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One hundred and fifty years old and still pumping out a mean Steak Diane, Newtown’s Courthouse Hotel sure is Sydney’s ultimate kickback Sunday saloon. Whether basking in dappled sunlight under frangipani trees, challenging a friend to a grungy pool tournament, arguing about the AFL results with the bartenders, flipping endlessly through the boho vintage jukebox or squeezing in beside complete strangers on the only available bench in the bustling beer garden, a round of Coopers or three in Newtown’s adopted backyard is nothing short of blissful. Long live the Courty. (Bridie Connellan) 202 Australia Street, Newtown