After closing in 2015, The Lansdowne Hotel in Chippendale is back with vengeance.
More than two years after the New South Wales government introduced the controversial lockout laws that has hampered the already struggling local music industry, the Lansdowne Hotel will reopen this June in a win for emerging musicians.
Hailing from the much adored Mary’s beer and burger bar in Newtown, the Lansdowne’s new owners, Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham, are hoping to recreate their success in the inner-west and gentrify the once famed Chippendale pub. Closing its doors in August 2015, after over 90 years of supporting talented young performers, the Lansdowne played host to a raft of well-known local acts. From You Am I to The Living End the pub appreciated good music and no-frills pub grub.
Reopening in June, the Lansdowne is back doing what it does best, with a bit of a twist. The top floor of the two-storey Hotel is now the dedicated arena for wannabe musical maestros. With a 250 people capacity, the Lansdowne is sure to introduce music lovers to a whole new generation of performers.
Step downstairs, and you will find yourself in a dystopian inspired bar and dining room. With tethered murals of olden day advertisements, posters and packaging cascading over the walls, be prepared to chill out in the ultimate sofa bar.
With nothing costing above $20, Smyth and Graham know how to capitalise on a hungry pub food lover. Challenging its sister establishment Mary’s, the kitchen will be open until 2am everyday serving up Detroit style pizzas. The affordable $10 lunch menu will also get the crowds salivating. From steak, to burgers, to nachos – The Lansdowne has the cure for every greasy food craving. Of course a solid list of local wine and beer is also on offer.
Away from the restrictions of the lockout laws, The Lansdowne is ready to rock and chime on well into the night! Its time to bring life back to the live music scene!
The Lansdowne Hotel
2-6 City Road Chippendale 2008
(02) 8218 2333
Open Mon-Sun 12pm-3am