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.

4 Pines truck bar

4 Pines HQ Truckbar, Brookvale

4 Pines expanded operations in 2012 by moving to a facility in Brookvale. This enabled the North Shore brewers to step up production and distribute more widely but also allowed for an additional cellar door venue and the chance to ...
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Ashfield Mall Cellars imported beer

Ashfield Mall Cellars, Ashfield

Ashfield has a small but excellent craft-focused speciality bottle shop. Labelled as Liquor Legends, Ashfield Mall Cellars (as it's better know) is unassuming in appearance. It looks like a discount liquor store on the lower floor of a shopping mall ...
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The Noble Hops Redfern

The Noble Hops, Redfern

The Noble Hops has opened up in Redfern to much fanfare. It has that real small bar vibe and a focus on awesome craft beer and whisky. The real litmus test of a new bar opening is when industry people ...
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Lord Raglan Hotel

Lord Raglan Hotel, Alexandria

Coming under the Rocks Brewing banner, the Lord Raglan Hotel in Alexandria is a quirky pub with a fantastic range of beers. The Lord Raglan features a large wide open bar area with plenty of bar stools, big double doors and large ...
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Flat Rock Brew Cafe bar

Flat Rock Brew Cafe, Naremburn

Flat Rock Brew Cafe is a lively northern Sydney venue serving up a global selection of beers as well as their own house brews. There's an obvious English influence at Flat Rock Brew Cafe, given the English head brewer, the presence ...
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Beer Cartel shelves

Beer Cartel, Artarmon

Beer Cartel is the bottle shop to go to if you're north of the bridge. Possibly best known for their online store, Beer Cartel also has a physical shop in a commercial area of Artarmon. With a few fridges stocked ...
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BlackFont Brewhouse tasting room taps

BlackFont Brewhouse Tasting Room, Marrickville

The BlackFont Brewhouse tasting room sits down a back alley in Marrickville, not far from Sydenham station. Down what looks like a dead end alley, you'll see an unassuming garage door. It's worth venturing inside. The name BlackFont comes in ...
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Spooning Goats interior

Spooning Goats, CBD

There are a number of great places for craft beer along York Street in the CBD. However, not many have captured the hearts of beer enthusiasts like Spooning Goats. It’s a small underground den and it's easy to miss. Walk ...
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Akasha Brewing cellar door stainless steel and pool table

Akasha Brewery Cellar Door, Five Dock

Akasha Brewing started operations in Five Dock to much excitement and acclaim. The cellar door gives beer drinkers the chance to try their hoppy beers as fresh as possible. Aside from the fresh beer, one of the best things about ...
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Welcome Hotel Rozelle sign

The Welcome Hotel, Rozelle

In the back streets of Rozelle there sits one of Sydney’s most celebrated craft beer venues, The Welcome Hotel. It’s a proper old pub but one that carries a shiny veneer and elegance that fits the suburb. Two things are ...
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