A popular Surry Hills watering hole with one of the city's prettiest courtyards and an upstairs concert space to boot
These guys do great Italian-inspired pub grub to help line stomachs for the big weekend push, so get stuck into the menu. There are pizze (seafood marinara or just a simple Margherita), a cured meat plate with pickled veges, fresh pastas and a wagyu steak with polenta chips. But we say aim for a Wednesday night when you can get amongst their long table feast – an Italian shared table that is $30 if you are just eating, or $45 if you’d like a glass of wine with your meal.
Warning: after a few here, it’s hard to leave – but that’s OK because hey presto, there’s a music venue and dancefloor at the venue too. Just climb the stairs to Upstairs Beresford on Friday and Saturday nights to keep the good times rolling. At the end of the weekend, the place gets packed out with handsome gentleman who drop in for Beresford Sundays, a consistently popular drinking session that turns into a big dance party located, yup, up the stairs once the sun has set and everybody's feeling loose. You may feel dusty on Monday, but it will have been worth it.
|Venue name:||The Beresford Hotel|
354 Bourke St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sun noon-1am|