left, covered floor-to-ceiling with comic book collage. There’s a dining room to the right, with more and larger booths. When it’s not party time, the music is lovely, if a little incongruous – Radiohead’s haunting 'Street Spirit (Fade Out)' is one of the most beautiful pieces of music ever recorded, but is ill-fitted to soundtrack the pouring of a jug of pale. Those jugs are $20, but can be gained for $2 less if you sign up to become a Duke member. Don’t worry if you forget – the bar staff will be sure to remind you every time you order.
|Venue name:||Duke of York Hotel|
82 Currie St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed 11am-9pm; Thu-Fri 11am-4am; Sat 5pm-4am; Sun closed|