Miller’s Point is a suburb set just a stone’s throw from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s Central Business District (CBD), Sydney Harbour, and neighbouring tourist attractions, such as the Opera House and the acclaimed Harbour Bridge. This historic little harbour-side suburb is a hub for the arts, entertainment, and dining – not to mention a steady stream of top-notch bars; here’re the ones not to be missed.
Lotus Dumpling Bar
Lotus Dumpling Bar is a pan-Asian restaurant in Miller’s Point, which doubles as a go-to bar for those in the know, seeking some smooth and sophisticated cocktails, in an on-trend spot. The joint opens for lunch (12.00pm-3.00pm) and again for dinner (5.30pm-12.00am) daily and draws a steady flow of tourists and locals who love the homemade dumplings just as much as the innovative cocktail menu.
Lotus Dumpling Bar. 3/16 Hickson Road. Dawes Point. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9251 8328
The Theatre Bar at the End of the Wharf
This little gem is in fact part of the Sydney Theatre Company. Slip inside this buzzing little bar for a drink pre- or post-performance or just stop by to soak up all the creative energy. Open to the public as well as theatregoers, this spot attracts an interesting and eclectic crowd of artsy types, creatives, locals and tourists. Closed Sundays.
Set in the exclusive luxury hotel, Pier One Sydney Harbour, The Gantry exceeds expectations of any hotel bar and restaurant with one Chef Hat (awarded by the Good Food Guide) for the food and an equally impressive bar setup. Soak up stunning harbour views from the sun-drenched terrace while sipping on curious cocktails which use native botanicals to produce wondrous flavours.
The Gantry Restaurant & Bar. 11 Hickson Road. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 8298 9910
The Harbour View Hotel
The Harbour View Hotel is a great little spot in Miller’s Point to grab a drink at. Set over three floors of dining, music and entertainment, this charming harbour-side hotel is warm and full of character, not to mention buzzing with life seven days a week. Whether it’s the relaxed atmosphere of the ground floor Oval Bar or the cosmopolitan buzz of the Rooftop Cocktail Bar, Harbour View Hotel has a little something for everyone.
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel is Sydney’s longest continually licensed hotel and first ever pub brewery in Australia; it is heritage-listed and possesses a quaint old-world charm with cool and contemporary undertones. Set in Miller’s Point, not far from all the major tourist hot spots, The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel attracts an keen crowd of local beer lovers, foreign wine aficionados (there are over 350 bottles on offer) and those who just love some fine-quality pub grub.
The Lord Nelson Brewery Hotel. Kent Street. The Rocks. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9251 4044
The Hero of Waterloo
Over 170 years old, The Hero of Waterloo is one of the suburb’s oldest and most-loved public houses. The venue is rich in history and character with live music, wicked ghost tours, and a stellar restaurant and bar. Think fine Aussie fare and curious concoctions in this heritage-listed pub in Miller’s Point.
Set in the scenic surroundings of Miller’s Point with impressive views of the Harbour Bridge and streetscape is Hotel Palisade, a boutique hotel designed with style, sophistication and bars to boot. Public House on the ground floor has a particular draw with its rustic-chic décor, delectable cocktail menu and bar food to die for. Upstairs, a more polished watering hole named Henry Deane conquers two floors with floor-to-ceiling water views and a casual approach.
Hotel Palisade. 35 Bettington Street. Millers Point. Sydney. Australia. +61 (02) 9018 0123