Saturday, 14 August 2010

Spit and polish


Given to bawdy Irish jigs in the wee hours, the Mercantile Hotel stands within spitting distance of the southern pylon of the Harbour Bridge.


Built in 1915, this is an old style working pub, with live Irish bands EVERY night. The decor is old, the carpets threadbare. However, the tariffs are reasonable, the food basic but plentiful and the staff helpful and friendly.


A member of the Weekend Reflections community.

32 comments:

Woody said...

Nice reflections. Now I'm thirsty. Love the tiles and the shade of green.

Jilly said...

Is this in Kings' Cross? Probably not and I've forgotten what is where in Sydney. I remember tiles like this from my childhood and also found in a Welsh cottage I once owned.

jabblog said...

Somehow those tiles look as though they should be on an inner wall. Emerald green to remind the customers of the Emerald Isle, I suppose.

slim said...

Sounds and looks like my kind of oasis. Cut my Guinness with some ale, though.

jennyfreckles said...

Oh, love those tiles.

'Tsuki said...

What I love about the reflection picture is the rank of chairs so straight, that contrat so much with the poetical blur of the reflection on the tiles... Nice catch !

Dagrun said...

The first shot is my favourite! Very nice line and reflection!

Bill said...

It looks very inviting, although maybe a tad too cold to sit outside with a pint of Guinness.

Riet said...

LOvely pictures, I kove those green tiles and the reflections

paul said...

Excellent distortion in the reflection. I like the way the border pattern was concealed in the first shot for a surprise entrance in the lovely detail of #2. Nice word play.

Marka said...

I like the tiles in this place.

J Bar said...

Marvellous. A few years back, this used to be a regular Friday night hangout, for a while.

Ann said...

I like that old pub, particularly on a Sunday afternoon.

~Cheryl said...

Looks like a happy place! Those polished tiles did a fantastic job of gathering in the reflections.

Regina said...

Great place.
Happy weekend Julie.

michael said...

I am jealous of nightly Irish bands. The pub is lovely.

Lucka said...

Great shots! The green color is amazing. Happy weekend!

Mildred said...

What a pleasure to meet you ~ thanks for visiting me and telling me about your aunt's name.

What pretty green tile and such lovely reflections. Always a pleasure to see places I'll never get to visit.

Have a blessed weekend.

Joan Elizabeth said...

I love those old tiles -- some years ago we owned a flat with a bathroom done in them.

Qwave À la carte said...

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Me Heart :)

Francisca said...

Looks like my kind of place, Julie. A cold pale ale, please, preferably organic. ;-)

joo said...

The place looks great! Would be nice to pop for a pint ther:)
Happy weekend to you!

Cezar and Léia said...

Those tiles are sooooo beautiful, I love the elegant tone of green there!
Amazing pictures!
hugs
Léia - Bonjour Luxembourg

Tracy said...

"bawdy Irish jigs"? Sounds like my kind of place!

jeff campbell said...

Super reflection...love the pub...Peace

Gunsside said...

Great reflections, looks like a nice pub ;)

T. Becque said...

Nice pattern of green and chairs!

TheChieftess said...

I always love a good Irish pub...but this one takes the cake with the fabulous tile!!!

John McDevitt said...

The first one is your trump card Julie -- It's outstanding.

TheChieftess said...

Ditto to John McDevitt!!!

Paula said...

Indeed, I love a restaurant that shines!

Virginia said...

Love the chairs, love the tiles , love the color.
V