Truly one of Sydney’s iconic venues, the Orient still retains its Crown as the pub that ‘rocks the Rocks’. With live music daily, the vibe is relaxed and welcoming over the three rambling floors and cosy tree-shaded courtyard. The ground floor public bar of the historic building hosts the daily live bands and is popular with tourists and locals, while the classy Cocktail Bar and Atrium on the first floor are geared towards a more chilled ‘city types’ clientele. The lunch specials certainly pull a weekday crow, and the weekend atmosphere is very much pre-lockout Sydney classic party-pub.
89 George Street, The Rocks. 9251 1255.