Breweries have been popping up all over Sydney, and with so much choice it can be hard to know where to go for a good beer. This guide is here to help! We’ve picked out the best breweries in Sydney, so you can explore and find your new favourite watering hole. Whether you’re looking for a craft beer or just a cold one after work, these breweries have got you covered. Enjoy!
Our first brewery, located in the heart of the industrial hub of Marrickville! Our tap and take away line up is always changing so it’s highly likely you’ll never have the same beer twice! But, we have a great core range of beers as well as recurring limited releases, so if it’s something familiar you’re after….we can do that for ya!
44 Sydenham Rd, Marrickville
Marrickville is our home base. Home of our main production brewery, taproom and beer garden – it’s where it all started. It’s here that we produce the beer that is subsequently sent around the country in kegs and cans for you all to enjoy in your local bar, or at home. We have a taproom and beer garden onsite – open to the public Thursday to Sunday. Tucked away at the end of a small laneway, it’s cut off from the hustle and bustle of Sydney (planes overhead excepted), and […]
1a Mitchell St, Marrickville
Nestled in the bosom of St Peters of Sydney, Willie’s brewery is where terrible jokes and unbeatable beers take shape. Bring your crew down for a couple, explore the brewery and meet the team behind the best beer in town. And get excited, because we’ve got a bigger ’n’ better brewery on the horizon — two doors down.
Precinct 75 Suite 601, 75 Mary St, St Peters
Set within a rustic industrial warehouse that features exposed brick and rough concrete walls emblazoned with street art, The Sydney Brewery is both an award-winning brewery, and a popular bar, restaurant and music venue.
28 Albion St, Surry Hills
It was always a dream of the founders, Jaz & Grant, to make beer for a living. In 2012 (after a few beers) they decided to quit their days jobs, jump on a plane to the USA, buy a 20 year old motorhome and hit the burgeoning USA Craft Beer trail. They discovered every nook and cranny of the beer world for six months, brewing, talking, cleaning, and yes, drinking a lot of beer (tough). They returned home to the sunny beaches of Sydney with a thirst to brew the […]
14 Harkeith St, Mona Vale
Beer with a focus on beer – what could be better than that! Young Henrys is a brewpub that longed to serve Australia ‘good beer’ long before their first brew in 2012. Get down to this casual urban dig for some daytime drinking as the beer garden offers a spacious viewpoint to people-watch all weekend long.
76 Wilford St, Newtown
Looking for a craft beer straight from the source? Redoak has you covered. The brewery pours its beer from multiple taps with a delightful variety including the critically acclaimed Aussie Lager which took awards in the 2016 Sydney Royal Beer Show. Feeling peckish? Try out the beer-and-food tasting session which promotes the best in local produce.
201 Clarence St, Sydney
Frenchies is a bistro and brewery based in Sydney. Whether you’re sharing a charcuterie board at our bar or dining in the bistro, our delicious menu is designed around seasonal Australian produce and compliments our range of craft beers, brewed on site.
6/61-71 Mentmore Ave, Rosebery
The Wayward Brewing taproom fits into the industrial area with its urban shutters yet inside has a polished look and feel. Around 20 taps rotate serving exquisite beer brewed fresh on-site. There’s never a dull moment with regular events, including hot chicken wings for $1! The perfect beer and food combo.
1 Gehrig Ln, Camperdown
Need a few cold bevvies to chuck in the Esky for a picnic on the beach or an evening at the park? Local beer maestros Nomad Brewing Co. produce a range of amber nectars perfect for hot evenings beside the sea or nights in watching the game. With imaginative label art, and flavours spanning the gamut of tastes from Oat Cream IPA and Brookie Draught, to Cucumber and Mint Pale Ale and Raspberry Sour Ale, there’s a brewsky for every taste in their range. Cheers!
5 Sydenham Rd, Brookvale
The Barrell Room. This is our Marrickville home and one of the biggest barrel ageing programs in the state. It’s where we play, trial and experiment on beer and where our one-offs and small batches are made and released. But it’s more than just our brew. It’s masterclasses, beer cocktails, brewery residencies and, of course, a rotating menu that fills the part of your stomach beer can’t.
25 Cadogan St, Marrickville
One Drop is all about freedom, love and going with the flow; with great tunes, tasty food and amazing beers – all perfect to chill with while you take in the vibes.
5 Erith St, Botany
ith no other plan but to make good and honest beers, The Grifter Brewing Company began when Matt King, Glenn Wignall and Trent Evans set out to do just that in 2012. Proudly independent to this day, the guys have been steadily running their own race ever since. The original plan hasn’t changed, either. From the far-out and fruit-driven to classic styles with a new world spin, every Grifter beer is made with best-quality hops, malts and sheer drinkability in mind. Simply, it’s got to be a beer before anything […]
1/391-397 Enmore Rd, Marrickville
Like a good dish, each beer has a focus on balance; with malt bills and hop regimes dedicated to this goal. Despite this dedication to the craft, James and Karl’s ultimate goal is to produce beer that a bunch of friends or strangers can sit around, laugh and enjoy together!
75A Burrows Rd, Alexandria
Riverside Brewing Company is a craft brewery based in Western Sydney, Australia. At Riverside Brewing we are dedicated to brewing pure, natural, hand-crafted beers that are bursting with flavour and aroma whilst being free of additives and preservatives. Quality, not quantity, is what we strive for.
3/2 N Rocks Rd, North Parramatta
Fresh out of Five Dock Sydney, Akasha is an award-winning independent craft brewery dedicated to making fresh, high-quality, hop-forward IPAs and more.
10-12 Spencer St, Five Dock
Wildflower focuses on fermenting beers with a mixed house culture of brewers yeast mixed with wild yeast and bacteria foraged from New South Wales.
11-13 Brompton St, Marrickville
Fancy a cold one or several on a hot afternoon or a sultry Sydney evening? Slope down to the 4 Pines for brewskies and a snack, live acoustic music on a Thursday night, and big feeds any day of the week. Sample your fave ale or find your new brew courtesy of the on-site microbrewery. Out on the balcony you can watch the last embers of the day smounder in the west and plan out a perfect evening on the Manly tiles for you and your lover. Or…just stay put […]
29/43-45 E Esplanade, Manly
In recent years craft breweries have really taken off, not just in Sydney, but all across Australia. Perhaps it’s the thought of consuming the beer, right where it is made, that appeals to so many people. Or maybe it’s just because they want to try something new. But whatever the reason for its current popularity, it is a trend that seems here to stay. All over Sydney, there are a number of dedicated craft breweries that showcase all manner of bespoke ales, lagers, and porters. Outlined below is our selection of 20 […]
Tucked away behind Broadway shopping centre in Glebe, this might seem an unlikely place to find an independent craft brewery, but indeed you will. Staves Brewery is one of the best new additions to the suburb, bringing the fine art of craft beer in a chilled out and enjoyable atmosphere. This little brew-pub boasts a solid range of house brewed beer and a few local craft favorites as well. And with a couple of taps held aside for changing moods and experimental brews, you can be sure to enjoy something […]
4/8 Grose St, Glebe