Sydney’s Beloved Beer Gardens and Breweries

Drink up, friends! This lot of breweries and beer gardens will keep your craft beer cravings satisfied.

TrueLocal - Keg & Brew Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

Keg & Brew Hotel

Surry Hills

30 taps and three hand pumps keep the craft ale cascading at the old Keg & Brew, and you won’t find a more homely, friendly and traditional pub in all of Surry Hills. With plenty of lovingly made and very affordable classic pub food to line your stomach with, you could practically live here if you wanted.  Read more

They have a great selection of draft ales and ciders (many English style) and a good, diverse and affordable menu. – Sam Windsor-Smith

TrueLocal - Dove & Olive: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

Dove & Olive

Surry Hills

A sister venue to the Keg & Brew, you can expect the same kind of loving service, generous portions and bountiful selection of refreshing cask beers to quench even the most stubborn thirsts. The Dove & Olive goes for a trendier, more contemporary vibe, and it’s a wonderful place to take pretty much anybody for an evening of plentiful fun.  Read more

Great food and atmosphere… Many craft beer options and I have to say the steaks are amazing and one of the best I have had in Sydney!!! – SBC84

TrueLocal - The Local Taphouse: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

The Local Taphouse


The Local Taphouse is a sleek, European-infused bar that also happens to be Australia’s most awarded craft beer venue (if you can believe that). They get in over 400 unique beers a year, and the roof garden bar is a true temple of stylish comfort. If you’re looking for a good time in Darlinghurst, The Local Taphouse will give you one to remember.  Read more

The Selection of Specialty Beers on Tap is amazing… 30 different beers plus plenty more imported specialties in the bottle. The Decor is old school but funky downstairs and, wood panelled and, cosy upstairs. The food is great too. Try the Burgers or the Pizza with Chilli Jam also the Beer Battered chunky Chips are great too. – Phicus

TrueLocal - 4 Pines Brewing Company: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

With six award-winning beers brewed onsite, as well as a huge selection of sumptuous food and quality wines to choose from, the 4 Pines Bar & Restaurant is your go-to spot for good drinks, good eats and good memories in Manly. Inviting and cosy, the staff are as knowledgeable about the beer as they are friendly, and they’re always up for a chat.  Read more

Great boutique beer AND the food is very good! Was very happy with my meal. Seems like a small thing, but even the chips that came with my steak sandwich were impressive. – Kent Kobi

TrueLocal - Redoak: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney



The philosophical questions regarding Redoak have puzzled our greatest minds for years. Just what is Redoak? Is it a restaurant? A café? A bar? A brewery? Is it all of them at once, or none of them at all? Well, you’d better head down to Redoak pronto to see if you can figure it out!  Read more

If you heart beer, this place can be your paradise. Their beer menu is excellent and wide ranged. They locally brew their own beers handcrafted, and you will definitely taste a huge quality difference comparing to those commercial beers we generally encounter everyday. The dining experience there was flawless as well. – Veleta

TrueLocal - Golden Sheaf Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

Golden Sheaf Hotel

Double Bay

The Golden Sheaf is a bright, airy and incredibly enormous pub/hotel/bar/function space/beer garden haven in Double Bay. Whatever you’re in the mood for and whatever the time of day, simply saunter on down here for food, drink and entertainment of the highest order. It’ll make you remember what it is to love.
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Best beer garden in the Eastern Suburbs. – simonc22

TrueLocal - The Beresford Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

The Beresford Hotel

Surry Hills

Whether you seek excitement or tranquility, weary traveller, you will find them both in harmonious accord within the hallowed confines of the Beresford Hotel. Whether you want to laze away your Sunday with an ice cold beer, or sneak off for a cheeky pint during Wednesday lunch, they’ve got you covered.
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A regular visitor to the Beresford Hotel, I find it a venue that proves drinks are appropriate no matter what day of the week it is. The sophisticated, yet laid back atmosphere draws In the crowds every night of the week. The decor is exceptional inside and out, with the star and lantern-lit beer garden being my favourite spot. – Chad Mason

TrueLocal - Courthouse Hotel: Breweries and Beer Gardens in Sydney

We haven’t had an irritatingly cool Newtown pub for a while, so here’s the Courthouse Hotel! Behind the humble exterior lurks a shedload of sexy beers, wines and spirits, and a healthy smattering of decidedly hip individuals. It’s a good-natured spot really, and all who love their beer will find themselves right at home.
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Great eats! The Courty produces the best culinary delights since that scene in the first Harry Potter movie with the sorting hat ceremony banquet. Another reason is the alcoholic beverages. The Courty has all your usual domestic brews as well as the local treasures and a great selection of sneaky spirits that you’ve never even heard of, bruh. – Mr. W.B. Woodheart

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