It’s the new year and the sun is (mostly) shining. Enjoy catching up with your mates over a
pint and a parmi. Check out these incredible gastro pub-style venues around Sydney.

Pool Room, The Grand Hotel

In the heart of Sydney sits The Grand Hotel, a classic pub venue with a fantastic selection of food and beverages. Head to the Pool Room on the second floor to find a private bar, a beautiful balcony and pool tables.

  • Venue: The Grand Hotel
  • Address: 30 Hunter St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 60
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining

Bistro Mosman

Enjoy delicious, pub fare in a modern Bistro style venue. Bistro Mosman is located in bayside Mosman, and is perfect for a variety of events, from parties to catch ups with friends.

  • Venue: Bistro Mosman
  • Address: 76 Middle Head Rd, Mosman NSW 2088
  • Capacity: 60 guests standing
  • Event Type: Parties, Networking

Green Room, Tap Rooms

Share a meal with mates at the Green Room in Sydney’s Tap Rooms, located right next to the Circular Quay Wharf and train station. Enjoy gorgeous views of Argyle Street through stunning arched windows in a beautiful, contemporary pub setting.

  • Venue: Tap Rooms
  • Address: 39/43 Argyle St, The Rocks NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 30
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties

Fourth Floor, Hotel CBD

Spend an afternoon eating and drinking in a breathtaking Victorian building located in the Sydney CBD. The chic, modern interior sets the tone for a fun, relaxed lunch or dinner.

  • Venue: Hotel CBD
  • Address: 52 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Conferences, Meetings/Workshops, Networking, Parties, Presentations, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

Mezzanine/Restaurant, P.J. O’Brien’s

Eat, drink and be merry in a classic Irish pub space located on King Street in Sydney’s CBD. P.J. O’Brien’s features traditional live music several nights of the week and is widely considered Sydney’s best Irish pub.

  • Venue: P.J. O’Brien’s Irish Pub
  • Address: 57 King St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining, Team Activities

Exclusive Hire, Kent St. Hotel

Nestled in the heart of Sydney is Kent St. Hotel, a modern yet cosy venue perfect for catching up with a few mates or enjoying a lively night out. Enjoy delicious pub fare and happy hour every weekday.

  • Venue: Kent St. Hotel
  • Address: 347 Kent St, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Conferences, Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Parties, Presentations, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

South End, Helm Bar & Bistro

Soak in Sydney’s gorgeous January sun at Helm Bar & Bistro in Darling Harbour. Enjoy stunning views of the bay and take advantage of the convenient access to public transport.

  • Venue: Helm Bar & Bistro
  • Address: Aquarium Wharf, 7 Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 150
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining

Exclusive Hire, Cockle Bay Yacht Club

Helm Bar & Bistro’s sister venue, Cockle Bay Yacht Club, is situated right next door and offers sweeping views of Cockle Bay. Enjoy an Aperol spritz in their sunny courtyard or head inside to the nautical themed interior for a delicious meal.

  • Venue: Cockle Bay Yacht Club
  • Address: Wheat Rd, Sydney NSW 2000
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Networking, Meetings and Workshops, Parties, Private Dining, Weddings, Conferences

Main Bar, The Taphouse

The Taphouse in Darlinghurst specialises in craft beers and serves an impressive range of 500 different locally brewed beers and ciders each year. Sample one (or three, or four) different craft beers with some friends over a charcuterie board or barbecue platter.

  • Venue: The Taphouse
  • Address: 122 Flinders St, Darlinghurst NSW 2010
  • Capacity: 143
  • Event Type: Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Parties, Private Dining

Exclusive Hire, The Botanist

Sip on mouth watering cocktails or feast on world class dining options with plenty of vegetarian, gluten free and vegan dishes. The Botanist utilises plants and spices and their medicinal qualities to craft an extensive, delicious menu.

  • Venue: The Botanist
  • Address: 17 Willoughby St, Kirribilli NSW 2061
  • Capacity: 120
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining

Don’t miss out on making the most of the warm weather at these fantastic venues – contact us today for even more venue inspiration.


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