Best pubs in Sydney

Check out the top pubs in Sydney, reviewed and ranked by the city’s locals
1. Beach Road Hotel
1. Beach Road Hotel
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199 local reviews
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9130 7247
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Lilly
Ideal for a big night or dancing. This iconic Bondi pub has clocked up a whole lot of years, and it’s still a…
Daniel
Hip and trendy pub popular with a range of ages. Includes a front and back bar as well as night club and live…
Mark
Beach Road Hotel my local pub, a couple of mins walk away. Courtyard out the back. Meals are OK but nothing…
1. Beach Road Hotel
1. Beach Road Hotel
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199 local reviews
71 Beach Rd, Bondi Beach
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9130 7247
Lilly
Lilly
Ideal for a big night or dancing. This iconic Bondi pub has clocked up a whole lot of years, and it’s still a favourite for weekly food…
Daniel
Daniel
Hip and trendy pub popular with a range of ages. Includes a front and back bar as well as night club and live music upstairs on certain…
Mark
Mark
Beach Road Hotel my local pub, a couple of mins walk away. Courtyard out the back. Meals are OK but nothing special. When there's a big…
2. The Oaks Hotel
2. The Oaks Hotel
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119 local reviews
118 Military Rd, Neutral Bay
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9953 5515
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Melanie
Craft beer, cocktails and upscale pub grub at a longtime hangout with outdoor space and retro decor. Really…
Maureen
This is a fantastic and beautiful pub with an excellent beer garden featuring...you guessed it...a big Oak…
MadeComfy
Iconic Sydney institution, sit outside and have a drink underneath the famous oak tree. The garden and…
2. The Oaks Hotel
2. The Oaks Hotel
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119 local reviews
118 Military Rd, Neutral Bay
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9953 5515
Melanie
Melanie
Craft beer, cocktails and upscale pub grub at a longtime hangout with outdoor space and retro decor. Really lovely beer garden. The large…
Maureen
Maureen
This is a fantastic and beautiful pub with an excellent beer garden featuring...you guessed it...a big Oak tree, lit up with fairy lights. …
MadeComfy
MadeComfy
Iconic Sydney institution, sit outside and have a drink underneath the famous oak tree. The garden and restaurant areas are child friendly…
3. Maloney's Hotel
3. Maloney's Hotel
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51 local reviews
81 Goulburn St, Sydney
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
(02) 9211 2992
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Jared SSP
You'll feel like you're in Ireland at this authentic Irish pub conveniently located in the hub of the Sydney…
3. Maloney's Hotel
3. Maloney's Hotel
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51 local reviews
81 Goulburn St, Sydney
Open · Closes 3:00 AM
(02) 9211 2992
Jared SSP
Jared SSP
You'll feel like you're in Ireland at this authentic Irish pub conveniently located in the hub of the Sydney CBD, corner of Pitt and…
4. Circular Quay
4. Circular Quay
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287 local reviews
Circular Quay, Sydney
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Abbey
The Rocks can be thought of as the 'Old Town' of Sydney. The birthplace of both the city and the modern…
Jared SSP
Today, Circular Quay and The Rocks are great to explore if you're looking for good quality souvenirs, art…
4. Circular Quay
4. Circular Quay
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287 local reviews
Circular Quay, Sydney
Abbey
Abbey
The Rocks can be thought of as the 'Old Town' of Sydney. The birthplace of both the city and the modern nation, this compact area seamlessly…
Jared SSP
Jared SSP
Today, Circular Quay and The Rocks are great to explore if you're looking for good quality souvenirs, art galleries, designer fashion as…
5. The Rocks
5. The Rocks
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295 local reviews
The Rocks, The Rocks
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Karen
The close proximity to Circular Quay and the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge, as well as the historic…
Eleni
Start your stay in Sydney with a short but interesting history lesson. The best way to do that is by walking…
Eddy
As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the…
5. The Rocks
5. The Rocks
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295 local reviews
The Rocks, The Rocks
Karen
Karen
The close proximity to Circular Quay and the views of the iconic Harbour Bridge, as well as the historic nature of many of the buildings,…
Eleni
Eleni
Start your stay in Sydney with a short but interesting history lesson. The best way to do that is by walking the streets of the Rocks. This…
Eddy
Eddy
As the strip of land where European settlers chose to step ashore in 1788, The Rocks is essentially the birthplace of modern Sydney…
6. The Beresford
6. The Beresford
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142 local reviews
354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9114 7328
Night clubBarPoint of interest
Ollie
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern italian…
Katie
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern italian…
Christopher
This pub changes 'scene' depending on the day of the week and time - there's something for everyone and…
6. The Beresford
6. The Beresford
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142 local reviews
354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9114 7328
Ollie
Ollie
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern italian trattoria. Lots of different…
Katie
Katie
Behind its polished green-tile exterior beats the heart of a casual neighbourhood pub with a modern italian trattoria. Lots of different…
Christopher
Christopher
This pub changes 'scene' depending on the day of the week and time - there's something for everyone and everyone's welcome. Beresford…
7. The Clock
7. The Clock
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111 local reviews
470 Crown St, Surry Hills
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9331 5333
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Daniela
I recommend the upstairs areas for a much nicer atmosphere. Maybe even secure a coveted seat on the balcony…
Ellen
This pub is smack bang in the middle of Crown St! Do some people watching with a beer and some food up on the…
Sally
