Bars & Pubs

Erskineville’s Iconic Art Deco Pub Has Just Undergone A Major Refurb

By Jessica Best
10th Jul 2019

The crew behind Newtown’s infamous small bar, Gurdy, have just pumped new life into the old 1930s-era pub in Erskineville known as the Swanson Hotel and let’s just say, you’re in for big things.

Since shutting its doors in 2017, the inner west pub has gone through mammoth renovations and restorations (like bringing back the art deco floors and walls) and is locked to reopen at the end of July under its original name—The Kurrajong Hotel.

You can expect a legacy of the Swanson’s well-known pub grub feeds to live on within The Kurrajong and 12 taps that will pour beers from local and independent breweries, with half of the brews on rotation. If you’re a wine fanatic, there’s also going to three taps spilling out Australian tipple.

Along with these, The Kurrajong will sport a brand new kitchen with head chef Daniel Lanza (who you know from Opera Bar and North Bondi Fish) slinging sustainable and local produce front and centre, plus prime cuts of the good stuff from Banksmeadow’s Haverick Meats.

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Image credit: The Kurrajong Facebook.

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