On any afternoon Swanny, Robbo and Dan the Man are propping up the bar at the Merriwa Tavern in Perth's northern suburbs.
Yesterday the tight-knit group were lamenting the Liquor Commission's decision to deny them a little cheek in the form of some G-string-wearing pole dancers.
These blue-collar workers may want to see strippers at their beloved local but the commission this week rejected their request, deeming it "not in the public interest".
The tavern's liquor licence contains an entertainment clause that prohibits "immodest" dressing, including bare buttocks and breasts.
The tavern already employs skimpy waitresses - who wear full French knickers and bras in accordance with regulations - once a week. But the tavern wanted to be able to hire G-string-wearing strippers.
In its determination, the commission appeared to cherrypick some of the more unique names of 184 people who signed a petition in favour of the tavern's application.
Tavern regular Michael Swann, who goes by the nickname Swanny, was one of those whose nickname was published. "Everyone knows me as Swanny - there's not many people who know my proper name," he said.
"(It's like) they are taking the piss."
Publican Ian Strover said he felt the authority was out of touch with the working class.