Pumphouse | Sydney,
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Good based on 9 ratings
Type: Bar

17 Little Pier St, Darling Harbour
Sydney, Australia NSW 2000 [ print map ]
+61 2 8217 4100

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Hours: 12.00pm - late daily

Mayor: gnoff (3) | Taps: 9 | Bottles: 100


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Beer Available At Pumphouse (arranged by most recent)
Thunderbolt Hef , Apple Thief Pink Lady Cider , St Peters Brewery Pumphouse 1891 Honey Porter , Batch (AUS) Edenís Zest Grapefruit IPA
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9 reviews for Pumphouse
 Ambiance  67%
 Service  67%
 Selection  66%
 Food  66%
 Value  50%
 Overall  61%
 Rating  71%

  AMBIANCE 2/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE 2/10   OVERALL 7/20
Belmagnus  (36) Helsingborg, Sweden | October 18, 2015
Visited first time October 2015 for lunch on a Sunday. Food was unimpressing as was the beer list. Menu looked nice, but execution was not up to my expectations considering the prize. Craft beer knowledge in the staff today seems to be lacking.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff  (555) MŲlndal, Sweden | October 15, 2015| Updated October 17, 2015
Back again on October 11, 2015. Just stayed for one cider and ate some chicken wings that were nice, but didnít get any napkins or wet wipes for the hands. Styled up for October Fest right now. Nice fast service. Not very interesting tap list for me personally at this visit. Centrally located close to the central station, fairly close to Darling Harbour. Seems to be some parking fairly close.

Another visit around 12:45, just after opening, Sunday October 18, 2015. Had one beer, a special made for them not added to RB yet, had lunch. The curry I ate was nice, though the nan bread wasnít the best. Not much visitors today, also they very closing at 4pm due to a private function. Service OK.

Visited a few times, first July 10, once more July 11, last time August 10. 2013.
Very centrally located in or just next to Chinatown. Just next to the Sydney Entertainment Centre.
Brick building, right next to a rather big car park if youíre not drinking (much).
I only walked there, with my hostel within minutes, also very close/walking distance from Central. Trams run close, though didnít check for closest stop.
Decent bottled selection, even had Swedish Dugges Holy Cow on bottle, and said they used to have Idjit!, fun for me.
Had two beers on tap specially brewed for them (from St. Peters I think). Also some other Oz and NZ craft beers on tap.
Offer small samples of the beers if youíre not sure what you want, or if theyíre not sure youíll like it if the beer is more extreme. Samples really not enough for rating, more to choose what you want.
Staff was nice enough to let me charge my phone on the one visit.
On my first visit, a Wednesday then, they closed at 10 pm, wasnít a whole lot of guests.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 14/20
Sevenlee  (74) Central Coast, NSW, Australia | July 18, 2013
Great place in the Harbour with a decent bottle selection. The staff can be hit and miss with their knowlege. Prices are high but the atmosphere is nice and the food is great. Worth a stop in.
Beershine  (850) The Sunshine State, Florida | June 27, 2013
Upscale modern hotel bar with a good selection of taps and bottles, but not quite good enough to be captivating. Cocktails seemed like they might be tasty.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 14/20
Gramoit  (19) , Australia | February 22, 2013
Have not been for a while but when i went they had a solid selection of bottled beers and few good beers on tap (God Jul). Food was excellent, really good service, Would go again in the future.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 1/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 9/20
lafravemineux  (2) , Australia | November 25, 2012
i went 5 time and time after time the place it was became a normal pub where found only factory beers on tap, there is still selection of bottled beer but with price very high for sydney market.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 4/10   OVERALL 13/20
ndon  (48) London, England | July 18, 2010
went on the weekend. fantastic beer selection, although can be quite pricey. lower deck is good for eating while the upper deck is great for the balcony and some people watching.
nate2g  (1046) 上海 / Boomtown!, Australia | December 26, 2009
A half decent range of bottled beers in the fridge with a solid import range of Mikkeller, Flying Dog, Rogue, Nogne O, Meantime and the Belgian Trappists. The local brews are well and truly under represented with a lack of quality micros on offer. They do have Rogue ales on tap and a few house brews from St Peters (nothing special). The barman was perhaps the most enthusiastic bar staff Iíve met regarding a push for quality beers but unfortunately the taps will always be limited as itís owned by Lion Nathan and it shows with most taps tied up with macros. A nice location in Darling Harbour though expensive to drink as expected. Itís not worth going out of your way for but have a look if youíre in the area.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
selinapitt  (1) Newtown, Sydney, Australia | October 20, 2009
The Pumphouse Bar and Restaurant celebrates beer, full-stop. Staff members will guide you through their tap selections, of which 4 taps are unique to the Pumphouse, or to the latest bottled treasure they have found from around the world. Home of the infamous Thunderbolt, of which you only need about 4 of to get your night going with a bang, I found many names I have never heard of before. The bartender told me they are constantly sourcing the newest, most quality products and really seem to care about their selections. Their restaurant has some great modern-Australian dishes too, and they serve some scrummy looking bar snacks all day long too! Iíll definitely be back!

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