Let the quiet radiance of neon signage lure into the lounge bar of Harpoon Harry, perhaps one of Surry Hill’s best-kept secrets. The former Macquarie Hotel portrays an eclectic character who’d tell tales of far-away adventures, but would always have the time to sit down for a bite and a drink.
The Cuban-inspired menu offers a refreshing twist on the traditional pub feed. We’re talking tacos filled with the likes of jalapeno and herb fish; a slow-roasted mojo pork shoulder burger with pickles and mustard; and a grilled Sriracha-chicken taco.
A range of cocktails jugs are available at the bar, including the Caribbean Cola – spiced rum, coconut, cola, mint and lime. Otherwise try the Dr. George, a mix of vodka, elderflower liqueur, coconut and lychee.
Harpoon Harry has kept a firm foot in the door of Sydney’s troubled nightlife, throwing weekly parties that have unconditionally pleased capacity crowds, most notably throughout the Vivid Sydney season. Local tastemaker and iconic DJ Kali (Founder of the Picnic Events crew) has taken charge in curating the impressive program, consisting of local and international DJs who’ve kept the boat rocking until way past the recommended bedtime.