The Marly seems to have finally settled into its groove as the monster pub at the Newtown crossroads with a little something for everyone after hours. Hike up the stairs and you will find Cuckoo, a hyper-stylised retro chalet decked out with cuckoo clocks where the eats and drinks are every bit what you’d expect from a kooky year-round winter wonderland. Downstairs, Tokyo Sing Song is pulling punters like its free ice cream day at the fair, and in between beats the heart of an old school pub.
Get in early on a Wednesday to have any chance of securing a table for the extremely popular trivia night, and on a balmy evening space in the jazzed up beer garden is equally scarce. There are live gigs Thursdays through Saturdays and Tuesday is the day for cheap schnitzels. Young Henrys and Cricketers Arms is about as crafty as your tap offerings get and on a weekend commit early or face the queues that form around midnight.