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The Best Bars in Sydney with Beer Gardens and Boozy Courtyards

Save cosy pub corners for winter — it's time to drink a brew out in the open.
By Concrete Playground
September 22, 2017
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The Best Bars in Sydney with Beer Gardens and Boozy Courtyards

Save cosy pub corners for winter — it's time to drink a brew out in the open.
By Concrete Playground
September 22, 2017
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  • Food & Drink

    Quay Bar

    Drop into this Circular Quay bar throughout the day for cocktails and a bite to eat.

  • Food & Drink

    12 Taps Glebe

    Glebe's new beer bar showcases a rotating lineup of independent Australian breweries across 12 taps.

  • Food & Drink

    Establishment Bar

    It's an elegant bistro inside a historic building, and it's a Sydney institution.

  • Food & Drink

    Bungalow 8

    A harbourside bar with views from the beer garden, tropical vibes and a buzzing dance floor.

  • Food & Drink

    South King Recreation Club

    This Newtown beer hall comes complete with daggy carpet, meat tray raffles and a $5 happy hour.

  • Food & Drink

    The Glebe Hotel

    Previously known as the Australian Youth Hotel, this historic pub has been given a new name and dog-friendly courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    The Duke of Enmore

    This new-look Enmore Road mainstay is serving up next-level pub grub and natural wines.

  • Food & Drink

    Bridge Road Brewers

    This award-winning brewery is worth the road trip to Beechworth — for both its beer and its pretzels.

  • Food & Drink

    Bella Garden

    A plant-filled garden bar with summery cocktails in Bella Vista.

  • Food & Drink

    Tandem

    A Newtown neighbourhood bar with plenty of hygge, environmentally conscious cocktails and a cute courtyard that you'll want to call your local.

  • Food & Drink

    Park House Food & Liquor

    The old Mona Vale Hotel has been transformed into a sleek new restaurant, cocktail lounge and burger bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Redline Kitchen & Taphouse

    It's got ten taps, a Southern-style American menu and a beer garden to boot.

  • Food & Drink

    The Vic On The Park

    This old Marrickville gem has been given the full Merivale treatment and it's totally working it.

  • Food & Drink

    Rag & Famish Hotel

    A classic Aussie pub with great pies and plenty of live sports.

  • Food & Drink

    The London Hotel

    This upscale pub caters to all. Everyone from dog lovers to dumpling lovers.

  • Food & Drink

    Golden Barley Hotel

    A family-owned pub with a leafy beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Gallon

    Wine and crumbed soft cheese in a leafy Pyrmont courtyard.

  • Food & Drink

    George Hotel Waterloo

    This neighbourhood pub has reopened as a taqueria and natural wine bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Rocks Brewing Co

    Brews inspired by the dubious characters of colonial past.

  • Food & Drink

    The Oxford Tavern

    This Petersham pub has reopened with a leafy beer garden and focus on craft beer.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bucket List

    Bondi Beach's favourite watering hole doesn't go into hibernation for the winter.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lord Gladstone

    Continuing the Abercrombie's legacy of deep-fried Golden Gaytimes and Chippendale chill-outs.

  • Food & Drink

    Botany View Hotel

    This iconic South King Street watering hole has been revamped by The Lord Gladstone team.

  • Food & Drink

    Since I Left You

    This could be your CBD paradise.

  • Food & Drink

    Holey Moley Golf Club

    Newtown's mini-golf bar with 18 holes, a bao station and a room dedicated to The Simpsons.

  • Food & Drink

    The Sheaf

    Double Bay's best beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    The Unicorn

    This friendly, unpretentious pub from the Mary’s gang is well-loved for its 100% homegrown beer and wine list.

  • Food & Drink

    The Courthouse Hotel

    The Courthouse is the unpretentious, grungy gem of Newtown, beloved of both students and old-timers, with one of the finest outdoor courtyards in Sydney.

  • Food & Drink

    The Henson

    An ex-dive bar is revived — and the best bit is that there's no novelty theme to fall back on.

