Below is a list of the top and leading Pubs in Sydney. To help you find the best Pubs located near you in Sydney, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.
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Sydney’s Best Pubs:
The top rated Pubs in Sydney are:
- Beer DeLuxe
- The Edinburgh Castle
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Beer DeLuxe – Whether you’re after a casual dining experience, a few beers or simply a place to stay and take in the view, Beer DeLuxe King St. Wharf has it all. They are a premier brewhouse servicing several spots in NSW and Victoria.
Browse through over 150 international craft beers while enjoying a spot of people watching in the outdoor alfresco dining area, inside the restaurant over two levels, or on the outside balcony as you watch the boats sail by.
Pork Belly, Korean BBQ, White Bean Nacho, Chicken & Vegetables Gyoza, Crumbed Chicken Strips, Peking Ducks Crepes, Fried Squid, Sausage Rolls, Pizza, Burger, Wine, Cocktails, Beer, Wheat Beers, Lagers, Golden Ales, Pale Ales, India Pale Ales, Reds, Ambers, Browns & ESBS, Porters, Stouts, Scotch Ales, American Strong & Barley Wine
“Great place for drinks on a weekday or weekend and great for dinner or a snack any day of the week. The place does great catering to functions to which I have been to many at this venue. Loads of craft beers on tap and plenty of standard and top shelf spirits and liquors. Do try if you are in the King Street Wharf area.” -Steven Roberts
P.J.O’Brien’s is located on the corner of King & Clarence Street, P.J.O’Brien’s offers a taste of Ireland in the heart of the CBD. The warm glow of the open fire and traditional Irish music drowning out the hustle and bustle of city life. As daylight fades the ‘craic’ begins, settle in with a creamy pint of Guinness or one of their many beers, wines and spirits. Their kitchen offers a variety of savoury Irish dishes and contemporary pub meals.
BBQ Chicken Schnitzel Wrap, Spicy Buffalo Wings, Beef Nachos, Toasted Sandwich, Salt & Pepper Calamari, Traditional Caesar Salad, Chicken & Bacon Club Sandwich, Beef & Guinness Pie, Traditional Irish Stew, Shays Award Winning Beef Burger, Mushroom & Spinach Risotto, Sparkling, White & Red, Draught Beer, Bottled Beer, Cider
“This place was just what we needed after a long day of touring. Ambiance was cozy and inviting. Food was great and good value and service was good. And the bonus for us was it was right in our hotel so our tired legs had a short walk home!” -Jaime Ebright
The Edinburgh Castle
The Edinburgh Castle is an iconic Sydney landmark since 1885, The Edinburgh Castle is a timeless testament to the spirit of the city’s traditional pubs and historic hotels.
Preserved by the laughter and spirit of tales past, the hotel’s walls were once refuge to some of the country’s most famed creatives. A storied pub known as Henry Lawson’s chosen writing nook, quenching thirst and bearing witness to some of his greatest poems and short stories.
Today, The Edinburgh Castle enters a new era by rewriting the rules on Sydney pubs.
As you walk through our castle’s gates, you’ll be met by a warm and knowledgeable team whose great service rests on good old-fashioned values. Chat to us about your day while we help you choose a beer, select a wine, or find the perfect dish for a true Aussie dining experience.
Garlic and herb bread, Warm pretzel bread, House made potato scallops, Fried chickpea falafel, Eggplant and chickpea sausage roll, Crispy salt and pepper squid, Middle eastern lamb skewers, Salads, Wagyu beef, Beer battered fish and chips, house made potato scallop, tartare sauce, Crispy skin barramundi, Chicken schnitzel, Chicken parmigiana, Grilled guerrero half chicken, Fried chicken burger, Sparkling, Whites, Pinks, Reds, From the Cellar
“Love this spot, a hidden gem. We got there for Happy hour so 5 dollar drinks. The lanterns outside give the bar a cosy feel during winter months. So close town hall station and Elizabeth Street. Staff were lovely, would definitely recommend for an after dinner drink.” -Stephanie Doyle