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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.

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • Creek & Cella, Leichhardt

    January 2, 2017

    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…

  • Leura Cellars, Leura

    October 17, 2016

    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…

  • The Henson, Marrickville

    October 3, 2016

    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…

  • 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…

  • 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…

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