The firehouse is a reliable pub lunch/dinner. Not as fancy as the tree house but still a popular destination for North Sydney workers during lunch hour and it's special $10 dinners (with the purchase of a drink).
My pie looked like a frozen pie from woolworths but once I cut into it - the steak came out and it looked a bit more legitimate! It was a good meal.
I was told the lamb shanks were good but not amazing. A solid effort fire house.
In terms of a watering hole; it gets really busy from 5pm to about 7pm then quickly fade as people go home or move onto bigger and better things in the city. Lots of suits and office people!