Another of Sydneys favourite establishment pubs. Enjoy a quiet dinner and drinks downstairs, some trendy…
7. The Clock
7. The Clock
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111 local reviews
470 Crown St, Surry Hills
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9331 5333
Daniela
Daniela
I recommend the upstairs areas for a much nicer atmosphere. Maybe even secure a coveted seat on the balcony upstairs for a nice view over…
Ellen
Ellen
This pub is smack bang in the middle of Crown St! Do some people watching with a beer and some food up on the balcony, show off your moves…
Sally
Sally
Another of Sydneys favourite establishment pubs. Enjoy a quiet dinner and drinks downstairs, some trendy people watching on the balcony, or…
8. Courthouse Hotel
8. Courthouse Hotel
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74 local reviews
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Ilya & Sophie
From TimeOut Sydney: This is the pub against which all others shall be judged The beautiful thing about this…
Sarah
If you're looking for bustling pub to start the night, The Courty is a favourite for a lot of people in…
Simon
Back street Newtown pub. A great place to repair to for beers and boutique pub food after an afternoon spent…
8. Courthouse Hotel
8. Courthouse Hotel
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74 local reviews
Ilya & Sophie
Ilya & Sophie
From TimeOut Sydney: This is the pub against which all others shall be judged The beautiful thing about this old boozer is that it’s a pub…
Sarah
Sarah
If you're looking for bustling pub to start the night, The Courty is a favourite for a lot of people in Newtown/Inner West. It is only a…
Simon
Simon
Back street Newtown pub. A great place to repair to for beers and boutique pub food after an afternoon spent at the Newtown Festival or…
9. Hotel Steyne
9. Hotel Steyne
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111 local reviews
75 The Corso, Manly
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+61 2 9977 4977
LodgingPoint of interestEstablishment
Greg & Lisa
From the outside its looks like your normal pub but inside it transforms into various places depending on your…
Max And Rach
The biggest pub in Manly, good for a drink, watching sport or having dinner. On the top floor is Moonshine, a…
Anouk
A big old pub, fully renovated, at the end of the Corso right on the beachfront. It’s everything that an…
9. Hotel Steyne
9. Hotel Steyne
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111 local reviews
75 The Corso, Manly
Open · Closes 2:00 AM
+61 2 9977 4977
Greg & Lisa
Greg & Lisa
From the outside its looks like your normal pub but inside it transforms into various places depending on your mood. If you like live music…
Max And Rach
Max And Rach
The biggest pub in Manly, good for a drink, watching sport or having dinner. On the top floor is Moonshine, a rum bar that has beautiful…
Anouk
Anouk
A big old pub, fully renovated, at the end of the Corso right on the beachfront. It’s everything that an Australia pub is. Great in winter…
10. Lord Dudley Hotel
10. Lord Dudley Hotel
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50 local reviews
236 Jersey Rd, Woollahra
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9327 5399
BarRestaurantPoint of interest
Wayne
This one of Sydney's Oldest pubs. It is a traditional English pub with fantastic ambience and amazing food…
Rosemary
Old world pub with a grown up clientelle. Upstairs the pub serves great beer, wines and bar snacks while…
Edwina
One of Sydney's best loved pubs. It has a traditional English feel, lots of local locals that like to have a…
10. Lord Dudley Hotel
10. Lord Dudley Hotel
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50 local reviews
236 Jersey Rd, Woollahra
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9327 5399
Wayne
Wayne
This one of Sydney's Oldest pubs. It is a traditional English pub with fantastic ambience and amazing food both in the pub as well as…
Rosemary
Rosemary
Old world pub with a grown up clientelle. Upstairs the pub serves great beer, wines and bar snacks while downstairs the restaurant serves…
Edwina
Edwina
One of Sydney's best loved pubs. It has a traditional English feel, lots of local locals that like to have a beer outside in summer and a…
11. The Henson
11. The Henson
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47 local reviews
91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9569 5858
BarPoint of interestEstablishment
Lisa
Great local foodies pub usually packed with locals from singles to families. Craft beers and exciting menu to…
Angela
The Henson now boasts a modern menu and fit out bringing even the smallest of locals inside its doors.Exotic…
Alireza
The Henson is a great, local pub with good food and drinks. It's very family friendly with a designated kids…
11. The Henson
11. The Henson
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47 local reviews
91 Illawarra Rd, Marrickville
Open · Closes 12:00 AM (midnight)
+61 2 9569 5858
Lisa
Lisa
Great local foodies pub usually packed with locals from singles to families. Craft beers and exciting menu to please all tastes. Excellent…
Angela
Angela
The Henson now boasts a modern menu and fit out bringing even the smallest of locals inside its doors.Exotic dishes complement classic pub…
Alireza
Alireza
The Henson is a great, local pub with good food and drinks. It's very family friendly with a designated kids play area and kids menu. I love…
12. Charing Cross Hotel
12. Charing Cross Hotel
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47 local reviews
81 Carrington Rd, Waverley
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9389 3093
BarLodgingRestaurant
Liz & Chris
Beautifully renovated Charing Cross Hotel. Check out the 'restaurant' part for Sunday lunch. Matt Kemp -…
Louise
Nice local pub with outdoor courtyard seating area. Serves casual pub grub and also has a restaurant attached…
Phil
A beautifully renovated local pub, where you can grab a beer, wine and some pub grub -- such as a steak,…
12. Charing Cross Hotel
12. Charing Cross Hotel
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47 local reviews
81 Carrington Rd, Waverley
Open · Closes 11:00 PM
+61 2 9389 3093
Liz & Chris
Liz & Chris
Beautifully renovated Charing Cross Hotel. Check out the 'restaurant' part for Sunday lunch. Matt Kemp - recently awarded Chef of the Year…
Louise
Louise
Nice local pub with outdoor courtyard seating area. Serves casual pub grub and also has a restaurant attached serving a contemporary…
Phil
Phil
A beautifully renovated local pub, where you can grab a beer, wine and some pub grub -- such as a steak, schnitzel or burger.