The Shakespeare Hotel (affectionately known as "The Shakey" by locals) is a Surry Hills institution.
The building has remained practically unchanged since doors were opened in 1879, making it a rare time capsule of old-school pub culture.
Inside you'll find locals who have been coming in for 50 years drinking happily alongside hip 20-somethings.
There's heaps of room, including space for private dining in the bar upstairs where the décor is kitsch in the best sort of way.
The food is delicious and affordable and the staff are friendly and always happy to help with whatever you may need.
Wed Oct 4 10:12:05 AEDT 2017