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Sep 9, 2009 11:27 AM

Aussie Bars in Manhattan for early 20's

Exactly as the title reads. Anyone know where there's a fun, happening bar or pub in NYC to meet Aussie people on a weekend night? Just moved here, wondering where the 21-26 year old Aussies might hang out.

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  1. Well, I don't know where the Aussies hang out, necessarily. But you may want to start at either Eight Mile Creek (somewhere in Nolita) or The Australian, on 38th street (between 5th and 6th) in midtown. If there aren't many aussies who hang out there, there will probably at least be someone who works there who may be able to provide some insight.

    I always seem to find Aussies hanging out in Irish pubs. But then again, maybe I spend too much time in Irish Pubs.

    1. The Australian on 38th st has at least Aussie bartenders and waiters (mostly) so I would think even if Aussies don't hang out there the bartenders might have great suggestions!

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      1. re: stephaniec25

        Sunburnt Cow, Bhondi Beach, Tuck Shop...

        1. re: fashiongrrl

          Granted all 3 of these places are owned or partly owned by Aussies but I never seen Australians at Sunburnt Cow, aside from the owner and no actually "hangs out" at Tuck Shop.

          1. re: KTinNYC

            go to the Kingswood on W.10th btw Greenwich and 6th Avenue. Also Aussie-run but cool people hang out there too.

            1. re: syb

              Nelson Blue on Front Street is very popular (it's actually a New Zealand restaurant but Australian's might deign to go there!).

            2. re: KTinNYC

              all 3 of those bars are within "little australia" so you'll get australians once in a while and many of the bartenders are aussies. my friend from melbourne ran into one of his old mates from back home while we were at the sunburnt cow. a good time to go to 8 mile creek or the australian is when there's a good cricket or rugby game on.

              1. re: tkm616

                "Little Australia" stretches from 9th and C to Rivington? Oookay....glad to know tht most of the East Village and a significant part of the LES has been renamed.

                1. re: KTinNYC

                  yeah, it's LAS now. sorry, thought i remembered them all being in the same area. didn't think i had to get all the addresses, google map them and cross reference with the little australia map. but that's what i have you for. ;D

        2. Ruby's in Nolita is a tiny tiny restaurant in Nolita that has some sort of Aussie theme. Not the happening spot for aussie congregations, but perhaps worth mentioning anyway if you happen to be around it..