Chippendale’s The Duck Inn sits in a neighbourhood of good pubs and bars. This is more than your average Aussie pub though.
It has a certain graceful, English middle class feel to it and it’s a lot cleaner and brighter than many other local pubs.
One of the big attractions here is the food menu (there’s plenty of dining room seating) but for craft beer geeks the taps are what appeals most.
They rotate fairly regularly and The Duck Inn have thrown themselves into events such as Sydney Craft Beer Week and Craft Beer Rising, meaning there’s the occasional tap-takeover (as with Fullers from the UK during SCBW 2014).
Local Sydney breweries such as Rocks Brewing have a fairly consistent presence but beers like Doctor’s Orders Zephyr and Mornington Peninsula’s Brown Ale have both been spotted on tap, along with ciders from Hills Cider Co (including the fantastic Hopped Cider Summer Edition – an Australia Day special) and Big Shed.
You can check Now Tapped! to see what The Duck Inn has on tap right now.
For both food and drink you’ll be looking at the high-end of pub prices but that’s what you should expect in a place which is all about the quality.
It’s the perfect spot for a lazy Sunday drink when you want to get out of the sun or the rain. It often seems to be either very quiet or extremely busy and it’s probably a sign of a good pub that it offers a diversity of atmosphere, all of which feel good.
There’s a beer garden out back and the smell from the kitchen swirls around the trees. It’s perfect to sit for a few hours while building up an apetite.
Alternatively, if it’s too cold or rainy out, you can snuggle up inside with a board game. They have something for every season at The Duck Inn, all served with great beer.
This is one of my locals. I return to it again and again.
Hours: Mon-Sat: 11am-11pm, Sun: 12pm-10pm
Now Tapped!: https://nowtapped.com/theduckinnpubkitchen
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