The Reef Down Under


2 Rawson Place
Haymarket, 2000 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 4:30pm - 12:00am
MON 4:30pm - 12:00am
TUE 4:30pm - 12:00am
WED 4:30pm - 12:00am
THU 4:30pm - 12:00am
FRI 4:30pm - 12:00am
SAT 4:30pm - 12:00am

The Details

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  • Beer
  • Cocktails
  • Wine
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  • Good for Groups

Red Wall 1939

The verdict

Attention all nightlifers: get ready to set sail as ‘The Reef Down Under’ docks in at one of Sydney’s most central locations. If you’re tired of Sydney’s stiff upper lip bar scene then get ready to party like a pirate in this new nautical-themed bar.

Boasting an impressive cocktail list, kitsch but sophisticated décor and friendly sailor staff, The Reef Down Under aims to break the mould of Sydney’s nightlife scene. With an underground setting, its owners hope to provide an environment suited for chill-out time with your closest shipmates whilst also providing nightly entertainment for errryone. 

Ever heard of crab racing? Yep, get ready to place your bets and watch these guys scurry for the win. We couldn’t even make this up if we tried. Pincers not appealing? This one-stop-party spot is also playing host to a bunch of events like boozy bingo to trivia and even Asian themed nights. Our hot tip is to order one of their signature fishbowl cocktails which kind of reminds us our summer in Greece. Is that weird?

This tropical underground tavern is literally next door to Central station, which means an easy ride home for those with your (ahem) sea legs at the end of the night.

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