Best pubs of all time?
Just got into a brief discussion on Facebook re best pubs in Australia. The Facebook page (site?) is called ‘Pubs your Dad and Gramps drank in’ and it is a deadset classic. We should invite Shane Backx and his mates to do something on the Almanac site – their FB page attracts many story-tellers and people who understand the pub as a social institution. Great sense of history. Lots of old photos. You can spend a long time on that page.
Someone had posted a photo of the front bar at the North Fitzroy Arms – and there was Rocky and Spud and Stuey holding court.
I added a comment – something along the lines that the North Fitzroy Arms is in my top five pubs.
One of the regulars asked me to name the other four.
Here’s my list (quickly compiled):
- North Fitzroy Arms
- Brunswick Heads Hotel
- Royal Exchange Hotel (Toowong 1980s,90s)
- Cricketers Bar at the Windsor (Spring St, Melbourne)
- All Nations (Richmond)
Honourable mentions to:
The Welly (North Adelaide)
St Bernard’s (Mt Tambourine)
The Clyde (Carlton)
The (old) Lord Stanley (East Brisbane)
The Queen’s Head (North Adelaide)
The Standard (Fitzroy)
West Toowong Bowls Club
The terrace under the mango tree at the St Lucia Golf Club
and so on (I could name plenty actually)
No doubt I’ve forgotten a few of my faves. I’ll add them as I think of them.