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The Norfolk – Surry Hills

Cold beers and hot dogs mean a rollicking good time at this Surry Hills pub

First published on 27 Jan 2011. Updated on 24 Dec 2013.

The Norfolk is a party pub. There s no denying it s a bit on the hipster side but for every kid in an ugly knitted jumper, floppy hair and round glasses there are a bunch of locals in the front bar watching league and a fair whack of people who are just there for a cold beer and a basket of wings.

And now you can have some good messy fun upstairs smashing a bunch of crustacea at House of Crabs. Or at the other end of the working week you can get loose on a Friday evening with five-dollar tequila shots and $10 Margaritas. In between they have cheap taco Tuesdays, ten dollar steak Wednesdays and barbecued ribs on Thursdays.

When it comes to getting punters through the doors for a mid-week bevvy nothing motivates people like cheap pub food. You have to get here early if you want to nab one of the prized outdoor tables the comfy black-and-white striped centre benches, once secured, are rarely surrendered for the evening. If sipping a simple Bloody Mary out of a recycled tomato tin while watching the Cleveland Street rainbow is more your style you ll have better luck getting a table by the big, street-side windows.

The pub is split into two distinct areas. The dolled-up left side is the territory of Inner Sydney s bright young things, while the right side is more your traditional sports bar, but still deliciously pokie-free. We ll buy that for a dollar. 1

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