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Fortune of War

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Fortune of War is Sydney's Oldest Pub - since 1828. Featuring traditional hamper style bar, where you can pull up a stool and chat to a friendly bartender. With live music every Thursday - Sunday, you'll have a great time at Sydney's Oldest Pub! First Fleet Bar & Bistro is located at the back of the Fortune of War, and offers customers a place to relax and dine after a busy day in The Rocks. With a fully stocked bar, table service and a tradition pub-style menu, it is the perfect place to experience a traditional Aussie pub meal.
PRICE RANGE
$7 - $21
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks
CUISINES
Bar, Pub, Australian
FEATURES
Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed yesterday

Cosy and intimate pub with loud troubadour music played. Good selection of beers and everyone having a good time in good old Aussie fashion! Music a bit loud to have a conversation.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank chrisastro64
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great cozy bar stated as the oldest bar in Sydney! We loved it! Met some fantastic locals and treated us awesome!!! The live music was fantastic as well!! We enjoyed ourselves so much that we ended up going upstairs for dinner!! Husband and I shared...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank sailinghomesoon
Reviewed 2 days ago

Always a great atmosphere, live music, great beer and tasty food. Small so it can get packed but well worth a visit while in the Rocks.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank 0412JuliaC
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped for a pint of beer. Very warm/cozy feeling bar due to the intimacy(smallness) and wooden details. Always full of people, staff friendly, and live music great too.

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank Ribbitt316
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

we came hereon a saurday night it was busy and you had to wait to get in. service was quick and the beer on taps were really good. not much place to sit down. toilets were clean. i enjoyed my night here and would recommend...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank V_2020
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a favorite hang for both local and tourist looking for good beer and food. Open since 1828 at the Rock, this pub serves various beer on tap or bottle. Although the food menu is limited, the taste are quite good, especially the Meat...More

Date of visit: April 2019
Thank BorderlessTraveler
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Based in the historic Rocks vicinity, this pub proclaims that it’s the oldest pub in Sydney. It’s a busy spot and served a good range of largers and ales. A good place for a quick middy, schooner or pint if you’re in the area.

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Zigett
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We managed to get a stool at the bar and enjoyed a couple of beers in this popular and busy bar - ten minute walk from Circular Quay. The selection of drinks is good , the bar staff very professional and the buzz and mix...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank yandinazetland
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While we didn't stay in the hotel, the pub is a great local hangout. The bartenders were great and the regulars were very welcoming. I suggest you order a flight of draft beer to get a great selection of local brews!

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank pdbarkley29
Reviewed March 13, 2019

Fortune of war is one of Sydney oldest bar and it shows. But don't be fooled it is worth the stop in as it's entertaining and has some really great people in it. It's small so get there before the crowds arrive cause it gets...More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Nearby
The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and
sailors from the old nation. As the oldest
neighborhood in the city, the area's cobblestone
streets host more than 100 heritage sites and
buildings, including the oldest house in Sydney,
Camden Cottage, which was built in 1816. Taste a “midi
“ or a “schooner” of beer and dine “al fresco” on the
waterfront at some of the oldest pubs in Sydney. The
...More
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