Really enjoyed chilling at this place. Feels like a traditional English pub. The interior has many different rooms, so we grabbed our own with a couch. Rocks beers on tap arenít anything special, but they also have a few guests. You can order a paddle of 5 for $20, standard for Aussie prices. Service was very friendly and helpful. Worth a stop when in the downtown.
Visited on 5th April 2016. Itís a large multi-level pub in the Rocks. Itís got a good range of beer from the Rocks brewery plus guests from Australia and New Zealand. All are available in tasting paddles which we took advantage of.
Thereís some nice little rooms and we relaxed in the snug with our beers. Staff were friendly enough. Prices not too bad for a tourist location. Worth a stop if youíre in the Rocks as thereís quite a collection of venues nearby, donít miss this one!
Lovely pub interior is one of the classiest in Sydney. Good guest taps (Nail Stout) and solid but uninspiring house brews.
Re-visit Nov 2015, I think it is one of my favorite places in Sydney, (my new favorite being Welcome Hotel!). Love the vibe, reminds me of an English pub.
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 11, 2015
Character pub in the Rocks. House tap for Rocks Brewing. Good vibe in there, relaxed service was appreciated, in particular getting something past last orders, given that last orders were really, really early. Iíve been a couple times and would continue to make it a stop when in Sydney.
Visited both Oct -12 and Oct -15 for a few times. Both the food and the drinks is worth trying. Nice selection of beer, also the food is of a very good quality. Staff is nice and friendly.
gnoff (618) MŲlndal, Sweden | October 11, 2015| Updated October 20, 2015
Revisited Saturday October 10, 2015. Fairly late, not crowded, managed to get a paddle served. Nice friendly service once more. Have a feeling Iíll go back tonight! No longer a limit to pay by the card, awesome! Also a short visit Oct 11 for two midi of beer (or half pint), one was $8 and one was $8.50.
Visited twice, first visit was July 12, 2013. 12 beers available, 6 of them from Rocks, 6 from various Oz craft breweries. 4 beer tasting paddle available, but they donít do them Friday nights when it gets busy, I was there early enough this Friday to get one though. Annoying $30 minimum to pay with card, so bring cash unless youíre getting a lot. No WiFi. Nice fast service, bar staff seem rather knowledgeable about the beers.
Also visited July 16, 2013. Stopped by for two more tasting paddles. Didnít eat either of the times, but the $30 min on card annoyed me both times. Second time a huge group of people in sombreros and fake moustaches walked in for a beer, then left again, weird. A few TV sets showing footie. Nice place, Iíd go back again if in Sydney.
Very cool and comfortable looking joint with lots of space, reminds me of an English place, but one Iíd rather visit a few more times. Friendly staff, not overly knowledgeable except about their brews, Rocks brewing. 12 beers on tap, 6 Rock and 6 other Australians. The Rocks beers, the Butcher in particular were great, the others not so much. The offer 4 paddles on any beers, so you can tick 12 real fast. The bottle list was weak, mostly American crap and no internet. Those being my 2 complaints Iíd come back.