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Clubs, nightclubs, bars, nightspots and entertainment venues in The Rocks


Spread throughout The Rocks are numerous pubs that brings the place to life at night with music, laughter and fun. Yet, during the day, you can enjoy their old world charm while having a quiet ale and meal.

Venue Description
Cruise Bar, Restaurant & Events

Three floors for eating, drinking and functions. Situated in the Overseas Passenger Terminal you can eat, drink and dance while taking in the spectacular views of the Opera House and Sydney Harbour.

The Bar 1 is open 11:00am till late while the Cruise Restaurant 2 is open from 6:00pm Tuesday to Saturdays. Cruise Events on 3 is a stunning event venue.


Mercantile Hotel

This old style hotel, situated at 25 George Street - almost in the shadow of the Sydney Harbour Bridge - was first opened to the public in 1915.

Surrounded by dark wood and classic pub tiling one can sit in the cool interior and have a beer (yes, this is a pub where beer is in sync with the decor) in one of the three traditional bars.


Observer Hotel

Situated at 69 George Street the venue boasts live entertainment seven days a week. Open 11:00am till 11:30pm Sunday till Thursday and till 2:30am Friday and Saturday.

The Observer has been well and truly part of The Rocks heritage since 1847.


Orient Hotel

Fully refurbished in the 70's, this Gothic Revival style hotel was originally opened in 1844.

With numerous bars and a beer garden in which to drink under the stars on barmy evenings, this is the place to relax enjoy and have fun.

Situated at 89 George Street the Orient parties every Wednesday to Sunday night with live bands in the Public Bar.

For dinner try the bistro on the first floor and then try the top floor Nightclub, where DJs play every Friday & Saturday night from 10:00pm till 3:00am. Entry is free.


Fortune of War

Purports to be the oldest pub in Sydney, having been there since 1928.

Situated at 137 George Street the hotels caters for the locals workers who come for lunch and the odd after hours ale.

On weekend expect a mixed crowd with tourist rubbing shoulders with Sydneysiders.

The pub is best known for its jazz on a Sunday afternoon and guitar entertainment during the week.


Glenmore Hotel

Sit on the roof top beer garden and get a fabulous view of the Harbour and Sydney Opera House.

Don't imbibe too many ales while on the roof as the climb down to ground level is steep and windy - we counted 40 steps.

Situated at 96 Cumberland Street at the western top end of The Rocks.


Australian Hotel This old style hotel is situated at 100 Cumberland Street. Comprising three levels of bars it is open seven days a week from 11:30am till late.