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Tuesday, March 16th, 2010—Bar 65

Day 65—Monday, March 15th
The Australian

Last night I got a donation from Australia! David Brooks sent me ten bucks from the land down under!

Total amount: $10.00 USD
Purpose: Valid for 1 Coopers Pale Ale
Contributor: David Brooks

David said in an email That Coopers is brewed in the state where he lives in Australia and he Googled and found an Australian bar in Manhattan called, “The Australian,” and asked if I would go there and buy a Cooper’s Green with his money. David, I like the way you think, mate! Let’s head off to get a tinny at The Australian, blokes and blokesses!

Here we are at the Australian. G'day mates!

There's a decent sized crowd in here for a Monday night.

I order up a Cooper's Green from the bartender Rodrigo and he holds up the thank you sign to my mate David who's buying the beer.

And here I am with the Cooper Green! Cheers, David, good on ya!

Here's Bill and his friend Chuck. Chuck is not pictured (you had to be there folks.)

Here's Kenny, the ohter barkeep on duty. Kenny told me there were 26 big screen TV's in The Australian.

Then he counted them and  realized there were 23. Thanks for keeping me factually correct and full of beer Kenny! Good man!

Carli was enjoying a drink and had seen 365 Bars on the Guest of a Guest website.

There's lots of tables and booths in the back room.

Here's Mike and Ulli. They are part of a special event happening at The Australian tonight (March 16th) which is a party that benefits the Vitamin Angels group. Read about the charity here: Vitamin Angels. And call The Australian for party details tonight. It's a good cause and it sounds like a great party, I hope you can stop by.

There's more tables in the front room.

Okay, check out these blokes! Toby, Wes and Steve were in town from Australia and enjoying drinks at a slice of Australia in Manhattan. Cheers, guys!

The walls of The Australian are lined with beer ads from the land of Oz.

Here's an aerial shot of the bar.

Fire! (I never get tired of this joke, I know you do, but bear with me!)

Matt the owner of The Australian. Matt's originally from Australia and has been in the states for eight years and opened The Australian two and a half years ago.

I was on the way out the door when Ulli's son and friend showed up in a taxi. From left: Marko, Ulli and her son Max. Max said Marko is his brother from another mother. And don't forget Ulli's party tonight for Vitamin Angels at The Australian. Call the bar for details, it's a good deal for a good cause.

Steve sends cheers to fellow Australian David Brooks. Goodnight everybody!


The Australian is a slice of the land down under right in the heart of midtown Manhattan, mate. Chuck a sickie and check out this billabong. The bartenders and patrons are friendly and the odds of meeting someone from the land of Oz are good. Australians are friendly and best of all, they know how to drink! There’s a large bar and tables in the front and back as well as a second tier room up top.

It’s authentic Australian down to the last drop as you sample some of the Aussie brew including, Tooheys New, James Boags and four different brands of Cooper’s (I suggest Cooper’s Green which was suggested by new mate, David Brooks). And of course there’s Foster’s in the oil can. The Australian also has a full bar and an extensive wine list. And if you’re in the mood for a little authentic Oz tucker the Australian offers up some Aussie delights such as, Aussie Meat Pie, Sausage Rolls, Bangers and Mash and they offer an Australian Tasting for Two.

Happy hour is 4-7pm and they have reduced appetizer prices, wine is five dollars a glass and draft beer goes for four bucks.

If you’re in New York, and have a hankering for the land down under, giveTthe Australian a burl. And don’t worr,y I didn’t see vegemite listed on the me!u. Thanks again to Oz-native David Brooks for finding the Australian and buying me a Cooper’s Green. Next time you’re in New York, the beer’s are on me mate! G’day!

The Australian
20 West 38 Street (near Fifth Ave.)

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Reader Comments (20)

Yum , Cooper's Green , & Marty you know I Love The Color Green .

TO : David Brooks

PS : Yeah , I got my fix before going to work !!!!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

TO : David Brooks!

March 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Yay David Brooks!
and cool ass bar!
Marty you are getting so bloody famous!!!!! This is soooo fab!

Did they serve Vegamite?
ok that is an aquired taste but I kindas like it.not as much as marmite and bovril..
and meat pies!!!!!

Where are all the men at work jokes?

and good to see you make jhwang all happy before he goes to work:)
will zioum pee in his beer an extra month if he takes her out for aussie fare?
best take i ever had on a banger was form a french customer who told me bangers were weird food. not quite a hot dog and certainly not good enough to be a sauasage LOL...
funny my super german dad said he felt the same way..

i love bangers:)

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterGidget

I didn't see vegemite on the menu Gidget and sorry about the Lack of Men At Work jokes! Cheers and g'day everybody!

