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Scruffy Murphy's

Central Business District
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Address: 43-49 Goulburn Street, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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+61 2 9211 2002

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Irish bar

Guinness on tap at $5.50 , bargain , was however a late evening visit which coincided with a karaoke night , very full and very loud ! There is another quieter bar upstairs . No... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Norwich, Norfolk
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Norwich, Norfolk
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Guinness on tap at $5.50 , bargain , was however a late evening visit which coincided with a karaoke night , very full and very loud ! There is another quieter bar upstairs . No smoking area .

Thank jennychristine
Seattle, Washington
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345 reviews
90 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2017

Background music in a pub is expected to lively, but when you can barely carry on a conversation, it is too much. The steaks were good as was the service. The interior is in need of a makeover, and the music level reduced by at least 50%. I might have considered a higher rating, but the negative ambiance was just... More 

Thank charlesodonnell
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24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 April 2017

After walking around and checking beer prices this is the cheapest beer in town. At $5.50 a pint in happy hour 12pm to 10pm you can't go wrong. Plenty of beers to choose from. Okay it's has basic decor but the atmosphere is typically Australian.

Thank PerthTrip
Barnard Castle, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017

We called in for a drink on our way to our evening meal. It was loud (and I mean loud) we couldn't have a conversation with each other as we couldn't hear each other, even upstairs. It was dirty and sticky floors. Avoid at all costs.

Thank Jacqui I
Canberra, Australia
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117 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I went to Scruffy Murphy's for a late lunch before a concert. Everything about the experience was average. Service, average. Food, average. Beer choices were average, but some where only $5 a pint.

Thank Bnatali
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Came here for a cheap $10 steak and had to wait a while to be served even though there was 3 staff behind the bar and 2 of them were doing nothing. Once we got served I was short changed by $1.40 but couldn't be bothered to wait another 20mins to complain. The tables were dirty and no one was... More 

Thank Chris W
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017 via mobile

The prices of their food are inexpensive however it's not a great price, its cheap food. The chicken was overcooked and dry, and my partner's steak was ordered medium-rare but came out well done and chewy, not to mention only half a centimetre thick. The drinks are a great price for the location and it has a fantastic pub atmosphere,... More 

Thank Suzie N
Maitland, Australia
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

this place has an Irish atmosphere, and has great affordable food and drink prices. Has unreal live entertainment on weekends, and fills with really interesting patrons from all walks of life. Delicious breakfasts are a must. Also ceoliac sensitive. If you visit Sydney CBD, this place is a must.

Thank craftycornbeef
Toronto, Canada
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207 reviews
53 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2016

I visited the little take out place which is attached to Sccruffy's. I had an excellent bacon and egg roll and a coffee for breakfast. Very cheap $7

Thank RC1944
Adelaide, Australia
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393 reviews
46 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 November 2016

It's one of those places we used to come to on recommendation of the hostel we were staying in when we first visited Australia, but that was 8 years prior to now, and the place has changed as well as us! It's a pretty rough old spot, with some rather salacious individuals on the prowl. Quite a fright to see... More 

Thank hogiebear33

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