Sydney's Hopetoun Hotel closed about a week ago, now it looks as if The Annandale might as well. While i've never been to the Hopetoun it was a bummer to hear of it's closure, no venue being closed is good. The difference for me with The Annandale is that i really like the place. For us in Melbourne we're really lucky to have a heap of good pub/venues in The Tote, The Old Bar, The Birmy, The Corner etc. But Sydney isn't quite so blessed, so this is a real shame.