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.

Modus Operandi Brewery Bar, Mona Vale

Modus Operandi have made waves in Sydney and their brewery bar is a great place to get their hoppy beers fresh. Beer geeks will love being up close and personal with the stainless steel. You’re close enough to read the ...
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Nomad Brewing Tasting Room

Nomad Brewing Tasting Room, Brookvale

It’s a small space at Nomad in Brookvale but, like their beers, it’s packed with character. Cosy is probably the best word to describe the Nomad Brewing tasting room. It has the feel of a beach hut and everything seems ...
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Royal Albert Hotel

Royal Albert Hotel, Surry Hills

The Royal Albert Hotel has become something of a craft beer institution in Sydney. Close to the city, in the trendy suburb of Surry Hills, the Royal Albert Hotel somehow manages to retain a down to earth atmosphere. The Royal ...
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The Grifter Brewery Bar

The Grifter Brewery Bar, Marrickville

The Grifter brewery bar opened up in late 2015 and it looks set to go from strength to strength. The Grifter Brewing Co. have been steadily building a reputation through their years as gypsy brewers. They found a semi-permanent home ...
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The Rose Hotel Chippendale

The Rose, Chippendale

Chippendale is close to my heart. For such a small suburb it sure has some awesome places to drink craft beer. But if you’ve had your fill of Knox Street Bar and The Duck Inn, then you can always head ...
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The Little Guy Glebe

The Little Guy, Glebe

Glebe is home to one of Sydney's best small bars with an awesome beer list, The Little Guy. Glebe. It’s just full of restaurants, isn’t it? What’s more, they’re nearly all good. But where does one get a good beer? ...
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Empire Hotel Tasting Paddle

Empire Hotel, Annandale

Parramatta Road is getting famous for a few of its boozy venues. Down the road from the award winning bottle shop, Camperdown Cellars, is the Empire Hotel. Refurbished fairly recently, it’s now positioned itself as a major craft beer player ...
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Staves Brewery Bar tap handles

Staves Brewery Bar, Glebe

New places to get great local beer are popping up all the time in Sydney. Staves Brewery Bar in Glebe has been a fair while coming but it’s finally open. It’s in an unexpected location, right next to Broadway shopping ...
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4 Pines brew pub balcony

4 Pines Brew Pub, Manly

This is the original home of 4 Pines. Now it’s home to their experimental Keller Door releases. It’s the place to go if you want to try something a little special. The 4 Pines brew pub sits overlooking Manly wharf ...
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The Hop & Grain Brew Store

The Hop & Grain, Marrickville

The next best thing to drinking beer is making it yourself. Sydney's Inner West has one of the best and funkiest home brew stores around in The Hop & Grain. I’m a relative novice when it comes to homebrewing. I stick ...
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