Time Out says
All-day drinking in dining in the shadow of a colonial sandstone gem
Set in the heritage-listed Customs House, Quay Bar ticks major boxes for centrality and historic charm. You’ll find a mix of office workers rubbing elbows with tourists among the cluster of tables in front of the beautiful old building, a setting which could easily be mistaken for a European piazza.
The kitchen opens at 7.30am during the week, plating up no-fuss brekky classics. Come lunch and dinner time, the gear shifts towards share plates and familiar pub favourites, from meze plates and salt-and-pepper squid to Caesar salads, steaks and burgers.
On the drinks front, it’s a no-nonsense list of beers and wines, with seasonal Spritzes, Martinis and Margaritas as well as cocktails by the jug. Save big with $6 beers and wines and $7 house spirits during happy hour, from 5–7pm, Monday to Wednesday, or chow down on a main meal and a drink for $20 on those same days if hunger calls.
Customs House, 31 Alfred St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Thu 11:30am-midnight; Fri-Sat 11:30am-2am; Sun 11:30am-10pm|