The Marrickville Hotel
The Marrickville Hotel is by a team that has been involved in Redfern Continental, Arcadia Liquors and Ron’s Upstairs – quirky, charming Redfern drinking and dining spots good at casual but elevated food, drinks and atmosphere.
The Marrickville Hotel is pub in spirit yet bar in approach. Punters and their four-legged friends are welcome to hang by the bar, sit in the courtyard, take a seat at the window counter overlooking Marrickville Road, or venture into the small “yes-to-children-when-under-supervision” area.
The design has brought together an interesting mix of greenery, recycled timber, and strange and wonderful artworks, objects and old signage unearthed in the renovations. It also has a jungle courtyard.
The drinks list is in keeping with its low-fi pub feel, with a focus on beers. There’s six taps – one pouring fellow Marrickville resident Grifter Brewing’s Pale Ale, along with VB, Reschs, Philter IPA, Wayward’s Berliner Weisse, from Camperdown, and Mercury, a cider from Hobart. There are also tinnies available from local brewers such as Willie the Boatman, Yulli’s and, and Canberra’s Hawke’s. The cocktail list features the usual classics mixed in with some of the team’s own creations.
There’s a bit of food – a meat and cheese plate and a toasted sandwich – and a small, mainly local wine list.