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Liberty Hall

The Mary's Group has resurrected the former Hi-Fi and Max Watts space — with a new burger joint next door.
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023
By Ben Hansen
March 17, 2023

Liberty Hall comes to Moore Park from the team behind Mary's. While the 1200-capacity concert venue only opened its doors in late 2022, you may recognise it as its former iterations — 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, who have given it a refurbishment and a fresh genre-spanning music program.

"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.

Upon opening, Liberty Hall kicked things off with a sold-out show from dance music legend Moodyman and an intimate last-minute show from The Killers while they were in town, setting the tone for big-name acts and fun surprises.

This unlikely pair of acts signposted the variety of performers popping up in the hall or outside in its openair gig space. Local party collectives, world-conquering DJs, serene folk singers, Christian hard-rock acts and even pro wrestling events have all made use of the venue in its opening months.

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.

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.

Top image: Harpreet Singh

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