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A Redfern bar that’s a little bit country and a whole lot of fun

Years in the pub game meant that Arcadia’s owners, Brett Pritchard and Dave Jank, had a pretty good idea about what makes a good neighbourhood bar when they opened 2012. Going on three years later and the combination of reasonably priced drinks, salty bar snacks, alt-country tunes and all the thrift shop art they can lay their hands on is still pulling crowds. Cocktail prices have stayed deliciously low – you can get a $14 Negroni any old time – and while the majority of the wines by the glass will cost a tenner, the house is always six bucks. On tap they are pouring cold, clean pints of Spaten, Riverside and 4 Pines beers and they only change them up every six months or so you have time to get properly acquainted with your favourite. In what’s still our favourite ‘something for everyone’ food offering, there are pickles, nuts, olives or a sheet of seasoned beef jerky for bar snacks, toasted sandwiches for something involving melted cheese, or you can order Chinese food from the barbecue joint across the road and they’ll deliver it to the bar for you. 

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Updated on 10 Oct 2014.

By Emily Lloyd-Tait   |  

Arcadia Liquors details

7 Cope St, Redfern 2016

Telephone 02 8068 4470

Price per person including drinks $10.00 to $50.00

Open Mon-Fri 4pm-midnight; Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-10pm

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