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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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References

  1. ^ Cleveland Street (www.au.timeout.com)
  2. ^ Sign up to our monthly food & drink newsletter (www.au.timeout.com)
  3. ^ Contact Us (www.au.timeout.com)
  4. ^ Cleveland’s (www.au.timeout.com)
  5. ^ Nourishing Quarter (www.au.timeout.com)
  6. ^ Porteno (www.au.timeout.com)
  7. ^ Twig Cafe (www.au.timeout.com)
  8. ^ Three Williams (www.au.timeout.com)
  9. ^ Al Aseel (www.au.timeout.com)
  10. ^ Gardel’s Bar (www.au.timeout.com)
  11. ^ 505 (www.au.timeout.com)
  12. ^ Dome (www.au.timeout.com)
  13. ^ Mr Fox (www.au.timeout.com)
  14. ^ Charlie B’s (www.au.timeout.com)
  15. ^ Riderfood Warehouse (www.au.timeout.com)
  16. ^ Belvoir St Theatre (www.au.timeout.com)
  17. ^ Garden Life (www.au.timeout.com)
  18. ^ Dolly Up (www.au.timeout.com)
  19. ^ Mao & More (www.au.timeout.com)

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