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There’s been an explosion of good beer across venues in Sydney. We’ve seen the rise of the small bar, the revitalisation of the corner pub and the evolution of the local club. It’s in large part down to a greater interest in high quality beer that resonates with people and their communities.

Breweries now have their own taprooms or cellar doors, providing beer directly to thirsty locals. Independent beer has passed from the reserve of the nerdy to something for everyone, meaning it’s more readily available than ever. Independent bottle shops are not only sustainable but are connecting with beer lovers on a whole new level.

Sydney is a city where you can go nearly anywhere and find good beer. Sometimes, it’s just a case of knowing where to look. All the pubs, clubs, bars and bottle shops here are reliable and trustworthy providers of good beer.

  • Pumphouse, Darling Harbour

    February 9, 2018

    Over a number of years, Pumphouse has established itself as one of Sydney’s good beer venues. For many, Darling Harbour might not be the first stop in search of good…

  • Uncle Hops is the dedicated craft beer bar within The Bank Hotel on Newtown’s King Street. Uncle Hops has twelve taps and one hand pump dedicated to craft beer, most…

  • Union Hotel, Newtown

    January 8, 2018

    The Union Hotel in Newtown is a venue that features good beer, satisfyingly greasy bar snacks and fun times. The Union Hotel fits in with the grungy aesthetic of the…

  • The Taphouse, Darlinghurst

    January 4, 2018

    The Taphouse, formerly The Local Taphouse, is an established good beer venue in Sydney. The Taphouse was possibly once Sydney’s craft beer epicentre. There are plenty of other pubs and…

  • The Sausage Factory is the restaurant by Chrissy Flanagan of Chrissy’s Cuts. It stands out as an eatery putting beer to the fore. You may have seen Chrissy at GABS…

  • Bucket Boys Bar, Marrickville

    December 11, 2017

    More or less a year after the Bucket Boys bottle shop opened up in Marrickville, the boys have opened up an upstairs bar. A bar was always part of the…

  • The Sauce Brewing tap room opened up in late 2017 with an impressive array of stainless steel. Among jaded craft beer enthusiasts the sight of stainless tanks does little to…

  • Sneaky Possum, Chippendale

    October 16, 2017

    Sneaky Possum opened up on Abercrombie Street, on the site formerly occupied by Zigi’s Art, Wine & Cheese bar. It’s one of those new wave venues that combines early morning…

  • The Drink Hive, Rosebery

    October 9, 2017

    Nestled in the popular shopping and lifestyle environs of The Cannery in Rosebery, The Drink Hive is a trendy bottle shop with excellent taste. The Drink Hive has a lot…

  • The Horse, Surry Hills

    August 21, 2017

    Surry Hills has some great venues but good local beer hasn’t always played a part. The Horse is changing that. The Horse on Crown Street received a makeover in mid-2017.…

  • Yulli’s, Surry Hills

    August 14, 2017

    The birthplace of the brewing company with the same name, Yulli’s in Surry Hills combines vegetarian fusion food with great beer. Yulli’s is a name well known among Sydney’s beer…

  • High Street Social in Penrith is bringing a tightly curated beer list to beer lovers in Western Sydney. It’s easy to fall for the stereotypical view that there’s nowhere to…

  • Nestled on Clarence Street in the CBD sits Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe, one of Sydney’s original independent breweries. Redoak Boutique Beer Cafe has been around since beer cafes were a…

  • In Marrickville, you’ll find the closest thing to a true cellar door experience we’ve seen in Sydney. The cellar door is important to Wildflower owner and brewer, Topher Boehm. Not…

  • Bucket Boys is a specialist bottle shop and beer company that fits right into the craft beer heartland that is Marrickville. Marrickville is one of the craft beer epicentres of…

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