Mary's Has Opened a 1200-Person Concert Hall and a New Burger Joint in the Entertainment Quarter

You can now grab a Mary's burger before you catch a match at the SCG or a gig at Hordern Pavillion.
Ben Hansen
Published on February 23, 2023

Mary's has arrived in Moore Park with a set of new venues. The 1200-capacity Liberty Hall and the latest edition to the Mary's collection of burger joints have both opened in the Entertainment Quarter. Formerly Hi-Fi and Max Watt's, the longstanding music venue has been taken under the wing of burger bros, Mary's founders Jake Smyth and Kenny Graham.

"We are humbled at another opportunity to take the reins of yet another fallen live music venue and pour energy and hard work into creating an exciting creative space for Sydney's arts community," Graham said back when the venue was first announced.

Liberty Hall swung its doors open late last year with a sold-out show from dance music legend Moodyman and an intimate last-minute show from The Killers while they were in town.

Moodyman in the Liberty Hall courtyard

This unlikely pair of acts signposted the genre-spanning variety of performers that the venue is hosting, with gigs from big-name dance acts like Sub Focus and local party collectives like Picnic sitting side by side with Christian hard-rock band Stryper and Norwegian singer-songwriter Aurora on the program of upcoming shows — there was even a pro wrestling event at the venue back in January.

Next door you'll find an all-new Mary's dining establishment boasting the classic menu items that Sydneysiders have come to love. The Mary's Burger, the buttermilk fried chicken (which we rate among the best fried chicken in Sydney). veggie burgers, mash with gravy, trash can bacon and plenty of vegan options all grace the menu.

Tom Wilkinson

Next time you're heading to a match at the SCG or the newly revamped Allianz Stadium — or a gig at the Liberty Hall or Hordern Pavilion across the road, you can now stop in and get a juicy burger topped with crisp lettuce, tomato and Mary's famous sauce.

Keep your eyes peeled on the Liberty Hall Instagram page for all of the upcoming acts the venue has in store for the remainder of 2023.

Kitti Gould

Liberty Hall and Mary's EQ are located at Building 220 Errol Flynn Boulevard, Moore Park. Mary's EQ is open midday–10pm Wednesday and Sunday, and midday–midnight Thursday–Saturday.

Published on February 23, 2023 by Ben Hansen
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