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Equilibrium Hotel

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3 Ratings
Ratings: 3
Reviews: 3
rAvg: 2.88
pDev: n/a
Taps: 45
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

680 George St
Sydney, NSW 2000
phone: +61 2 8272 2412
// CLOSED //

Place added by: vancurly on 07-22-2007

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Ratings: 3 | Reviews: 3
Reviews by rhoadsrage:
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3/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

This place is closed. The it was in the space right across from Din Tai Fung and although the sign is still on the wall, the space in a big concrete box. The website now links to the World Square Pub which is actually down about 20 steps to the Ernst and Young building in a different space. I have put a change in to BA.

I didn't have time to check out World Square Pub although it was quite packed on a friday night so they must be doing some good business. And I also did not at them to the BA data base. So if you go to the World and like it you...

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3.14/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3

Visted on a Saturday afternoon.
Pretty quiet but I'm sure on a Friday or Saturday night when the advertised DJ's get going it's a different story, not one I'd really want a part in no doubt.
Being quiet the service was pretty quick.
They have lots of taps but nothing really stood out. They have a fair few bigger "micros" that are readily available in bottles everywhere & some imports not often seen on tap but again readily available everywhere.
I ended up getting a St. Arnou Cloud which was pretty refreshing on a rainy, humid summer afternoon.
I think the scooner was $6.70 so it's on the higher end of the scale, but it is right in the heart of Sydney.
Unless you're right near by & need a refreshment it isn't worth a special visit.

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2.5/5  rDev n/a
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 1.5 | selection: 3.5

** April 2007 **

I had been eager to try this bar for some time, even putting it on my itinerary for a birthday pub-crawl. After this preliminary visit, I will be removing it from said itinerary.

Located on the upper ground floor of a skyscraper, the decor is contemporary glass, metal & a warming retro. A warm orange/red glow seems to pervade and reflect off the faux-antique pressed metal ceilings (complete with security camera).

The range of beers is staggering... but only a couple really spring out for the well-versed. A couple of boutique Aussies such as Barons ESB, Little Creatures range, Crackenback & Bullocks, St Arnou... And some good foreigners such as Chimay White, Grimbergen Blonde, Boddingtons pub ale....

We had Chimay, Boddingtons, Little Creatures. Without reviewing them independently, all I can say is that they are served way too cold. When I made the point to the barman (after the initial Chimay) he responded that "I can't have one keg in a different fridge to the rest".... I replied that at least a third of his range were ales that warranted a warmer environment than Aussie Lagers... he didn't really care.

This attitude was reinforced when a large crowd of blokes arrived and he shot around the corner to talk to his mates, leaving a hopelessly out-of-her-depth bar maid to the thirsty hordes. This same bar maid also served served our Little Creatures to the brim, with no head.

Not sure if it was my mood, but all beers tried seemed a little tired... and I have my doubts that they are turning over enough of the 65 or so taps to guarantee freshness. Further, if they are truly serious about being a beer venue, then they need to divide the cool rooms up appropriately, and train their staff to understand the significance of their roles.

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Equilibrium Hotel in Sydney, Australia
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