  • Food & Drink

    Norfolk Hotel

    Nailing the brief for a true-blue neighbourhood pub.

  • Food & Drink

    The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel

    Sydney’s oldest continually licensed hotel and home of Australia's oldest pub brewery.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rose Hotel

    This vibrant beer garden has provided an inner city oasis for over one hundred years.

  • Food & Drink

    The Beresford Hotel

    A Surry Hills pub with one of the best courtyards in town.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bank Hotel Beer Garden

    A local favourite serving brews, pub grub and eats from the outdoor barbecue.

  • Food & Drink

    The Forresters

    The Forresters, once renowned for its $10 steak, has received a facelift Norfolk-style.

  • Food & Drink

    The Toxteth Hotel

    This Glebe pub straddles old and new with great pub grub and a mixed crowd.

  • Food & Drink

    Arcadia Liquors

    A fairy light-lit small bar with a sweet little courtyard out the back.

  • Food & Drink

    Cricketers Arms Hotel

    The Cricketers Arms, known more intimately as the Crix, is the kind of local that will make you want to move into the area.

  • Food & Drink

    Newtown Hotel

    A King Street stalwart with a wrap-around balcony.

  • Food & Drink

    The Rook

    This rooftop bar will have you digging on lobster almost as much as our lobster-obsessed American friends.

  • Food & Drink

    El Loco at Slip Inn

    An easy stroll from your CBD office, this Mexican-themed beer garden is the ideal mid-week pit stop.

  • Food & Drink

    Annandale Hotel

    The Annandale is all grown up and British-inspired, with not a sticky square of carpet in sight.

  • Food & Drink

    The Ivanhoe Hotel

    A revamped Ivanhoe goes gangbusters on The Corso.

  • Food & Drink

    The Erko

    The Erskineville Hotel is now all 'bout barbecue.

  • Food & Drink

    The Balmain Hotel

    The West End Hotel is reborn as The Balmain, complete with Flamingo Room and a transcontinental menu.

  • Food & Drink

    The Duck Inn Pub & Kitchen

    Across from the Seymour Centre and hidden just out of view from the hustle of Cleveland Street is a real quacker of a pub.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tilbury Hotel

    Linger over a long lunch or dive into dessert at the new-look Tilbury.

  • Food & Drink

    The Newport

    Merivale's northern jewel in the crown.

  • Food & Drink

    Public House Petersham

    The Newington has had one helluva reno.

  • Food & Drink

    Strawberry Hills Hotel

    If you were a local here before, you won’t recognise it.

  • Food & Drink

    The Clock Hotel

    Crown Street's revamped pub sports hidden whisky bars and balcony gin bars to ditch the crusty ol' pub stigma.

  • Food & Drink

    Darlo Bar

    Darlo Bar has long been the inner city lounge room of Darlinghurst locals.

  • Food & Drink

    Bondi Bowling Club

    Barefoot bowls, modern bistro food and local craft brews run this renovated Bondi gem.

  • Food & Drink

    West Village

    The ol' Cock has a brand new identity and cocktails on tap.

  • Food & Drink

    The Bay Hotel and Diner

    Maroubra Bay Hotel is all grown-up.

  • Food & Drink

    Northies Cronulla Hotel

    Cronulla's beloved party pub and daytime dining spot.

  • Food & Drink

    Beach Road Hotel

    Bands, a great beer garden and your favourite booze in Bondi.

  • Food & Drink

    Staves Brewery

    Get stuck in with two-for-one pints at Glebe's backstreet brewpub.

  • Food & Drink

    Beer DeLuxe Darling Harbour

    Over 150 brews have docked at King Street Wharf.

  • Food & Drink

    Greengate Hotel

    Killara's mainstay pub on the Pacific Highway.

  • Food & Drink

    DeepGroove

    Newtown's record bar where you can pick your own soundtrack.

  • Food & Drink

    Different Drummer

    Before the rise of the small bar, this was Glebe's cocktail oasis in a desert of old-man pubs and soulless bars.

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