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4-14 Foster Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Today
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
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Hours:
Sun 14:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 16:00 - 00:00
Tue - Sun 00:00 - 23:59
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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Waited half an hour at the bar with 2 people in front of us to score ordinary cocktails that tasted like curry from an uninspired bartender. There were plenty of ppl behind the bar but not taking orders which was really frustrating. There are so many good cocktail bars in the area that this experience means we won't be back.

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Thank Lauren H
Sydney, Australia
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98 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Really cool atmosphere, friendly staff, lots of room to sit and the drinks seemed reasonably priced.

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Thank Outback_Australian
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Loud, bold, jumping. I couldn't have liked this bar any more. Soaked in booze and with hell friendly dudes behind the bar, we came at 6pm for just one drink and then suddenly were politely asked if we would like a glass of water at 11pm. Boom! And that was Friday night.

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Thank Ash P
Sydney, Australia
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176 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 June 2016

Great atmosphere, large bar serving bar snacks, nachos, popcorn etc. the tequila shots served with an extra shot of chilli, lime juice and mint shot. Delicious.

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Thank chelsea69
Sydney, Australia
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89 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Staff are nice. They are good at suggesting drinks you may like. They serve seasoned pop corn with every drink which is nice. Typical mexican decor, and low lighting atmosphere. Didnt try any "main" meals but the snacks were good. Not the cheapest place to drink, but you could easily find somewhere more expensive.

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Thank Laura R
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38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

A rowdy place of free flowing if expensive alcohol if that's your thing (10 bucks a beer). Don't be fooled by the Mexican theme - it's a bit token.

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Thank caramelgoo
Sydney, Australia
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92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 February 2016

Cool bar, closes at 12 which is only downside! Really good tequila and they make their own chasers, meaning you don't have a tequila taste afterwards....And free salty popcorn all night!

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Thank Emma T
Sydney, Australia
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119 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2015

Love hanging around this bar..$5 special beers and that spicy popcorn to snack on- why go anywhere else! This place attracts an eclectic crowd so there is never a dull moment. The tacos are also really tasty here and the margaritas are top notch also.

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Thank Tony A
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

I <3 this bar.. one of my favorites in Sydney! Great atmosphere, great drink prices..popcorn.. good service. The bartenders know how to make good drinks. Great location. Would definitely recommend!

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Thank melinda1126
County Wexford, Ireland
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134 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

$5 salted cans of beer, bags of popcorn and bras hanging from the ceiling. This place is great for meeting groups of friends, its casual and fun and never super cramped. Love it!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Mexican
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating
Open Hours
Sunday
14:00 - 22:00
00:00 - 23:59
Monday
16:00 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Thursday
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Friday
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Saturday
16:00 - 00:00
00:00 - 23:59
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4-14 Foster Street | Surry Hills, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Surry Hills
  • Neighbourhood: Surry Hills

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Surry Hills
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