Australia > Sydney
Stew41 (158) Woodend, Australia | April 19, 2011| Updated April 20, 2011
72 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 15/20
In line with expectations which, admittedly, were high. Fitout compared to Melbourne is same but different. Very good use of dark wood panelling but the classic inner city pub roots canít be denied complete with art deco tiling and wall bench bars. Range very good and in line with Melbourne. Pricing in line with bad Aust craft pub premium pricing. Must be Sydís best venue? Service soldid without being OS. Plus they play great alt county like Wilco and Golden Smog!
jonno (123) , Japan | October 10, 2010
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 13/20
TimE has the best thoughts here on this bar. Rough and ready place, though no rough types there. Decor is old and a bit haphazard. Feels a bit unclean. 2 levels the real draw is the excellent range of beers they get here. Service was friendly and prices are decent - though bottles are pretty over the top (though this is average in Australia). Good place but the Wheatsheaf is still the quintessential craft bar I have visited in Australia in terms of overall experience.
rocket39 (1) , Australia | October 8, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
great craft beer pub, great selection of local and international beers, always rotating there taps so always something new to try when you go there
ndon (48) London, England | June 10, 2010| Updated December 29, 2010
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 19/20
Rotating taps with some great beers from Oz, NZ, and international guest beers. Friendly staff who know their beer.
Edit: The rooftop bar is now open, and it just makes this place even better!!!
Mattburns (3) | June 1, 2010
100 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 10/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 20/20
Fantastic bar. Beer, food staff all on the money. A great place to go anytime.
nzbiggles (2) , Australia | April 8, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Awesome bar. Huge rotation of unique beers, a perfect place if you want to taste beers. Only problem is the beers are so rare you often never taste them again.
TheGrandMaster (105) Auckland, New Zealand | February 14, 2010
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 5/10 VALUE 5/10 OVERALL 16/20
Love the interior, awesome building. The vibe and crowd isnít quite the equal of its bigger Melbourne brother (too many people I asked in there what they were drinking responded "I donít know"), but itís hard to make any complaints when you have 20 taps on offer.
TimE (272) Tokyo, Japan | December 27, 2009| Updated January 2, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Decent place, though the atmosphere feels a bit faux and the staff are amongst the least bright Iíve come across in any bar - though they do have rudimentary knowledge of beer and were somewhat friendly. Beyond that, this place is brilliant. Selection of rotating Oz brews - though not a large portion of the entire taplist - was spot on and served in good condition and temperature. Prices seemed reasonable. Food was excellent (I enjoyed a Salami Pizza). Menu is informative and explains about beer styles and food indicates what beer goes with which food. Very good presentation for attracting people to try craft beer. Did not having anything from bottles, but list seemed impressive. A must for any out of town visitor to Sydney.
Also it should be mentioned, I told the bar staff they need to put operating hours on thier website. They said they will get on this. I am not holding my breath. Until then, just guess!
sthlm (145) Minnesota | August 17, 2009
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited here a few times recently, and was quite impressed. 20 taps, almost all of which were micros, and 3 of which were from a featured aussie brewer (Moo Brew when I was there). For A$13 you could get 5 samples of the tap beers, which is also nice. Bottle selection was pretty good with a number of Belgian offerings, even if they were kind of spendy. Staff was very friendly, and seemed to know some about the beer. Very cool feel to the place, even if the neighborhood was so-so. Definitely worth stopping at if in Sydney.
nate2g (1041) Boomtown!, Australia | July 10, 2009| Updated June 19, 2015
76 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 16/20
Iíve now visited many times over the years. Itís a consistently good place to find Australian craft on tap and with beers I donít usually see elsewhere around Sydney in my experience. Service and overall enjoyment can be wildly variable though, depending on when you time your visit. I definitely prefer a quieter afternoon visit to avoid the potential mayhem of after work crowds and busy evenings. The tasting paddles are great to get through a few. Food menu available but I canít comment as always skip eating here. The Local is still going strong all these years later.
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