We reckon that there’s a good chance your hangover won’t be able to find you if you hide out in the cool, dark, slightly grungy interior of the Carrington on Bourke Street. Or maybe it’s the breakfast Bloody Marys that are giving us that impression. Hell, they’ll even make you a Bloody Caesar if you need to break out the big guns. Breakfast at the pub might feel like a world gone topsy-turvy, but it’s the best place to get your hands on a horchata, griddle cakes and empanadas with a side of liquor before noon. If it’s a little later in the day when you decide to swing past this Spanish-themed boozer you should find a spot near the open windows and order the tasty beef pie floater or a plate of nachos that doesn’t skimp on the toppings. Feel like something a bit more adventurous on your plate? They’ve just opened a Latin kitchen out the back called Chica Linda where you can get Coca-Cola rice and beans, barbecued cuttlefish and an Amazon jungle curry. These guys know how to pull a crowd. There are $10 jugs of beer and $10 schnitzels on Tuesdays for Trivia, $10 Margaritas on Fridays and ’60s jungle/surf rock on the stereo. They’ve kept the bare bones of a traditional pub but the place has been cosied up with fairy lights, fringing and fake vines winding around the bar, bunting hanging from the ceiling and an anteroom with red tables, red walls and red lampshades. You may not experience the warmest service here, but it doesn’t stand in the way of your Estrella, White Rabbit, Little Creatures or Kosciuszko getting poured properly and your food arriving quickly.

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The Carrington - Surry Hills details

565 Bourke St

Surry Hills 2010

Telephone 02 9360 4714

Price per person including drinks up to $50.00

Open Mon-Sun noon-midnight

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