Inner West Drink

The Ritz: Located on Illawarra Rd it is a short walk from Marrickville train station. It is our local bar but we do not go as much as we should. They have live music and a chicken shop menu. This winter they are even offering Mulled Guinness…which tastes a lot better then it smells.

The Henson: Located in Marrickvile this pub has a big children’s play area and beer garden. It has a good selection of food and also has a deli and bottle shop in the pub if you preferred a takeaway.

Vic On The Park: This pub is just on the edge of Enmore right across from Enmore park. It has a very chilled out vibe with a basket ball net and DJ decks out the back. Its a great pub for a day session or to start the night before heading up into Newtown. Food is available. We spent Australia Day here and at night we went into the pub garden to watch the fireworks it has a great view.

The Courthouse:A pub for summer with a huge beer garden. The pub is run down with lots of character. Have a drink in this country style pub with the locals. Food available.

Midnight Special: A dark bar playing rock and roll music or live music It has a great vibe. Stocked with local beers and great food this bar is another Newtown classic. Good music nice and loud and good beer from breweries down the street.

The Grifter Brewing Co: This Marrickville brewery is a great spot for winter. The brewery bar is cosy with a different food truck in there most nights to provide some tasty food. They are known obviously for great beer but I personally love there watermelon beer.

The Hive: A very cool bar located just across the road from The Erko. It only plays Vinyl and only serves products from Australia. The wine list is amazing and they make a great cocktail too. In summer with all the balcony windows open it makes a great spot for a cold one and some food. 

Archie Rose: This Rosebery distillery is very charming. I did the distillery tour which was very interesting and great to hear the story of Archie Rose so far. Afterwards we ordered a veggie platter and some Gin and Tonics. The gin is lovely and you can easily spend hours in there booths drinking their amazing home made gin!

Archie Brothers: If you want something different for your birthday go to Archie Brothers. This place has every arcade game you can think of and it also has laser tag and bumper cars. Food is available, we had sliders and beers when we went. There is also bowling as well. No children in the arcade after 8PM.

The Continental Deli and Bistro: I have only had a drink in the deli but food is available. I tried their signature drink the Mar’tinny …yep a Martini in a can. Its fun and tastes great. The bar staff are very friendly and it is great service they made us cocktails off the menu at our request. This bar is also located in Newtown.

The Erko: This is my favorite Inner West pub. It is in Erskenville and has a great beer garden. It has really good pub food here as well and there is always something happening in the pub.

Earls Duke Joint: From the outside this cocktail bar looks like a old butchers shop. Inside it turns into a snazzy cocktail bar with a buzzing atmosphere. Great way to start your night in Newtown.