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Cricketers Arms Hotel opens Pink Parrot Cocktail Lounge

An officially legendary pub introduces a new upstairs bar

Photograph: Anna Kucera

The Cricketers Arms in Surry Hills is the proud winner of the Legend Award in the 2017 Time Out Sydney Pub Awards. It's a pub full of character (and characters); where the fireplace and courtyard are as famous as the graffiti-decorated men's loos; where you can get $15 steak and a Grifter pale ale in chilled-out surrounds that has barely changed in ten years.

One recent development, however, is the Pink Parrot Cocktail Lounge. Every Wednesday to Saturday you can head upstairs in the pub for good $10 cocktails, fun crowds and weekly events such as karaoke and live music.

You're pretty much guaranteed to have a good time at the Crix, a pub that represents everything that's best about the neighbourhood. Check out the Pink Parrot when you're next in the market for a fun, casual evening.