The Australian

(212) 869-8601 | View Website

20 W 38th St, New York, NY | Directions   10017

40.751335 -73.983798

Open Hours

Fri-Sat: 11:30am-4am, Sun-Wed: 11:30am-12am, Thu: 11:30am-2am

 
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More Categories: Sports Bars

Bar & Club Special Features: After Work

Bar & Pub Special Features: Bar Food

Payment Methods: American Express, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Neighborhoods: Midtown, Midtown South Central

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Recommends

The Australian is famous for being one of ESPN's best alumni bars and is currently home to fans from West Coast and the Midwest: Cal's Bears and Kansas State's Wildcats. No word on whether Oski will be showing up wearing royal purple.

Recommends
12 months ago

this is a great spot to meet up with friends who work in the area and grab an after work drink. Happy Hour here is truly Happy for me, and the Dark & Stormy is phenomenal here....I mean, truly life changing. They also serve pretty good food, your typical appetizers, and a few Australian-themed meals as well. There's an upstairs area, as well as a good amount of seating in the back, booth seating. yay!

Recommends
over a year ago

You might know this as the Redskins bar and even if you aren't a fan you should go here. Anytime the Redskins score a TD, you get a complementary shot.

Happy hour is 4PM-7PM, Monday-Friday with $4 drafts, $5 well, $5 wine or a 24oz Fosters can for $6. All very sound choices, but the happy hour bar snacks are not to be slept on. The prices are in the $5-$7 and range everything from sausage rolls to calamari. We opted for the nachos which were $6. Sour cream, guacamole, cheese, corn, carrot, sweet chili sauce made me say oh my god yes. These were some of the best nachos I've had in a bar in forever. Forever? Forever-ever? Forever-ever? Yup they are on a 2000 Outkast level

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Just ok – Large place; not too loud. Good prices for happy hour. Waitress could have been more friendly. Biggest disappointment....the 4 pieces of rubbery calamari.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

worst place in newyork – this place gives australia a bad name the manager was the rudest person we met in the usa wish we never went there.

Doesn't Recommend
1.0
over a year ago

Stay Far Away – I used to love this place, but I just ate there and it was horrible. My burger was way overcooked and my wife' s food arrived cold--not even room temperature--but actually cold. They reheated her food (not giving her a new dish, just microwaved what she'd already bit into) but it was still not warm. Just awful.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

A must try! You will be hooked! – I just wanted to give a shout out to The Australian! I have been going to the Australian since its opening 3 years ago. Not only is the food amazing and the staff very friendly, but the owner Matt goes above & beyond. Usually the owner of a restaurant is no where to be found, but Matt is consistently interacting with his guests and making sure everyone is well taken care of. When he isn’t working hard at the restaurant, he also dedicates his time to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, serving on their “A Taste of Down Under” committee raising funds to help send kids with neuromuscular disease to MDA Summer Camp. I have attended a few of his MDA fundraisers at his restaurant and they are so much fun! Keep up the great work!

I just can’t say enough about this place. And you must try the The Australian burger. YUM!!!!

Recommends
4.0
over a year ago

THE after work bar - great wine, great food, great crowd – I've been going to The Australian since the first day it opened it's doors 3 years ago, and it continues to be one of my favourite after work bars. The staff are always friendly - and Matt, you rock, don't know what that last review was thinking (perhaps they bid for you in the auction and got knocked out?). The patrons likewise are generally chatty and a great group to network with or build camaraderie over the latest sporting event gracing the many large TV screens behind the bar. Top that with a delicious range of wines and great food - the must have happy hour special - veggie nachos, and you'll continue to make me a happy girl! Thank you Matt and the Australian for 3 years of laughs, the best sausage rolls I've ever had and great Australian holiday celebration parties - keep up the good work!

Doesn't Recommend
2.0
over a year ago

Great atmosphere and food, but owner needs a new personality – I used to go to the australian constantly and thought the staff were superb, but the owner Matt really has a very poor and obnoxious personality, and I finally decided to go elsewhere since I like to spend my hard earned cash somewhere its appreciated. Other friends of mine (who are even australian) have mentioned the same experience with him If he wants more business he should learn how to be friendlier.

Recommends
5.0
over a year ago

Friendly owners, great atmosphere, unique beers and wines – Knew the owners from their upper east side spot, Ship of Fools, but The Australian is head and shoulders better than that bar! Amazing menu (can be expensive, but the appetizer tasting platter is a great deal and includes my favorite snapper/crab cigars and the sticky prawns!), excellent beer selection, top-notch wines (not your regular bar vino selection, that's for sure) friendly staff, and always plenty of aussie AND american sports. They always put on the baseball game I request! In fact, I just might head over there tonight. Only thing I don't like is the location.

Recommends
3.0
over a year ago

Good location, not australian – I'm Australian and I went there hoping the bar would have an australian feel to it being owned by a previous manly rugby league player but instead of showing cricket they were showing college football. They have Aussie beer and food but for the Australian feel I would head somewhere else.

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