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Aussie Bars in Manhattan for early 20's

orangecdel Sep 9, 2009 11:27 AM

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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    shanshan Sep 10, 2009 10:05 PM

    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.. http://www.rubyscafe.us/about.html

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      stephaniec25 Sep 9, 2009 01:41 PM

      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
        fashiongrrl Sep 9, 2009 02:26 PM

        Sunburnt Cow, Bhondi Beach, Tuck Shop...

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          KTinNYC Sep 9, 2009 03:23 PM

          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
            syb Sep 9, 2009 05:41 PM

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

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              bronwen Sep 10, 2009 09:38 AM

              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
              tkm616 Sep 10, 2009 12:02 PM

              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
                KTinNYC Sep 10, 2009 02:49 PM

                "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
                  tkm616 Sep 16, 2009 06:32 AM

                  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. egit Sep 9, 2009 12:35 PM

          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.

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