The All Hands Brewing House venue is on the former site of King Street Brewhouse, a location which has a long tradition of providing beers made in-house to thirsty locals and tourists.
The latest venue in this location follows King Street Brewhouse and Red Tape Brewing Co., which in turn came after a James Squire brewhouse. It’s a location which has a solid history as a brewpub and is well suited to it.
Bright & Breezy Venue
The venue itself, part of the Red Rock group, is bright and breezy with large tables, TV screens, high bars and lots of chrome and stainless steel. With the water of Darling Harbour shimmering in the sun outside it’s a nice spot to kick back, enjoy a beer and watch the world pass by.
As with many beer focused venues, food leans towards the easy comforting variety. In the case of All Hands it takes inspiration from America’s southern comfort food. Think burgers, wings, and loaded fries.
Classic Brewpub Lineup
The core beer range is tight. While cream ales and wheat ales might not get craft beer nerds excited, they’re approachable, balanced and familiar enough to entice tourists and city workers who just want something refreshing to drink.
Otherwise it’s a classic brewpub lineup featuring an IPA, a stout, a red ale, a lager and so on. For those looking for something a bit more interesting, there are a few seasonals outside of the core range. The saison at All Hands can’t be overlooked if you want a beer that packs a punch.
Darling Harbour probably isn’t the first place you’d look for good beer but between All Hands and the nearby Beer DeLuxe and Pumphouse you can find it. However, if a more traditional pub is what you’re after, a short walk across Pyrmont Bridge will lead you to Quarrymans, a classic craft beer pub in Sydney.
Hours: Sun-Wed: 11am-11pm, Thurs-Sat: 11am-12am
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