Many Australians are travelling through the U.S at this time of year. Luckily, America has no shortage of Australian-owned, true-blue restaurants and pubs where they can celebrate their national day with a great brew and a delicious slab of grilled meat (and maybe even a meat pie!).
The Tuck Shop café, located in New York City’s Lower East Side, is a great little Aussie-style café that, according to co-owner Niall Grant, was influenced by a Cronulla surf shack. There, you can also find a classic Aussie meat pie (which can be hard to come by in the U.S) and a good Australian-style coffee.
Located in Chicago’s Irving Park neighbourhood, the Templestowe Pub is a great place to get a little taste of Australia while in Chicago. Australians are connoisseurs of craft beer – they can’t go past a good local micro-brew! At Templestowe, you’ll find a huge selection of locally sourced craft beers, ranging from the classic to the downright avant-garde. Even if you are one of the uneducated and resilient Australians who thinks all craft beer tastes like Pasito, there will be something there for you.
Gum Tree is a quaint little Australian-owned café and shop in Hermosa Beach, California. The café, apart from serving fantastic coffee, also serves a number of dishes with very interesting takes on some Australian favourites — they love our squid, but have they ever had a squid taco?
The Australian is a bar and restaurant located in midtown Manhattan. As you might expect, they boast a solid collection of some favourite Australian beers, including all four Cooper’s ales.
With the warm atmosphere of an old-school inner city Australian pub, a fantastic menu, and more beer than you can poke a stick at, The Australian is the perfect place to gather up a few mates and celebrate Australia day the proper way!
These two women visit ‘The Australian’ bar and restaurant while staying in midtown Manhattan