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Fortune of War

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Address: 137 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Phone Number: +61 2 9247 2714
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Great late night meal, good pub portions!

Stopped in here for a late night meal (around 9pm) on a weeknight. We were all happy to find somewhere warm with reasonably priced meals! Service was good, we were in the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 6, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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Dublin
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I have visited this bar few time with friends, family etc and they always have great atmosphere due to their entertainment. Always singing 70,80,9 music. You need to sit around the bar to enjoy the entertainment, otherwise it's not the same. Reminds me of a Dublin bar

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Small little pub by Sydney standards visited midweek so was a little quiet but was relaxing it is supposed to be Sydney's oldest pub

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Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Stopped in here for a late night meal (around 9pm) on a weeknight. We were all happy to find somewhere warm with reasonably priced meals! Service was good, we were in the upstairs area that looked like an extension/built in veranda of the original building. Loads of character and I was really impressed by the nice bathrooms! Food was GREAT,... More 

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Botley, United Kingdom
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32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Like Leopolds in South Bombay, the Fortune of War has become a bit of a 'must do' when in Sydney...and with good reason. It's exactly what it should be - simple pub, simple beers, simple food, simple live music! No frills and no nonsense - best place for a relaxed beer or three!!

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

Lovely venue, have been here many times. One of Sydney's oldest pubs so has proper old bar. Good for night cap after performance at Opera House.

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Norwich, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Always a good stopping place on the way up to The Rocks, on George St. Very typical old style pub with bar in a square plus outlying tables. Good range of beers, wines etc and food (although never eaten there). Popular with locals and tourists. Quieter in daytime as quite small. Attentive service.

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

This is a bar to enjoy a beer in, not a tourist trap. It's inexpensive and has pictures on the wall relating to the history of The Rocks and the bar going back to the Eighteenth century. This is not done in a way to capitalize on tourist trade, but just to emphasize the way a bar is in Australia.... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Great traditional Aussie pub. Usually packed with visitors and locals - friendly atmosphere. Usually live music in the evening and can get very busy. If no room in the front bar walk up the steps at the back to find a couple more options. Really a must see as it is the oldest bar in Sydney and has retained much... More 

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Merritt Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Yes it's small, yes it's old, yes it may be more expensive than your local pub - but it is worth a visit for a pint and a look around the pictures on the walls and the great tile work you once found in city pubs all over England

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Federal Way, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

TINY. Hard to get a beer because it was so crowded on a Friday night. Still, good place to hob knob with tourists and locals alike.

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