People booking holidays to Sydney who are in need of some inspiration for the best places to wile away the evenings may be interested to learn about one of the city’s more unusual establishments.


Sydney is developing a reputation for its small bars and the city’s  latest offering is no exception.

Dr Pong, which recently opened on Burton Street, offers its patrons a different kind of bar experience.

The establishment is described by Tourism Australia as “part restaurant, part beer-hall and part ping pong room” and promises to introduce travellers to the small bar trend that has spread across the city.

According to Time Out Sydney, the area has actively encouraged the culture for more intimate drinking venues, offering grants to people who want to set up small bars in certain quarters of the city.

Dr Pong was selected as one of the publication’s favourite watering holes in this category. However, the honour of best small bar award went to Cafe Lounge in Surry Hills.

The guide also recommended a visit to Pocket Bar, which was the people’s choice winner at the 2010 Time Out Sydney bar awards.

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