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The Wild Rover

75 Campbell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9280 2235
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Just the perfect way to end an evening in Surry Hills

There is no better way to finish off an evening in Surry Hills. Look for the green door - it's... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
champagneaficionado
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Brisbane, Australia
Great cocktails, nice cheese board

Came here with friends to enjoy some beverages. We also had the cheese board which was enough for 4... read more

Reviewed 21 June 2018
FlorianeLena
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Sydney, Australia
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75 Campbell St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
Surry Hills
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+61 2 9280 2235
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

There is no better way to finish off an evening in Surry Hills. Look for the green door - it's unassuming, with a respectable whiskey list, moody lighting, comfy booths and unfalteringly friendly staff. These guys are doing it best.

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Reviewed 21 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends to enjoy some beverages. We also had the cheese board which was enough for 4 people. I would recommend this place but don’t agree with all the stellar reviews; prices are high (even for Sydney - they charge $11 for a...More

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Reviewed 26 May 2018

Had a drink here recently - loved it! We were starving and really enjoyed the share platter - the platter for 2 was huge, 4 of us shared it happily. Brilliant cocktails and a great selection of excellent Irish whiskeys! hard to find tho -...More

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Martyn M, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 28 May 2018

Thanks for the great review! Stoked you had such a great time. Hope to see you again soon! :)

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Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Causal and fun bar with awesome staff. Trivia on Tuesday’s are really fun and the cocktails are something special!

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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Thanks, Evy! Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for the kind words. See you at the bar!

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Reviewed 15 February 2018

Tucked away behind a green door in Surry Hills lies a hidden gem. A quirky, funky and overall good vibe bar. Specializes in whiskey and has a fantastic cocktail list with a modern twist. Ordered the irish penicillin and the whiskey buck, delightful! The staff...More

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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Paulie! Thanks a ton for the legendary review. See you at the bar.

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Reviewed 23 January 2018

Gems are hard to find. That's what makes them special. Hidden behind a signless green door is one such gem (there is a tiny sign on the adjacent window). This drinking hole has good beer, good whiskey, and a great atmosphere. It is my go-to...More

Thank John D
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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 13 April 2018

Sorry it's taken so long to reply to your review. Reviews like this make us so proud at Rover and I'll be sure to share with the team. Thanks John.

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Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

From the street the only indication that this amazing bar exists is a bouncer standing next to a plain store front, no signs! But once you come inside you are greeted by a welcoming cheer, friendly staff, plenty of delicious cocktail choices, lots of whisky...More

Thank Alex M
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Reviewed 25 December 2017

I love this place as it is cosy and private. Been there a few times now in the last 4 months. The first time I went there with a colleague (who had been there before), I was very surprised by the entrance. You would never...More

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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Cheers! What lovely words. We pride ourselves on being that home away from home, a place where guests can swing in and feel comfortable. Glad you like us and we'll see you at the bar soon! Cheers

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Reviewed 24 December 2017 via mobile

From its most unimposing entrance, you open the door to a “through the looking glass” experience. Suddenly there is a noisy brick walled bar with hipster staff and a good vibe. Great whiskey but also great cocktails and wine too. Often popular after work, it...More

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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 27 December 2017

Cheers!! See you at the bar

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Reviewed 12 December 2017 via mobile

Hidden behind a simple door, you’d never know this hip funky bar is inside. Classed as a scotch bar, it does offer a full variety of drinks. Beer served in silver tankards - love it, that gave me my 10 of 10 feel. Very friendly...More

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Swan Patrick K, General Manager at The Wild Rover, responded to this reviewResponded 14 December 2017

Thanks for the cracking review! See you again soon

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