Yeah, the boys! A Surry Hills pub crawl fit for a king

Does it keep you up at night knowing there are millions of songs about Christmas yet only one song about the boys being back in town?

Well, it should.

Rather than losing sleep thinking about why Thin Lizzy was the only band smart enough to sing about the boys being back, this Surry Hills pub crawl down Crown Street will have you falling asleep with your jeans and shoes still on. What insomnia?

Crown Hotel Surry Hills

Keen to get started before clock strikes noon? The Crown Hotel in Surry Hills is the perfect venue to start.

This pub is an establishment you would never take your missus to, which makes it the perfect location to kick-start a day with the boys. With every sport ever invented on the plethora of big screens, a PlayaZ lounge and a TAB, your not so secret gambling addiction will be well catered for.

Start your day in a blaze of glory by picking the ten to one Race 1 winner at Rosehill and funding your beers for the rest of the day. Or at least to the next venue.

Trinity Bar Surry Hills

The Holy Trinity; beers, the boys and a Saturday $10 pie special to line the stomach for the big day ahead.

If you missed breakfast and you need something more substantial, most of the meals at the Trinity Bar will give you change from a $20 note. Save coins for pokies.

The Clock Hotel Surry Hills

One of the boys has done a Harry Houdini only to reappear with a pack of Winfield Blue. Luckily, The Clock Hotel has a balcony that is famous for punching darts.

The Clock Hotel features a front bar, a delightful courtyard, the abovementioned smoker’s balcony and a whisky room catering to those who are thinking about getting on the fighting juice early.

The Horse Surry Hills

The Horse has it all. Pool, Buck Hunter, a rooftop and possibly Sydney’s best chicken burgers thanks to a partnership with Chicken & Sons. Be prepared, the Date Knight was royally stitched up when someone asked the chef to make my burger as spicy as possible.

Picture the scene out of Dumb and Dumber when Lloyd and Harry put the chilies into the Gasman’s burger. The Gasman is my spirit animal.

The Dolphin Hotel Surry Hills

Lads, lads, lads! Beers, beers, beers!

The Colombian Hotel Surry Hills

Need to get your confidence back? Nothing gives you a shot of confidence like a quick visit in one of Sydney’s most iconic same-sex venues. In the time you have finished your schooner and stuffed your pockets with the free condoms on offer, one of The Colombian’s regular patrons has given you a couple of their best pick-up lines. Thanks, fellas!

The Cliff Dive Darlinghurst 

Your confidence is now sky-high and you are ready to kick-on, so no better place to do so than Cliff Dive.

Be warned, there is a cover charge. It’s normally $10. If the cover charge is an issue, put the heat back on your mate who is still riding high after his Rosehill Race 1 winner.

Other Suggestions

Just in case Cliff Dive is dead, below are some other places you could kick-on to:

  •      The Soda Factory – also has a cover charge and there can be a big line depending on what time you get there.
  •      Low 302 – no cover charge and good times aplenty.


Recommended days: Saturday afternoon

Total cost: $0 (it really depends on how much you win on the More Chili machine in the PlayaZ lounge)

Chance of a stewy dew the next day: 4/5



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