The Lansdowne Hotel

2-6 City Road Chippendale 2008

**The Lansdowne will reopen in June 2017.

The Lansdowne is on the way back, thanks to Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham of Mary’s and the Unicorn Hotel.

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.


  • pub
  • live music