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.

The Local Taphouse

The Local Taphouse, Darlinghurst

If you had to pick a craft beer epicentre for Sydney, The Local Taphouse might just be it. A venue that's beer provider first, pub second. The owners are the ones behind the famous St. Kilda pub of the same ...
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The Oak Barrel

The Oak Barrel, Sydney

Right in the centre of Sydney lies craft beer nirvana. Here are some tips on what you should pick up at The Oak Barrel. Let’s face it. Craft beer is expensive. And, for the most part, it should be. You ...
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Pork'd, Surry Hills

Pork’d, Surry Hills

It’s always a joy when you find a restaurant in Sydney that takes beer seriously. Pork'd, however, is something different. Pork'd take beer seriously but don't take themselves too seriously. They just serve a small selection of bloody good stuff. It's ...
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Bitter Phew

Bitter Phew, Darlinghurst

If you were going to write a top 5 list of beer geek havens in Sydney, Bitter Phew would be on it. Walking down Oxford Street, you might miss it. It’s quite easy to ignore the signs hanging above your ...
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Harts Pub

Harts Pub, The Rocks

The spiritual home of Rocks Brewing Co., Harts Pub is a go-to venue for craft beer in Sydney. The Rocks has many things going for it and Harts Pub is one. Home for so long to Rocks Brewing Co., you’ll find ...
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Lord Nelson Brewey Hotel bar and flags

The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel, The Rocks

Beer ahoy! The spiritual home of one of Sydney’s oldest breweries is nestled in a perfectly quiet corner of The Rocks. Famously the settling point for Europeans, it’s no surprise then that the pub and brewery maintains a very British ...
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Forest Lodge Hotel bar

Forest Lodge Hotel, Forest Lodge

It’s another Sydney favourite - it’s the Flodge! This place has heaps going for it but it can be distilled down to two major selling points: The tap list The staff In the 2015 Time Out pub awards, Forest Lodge ...
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Quarrymans Hotel

Quarrymans Hotel, Pyrmont

20+ taps with knowledgable bar staff in central Sydney Pyrmont. It’s a conundrum. It’s so close to the city, it’s so slick and swanky but isn’t it a bit boring? Some might have you believe that. There’s definitely one good ...
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Batch Brewing chalk board

Batch Brewing Tasting Bar, Marrickville

So, Batch is cool! But if you’re here, you probably don’t need me to tell you that. They have been turning out top quality brews at a prolific rate recently, and they’ve done that thing which is so hard for ...
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Young Henrys tasting bar outside

Young Henrys Tasting Bar, Newtown

Young Henrys are a big part of the local community. Nowhere is this more evident than at their Newtown brewery. Let’s get one thing straight, Young Henrys are awesome. They’ve thrown themselves into community life in Newtown. They’re now part of ...
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