The Redfern Public Bar
From the crew behind The Glenmore, The Australian Heritage Hotel in the Rocks, and The Royal Leichhardt—The Redfern is the local pub restoration we've been hanging out for.
On the corner of George and Redfern Streets in Redfern proper, is a neighbourhood pub with a storied past going back 100 years. Most recently it has been home to the eclectic upstairs bar Misfits.
While Misfits in all its mid-century modern retro glory is here to stay (hooray!), W. Short Hospitality has lovingly restored the street-level bar officially making Redfern Street an even more exciting spot to visit.
Now called The Redfern Public Bar, you'll find 26 beers on tap, an edit of friendly wines, sport on the TV, and classic pub food. Alongside those pub favourites, expect fresh Sydney Rock oysters, vegan tartare, prawn quesadillas, pasta specials, hefty burgers, and fresh-baked pie for dessert. There are also Four Pillars Bloody Shiraz spritz and Espresso Martinis on tap.
"In the late 1800s, this building began as a small one-level corner pub known as the Royal Albert Hotel," explains W. Short Hospitality CEO Martin Short.
"By the early 1900s, it had been renamed The Court House Hotel and expanded up to a second level with the same façade structure we’ve restored today. We’re thrilled to be able to bring it back to its former glory and create a warm and welcoming space for all.”
Image credit: Steven Woodburn