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Copyright Melway Publishing 2003.
Reproduced from Sydway Edition 9 with permission.
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The appeal of the Star Bar lies in its cheap drinks before 11 and FREE ENTRY. That said, it lacks any character, offering nothing new. So if you don't mind the same ol', same ol', its worth considering checking it out.
The tunes played include many favourites, safe choices featuring lots of RnB and Top 40 dance, which means the music is repetitive, and soon gets boring. Highlights, if any, would have to be the fact there's quite a few seats available when you're dead tired and just want to crash for 5 minutes, and the small but sturdy platforms next to the dance floor which - when slightly pissed of your face - are fun to dance on.
So its a safe choice, nothing special but not completely disappointing. Like i said, cheap drinks, free entry.
review by: Bea
Star Bar really hasn't changed much since swapping over from Planet Hollywood to its new format. Sure, there are more "buy one - get one free" vouchers being handed out around George Street, but really we don't see how it's changed for better or for worse.
The walls are still lined with movie memorabilia, mostly from the mass-market end of things and the focus is still heavily on dining in a Hard Rock Cafe type format.
To be quite blunt, we're not big fans of it. We've been in a couple of times, redeemed our vouchers and moved on, because let's face it, places like this are pretty devoid of character. There's no individuality about the place, and were it not for the slight Australian slant in the decor you could almost picture yourself being in any other movie franchise bar anywhere in the world. What a depressing thought.
review by: Jason