When it comes to bars and pubs Surry Hills has a massive range of venues to choose from. Whether you are after a classic traditional pub, an uber-trendy cocktail bar, or an underground speakeasy-style establishment that specialises in a certain type of spirits, the best bars and pubs in Surry Hills cater to all tastes and wants. Whatever you look for in a bar or pub, Surry Hills has a place to suit your needs. Here are some we highly recommend you visit next time you find yourself in the area.
Bringing a fantastic European Bistro-Style dining experience to Surry Hills, Bar Suze is an elegant candle-lit wine bar on Foveaux Street. Inspired by Scandinavia, they offer a tasty range of Swedish snacks and a delicious house-made apple wine.
54 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
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
One of the oldest hotels in Surry Hills, the Evening Star Hotel first opened in 1873. Now an upscale venue, it offers a fabulous range of food, as well as signature cocktails, wines and beers in a modern, relaxed and stylish setting.
453 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Traditionally a classic Aussie pub, the Strawberry Hills Hotel has recently undergone a facelift. Now an old-school bar with a trendy bistro, the venue also boasts a fabulous rooftop courtyard and serves up a terrific range meals.
453 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Offering over 100 different types of tequila and mezcal, El Loco is a relaxed, yet vibrant venue. Located in a setting whose decor explodes with colour, it serves up awesome tacos, salads and margaritas and hosts weekend DJ sets.
64 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Boasting a balcony bar, sports bar and rooftop beer garden, and serving up a delicious range of cocktails, wines, beers and food, the Aurora Rooftop Hotel has something for everyone. It even has a bottle shop too!
324 Elizabeth St, Surry Hills
Fondly known as ‘The Shakey’ by locals, The Shakespeare Hotel first opened its doors in 1879. Famous throughout Sydney for its fantastic pub food the venue also serves up an impressive range of cocktails, wines, spirits and beers.
200 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
An institution in the suburb, the Surry Hills Hotel has been serving thirsty locals since 1845. Hosting a sports lounge with TAB and Keno facilities, a cocktail bar, lounge bar and a great bistro, its another venue with a bottle shop onsite.
198 Elizabeth St, Sydney
Open 24 hours a day, The Madison Hotel is a sports lovers haven. Set within an exposed-brick pub that also hosts a fantastic upstairs terrace, the venue is decked out with lots of TV screens, as well as pool tables and dart boards.
52 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Located within a stunning heritage-listed building, Harry’s Hotel offers fantastic service in a relaxed and stylish speakeasy style setting. Known for the outstanding quality of its food, their house cocktails are a show stopper too!
40-44 Wentworth Ave, Surry Hills
The Dolphin Hotel is an all-in-one wine bar, restaurant and pub that is set across 3 floors. Specialising in juicy burgers and steaks, which they serve in hearty portions, the venue also features modern decor and a lovely outdoor terrace.
412 Crown St, Surry Hills
Located within a quaint art deco building the Hotel Hollywood is a long-running institution in Surrey Hills. Known for the quality of its craft beers and delicious food, this relaxed, friendly venue also hosts live music and DJs.
2 Foster St, Surry Hills
Priding itself on pouring the perfect pint of Guinness and authentic whiskey from the Emerald Isle, Molly Malone’s Irish Tavern provides patrons with a welcome taste of Ireland. A delightful Irish pub, it’s full of charm and grace.
64 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Forrester’s has been around in some form since the 1950s. Recently restored, it now boasts a modern and stylish setting that serves up a fantastic range of tap beers and gastropub food with quick and very friendly service.
336 Riley St, Surry Hills
Radiating a homely, old school pub feel, the Royal Albert Hotel is a small pub that is big on craft beers. Offering as many as 12 rotating taps and up to of 70 varieties of cans, they also serve classic pan-Asian pub grub dishes too.
140 Commonwealth St, Surry Hills
A stalwart on the Surry Hills drinking scene, The Trinity has been a hub of the community since 1882. Located on the corner of Crown Street, this cool pub bistro boasts a decor of exposed-brick walls that features 3 big screens TVs.
505 Crown St, Surry Hills
The Carrington is a place for all the family, including the dog! Specialising in a wide range of wines and beers, this relaxed pooch-friendly spot also serves up a delicious menu of burgers, pasta, share plates and even dog treats!
565 Bourke St, Surry Hills
Set across 3 floors, the White Horse Hotel is a terrific pub whose decor features custom art and hanging bike frames. A renowned spot for live music, the pub serves up delicious American-inspired bar food and cocktails.
381 Crown St, Surry Hills
Well known for being a vibrant, yet homely pub with an awesome beer garden, The Cricketers Arms is a popular venue. Much loved for its delicious food and range of beers, wines and spirits, it also hosts live DJ sets too.
106 Fitzroy St, Surry Hills
Having recently undergone $10 million refurbishments the historic Keg & Brew Hotel has revitalised itself. Now a traditional pub with stylish and modern decor, it presents an excellent range of craft beers and American whiskeys.
26 Foveaux St, Surry Hills
Served within an intimate and industrial-chic space, Tokyo Bird offers a delicious range of Japanese whiskey and sake, as well as a technique-focused approach to cocktails. A relaxed and refined venue, they also offer a great selection of yakitori bites.
Commonwealth St and Belmore Ln, Surry Hills
While the Wild Rover might be an Irish bar at heart, there’s a lot less Guinness paraphernalia than what usually comes to mind. Instead, this cozy pub in Sunny Hills focuses on its hard liquor with Irish whisky cocktails commonplace. Traditional Irish sausage rolls are also seen here and wash right down with the infamous bacon-infused vodka.
75 Campbell St, Surry Hills
For almost 160 years The Clock has been a welcome part of the Surry Hills drinking scene. Now evolved into a trendy pub with a massive balcony and stunning, leafy courtyard, it is popular for its tasty Aussie grub and pizzas.
470 Crown St, Surry Hills
A friendly community pub located within a stylish art deco building, The Beresford boast a lively and congenial atmopshere. Renowned for its charming patio, it serves up delicious cocktails, wood-fired pizzas and tasty pasta.
354 Bourke St, Surry Hills
At 212 Devonshire Street, Surry Hills, the Jazzy Café and Bar is open weekdays only, from 7 till 2. They love jazz music, and they pair it with great coffee and food. Jazzy presents breakfast, lunch, and drinks via a fun funky menu you’ll love. Teas, juices, and wines also available.
212 Devonshire St, Surry Hills
Recognised for serving the ‘Best Pub Food’ for two 2 years running in the Australian Good Food Guide Readers’ Choice awards, Dove & Olive’s reputation proceeds it. A rustic, yet convivial pub, it serves great craft beers on tap.
156 Devonshire St, Surry Hills