Pubs in Sydney have been around since the early 19th century. Back then, public houses were required to carry out more functions than a typical drinking establishment. So pubs would also serve as hostels, post offices, general stores and community meeting places. Australian pubs had to be larger than their counterparts in England.
That’s why classic Australian pubs are usually found towering over the intersections of Sydney’s busiest streets. Their size – and all of the different functions these pubs cater for – is their greatest strength. What makes the best pubs in Sydney so special is how easily they can accommodate so many different types of people seeking distinct experiences.
Whether you’re looking for a trivia game, a family meal, a big group catch-up, a place to go before a big night or a place to have a big night, you’ll find what you’re looking for at one of these pubs.