The Captain Paddington
Within walking distance of the SCG, this local is a go-to pre- and post-match.
Based at the corner of Flinders Street and Moore Park Road, The Captain is just a ten-minute walk to Sydney Cricket Ground, making it an excellent spot to head for a drink before or after a game. In fact, its proximity to such sacred sporting ground provides a buzzing atmosphere regardless of whether there's a match on.
Happy hour deals are available on weekdays between 4–6pm with $5 beer and wine and $10 espresso martinis and Aperol spritzes. Food-wise, expect elevated pub fare — think king prawn and pea arancini, steak frites and a wagyu burger. And, on Sundays, it does an Italian-style roast dinner with a glass of chianti for $30 per person.
Images: Cassandra Hannagan