The Rocks and surrounding suburbs make up some of the oldest suburbs in Australia. With all this history and tradition, it makes sense they have some of Sydney’s best watering holes.
Looking for somewhere to spend your weekend? We did the research and found our faves.
The Argyle - 18 Argyle St
Probably the most wellknown bar in The Rocks, The Argyle hits all the sweet spots: amazing food, and a huge list of local and international beer and wine. If you find yourself at The Argyle during the day or late at night, you can be sure the music will be pumping and keeping you entertained. Good times…
Blu Bar on 36 - 176 Cumberland Stree
Definitely a room with a view, Blu Bar on 36 is on one of the highest levels of the Shangri-La Hotel. Understandably, it boasts absolutely stunning views of Sydney, including the Opera House, Harbour Bridge and everything in between.
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel - 19 Kent St
An absolute icon, the oldest continually licensed hotel is home to the oldest pub brewery. Established in 1841, it keeps doing what it does best: serving amazing beer and food and giving folks the option to have a kip upstairs. Perfect!
Bar 100 - 100 George St
With three levels full of amazing vibes, great people and an incredible serving of fish and chips, Bar 100 is more than just a Saturday night dance club. On the weekends it’s a family-friendly-live-music-amazing-view kinda place that will have you fitting right in.
The Glenmore - 96 Cumberland St
You simply can’t go past The Glenmore! With its 180-degree views over Sydney Harbour it’s the perfect rooftop terrace for a relaxing evening with friends or family - even in winter (plenty of heaters here). Anyway, the lethal cocktails will have you warm in no time!
Wine Odyssey - 39-43 Argyle St
If beer isn’t your thing, head to Wine Odyssey instead. With over 44 wines by the glass and over 500 bottles on the list, they’re definitely living up to their ‘Australian Only’ premier wine nickname. And with a food menu that perfectly complements it too, you’re definitely in for a treat.
Pony Lounge and Dining - Cnr Argyle St and Kendall Ln
It seems they’re slowly popping up all over the place and for good reason,(CBD, Neutral Bay… more to come?) Pony Lounge and Dining presents an incredibly beautiful space filled with cocktails! Whether it’s the classics or funky new concoctions, the amazing bar at Pony has got you covered.
Fortune of War - 137 George St
If you thought the Lord Nelson was old, Fortune of War was built it 1828, making it Australia’s oldest pub and a historic icon of The Rocks. Its cosy and old world charm will make you feel like you could be sitting and drinking with convicts and sailors of yesteryear.