The Wild Rover

Taking its name from an Irish drinking song, The Wild Rover brings some craic (good times) to Surry Hills. Rustic and cosy is its style; with the dim lighting, animal print murals and pewter mugs housed all within brick walls, you'd be transported straight to a good ol' Dublin pub.

Drinks are all listed as light, medium or heavy, with cocktails including classics like the Aviation or the more unusual Kilpatrick Bloody Mary made with bacon-washed vodka. A tight wine list has drinks available by the glass, 1/2 and full bottle, as well as a tidy selection of whisky and beer and we hear that the Root of the Earth cocktail comes with a complimentary hi-five.

Food is limited to snacks at this stage, with sausage rolls or oysters on offer - but when you're holed up in a cosy nook, that's sometimes all you need.