Venues & Bottleshops

The best places to get craft beer in Sydney. All the good pubs, bars, joints, gaffs and watering holes.

Sydney is one of those cities where you can go nearly anywhere and there will be good beer. It’s just a case of knowing where to look.

From the trendy Inner West to the North Shore and the Sutherland Shire, the best boozers, small bars and bottlos are covered here.

SydneyBeer is always on the lookout for new and interesting places. Get in touch if you have places to recommend.

Beer Barrel Growler Station Chippendale

Beer Barrel Growler Station, Chippendale

Chippendale continues to punch above its weight for good food, good wine and now good beer. Beer Barrel Growler Station brings another option for good craft beer, and it’s only a short walk from Central Station. Nestled on Regent Street, ...
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Wildflower cellar door - Topher Boehm pouring beer

Wildflower Cellar Door, Marrickville

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 only does it provide immediate access to customers, which is ...
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Bucket Boys Marrickville

Bucket Boys, Marrickvile

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 the Inner West and perhaps Sydney as a whole. So ...
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Barny's Fine Wines & Ales beer fridge

Barny’s Fine Wines & Ales, Rosebery

Barny's Fine Wines & Ales is the craft beer lover's go-to spot for rare and special release beers. Barny's is also a spot to get some really expensive beers if you're into that thing. I wouldn't be so rude as to ask ...
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Shark Island Brewing cellar door bar

Shark Island Brewing Cellar Door, Kirrawee

While it might not be much bigger than a garage, the Shark Island cellar door on a Kirrawee industrial estate is a go-to beer venue for locals. The taproom model for small craft breweries is now a recognisable one, as is the setup ...
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Creek & Cella bar

Creek & Cella, Leichhardt

From the people behind Bitter Phew and Doris and Beryl’s Bridge Club & Tea House, Creek & Cella brings craft beer and a deli-inspired menu to Leichhardt. It’s a concept we haven’t seen much in Sydney but it’s well suited to ...
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Medhurst & Sons

Medhurst & Sons Cider And Craft Beer Tinnies, Glebe

Medhurst & Sons is a specialist cider and beer bottle shop in Glebe. It's the brainchild of Pixel brewer, Kieran Medhurst. Sadly, Medhurst & Sons closed in June 2017. I wish Kieran the best of luck in whatever he does next ...
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Leura Cellars beer fridge

Leura Cellars, Leura

The Blue Mountains and the small village of Leura might seem a far cry from the brewing buzz around Sydney’s Inner West and Northern Beaches but you’d be a fool for thinking you can’t get good beer. Leura Cellars is ...
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The Henson Marrickville

The Henson, Marrickville

The Henson in Marrickville is becoming something of a craft beer institution in Sydney's Inner West. Visiting The Henson, you'll find local favourites such as Young Henrys, Batch, Willie The Boatman and Grifter featuring prominently on the taps. You're also ...
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Bondi Beach Cellars

Bondi Beach Cellars, Bondi Beach

Unsurprisingly there’s a surfer vibe at Bondi Beach Cellars. A short walk from the beach up Hall Street will lead you to this bottle shop. There’s a good selection of wines which might fit the Eastern Suburbs crowd but down ...
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