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Marble Bar

  • 488 George St. Map It
  • City Center
  • Hotel–Sight

Published 07/21/2016

Fodor's Review

Stop in at the Marble Bar to experience a masterpiece of Victorian extravagance. The 1890 bar was formerly in another building that was constructed on the profits of the horse-racing track, thus establishing the link between gambling and majestic public architecture that has its modern-day parallel in the Sydney Opera House. Threatened with demolition in the 1970s, the whole bar was moved—marble arches, color-glass ceiling, elaborately carved woodwork, paintings of voluptuous nudes, and all—to its present site in the basement of the Hilton Sydney Hotel. There is live music at night from Thursday to Saturday.

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Hilton Sydney, 488 George St., Sydney, New South Wales, 2000, Australia

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Published 07/21/2016


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