The refurbished Royal has brought life back into Leichhardt’s drinking scene, with the pub now a sought-after watering hole on a weekend - be it night or day. Upstairs, the restaurant and balcony evoke a fresh, airy feel while maintaining English Pub style and the open beer garden is the perfect Sunday afternoon pitstop. The cocktails are fruity while the menu is American inspired (but don’t worry, there’s pub classics too). And there’s no lack of beer here. In Leichhardt, ...
Leichhardt's newest neighbourood haunt, The Golden Gully is a loving tribute to all things Australiana. Expect Aussie wine, spirits and beers to dominate the drinks menu, along with tasty bar bites that perfectly pair with your after-work cocktail – potato scallops for the win. Don't be deterred by the cool and hip vibes, as the service and atmosphere is equally warm and inviting.
Creek and Cella
No matter how you spent your morning, Creek & Cella is a suitable afternoon retreat. The wine bar is best enjoyed in the later sun-kissed hours, with sliced to order charcuterie and cheese accompanying organic wines, locally sourced beer and classic cocktails. For those a little more peckish, the locally sourced seasonal menu has a range of share plates and solo meals. Reuben sandwich anyone?
The Bald Faced Stag
Whether you’re after a burger or a live gig, The Bald Faced Stag has you covered. The old hotel has been revamped to cater to the latest American burger trends as well as covering traditional pub classics. If you find yourself along Parramatta Road stop drop in to the beer garden, or time it to catch some live music as well. An old classic with a modern touch on the menu.
White Cockatoo Hotel
Serving schnitzels so large they need a platter instead of a plate, West Village in Petersham are serious about their schnitzel. The crumbed veal specialty is tender, crunchy and served with a zesty lemon, caper and burnt butter sauce, and German mashed potato on the side. If planning to drop in on a Saturday night, take our advice and book ahead.
The Salisbury Hotel is a historic pub in the heart of Stanmore. A community watering hole, as you enter be sure to check out the framed portraits of locals hanging on the walls. This recently renovated, kid-friendly venue is made up of the Public Bar, The Salisbury Kitchen and outdoor Brew Truck Bar. The menu has all your favourite classics and there are different events each night throughout the week.
The legendary Oxford Tavern has been lovingly restored to its former glory as Petersham’s local pub. The new ‘Tav’ sports a list of locally owned and independent brews, alongside a revamped food menu that has excited locals queuing at the door. Maintaining its pub charm, the team have reintroduced free live music sessions every week and wild weekend parties. Inspired by its rich and colourful history, this is a venue that doesn't take itself too seriously, so look forward to ...
The Annandale Hotel is one of the most iconic pubs in the Inner West and is known for its friendly and welcoming vibe.There’s always something happening at The Annandale with great tunes providing the soundtrack to a typical night at the pub. The classic pub fare has been curated by Burgers by Josh and no visit to The Annandale is complete without sampling one of their cocktails.
Public House Petersham
The oldest pub in the area, Public House is steeped in history while a new refurb has given the venue an industrial style facelift. The shipping container beer garden is the place to bring the kids for an easy and crowd-pleasing wood-fired pizza. Take in the street art installations selected to promote the local arts scene. Over in the inner-west, this trendy pub has a solid four-legged following. While they’re welcome throughout the venue, the most popular spot is the ...
Goblin Kitchen & Bar
Located near Summer Hill train station, Goblin Kitchen and Bar is a cosy eatery known for serving up all-day breakfast. With wood interiors, a courtyard and friendly staff, the vibe is relaxed at the Goblin. In the morning this cafe is a local coffee pit stop and come lunch time the courtyard is filled with hungry diners.
Summer Hill Hotel
A typical neighbourhood pub, the Summer Hill Hotel is known for being a hive of activity every night of the week. This multipurpose venue has live music, a pool table and trivia competitions. The classic pub food menu and oversized courtyard keep the locals coming back.
The Temperance Society
The Temperance Society is cosy, small bar in the Summer Hill Village. Focused on bringing together the best in local produce, expect to see beer from Young Henry's and Batch Brewing, and pickles and relishes courtesy of Cornersmith. Perfect for a date night or after work drink, the bar is open everyday.
What was once the neighbourhood milkshake counter, local institution The Rio is the go-to small bar in Summer Hill. This converted milkbar is equal parts cool and nostalgic, maintaining elements of its Greek-influenced history. The exposed brick, blue accents and wall art pair perfectly with refined cocktail and bar bites menu.
Perched above restaurant One Penny Red, Vernon's Bar is a dark and sultry watering hole. Offering both indoor and outdoor seating, the atmosphere lends itself perfectly to a friendly catch up or romantic date night. The welcoming service, weekly specials and delicious cocktails keep drawing in a crowd.