A freelance writer with a passion for music, fitness and fashion.
Published October 8th 2010
Traveling Broadway, which becomes George St in one direction and Parramatta Rd in the other, there are a few places that define the landscape. The first one is the UTS building- that iconic boxy structure that will never stop receiving criticism. There is also Bar Broadway and, of course, the Broadway Shopping Centre. Continue right along to the Glebe Pt Rd side of things and you will find yourself at the Lansdowne Hotel. A ramshackle, two level structure that looks a bit like it is being held together by masking tape, inner Sydney would not be the same without this great old pub.
The Lansdowne has a lot to offer to a weekender looking to unwind. The best thing about it is that it offers great local live music on a regular basis. There are not enough venues doing this these days, so it is great to know that the Lansdowne is keeping up the fight. It is also a relief to find a pub in Sydney that does business with a no fuss, nothing fancy approach. The beers are cold, the food is cheap and there is somewhere to sit. That is about all you need from a pub, and the Lansdowne offers this in abundance. With so many chic, contemporary venues around the city, there is something very comforting about a place where you are not expected to dress up and you can plan to leave with at least a bit of money in your wallet.
If you are a looking for a great, relaxed night out with good company and live music, the Lansdowne is the place for you.