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Fortune of War

137 George Street | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
+61 2 9247 2714
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Ranked #5 of 246 nightlife in Sydney
Type: Bar/ Clubs
Most recent review
- May 18, 2014
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South Australia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
33 attraction reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

If you are looking for a quiet drink and a chat with friends, this is not the place to go. The music is excellent and the crowd the pub pulls in are very friendly and up for a good time singing and drinking. The selection of beers is great but not so much on the wine side. We just love... More

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Padua, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

When we go to the rocks this is the number two pub on our crawl. They have nice beer , decent wine by the glass and great musicians . The toilets are lovely and clean and the staff call you "LOVE" which is as it should be. Later in the evening around 8 pm when the Merco has packed up... More

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Hong Kong, China
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014 via mobile

Upstairs for family with kids (5 year old). Great food, reasonable price, and friendly staff. The Sonoma garlic beard was delicious, as well as the mussels. Gave free choco eggs to my daughter. I will definitely go back on my next to trip to Sydney...... If no kids go downstairs to absorb the pub culture.

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Brisbane, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We were very lucky to be inside this pub during a particularly violent storm. We were enjoying our meal so much that we thought the thunder was nearby fireworks. We both enjoyed our perfectly cooked steaks and James Squires ciders. The waitress was very friendly and attentive. We appreciated reading about the old ships on the walls as my husband... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

Not sure if I agree with the current "#4 in nightlife" rating but when you are in the Rocks you have to stop in the oldest bar in Sydney and read some of the history on the walls while having a pint. Can get very crowded as it is small and popular. They have one of the better beer selections,... More

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Vancouver, B.C.
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22 reviews 22 reviews
9 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

During our two days in Sydney we visited The Rocks, and with a little help found "The oldest bar in Sydney." It's a beautiful bar with a lot of early stained glass, iron stools at the bar, a quieter space a little further inside, and at the time we were there (late afternoon/early evening,) it was very quiet and relaxing.... More

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Calabasas, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

What a fun little spot to pop in while walking around the Rocks. It is purported to be the oldest pub in Sydney and maybe it is - there was a guy playing guitar and singing quite well - this was a Saturday mid-day. Everyone joined in on his cover of Men at Work "I come from the land Down... More

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London, United Kingdom
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47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

If you're "doing" The Rocks then you have to pop into this pub, loads of beer on tap including six flavours of James Squire, great location near Circular Quay and all the local restaurants and sites. Lots of seating.

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Stavanger, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Probably one of the good places to have a quick lunch in the area, since it wasn't crowded like some of the alternatives. Staff is friendly, food is good and not overpriced, choice of local draft beers.

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York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2013

The Rocks area of Sydney has many pubs but this is the pearl. A great welcome,good atmosphere and excellent beers. What more could you want!

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