March 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Cheers to David Brooks and all the great blokes down under! And cheers to The Australian!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBarfly

"Chuck a sickie?!" Sounds like a reference to nurse porn! But enough about the Bush and the Outback...The Australian looks fab. Can't read the menu, seeing as it's upside-down and plus I'm distracted by FIRE! but it seems large (much like Australia itself). Can't wait to try the Taster and a Tooheys New. And, in the meantime, if you could ask Ulli what her secret is, I'd like to know. She looks fantastic!

P.S. To David Brooks! Cheers!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBiff

Cheers to David Brooks!!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commentermeleah rebeccah

Did you see any pink kangeroos after all those Cooper's Greens, Marty?

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJaws the Cabbie

Great review!
David Brooks picks a winner!
Cheers Mate!
Maybe Colin Hay was responsible for the bad count on the TV's.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenter"Boris"

Cheers to David Brooks !!
I never heard about Vegemite before, it looks good to make a cold sandwich Salad/tomato/chicken in a french baguette ! I need to find that out, but I'm not sure to find that in Toulouse, I will see with my cousin in Paris.

I hope I make Jason happier before work when I'm here or.... o_O !!!!!!!!!!!!!! I pee all over Jason's appartment !!! HAHA :D Like a fucking cat Meow!! Meow!! MeeeeooooOOOOW !!!!


Hey, nice blog, I just discovered it!
I don't know any Australian beer, but their food is amazing, it certainly worth visiting the bar!
Just one question: this bartender, Rodrigo, do you know if he is Brazilian? Cause Rodrigo is a pretty common name here in Brazil, I'm now wondering if this bartender is from Brazil too.
Good luck with your journey through 365 bars!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterFrancisco

I'm not sure if Rodrigo has Brazillian roots or not, maybe he'll chime in and let us know!

March 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Did they have Victoria Bitter or Crown Lager there? I was in Oz about 10 years ago, and those and Tooheys New were the best beers I had. Funny thing: Foster's in Australia is the U.S. equivalent of Blatz. Love the Aussies, though. They know how to drink and have a good time.

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterncv

I don't believe they had either one of those, but they do have an excellent Aussie and non-Aussie beer selection. And yeah, true Australians aren't big fans of Foster's, I found out!

March 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

Back for seconds , & I think maybe Kenny been drinking some of those good beers , & thats why he counted 26 .


PS : I did bring a pink elephant home , when I lived with my Mom , & when I woke up & went to get a cup of coffee , my Mom asked wheres my friend , & I said what friend , she said I kept laughing & telling someone to be quiet when I came in late , funny I couldn't remember .

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJHwang

I'm wondering what we have from Australia in France and ... ? ... what the fuck?! we have nothing?? ... I'm looking deep in my memory and the only thought I got about Australia in France is the movie .... Crocodile Dundee !!! lol ! I was 7 years old and couldn't stop to watch it because I was in love with the guy!!
Hey Jason! What about to dress up like a cowboy & shave yourself with a big knife ? HAHA :D

David Brooks? I personally know how much he loves the old Coopers Green, and I am glad to hear he is sharing the love around the world. Great web site, keep up the good work!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterAmy Brooks

Thanks for the comments everyone! Thanks to my sister too :)

I don't know anybody in Australia that drinks Fosters. I've only ever had one Fosters in my life - and that was in Italy!

March 16, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Brooks

Thanks again, David! Cheers mate!

March 16, 2010 | Registered Commenter365 Beers

good onya Brooksy!! NO REAL Aussie drinks fosters, tastes like bats piss (so they tell me) instead we export the shit...& WOW "The Australian" is the 1st yankee pub i've seen with Tooheys New, except "Kim's Place" in South Dakota (luvya Kimmy! ya the best fiance a bloke good ever want!!! miss ya babe!)

& Matty,jobs right mate!!! ya pub looks like sheez the ducks guts, i'll call in this june/july for a bit of quality assurance testing (40 cans per man per day perfect!) soon as i'm done with summer here in Port Macquarie

& to all the American girls out there HAPPY ST PADDYS DAY!!!...u girls MUST be Irish cause my dicks Dublin!...

( to any Aussie or Yank fellas heading to the states, along with the vegemite pack a couple of packets of Tim Tams, yous will have the women swarmin' to yas in droves, they looove Tim Tams! i shit u not!)

shit look at the time, 10.20am i'm late for the pub...Happy Paddys Day to all!!!!


March 16, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterfitzy

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