Exchange Hotel

Wednesday
12:00pm - 12:00am
94 Beattie Street Balmain 2041

This historic pub opened in 1885. Since then the three-level venue served as office space, a design studio and a cheese and wine bar.

Now it does a range of beers on tap, has a good Australian wine list, serves classic cocktails made well and is pet-friendly.

The pub's interior remains in its original form – from the timber bar and floors, to the fireplace. Original black and white photos and a leather chesterfield lounge, which were found in storage, are also part of the space.

To match the classic pub decor, on tap is Tooheys New, Hahn Super Dry and Heineken, as well as Melbourne’s Doss Blockos, Stone & Wood from Byron Bay and from Hawaii, Kona. There’s also an all-Australian wine list and classic cocktails.

The no-fuss food menu includes a schnitty served with slaw and aioli, and fried chicken wings with a choice of sauce – buffalo, smoky barbeque or garlic parmesan. There’s also a decent range of basic oven-baked pizzas, or cheese and charcuterie boards.

Updated: November 29th, 2018

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