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Cricketer Arms Hotel responds to review which said bartender was ‘crankiest in Sydney’

Bar’s very cheeky response to a reveller who left a negative review and labelled a bar tender ‘the crankiest in Sydney’

  • Management at bar with ‘crankiest bartender in Sydney’ respond to a review 
  • They said their bartender struggled to smile due to COVID and current instability
  • Cricketers Arms Hotel in Surry Hills has hundreds of other positive reviews
  • Bars and venues are struggling to stay afloat amid coronavirus pandemic 

Management at a bar with the ‘crankiest bartender in Sydney’ responded to a review online by saying COVID-related stress is making it hard for staff to smile. 

Cricketers Arms Hotel in Surry Hills reopened for guests in June after months of strict lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, one disgruntled customer said a bartender who served her on Saturday night had dampened her spirits by being the ‘crankiest’ she had ever encountered.

‘Nice bar, but has the crankiest bartender in town,’ a woman by the name of Lisa wrote.

‘I’ve been there many times and will definitely go again, but the barman really dampened our spirits on Saturday night. Two strangers came up to us and said the same’. 

Cricketers Arms Hotel in Surry Hills reopened for guests in June after months of strict lockdowns due to the coronavirus pandemic

On Monday, one disgruntled customer said a bartender who served her on Saturday night had dampened her spirits by being the 'crankiest' she had ever encountered

On Monday, one disgruntled customer said a bartender who served her on Saturday night had dampened her spirits by being the ‘crankiest’ she had ever encountered

Management swiftly acted on the complaint, responding on the very same day to confirm they discussed the matter with the bartender on duty.

‘He’d like it publicly known that the ongoing instability of a global recession that could render him unemployed at any moment, the lurking danger of COVID-19 potentially killing everyone he loves has all made it quite difficult for him to find much joy in life at the current moment,’ the response read.

The response also suggested ‘the destruction of entire eco-systems due to climate change and the inability to find a bloody cheap pouch of tobacco in the inner city’ as reasons why he couldn’t crack a grin on shift. 

‘He said, however, that he will try and make more of an effort to smile. Thanks!’ 

The bar has been given 4.3 stars out of 5 overall and has hundreds of positive reviews, many of which described it as the ‘best bar in Sydney’.

The bar has been given 4.3 stars out of 5 overall and has hundreds of positive reviews, many of which described it as the 'best bar in Sydney'

The bar has been given 4.3 stars out of 5 overall and has hundreds of positive reviews, many of which described it as the ‘best bar in Sydney’

Management in bars and venues throughout Australia have been subject to stringent restrictions limiting the amount of guests allowed inside at any given time.

Just last weekend Moxy’s Rooftop Bar in Coolangatta, on the Gold Coast, was hit with a $6,672.50 infringement notice after failing to keep the contact details of its patrons. 

The bar owners shared a picture of the fine to social media on Tuesday night which listed their offence as ‘fail to comply with public health directions’.  

The Queensland Police notice was issued at 7.20pm on Friday, just hours after the state eased restrictions on venues. 

It claimed the Coolangatta bar did not keep a register of its patrons and listed the offence as ‘fail to keep patron detail contact register’.  

Management in bars and venues throughout Australia have been subject to stringent restrictions limiting the amount of guests allowed inside at any given time

Management in bars and venues throughout Australia have been subject to stringent restrictions limiting the amount of guests allowed inside at any given time

Moxy's Rooftop Bar, a popular venue on the Gold Coast, was hit with a $6,672.50 infringement notice (pictured) on Friday night after violating coronavirus restrictions

Moxy’s Rooftop Bar, a popular venue on the Gold Coast, was hit with a $6,672.50 infringement notice (pictured) on Friday night after violating coronavirus restrictions



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