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 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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Wayward Brewing tasting room bar

Wayward Brewing Tasting Room, Camperdown

It’s finally here! Wayward have a place of their own and it was well worth the wait. The Wayward tasting room has rocketed to the top tier of craft beer venues in Sydney such is its character and the quality of ...
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Knox St Bar

Knox Street Bar, Chippendale

Knox Street Bar oozes trendiness. It wouldn’t look out of place in New York or Berlin. Luckily, it fits right in nestled between Broadway and City Road in the uber-hip suburb of Chippendale in Sydney’s Inner West. It’s what the bat ...
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Essen food

Essen, Ultimo

Restaurants with great beer in Sydney are unfortunately few and far between. You can always rely on the Germans though. It’s hard to decide whether the food menu or beer menu is best. That’s probably a good thing, it means ...
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Rocks Brewing Co bar

Rocks Brewing Brewery Bar, Alexandria

Rocks Brewing have a permanent home in Alexandria and you're invited. Sydney beer geeks may have noticed an upturn in the quality and consistency of Rocks Brewing beers over recent times. My guess is that this coincides with their move ...
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Cammeray Craft, Cammeray

Cammeray Craft sadly closed in September 2016. If I have one gripe about beer in Sydney it’s that some restaurants just don’t take it seriously enough. There are, however, a few that stand out as shining beacons of hope for ...
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Blackrock Brasserie, Sylvania

Blackrock Brasserie closed in 2016. The Sutherland Shire probably isn’t the first place that springs to mind when discussing craft beer in Sydney. But to forget it altogether would mean missing out on some great beer. Blackhorse Brewhouse is the ...
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The Duck Inn beer garden

The Duck Inn, Chippendale

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 ...
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Petersham Bowling Club

Petersham Bowling Club, Petersham

What? A bowlo? Like, your average Aussie bowling club? Well, no, actually. Petersham Bowling Club might look average from the outside: manicured bowling lawns behind rusty iron fencing, some tables and chairs and the odd umbrella that’s seen better days ...
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