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Rose of Australia

This Inner West pub is a top-notch spot for your next beer.
By Grace MacKenzie
February 06, 2023
By Grace MacKenzie
February 06, 2023

This art deco pub in a corner spot on Erskineville Road is rarely seen without an assorted bunch of people merrily enjoying afternoon happy-hour sips, a quick-drink-turned-late-night or classic local feed. Family run and having sat in this place since 1932, it's no wonder there's an inherent sense of community.

You'll find spots aplenty for you to perch, no matter the size of your party, spanning two floors. A soft brown-leather couch runs the length of the ground-floor space, a sports bar hosts sporting fans and fanatics alike, the rose garden makes room for anyone after an al fresco situation and the first-floor cantina (pictured below) delivers a funky fit-out and fresh menu.

There's daily happy hours, a beverage list that celebrates local beers and vinos and a menu that serves everything from classic parmies and burgs, chocked salad bowls and steaks how you like them, to fancier small share plates — think eggplant yakitori, kangaroo tartare and grilled octopus.

The Rose is a top-notch Inner West pub, well worth a visit on your next trip out for a beer.

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