please everybody get over this obsession with Irish pubs
what is it with the American and Paddy obsession with these places. I'm a 36yo Australian and i've been to 100's of these places worldwide. They ALL contain tacky folk music, too many closet religious fanatics (catholics), too many wannabe rugby/soccer stars, too many self proclamied "hard men", too much timber, too many green ribbons, and way to many ugly fat women (with small breasts) who actually believe this rubbish :mad
My vote goes to Watergate (Berlin) or Cafe Moscow (Berlin)
So what do you prefer? Your average pub in Sydney is a smoke filled dump infested with poker machines and guys that like to say "what are you looking at?" after one too many beers. Oh, but at least the food is good; nothing like a 3 day old pie being kept warm under a fluro light, and then perhaps a trip to the vending machine for dessert.