Shady Pines Saloon: Ten Years

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Busy dining room at Shady Pines
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Help one of the city's very best, game-changing bars blow out the candles on its tenth b-day

It seems like only yesterday the Shady Pines Saloon swung the doors open on a quiet laneway off Oxford Street and started pouring shots of rye to a honky-tonk soundtrack, with the promise of endless bowls of unshelled peanuts and taxidermy galore to keep you company. But no, that really was ten years ago. 

On Sunday, March 1, the legendary bar will be celebrating a decade in the biz by throwing a rip-roaring hootenanny in classic dive-bar style. Doors open at 4pm, and early birds will be rewarded with $5 beers and wines and $10 Margaritas and Negronis until 6pm. And because it wouldn’t be a Sunday at the Saloon without live music SJR, Extension Chord and Cruisin’ Deuces will be laying down tunes all night from 5pm, as well.

This is a bar that revolutionised Sydney’s drinking culture and set a new standard in the art of having a good time, spearheaded by quality service and whisky with fresh apple juice. Pop by, pay your respects and raise your glass to another decade of excellence.


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