Vic on the Park
2 Addison Road, Marrickville (02) 9557 1448 viconthepark.com.au
I’m kicked back on The Vic’s back deck, soaking up the sunshine and enjoying a wine when I catch the moment they first notice each other. I watch their playful interactions heat up before animalistic lust takes over and the pair threaten to consummate in the corner… Thankfully, the lovers owners intervene and the frisky pups are separated. From its dog-friendly deck and basketball half-court, to its traditional pub grub menu, The Vic has some serious summer appeal and proves to be both a great spot for a quick casual catch up, and somewhere to lose an entire afternoon drinking in the sun. While my date made friends with strangers’ dogs, I enjoyed the Beef Burger ($18) and ate the majority of her Chicken Schnitzel ($18). Between us, we drank so many glasses of Wicks Adelaide Hills Sauv. Blanc ($8) that it’s a Vic-tory we managed to avoid embarrassing ourselves on the basketball court.