354 Bourke Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010
Everyday happy hour
Drinks can be expensive in Sydney but generally there's Happy Hour specials in most pubs as long as you're there at the right time. The Beresford Hotel offers $5 Pints, Wines and Basic Spirits between 5 – 7 pm which I think is pretty good value considering the area and the nice decor and seating available to chill out. Today they had some reasonably priced cocktails for $10 which were all carefully made by the bar staff and didn't seem to skimp on alcohol content. The Negroni ($10, usually $14) looks pretty empty in its glass although was pretty much all alcohol, flavours balanced well as a nice stiff aperitif. The Kir Royal ($10) equally good and I'm thinking you'd be hard pressed to find a cheaper version around. The Bloody Mary ($10) was noticeably spiced up with tabasco and pepper and if you like them I think you'll probably like this version — I think the glass was rimmed with paprika. The Margarita ($10) comes in a tumbler rather than the usual cocktail looking glass and there's no skimping on the Herradura blanco Tequila and Cointreau its shaken with.
PROS: Nice decor and seating, Reasonably priced drink specials, Large beer garden, Gay Friendly (especially Sundays)
CONS: Can get pretty crowded in the outside area when it's a nice day
MUST TRY: The restaurant one day
Front bar seating