Sport and candlelight – an odd combo that works a treat for this uni pub
If your afternoon involves setting up camp in the beer garden at this Chippendale institution and making jugs of beer and pizzas vanish without a trace, things can’t be going too badly for you. The picnic tables out the back are hard won territory and only reluctantly relinquished in heavy rain.
Watch the pool cues on your way back through to the main bar whose two most prominent decorative features are the glowing blue fish tank at the centre of the bar and the wax waterfall created by years of candlelight. It’s a mixed crowd here. The local universities are responsible for a lot of the filled seats here, but there are plenty of Chippendale locals here for a beer and the NRL.
They’ve got three Coopers brews on tap for those who stay faithful to the habits formed in their youth, plus Moo Brew’s toasty, clean dark ale for nights when an easy-drinking Chippendale lager just isn’t calling your name. If you overdid it last night and can’t face the queues at Café Giulia, these guys also do weekend breakfasts that includes a big, English-style fry-up.
|Venue name:||The Rose Hotel||Contact:|
54 Cleveland St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 11am-midnight; Sun 11am-10pm|