Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Beer Garden, The Rose, Chippendale


A beer garden is an area out the back of a pub originally introduced to cater for women and children in the era when women were not allowed into the saloon bar. It is open to the elements with greenery and umbrellas to soften the structures.

The Rose is opposite The Seymour Centre and on the corner of Cleveland & Shepherd in Chippendale. Much to my delight over the weekend, I found a relatively close Royal Hotel - at Five Ways in Paddington.

20 comments:

this too will pass said...

you have a great blog here and some delightful pictures

Steffe said...

Typically Australia. Very nice. I'd probably spend way too much time and money on places like this if I ever managed to get over to Australia.

roentarre said...

This place appears so unique to visit one day!

I love bistro like this one

Lois said...

I didn't know that about the origin of beer gardens. Looks like a great place!

brattcat said...

I didn't know about the origin of beer gardens, either. That mug of beer looks so delicious. And the beer garden so tempting. It's a beautiful pub, The Rose. I'd love to knock back a pint there someday.

Cristóbal said...

It looks way better than some pubs I know. I like the fact that it's open, and it makes you feel more at home.

Bob Crowe said...

What a good idea. I must go order one.

Clueless in Boston said...

The beer looks delicious, great close up picture.

Coşkun said...

Hi Julie,
I saw nice macro portrait and now I feel thirsty. Thanks for sharing.

Julie said...

It did not occur to me that it is summer in the northern hemisphere and the guys would be attracted by the beer. However, I squirrel that away for future reference!

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love the top shot. The sunlight, the frost on the glass and the image captured at just the right point of tilt.

A Royal in the city ... whoopeee.

JM said...

The beer garden looks lovely and the close-up is brilliant!

Jacob said...

The beer garden is very enticing...the open air, greenery...

And the first photo is just excellent...great colors and light!

AB said...

There is a strong beer garden tradition in Germany, especially in Munich. Usually the benches and sunshine are accompanied by lots of leafy chestnut trees. The traditional snacks are radishes, massive pretzels and white sausages with sweet mustard.

Julie said...

Golly that sounds wonderful, AB. Our beer gardens are accompanied by fried greasy food usually but I note that over the last 10 years this is changing dramatically and that the meals one can get in pubs now are really very good and often not in the least plebian.

Martina said...

Biergarten :-)

Funny to read the thing about women and children ...

Julie said...

That was a fascinating read, Martina. I never thought to search Wiki for information. I knew there was a big beer tradition in Germany and it makes sense that it occurs around the world.

What I will do for next week, is work up a post about the drinking rules in Australia during the 20th century and you will see the reason for the women and children comment.

Martina said...

Julie, I remember being in England as a kid (I got some family there) on vacation, houseboating in the Norfolk Broads and as usually we stopped at a pub for something to eat and my cousins and me were not allowed to enter the pub. That was a really really strange rule to the German part of the family ... a story told every once in a while at family gatherings ... ;-)

AB said...

and often not in the least plebian

The German version of the Wikipedia article points out that beer gardens in Munich are one of the few places where all types of people rub shoulders -- rich, poor, foreigners, tourists and natives. The bench seating structure forces groups to mix and they end up chinking "Prost" to one another and starting conversations.

Hilary said...

Hi Julie, love the shot of the beer man! Great close up. So, you're going to London in 2010? They'll be lots of people in dark, dingy pubs you can photograph ;)