Top 5 Sydney Craft Breweries


Close to my Heart, these are my top 5 Sydney Craft Breweries as Sydney’s Craft Brew scene is booming like the coffee culture a more rustic hippy feel than Bavarian great food combined with a sense of belonging gives you the chance to chill and experience beer at its best we are lucky in Australia the food movement has moved away from the mainstream into more quality and you can really taste the love a passion in our Beer offerings explore Sydney Craft Breweries at hidden industrial locations beach-side to the CBD you can’t go past these top 5 craft beer houses.

These are my Top 5 and favorites

#1 The Lord Nelson Brewery and Hotel – Sydney’s Oldest Pub 

Location – 19 Kent St The Rocks Sydney

Contact – (+612) 9251 4044


Craft Beer Review – Lord Nelson Craft Beer one of my favorites beers more palatable beer for the novice craft brew drinker most beers are easy drinking and not too rich or overwhelming. ( Try Three Sheets Pale Ale and Victory Bitter)

Food Review – Food is mostly pub food at lunch time on my last vist getting better still some work TOO DOO.

#2 Four Pines –  Manly Beach ( across from Manly wharf ) 

Location – 43-45 east Esplanade Manly NSW 2095

Contact – (+612) 9976 2300 Email-

Website –

Craft Beer review – Locations is to die for located just across from the Wanly Warf you can site and watch ferries on the Sydney Harbour while sampling an extensive beer list great beer great atmosphere – do a tour and tasting rack $25 call and book first well worth it – Brew Pub is newly renovated ( 2016 price)

Food Review – Great food and large menu Burger was great “thank you” cant go past the Manly Mega Burger look out for daily specials also.

# 3 Wayward Brewing Company – Camperdown

Location – 1 Gehrig Lane Camperdown NSW 2050

Contact – (+ 612) 7903 2445

Website –

Craft Beer Review – Great beer very cool location lots of choices and the set up huge has a wow factor as soon as you walk in great atmosphere try the Sour Puss actually try it all massive selection this is one place you need to keep going back too.

# 4 The Rocks Brewing Company –  

Location – 160 Bourke Rd Alexandria ( Driveway J)

Contact – (+612) 9669 3600

Website –

Craft Beer Review – This company have handcrafted a collection of Craft Beer and a real beer snob flavors is the best way I could describe great day out heavy beer full of characters and flavor from Toffee, chocolate, crystal malts, citrus the list goes on well thought out great service try “The Butcher Porter” Full Bodied Dark Beer won’t need dinner.

Food Review – Monday special Burger and Chips

#5 Nomad Brewing Company – Brookvale Sydney’s Northern Beaches

Location – 5 Sydenham Rd Brookvale NSW 2100

Contact – (+612) 9907 4113

Craft Beer Review – limited range but the stuff they have onsite is A1 these guys radiate passion for the craft they have mastered. Had a quick experience in the tasting room and tried a tray of beers I could not put these down took a couple of cases home that now weeks later just a distant memory also look out for the limited releases and try the “Easy AS IPA” Fruity with a bitter finish.

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