I was pleasantly surprised when i recently visit the newly renovated Flinders Hotel; i had expected to walk into another stuffy, pretentious new vogue pub, but what i found was a slightly grungy Brooklyn-esque bar that references its namesake in oh so many ways.
The staff like the decor are a bit quirky, but dont be put off by the stuffed animals, boat wheels or colourful lighting, the tunes and the drink mixers are great, and whats better is there is a actual dance floor...bring on the boogie!
And ladies a true bonus there, is that behind every loo door is a full length mirror, so you can make yourself look beautiful again without looking self assured. The only catch is that the loos tend to be occupied for much longer than normal!
For something a bit edgier in Surry Hills/Darlinghurst The Flinders is well worth a visit!