The Flinders Hotel is officially back in business. The much-loved Sydney pub ceased operations in 2015, with management laying the blame squarely on the NSW lockout laws.
The rebooted Flinders wants to get people through the doors early, an ambition that's set to be reflected by the décor. Describing the new features as "a little bit upmarket," Flinders' spokesperson says the new fitout includes a marble bar, new wallpaper and a greater emphasis on natural light.
Alongside the brand-spanking new interior comes an updated menu with a focus on gourmet pizza, gourmet burgers, ribs and "a pretty decent wine list." Sounds like picklebacks are off the menu, folks.
That said, the new owner hasn't ditched the old Flinders feel entirely. Hey, why squander a 3am license? "We still want to use it as a live music venue," the spokesperson assures us. "We're connected with a lot of Sydney bands and a lot of DJs."