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Willie the Boatman

A Luchetti Krelle-designed brewery in St Peters.
By Marissa Ciampi and Gary Brun
July 01, 2023
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By Marissa Ciampi and Gary Brun
July 01, 2023
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Since opening way back in 2015, Willie the Boatman has become a household name in the Sydney craft beer scene. And the brewpub, located within St Peters' Precinct 75, has garnered extra attention since its Luchetti Krelle-designed makeover in the same year.

It's a bright and airy space with hanging greenery and tasteful bric-a-brac adorning the walls, plus a mix of timber and steel finishes. The space offers booths and long communal table seating, along with a comfy leather couch for good measure.

The main bar at Willie the Boatman in Sydney

The beers, like the brewery, all have fun names and stories — from the easy-drinking Tempe Tim pale ale to the bolder Crazy Ivan IPA. The bar is also slinging its specialty Albo corn ale (on tap and in tinnies) — it's a farmhouse-style ale that's named for the current Prime Minister of Australia. This beer is in a league of its own and could easily keep you at the brewery all arvo.

Willie the Boatman has your back for every season and every weekend. If you're new to the beers, grab a tasting pony and give them all a go. And when you realise how good this beer is, we'll see you at the takeaway fridge.

The interiors of Willie the Boatman in Sydney

Images: Esteban La Tessa

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Appears in:

The Best Sydney Brewery Bars for 2023

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