One of Sydneyís best beer bars, and a leading cheerleader for the local craft beer scene. The tap beer doesnít always seem as fresh as it might be but you canít fault the range. Check out the beer menu for a huge list of Aussie micros. (Bit depressing how few of the beers on the list are any good, but thatís another story....!) Top-notch pizzas and a relaxed atmosphere.
Nice little place a few minutesí walk from Hartís Pub. Taplist is pretty generic, with not the most interesting Aussie taps. You can do a flight for a reasonable (for Australia) price. Service is friendly. Due to the taplist, Iíd say itís not really worth a stop, but if youíre in the area and want to visit something else besides Hartís Pub, this is a decent choice.
Visited on Sunday 20th March. Large bar with seating outside under a verandah on the Rocks. Itís a bit tourist central but do have a reasonably good range of beer. Prices are not too bad. Food is decent. You can try various Aussie critters on a pizza. Itís a large place with lots of floors and plenty of seating. Decent old pub. Worth a visit
Oakes (816) Vancouver, British Columbia | November 11, 2015
Old hotel in the Rocks with a few good handles. Handy for a crawl that includes Harts Pub and the Lord Nelson. Overall, the tap list is a bit thin, and while there are a lot of bottles they arenít sufficiently compelling to make up for it. I would say a second tier stop in Sydney for the beer geek, but good atmosphere makes it a decent stop for the more casual beer lover.
Visited multiple times October 2012 and October 2015, both times also visited during the annual Australian Beer Festival. Gourmet pizza that is worth the trip in itself.
friendly staff and good selection of beers. If visiting I can really recommend to try the Sharerís Lager that is in a very good condition and just might surprise you!
gnoff (618) MŲlndal, Sweden | October 11, 2015| Updated October 13, 2015
Latest visit daytime Friday October 9, 2015. Got a paddle ($14) with my brother, very friendly nice staff. Didnít eat. Was booked as for tables shortly after we were there, so can probably be rather crowded.
Visited on July 12, 2013. Walked over from Lord Nelson, wasnít as easy to find as I thought from my map, needed to get up from one street level to another, can take a bit of looking for unless youíre more used to the city than I am. Free WiFi available. Two bars available, with slightly different selection, not that clear what they do have. Draught selection was a bit disappointing actually, I wasnít impressed. Tasting paddles available, 5 beers, forgot the price. Pretty close to Harts Pub, but Harts felt better for me personally. Still worth it to drop by Iíd say. Didnít eat. Some indoors seating, as well as some outdoors. Was fairly busy even early in the day, well it was a Friday and well after lunch after all.
I loved that place when was visiting Sydney. Used their menu as a sort of road-map of Australian beer. At the time of my visit (couple years ago) the choice was huge - about hundred beers - drafts & bottles combined. Was really impressed.