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Election Day at The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre

The inner west brewery will be pouring cold beers and showing coverage of the federal election until late on politics' night of nights.
By Ben Hansen
May 19, 2022
By Ben Hansen
May 19, 2022

On Saturday, May 21 Australia will head to the polls as Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Anthony Albanese face off. Newly opened bar and restaurant The Bob Hawke Beer & Leisure Centre will be hosting an Election Day party for anyone looking to get into the spirit of things with a beer in hand.

Named for former Labour leader and Prime Minister Bob Hawke, the Marrickville venue was opened at the beginning of 2022 by local brewery Hawke's inside of its inner west brewery. On election day the bar will have the full Hawke's range on offer to sample, and will be showing the election coverage live on the venue's big screen.

There will also be two tip jars on the bar throughout the day — one for Albo and one for Scomo — where patrons can vote with their spare change.

Swing by after heading to the polling station for a quick beer, or stick around later into the night until the election's winner is announced. If things get too intense during the day, you can also head to the leisure centre for a round of pool and peruse the countless memorabilia the venue exhibits.

And, the brewery's 80s-inspired Chinese bistro The Lucky Prawn will be open so you can order yourself a hefty serving of honey king prawn, XO pippies and deep fried Viennetta.

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