With its Art Deco-style interiors, frosted glass windows and sports bar, the Zetland Hotel is the definition of an old boozer. In the heart of the Green Square precinct, it’s warm and welcoming, and has a bistro as well as a buzzing beer garden. Oh, and it’s dog-friendly. Win!
At this easy-breezy watering hole, there’s a special or something on every night – because we all need a midweek pick-me-up. You can sit outside or in the sleek dining room-slash-bar, and order posh pub grub and cocktails. For families, kids under 12 eat for free between 12-6pm, Monday to Friday.
Moore Park View Hotel
At this local watering hole, there’s something going on every night, from ‘Why Cook Mondays?’ to ‘Trivia Tuesdays’ and steak, rib and raffles nights. Moore Park View Hotel boasts a beer garden, plus a pool table and every sports game you want to watch on multiple TVs.
Bar No. 5
A far cry from the corner pub, this light-filled industrial warehouse-style bar is oh-so-chic and on trend. Located in a quiet area of Alexandria, Bar No. 5 has cocktails, live music, a bistro and designated dog spots. It’s local bar that you never knew you needed, until now.
Frenchies Bistro and Brewery
Mixing craft beer with the culture of Parisian bistronomy – a winning combination that has captured the attention of Sydneysiders. Located in Rosebery’s foodie hub, The Cannery, this brewery-slash-bistro is the baby of two Frenchies who bring their passion for craft beer and incredible food (done the Parisian way) together.
Archie Rose Distilling Co.
A unique distillery, Archie Rose's bar is just metres from the distillery. The seven pages of cocktails ensure you get a chance to sample every last one of their complete range of spirits, while the tasting flights are a godsend for those who aren’t brave enough to mix Nibbles are looked after by Archie Rose neighbours, Black Star Pastry, who’ll deliver you a tasting board upon your request.
The Cauliflower Hotel
The sun streams into every pocket of this pub, from the public bar to the rooftop. The Cauliflower Hotel is a Sydney institution, and a staunch Rabbitohs bar, so do as the locals do and pop in for the game. There’s also live music on weekends, and plenty of craft beer on offer.
A funky local watering-hole that loves their craft beer and pinball machines, the Lord Raglan has stood the test of time by staying true to its roots. The hotel retains many of its original features and the food is classic yet hearty and pairs nicely with the craft beer on offer.
Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq
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The new kid on the block, Archie Brothers Electric Circus brings a whole new meaning to old-school arcade games. There are old and new favourites, plus the more active bumper cars, bowling, laser tag, flying trapeze … you name they’ve got it. Then there is the food and bar, both keeping you well fuelled throughout the fun and mayhem.
Rocks Brewing Co
From its original home at Harts Pub in the historic precinct of The Rocks to the industrial vibes of Alexandria, Rocks Brewing Co. is all about craft beer and Southern American style food. Long communal tables and outdoor seating overlook metal vats and breakfast and coffee is served throughout the week, but the first beer of the day will have to wait until 10am.