There is something nicely welcoming about Dry Land bar. Is it the cosy feel? The bar occupies just one airy shop-front room, or maybe it’s the friendly staff that are happy to see you and not simply putting on a show. Perhaps it’s the small touches used added for decoration: bottles in boats, old framed pictures, over-sized pickle jars or a record player that looks like it was lifted from the bedroom of a 1970s teenager. Whatever the reason, if you are in Redfern, drop in for a drink. The cocktails are good but not exceptional and sometimes a simple cocktail is all you need. Drinking here won’t set you back too much but given the area and the laid back feel of the bar, charging $17 for a cheeseburger feels a bit like a slap in the face (even if it is gruyere cheese).
In brief: Dry Land Bar [CLOSED]Best things: Relaxed welcoming feel Don't miss: Open mic nights, other themed events Ideal for: Small groups, catch-ups with friends, after work drinks Date tip: Since the bar is a small, it will feel a bit exposed. Near the front is the best option. Sitting outside can be interesting if you are willing to put up with the odd intrusion by passers-by, and smokers. Gripes: Furniture is narrow and uncomfortable. $17 cheeseburger. Sports occasionally playing on TV (there are too many pubs doing this already) Rating: 6/10
Last updated: June 2016
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