The Magpie

The big game's always on live and loud at this tiny Enmore Road sports bar from the Earl's Juke Joint team.
Ben Hansen
Published on March 18, 2024


If you're on the hunt for a spot to watch the big game among other fans with the commentary coming through loud and clear, Sydney's got some top spots (see: our list of the best pubs and bars to watch sport). One such standout is the pint-sized Inner West bar The Magpie, a charming micro-pub that's pairing viewings of The Matildas, The Eels, The Swans and the UFC with a retro fit-out and a crowd-pleasing roster of beers.

Sporting a name that acts as both a piece of the Australiana tinge that permeates through the bar and a nod to the Western Suburbs Magpies rugby league team, The Magpie comes to Enmore from the team behind Earl's Juke Joint and Jacoby Tiki Bar.

You'll find it sitting proudly right next door to The Trocadero Room, the intimate 150-person live music venue from the same team. Together, the two venues are running hand-in-hand.

The Magpie is designed to be a "local's local" — a place where you to drop in for a quick catch-up over a beer or a reliable spot that you know will be playing your favourite footy team's clash with their cross-town rivals. When there's no sport on, you'll find a roster of classic films playing on the mounted televisions that will transport you back to the days of walking through the aisles at your local Video Ezy (RIP).

On tap, there's a few of your favourite Inner West breweries pouring, including a special Magpie Old brew that Grifter has whipped up, plus Guinness for good measure.

Images: Christopher Pearce


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