There is well over one hundred bars, taverns and pubs across the city of Sydney, Australia. With such a diverse range of choices of pubs, choosing one for yourself, friends or family will depend on the theme, location and available activities of each venue.


We understand if you’re visiting Sydney and would like to know which are the best pubs. So we have compiled a list for you to take a look at and decide for yourself which is the top Sydney Pub.


 The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is home to the oldest pub brewery in all of Australia and is located in the historic Rocks precinct. The Lord is recognised as one of the best pubs in the country, providing award winning beers, great food and classy accommodation. This unique hotel is perfect for those who would like experience a little slice of history over a nice cold beer.


19 Kent Street, Millers Point Ph: 02 9251-4044  View Map


 Angel Hotel

Angel Hotel Sydney
Famous for it’s theatre styled design around the awning, the Angel boasts a more traditional styled pub fare. Located conveniently on Pitt Street and Angel Place, this pub has long been a favourite for functions, quiet drinks or big night outs amongst tourist and locals alike for many many years.



125 Pitt Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9233-3131 View Map


 Edinburgh Castle Hotel

Edinburgh Castle Hotel
Filled with world charm, this inner city pub caters for delightful drinks, a great area to hang with friends and a spacious function room. There’s plenty to do at the Edinburgh Castle Hotel with pool tables and a video juke box on the ground floor, a lounge bar and an outdoor secret garden in the middle of the city.



294 Pitt Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9261-1343  View Map


 Harts Pub

Harts Pub
Harts Pub in Sydney is home to the Rocks Brewing Company. Their mission is to supply Sydney with the experience of a lifetime, different to any other ordinary pub. This unique Sydney pub serves up Australia’s best hand crafted beer, rotated through twelve taps. With beer made to perfection and meals from a top quality chef, there is no question as to why Harts Pub is one of Sydney’s best.


176 Cumberland Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9251-6030  View Map


 Fortune Of War

Fortune Of War
Old world charm and the tastiest beer served from a hamper style bar is what this pub of the Rocks boasts. The Fortune of War pub has an enviable reputation with tourists and locals alike and provides a warm traditional service in a cozy heritage bar with fifteen different local and imported beers on tap.



137 George Street, The Rocks Ph: 02 9247-2714 View Map


 The Observer Hotel

The Observer Hotel
One of the best kept secrets in The Rocks, the Observer combines old styled charm with contemporary comfort and design. Spend a day discovering the Rocks and become inspired by the impressive sandstone buildings, the narrow cobbled streets and the famous Observer Hotel, the place to be. This fancy place boasts live music daily, sporting action on plasma screens and friendly staff.


69 George Street, The Rocks Ph: 02 9252-4169  View Map


 The Bucket List Bar and Eatery

The Bucket List
Bondi’s very own beach front pub is the Bucket List Bar and Eatery, a place that is really all about jugs of beer and buckets of prawns. This chilled and relaxed pub is a great daytime venue, catering for trendy tables and chairs, beautiful food, deck chairs to lay down on and the kindest of staff.

Queen Elizabeth Drive, Bondi Beach Ph: 02 9365-4122  View Map


 3 Wise Monkeys

3 Wise Monkeys
The 3 Wise Monkeys pub of Sydney caters for an awe-inspiring atmosphere, fun people, amazing live music and the friendliest staff. This Sydney pub provides locals with free live music each and every night of the week and has won the award for Best Live Entertainment Venue in Australia.



555 George Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9283-5855 View Map



Corridor Bar Newtown
Sinking a beer with a few friends has never been better at this Newtown pub. This cool little local pub is a cool alternative to the bustling Sydney city lifestyle. The friendly and down to earth staff provide beautiful brews of beer, simple mixers and red and white wines. Being a small bar, you can become comfortable in a community environment whilst eating bar snacks such as nachos and burgers.


153A King Street, Newtown Ph: 0422-873-879  View Map


 Hotel Sweeney’s

Hotel Sweeneys
Hotel Sweeney’s is an amazing little pub that makes you feel on top of the world (literally). This rooftop bar is great for enjoying a cool beverage with friends or family and provides and atmosphere like no other. With a sports bar underneath, aswell as a Thai kitchen, you’ll be spoilt for choice on entertainment.



236 Clarence Street, Sydney Ph: 02 9267-1796  View Map