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Written by Cassandra Thomson - 23 January 2024

A Toast to the Best: Unveiling Our Top Pubs in Sydney

Raise your glasses and join us on a spirited journey as we unveil a handpicked selection of our favourite pubs Sydney-wide! From cosy corners to lively establishments filled with personality, we've scoured the map to bring you a diverse list catering to every pub enthusiast's taste. So, let's dive into the world of good times, great company, and the best pints in town!

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1. Exclusive Hire, Helm Bar & Bistro


Nestled on the doorstep of Sydney's iconic Darling Harbour, Helm Bar & Bistro is a top pick for a pub with a view. Conveniently situated just steps away from the Sydney CBD, you won’t have to travel far for a waterside celebration. For festivities on a grand scale, the entire Upper Deck can host up to 400 guests. With vibrant hanging greenery and uninterrupted water views of Darling Harbour, Helm Bar & Bistro sets the stage for a memorable event.

2. Sweethearts Rooftop, Potts Point Hotel

Potts Point

Housed within a refurbished Federation-style bank, you’ll find Sweethearts Rooftop perched four floors above Darlinghurst Road. Hanging greenery and colourful artwork make for a vibrant atmosphere for your event. The retractable roof and heaters ensure you keep cool on the rooftop, with a variety of both undercover and alfresco seating. A range of delicious Mexican share plates is sure to keep you and up to 150 guests well-fed. Escape the bustle of the city and unwind at Sweethearts Rooftop.

3. Pool Room, The Grand Hotel


With two inviting levels, this classic pub near Sydney Harbour caters to every taste. Elevate your experience on the second floor at The Grand Hotel's Pool Room. Enjoy a private bar, pool tables and a balcony to keep your guests impressed. With grand heritage features and plenty of natural light, it’s the perfect spot to celebrate with up to 60 guests. Whether it's casual birthday drinks, an after-work unwind with the team or a networking event, The Grand Hotel guarantees a grand old time.

4. Hops Bar, The Bank


Located on the bustling King Street in Newtown, The Bank Hotel epitomises the lively spirit of the Inner West. Renowned for its expertly crafted spirits, tequila, whiskey, and beer selections, this function venue is the go-to for all occasions, from team lunches to corporate launches. Exclusive bookings at Hops Bar, accommodating up to 80 guests, transform the space into a private oasis complete with an outdoor terrace and private bar. Escape to your own party paradise right on King Street at The Bank.

5. Angel Level 1, Angel Hotel


Step into tradition with a twist at Angel Hotel. Ascend the stairs to Angel Level 1, where you’ll be transported to an old-world British pub. Complete with Chesterfield lounges, tasselled lampshades and a quirky mix of antiques, this function venue is brimming with character. This much-loved watering hole offers all the comforts of a traditional pub, making it the perfect space for any kind of celebration. With its inviting ambience and distinct character, Angel Level 1 is sure to leave an impression.

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Australia is the best in the biz when it comes to iconic pubs. Whether you're looking for a heritage listed multi-level venue or an open plan space, we've got you covered. Discover the best Sydney pubs, guaranteed to provide a good time and great beers.

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