**The Lansdowne will reopen in June 2017.
The pub closed in August 2015, after nearly 90 years hosting live music. Smyth and Graham are currently renovating the two-storey site and plan to reopen with a 250-capacity bandroom, pool table and outdoor area.
Matt Rule of the Annandale Hotel will be in charging of the music schedule, which will benefit from a late license for most of the week.
The nearby Newtown Social Club is due to replaced by a mini golf bar in June, so for live music fans, the timing couldn’t be sweeter.
Food will be Detroit-style pizza at night with burnt-cheese crusts. To maintain the student spirit of the former pub there will be a $10 lunch menu, Monday to Friday. There will also be mi goreng and “ghetto ramen” and yes, there’ll be a burger, but not a Mary’s burger.