A Beer at the Bird

Friday seemed to be the coming of summer as the temperature zipped over 30 (of course three days later that all seems unlikely with the rain pouring down as I write) but after a longish walk up and down William Street my parched throat guided me into the Bird for a replenishing beer.


One of the many small bars in and around the Cultural Centre/William Street, the Bird has a singular style – shabby chic perhaps – mismatched furniture and the like, a natty courtyard out back and a stage for performances – the Bird is at heart a live music venue and it is in the evenings that things really liven up here. Early afternoon is more laid back and relaxed.

They have a very small wine list – maybe 10 wines but some pleasant drops among them – and with both on tap and packaged a good range of beers and cider are to be had. Feral Hop Hog seemed to be calling and a jar of that went down well, and quickly.


The Bird has a new food menu – including small snacks such as olives, smoked almonds and larger meals – wings, Bao, burgers, nachos, fries and pizza, with churros for those sweet of tooth. We didn’t try anything this time, but they all sound solid bar food and easy to handle in a crowded audience.

The Bird is as ever a great little spot for a quick drink when around the area – relaxing, friendly bar staff add to its appeal. A deservedly popular little bar.

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