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The Argyle

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Neighbourhood:
The Rocks
Bar, Pub, Australian
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18 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 2 9247 5500
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Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Well, there's a first time for everything. $12 for a pint and they want to hit you with a 10% extra charge for running a tab. What possible justification is there for that? If someone runs a tab they're paying in one transaction instead of many, making it less work for the staff. The joint seems to be set up... More 

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Australia
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77 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had an office xmas party for a company section of 8 and found the venue extremely casual and relaxed, reasonably priced and tasty slim Pizza's but the drinks were over drinks.

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Thank ScottSki88
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friend booked a table for his birthday and everyone was really disappointed for the following reasons. -Booked a table for 8 and we were given a table that was barely big enough for 4 people to eat at. -Filthy glasses -No more pizzas at 8pm -Bad service, the staff were just dumping food on the table with no idea what... More 

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Mackay, Australia
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

Visited here with the kids and hubby. Bar service to order lunch was a 20minute wait in a Sunday, due to only having 2 bar staff and people ordering fancy cocktails and drinks. Food was average for the price, and we won't be in a hurry to visit again. If your chasing a nice place with friends for fancy drinks,... More 

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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The Best place for a drink with your couple or friends. Delicious drinks in a luxury bar. I recomend it!

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Thank Alejandra Z
Singapore, Singapore
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Food is overpriced, but it was good so that made up for it. Service is SLOOOOOOOOW, with not enough staff. Sitting in the sunny courtyard, having drinks on a Sunday is pretty cool though. The AMAZING 2-person band we heard made up for everything - they were sensational. Made me want to delay my flight home - or that could... More 

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Thank Melisa W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

this venue is huge but with a great feel, fantastic food and service good too. We really enjoyed ourselves here

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Went here on a Thursday not realizing it was "ladies night" and they had great drink specials! The live music was also phenomenal.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Honestly I could have made the cocktails myself in half the time. Simple cocktails off the menu. Nothing too hard. Just took forever. Then I ordered some beers as well. Finally managed to pay and go and sit down to be told this area is reserved (as apparently most of the places that had chairs) and we would have to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

The Argyle has a really nice outside terrace which is great to enjoy a after work drink with their great happy hour!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$16
Cuisine
Bar, Pub, Australian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 Argyle Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > The Rocks
  • Neighbourhood: The Rocks
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9247 5500
Description
There's no question that The Rocks is home to some of Sydney's most intriguing historical stories. And our landmark venue, The Argyle, has a unique, rich history all of its own. The sandstone walls that house The Argyle had seen some interesting sights well before we all hit the dance floor.Situated in one of Australia's oldest buildings, The Argyle is richly historic, while maintaining a uniquely modern take. With five bars held over two levels, we have a variety of areas to suit any mood. Whether you choose to hide away in a booth, gather friends around the high tables, chill out in the lounges or venture in to the open-air cobbled courtyard - the choice is yours. With capacity for up to 1800 guests, it's also the ideal location for large-scale events and celebrations.

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood in the city, the area's cobblestone streets host more than 100 heritage sites and buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney, Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi “ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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