As one of the first areas settled in Sydney, The Rocks is of course steeped in history, and has numerous excellent public houses to show for it. The walls of these buildings could tell stories to rival some of the ones that we tell on stage, to be sure.
The Australian Heritage Hotel
Opened in 1824, The Australian is a well-preserved example of Edwardian architecture, from the tiling to the tap faucets. The Hotel is heritage listed.
100 Cumberland Street
Built in 1921, The Glenmore is an icon – with a fantastic rooftop bar. It is one of the last surviving pre-Harbour Bridge buildings in the area.
96 Cumberland Street
Originally a private residence spanning three terraces, Harts Pub survived post-bubonic plague demolitions in The Rocks to become one of the original Sydney venues on the craft beer scene.
Corner of Essex & Gloucester Streets
Hotel Palisade is situated in Sydney’s historic Rocks precinct sitting just above the docklands. The rich history of this building that boasts a pub, a hotel and a cocktail lounge all under the one roof.
35 Bettington St
The Lord Nelson
Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel, and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery.
19 Kent Street
The Mercantile Hotel is on the National Register of Historic Places, has been voted Australia’s best Irish pub twice and is renowned for its famous draught Guinness and live music.
25 George St