The Push

Located in the heart of The Rocks, The Push is a small modern and chic bar. It offers a range of craft, boutique and international beers, classic cocktails, a wonderful range of Australian and International wines and an inspired food menu.

The Push History

The Sydney Push was predominantly a left-wing intellectual subculture in Sydney from the late 1940s to the early 1970s. Well known associates of The Push include Jim Baker, John Flaus, Harry Hooton, Margaret Fink, Sasha Soldatow, Lex Banning, Eva Cox, Richard Appleton, Paddy McGuinness, David Makinson, Germain Greer, Clive James, Robert Hughes, Frank Moorhouse and Lillian Roxon.

From 1961 to 1962, poet Les Murray resided in Brian Jenkins’s Push household at Glen Street, Wilsons Point. This became a mecca for associates visiting Sydney from Melbourne and other cities.

The Push operated in a pub culture and comprised of a broad range of people involved. This included manual workers, musicians, lawyers, criminals, journalists and public servants. Staff and students of Sydney University (predominantly, though not exclusively, from the Faculty of Arts) were also involved in The Push.

Rejection of conventional morality and authoritarianism formed their main common bond. From the mid-1960s, people from New South Wales University of Technology (later renamed the University of New South Wales) also became involved.

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