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Another empty shopfront in Garema Place?

By MsCheeky 14 July 2011 30

The Australian pub seems to have shut its doors and stolen away into the night.  Outdoor furniture gone, windows covered over, no more repetitious 70’s and 80’s soundtrack.  Gone forever?

The ice skating rink has really injected some welcome life and colour into the space, but as someone who’s worked here for about six years, I find it sad to see all the empty shopfronts around Garema Place. 

Shopping malls are not my bag, baby.  Let’s keep the more interesting independent shops and a bit of life into the open-air city centre.

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SigmaOctantis 2:30 pm 15 Jul 11

A big shame to see The Australian go, the food was good, drinks reasonably priced and made a great alternative to the Tongue and Groove-style wankers bars that are popping up all over the place.

As for the serving staff, they were a hell of a lot more friendly than those in King O’Malley’s!

belray 1:21 pm 15 Jul 11

All I can say is good riddance to them. A mate and I went in there one Friday night to see what it was all about and all we got from bar staff was bad attitude and threats. Usually it takes two to tango, but in this case I still have no idea what we did wrong. We walked in, sat at a table that was reserved (no reserved sign though), vacated the table when TOLD, moved to the bar and ordered two beers. We swore that we would never set foot in there again.

Ha ha, looks like I was right – I will never set foot in that pub again. Cracks me up ha ha..

Stevian 1:03 pm 15 Jul 11

Thumper said :

The seats were made out of empty kerosene drums, they were going for an “Outback” Theme.

And you forgot to mention the words tacky and awful 🙂

That goes without saying. Kitsch is the term I would use.

Thumper 12:27 pm 15 Jul 11

The seats were made out of empty kerosene drums, they were going for an “Outback” Theme.

And you forgot to mention the words tacky and awful 🙂

Stevian 12:04 pm 15 Jul 11

Keijidosha said :

bloviate said :

I was just completely confused about there being an Australian themed pub in Australia. Do they have Irish themed pubs in Ireland?

Who said anything about it being a themed pub? “The Australian” is a common (albeit unimaginative)name for pubs/hotels right across this country.

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The seats were made out of empty kerosene drums, they were going for an “Outback” Theme.

Keijidosha 11:40 am 15 Jul 11

bloviate said :

I was just completely confused about there being an Australian themed pub in Australia. Do they have Irish themed pubs in Ireland?

Who said anything about it being a themed pub? “The Australian” is a common (albeit unimaginative)name for pubs/hotels right across this country.

In case anyone else is confused by obviously misleading names; ICBM does not house missiles, the interior measurements of Cube are not equal, and Uni Pub and Academy do not offer tertiary education courses.

Thumper 10:46 am 15 Jul 11

I was just completely confused about there being an Australian themed pub in Australia. Do they have Irish themed pubs in Ireland?

No, but they have an awesome Irish pub in the Dubai airport terminal.

Mess 10:39 am 15 Jul 11

That’s a shame to hear. It was nice to have another pub in the city that’s not a wanky trendy place with overpriced drinks where people go to be ‘seen’.

bloviate 10:32 am 15 Jul 11

I was just completely confused about there being an Australian themed pub in Australia. Do they have Irish themed pubs in Ireland?

busgirl 9:22 am 15 Jul 11

The Australian was a poor replacement to Woodstock anyway. It was filled with nothing but bogans. ‘The Australian’….boring! And so not suited to Canberra….might have done better if it were in located in Alice Springs maybe.
I hope they jazz the place up a bit and make it a bar that people actually want to go to.

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