A very Sydney brewpub. Itís right on the water, itís packed with suits on Thursday and Friday nights and no one really gives a stuff about whether the beer is any good or not. That said, itís a pleasant spot to while away a sunny afternoon - you can sit outside and pretty much have the place to yourself. Itís not cheap, but then the rent for a location like this is extrortionate. Itís big and roomy. If youíre visiting from out of town, this is the sort of place thatís safe to take your non-beer-drinking partner. She can enjoy the location while you sample the brews. Beer standards seem to be variable but generally pretty solid.
Turned up to this place to see it renamed King St Brewhouse and featuring mostly BlueTongue stuff. No James Squire available. No beer brewed onsite, although apparently theyíll get to it once they have a licence. Asked the admins whether to close this up (as it is a rather different and not very good place) or rename it, but havenít received a response so far. Going to to try retiring it and see if it takes.
Excellent location and of course great selection of Squires. The bar staff donít seem to know, care about the beer as much as they should. Pricy but understandable considering the location. Overall a great place and always worth a visit when on the wharf.
Much like the Docklands brewpub in Melbourne, ok food, pretty average beers, the punters didnít give a shit about what they were drinking. Seems like a bit of a waste of a brewery. Again, the staff knew little to nothing about the beers, I guess Iím not surprised when nobody drinks the house brews. Iíll give it a couple of extra points for location though.
A quick visit on a Sunday Afternoon. It was extremely busy on the day so just settled with the one beer. This was more due to lack of staff available. I wasnít too keen on waiting around for food, but one positive is the nice position along the wharf.
Not a bad place to spend a sunny sunday afternoon, but it would probably suck midweek when its full of suits. Beer selection is very limited, they only seem to have 2 of their own beers on tap any time Iíve been there, which is really slack! Bar staff have very little enthusiasm or product knowledge. Food is good, though a little expensive.
I dunno. This place was full of tourists (on both sides of the bar) when I was there. The Governor King was crap, though the one-off Oyster Stout was good. Not convinced by this place - I guess itís places like this that make me dislike Sydney, though I guess thereís crap, tourist-trap, expensive bars in every city.