Tell us about your bar:

We are a unique American-style dive bar with a Mexican kick, chock full of kitsch knick-knacks, tongue-in-cheek artwork and a decor that combines the best of Baja California and a good old-fashioned Aussie pub! Our sports bar, a relic of what this great pub once was, takes you back to days of old and failed childhood aspirations where trophies line the walls. Our beer garden sets the scene for some light, bright but unforgettable Sunday sessions – and some very regrettable Monday mornings. We hold an affinity for all things tequila, and from Monday to Sunday we put on unique food and drink offerings to tempt your tastes.

Tucked away upstairs, you will find our other treasure, House of Crabs: a Louisiana-style crab shack, packed with character and one-of-a-kind design unique to the area and a staple among seafood lovers. But it’s not just crabs we’ll give you. We’ve got a vast offering that will have even the most avid non-seafood-eater drooling on their bib.

As a venue we hold fast to the drink and dine mantra and focus on providing great food and drink at competitive prices. We consider ourselves one of the OG pubs in the pokies-free movement and don’t ever plan to change.

What’s on the menu?

We boast a vast menu encompassing your classic Aussie pub staples such as schnitties and steaks through to our ‘world-renowned’ tacos and burgers. Dining on a budget? Get on down every Monday for our two-for-one main meals special, or Tuesday for our classic Taco Tuesday $3 tacos, plus a weekly special taco – you can’t go wrong. Got meat on your mind? We do $12 steak every Wednesday from 6pm. That all sounds great, but the one not to miss is our Wings ‘n’ Waffles every damn Thursday: delightfully delicious fried chicken goodness served up on golden waffles, available in three different flavours.

Care for a drink?

The classic margarita – c’mon, what type of Mexican pub would we be if I said anything else? $12 from 6-8pm every Friday!

Sounds:

From classic rock through to ’90s-era hip hop. We got this.

Highlights: 

In this old eclectic venue there’s one thing that stands out and that’s the beer garden. Colloquially known as Sydney’s Most Exotic Beer Garden, from the fairy lights through to the brightly illuminated centre fig tree, there aren’t many other places you’d rather be. Taco in one hand, margarita in the other and the distant sounds of mariachi bands past. You know where you can find me.

The bill comes to: 

Get on down on a Friday between 6-8pm and get four tacos of your choice and a classic margarita for $32.

Address: 305 Cleveland St, Redfern  Phone number: (02) 8322 2030 Website: thenorfolk.co  Opening hours: Mon – Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-10pm

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