Walkabout, Quay Street. (c) Adam B. at flickr.
Walkabout is exactly what you would expect it to be, as an Aussie theme pub - big, brash and loud. Located just down Quay Street, across the road from the Opera House and the Old Grapes, this is a two-floored humongous great place that is amazingly popular. With little if any seating, big open sticky floors, televisions everywhere and bottles drunk throughout, it's probably an ideal place to watch the World Cup or Euro matches. Whilst we only stopped in here for a swift couple of bottles (there is no real ale obviously) during the first half of the second match of the day, we all fell foul of the ridiculous plastic pots inside rule like Dukes 92 had. Having to neck overpriced stubby bottles is bad enough but when decanted into plastic... well, they can do one. Usually, Walkaout is more of a club really, with high prices, music loud enough to cause tinnitus and a clientele of a young age that struggles to mix alcohol and going out. As we've said with similar style places in town, there is a need for this type of bar, and it must be doing something right as it's seen off its nearby neighbours in the Sports Café and Squares and continues to thrive.