Time Out says
This Surry Hills saloon is still going strong after all these years
This Riley Street staple got a Drink and Dine redux three years ago and still boasts sass, style and good times. Some elements – like the kooky cocktail menu, weekly Black Betty’s Barbecue and Queenies restaurant upstairs – give it more of a bar feel. But the open beer garden, well-worn vinyl couches, sports screenings and weekly specials (from $5 steaks on Mondays to $10 for a kilo of fried chicken on Fridays) keep it firmly in the pub realm.
Food-wise it’s all about bistro favourites with Frankenstein twists – think nacho pizzas, mac and cheese on burgers and meat pie-loaded hot dogs – alongside the originals. Drinks-wise you’ll find plenty of local and imported beers on tap, cheap tinnies and a bunch of fruity cocktails, best shared around in jug form. The Forresters is looking a little more lived in these days – but it's only testament to it being an ongoing Surry Hills favourite.
Cnr Foveaux and Riley St
|Price:||Up to $50|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Wed noon-midnight; Thu-Sat noon-1am; Sun noon-10pm.|
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Stand Out Comedy
Known for its eclectic mix of stand up, sketch and improv Stand Out Comedy is one of the best rooms to see a variety of forms of comedy on a Wednesday. Head down to the Forresters in Surry Hills each fortnight to be graced with everything from one-liners...Wednesday June 26 2019 - Sunday December 1 2019
The Laugh Tub
If you’re a fan of the classic late night talk shows you’ll love The Laugh Tub. Each fortnight comedians dream up different characters and perform an improvised talk show, complete with theme music and weekly segments. The show use to be at Waywards Brewery...Monday July 1 2019 - Sunday December 1 2019 Free