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A schooner at the KB Hotel could almost be considered a Sydney rite of passage. Centrally located, cheap and open at all hours, just about every boozehound has ended up here at one time or another. Certainly no Surry Hills pub crawl would be complete without a romp through its diminutive front room. It’s your quintessential corner pub with a few chairs and tables on the footpath outside, Reschs on tap, free snacks in the pokie lounge and a friendly face behind the bar you’d expect to know the locals by name. The Thai bistro serves soups, noodles, stir-fries and the standard traffic light curries (red, yellow, green), as well as a few burgers (with no Thai influence whatsoever), all starting below ten bucks. If you’re after something even cheaper, hotdogs are available at the bar. With twenty dollars you could easily eat and have two or three beers. For meeting someone who just got in at Central, or if you just want to stretch a lobster as far as it can go, the KB Hotel is a pretty good bet.