Lanie, the Rock’s bawdy drag queen, reigned over her left handed pub for more than 25 years

Observer Hotel, The Rocks, Sydney By MICK ROBERTS © ALTHOUGH right-handed, when I drop into the Observer Hotel at Sydney’s Rocks, I like to drink a beer using my left hand. The gesture is in memory of a left-handed drag-queen… Read More ›

The ‘sign-board’ banter between Chippendale’s Broadway Hotel and Barnabas Church

The priest and the publican By MICK ROBERTS © THE friendly contest of chaffing – perfected and usually kept within the bar-room – spilled outside onto one of Sydney’s busiest streets during the 1980s. Chaffing – the pleasure of teasing… Read More ›

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