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Hero of Waterloo Hotel

81 Lower Fort Street | Millers Point, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia (City Centre)
02 9252 4553
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Ranked #18 of 246 Nightlife in Sydney
Type: Jazz Bars, Bar/ Clubs, Performances
Most recent review
- Sep 4, 2014
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Geelong, Australia
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125 reviews 125 reviews
27 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Such a classic old pub! Often busy on weekends, there's not a lot of seating, so thus can be a downside, but not if you want to dance to some of the live music!! I was actually sad to see on my lady visit that the toilets had been renovated, yes they needed a renovation, but it could have been... More

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Hervey Bay, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

We just finished a ghost tour at The Rocks that ended at The Rocks oldest pub. An institution so they say of the local area. We got a rum and flat coke, terrible service when we alerted the bar manager who then asked if we wanted another and charged us for the replacement drink. Isn't there an opportunity to put... More

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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27 reviews 27 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

My husband and I with business people visited this place in middle of the week. What a lovely olde worlde pub, with small rooms, good variety of beers, pleasant friendly staff, good food at reasonable price . I had heard good things about this place and our business friends had recommended it several times and it was a pleasant place... More

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Bangkok, Thailand
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I love the history and atmosphere of this truly historical hotel, especially on a sunday for the jazz ! good place to take out of town visitors.

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Sydney, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
15 attraction reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

looks cool, does its job and makes you entertained, easy access on foot from Rocks etc. Me myself go there with friends at least once a year, out of season, say - on MardiGrass day when whole world goes to Oxford street. Live music, good beer, a few foods... really nice place to become a part in Australian and Sydney... More

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30 reviews 30 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Somewhere in a tourist guide I read about this pub and when we encountered it by accident on a hot Sydney afternoon we were ever so happy to pay a visit. Good selection of craft beers on tap and an authentic, relaxed and unpretentious atmosphere. A nice option for the fellow thirsty who'd like to spend a lazy afternoon sipping... More

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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2014

We had been recommended to have night out for the live music at the Hero of Waterloo, a quaint old pub in Millers Point, just up behind The Rocks. What a night! The band was Green Jam playing a mix of Irish and contemporary music. The band has a core of regular members, with other musicians joining in according to... More

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65 reviews 65 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

We enjoyed ourselves at this pub on Saturday night for our friends 30th. The only let down was that they stopped serving food in the bar because they were too busy... So my wife and I had to leave the group so we could go get some food as they had already eaten before it got too busy... Apart from... More

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Dhahran, Ash Sharqiyah, Saudi Arabia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2013

Claiming to be the oldest hotel in Australia, we went purely for beer. This public house has a micro brewery with all beer being brewed on site, sitting at the bar in this ancient lime stone building you can see the vats in the room at the back. Beers such as 3 sheets, Nelson's Blood, and Victory all had to... More

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Charleston, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

We had an amazing time here...awesome crowd! Great atmosphere! Excellent band covering classics! Just one thing-this bar is in a residential district so they close early..at least on Sunday night-they stopped serving at 1030! Overall, one of the best bars Ive seen since Ive been here!

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