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Beer in restaurants?

Sheffield England
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Beer in restaurants?

Just looking at possible restaurant options for when we're in Sydney next year (can't stop looking even thought it's 6 months away!) and from the sample menus on most websites I'm worried that restaurants will not serve beer. I'm a wine drinker but my OH is def. not. Even at a top notch UK restaurant he drinks beer ('european' style beer like Heineken that is - not dark beer). What are the chances of getting beer in a good restaurant in Sydney? Are we gong to have to eat in bars and more casual dinning places? We're real foodies and love seafood with a view! Am I going to be OK with a beer drinker in tow?

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1. Re: Beer in restaurants?

I have never seen or been to a restaurant where there wasn't beer of some sort on the list ... I'm not saying it's absolute but I have no experience of it ... and I particularly like beer with Asian food.

By the way, Asian food is not Indian food.

Edited: 10 September 2013, 21:52
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2. Re: Beer in restaurants?

Same as able, there has beer of some sort sold at all restaurants I have been to from top restaurants to budget.

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3. Re: Beer in restaurants?

Most restaurants are BYO - including the licensed ones. Some do specify BYO wine only but these will have beer for sale.

Like the previous posters, I've never seen a licensed restaurant that doesn't haves a fairly wide selection of beers for sale.

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4. Re: Beer in restaurants?

You should be fine with your beer drinker in tow, I would still bring him.

Restaurants serve beer, some may have a limited choice.

sydney.com/things-to-do/…gourmet-dining

urbanspoon.com/c/70/Sydney-restaurants.html

http://www.goodfood.com.au/

Try the above websites, some restaurants list beer in their drinks menu, some only list wine menus but still serve beer.

Sheffield England
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5. Re: Beer in restaurants?

Thanks all. I am committed to bringing him anyway - but it's nice to know he'll be able to get a drink!

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6. Re: Beer in restaurants?

This is Australia... you won't find it hard to find a beer !

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7. Re: Beer in restaurants?

Heiniken is a popular beer here, too.

He'll be a happy chappy.

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8. Re: Beer in restaurants?

>>>You should be fine with your beer drinker in tow, I would still bring him<<<

LOL.

I'm sure the OP was tempted to leave him at home. The airfare alone could have snapped up a few bottles of Hill of Grace.

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9. Re: Beer in restaurants?

No beer in a restaurant - that would be downright UnAustralian!!

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10. Re: Beer in restaurants?

The likelihood of there being no beer in licensed restaurants is slim (well, slim to nil) - crikey, we've even got song's about drinking beer - here's just one .... (kudos Slim Dusty - sorry there's no music, but the Aussies here will be singing along in their heads lol)

"I love to have a beer with Duncan

I love to have a beer with Dunc.

We drink in moderation

And we never ever ever get rollin' drunk

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Duncan

'Cause Duncan's me mate, yeah

I love to have a beer with Colin

I love to have a beer with Col.

We drink in moderation

And it doesn't really matter if he brings his doll

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Colin

'Cause Colin's me mate, mm-mm-mm

I love to have a beer with Kevin

Oh I love to have a beer with Kev.

We drink in moderation

And he drives me home in his big old Chev.

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Kevin

'Cause Kevin's me mate

I love to have a beer with Patrick

I love to have a beer with Pat

We drink in moderation

And it wouldn't really matter if the beer was flat

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Patrick

'Cause Patrick's me mate - (Change key)

I love to have a beer with Robert

I love to have a beer with Bob

We drink in moderation

Just one more and back on the job

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Robert

'Cause Robert's me mate

I love to have a beer with Duncan

Oh I love to have a beer with Dunc

We drink in moderation

And we never ever ever get rollin' drunk

We drink at the Town and Country

Where the atmosphere is great

I love to have a beer with Duncan

'Cause Duncan's me mate"