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The Arthouse Hotel

Central Business District
Bar, Australian
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275 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
(02) 9284 1200
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Fri 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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25 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a bar that is very central and on friday nights they sometimes have an rnb band which makes for a lively atmosphere. The smoking area is also one of the most comfortable I have seen in Sydney. However drinks are very expensive and the food portion sizes are small.

Thank Ciara N
Palmerston North, New Zealand
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332 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Friendly staff and a great space to enjoy a quiet drink. The displays of art on the walls are worth spending some time enjoying

Thank Lee S
Perth, Australia
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100 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Arthouse Hotel was originally a 'school of arts', not a hotel. It has interesting decor and of course displays a range of art that changes periodically. Perhaps these paintings are for sale??? There are two main dining areas: one more or less street level and one upstairs. The downstairs area is more noisy and tends to have many young... More 

Thank Owl700
Sydney, Australia
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135 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016

Actually I came here for drinks and enjoyed the experience so much I thought I might share it with you all ( given some of the dreadful ratings I've read for the Arthouse) Perhaps the issues have been addressed already? Perhaps it's a restaurant issue? However I found the bar staff to be super friendly and helpful, the interior has... More 

Thank Maria Z
Sydney, Australia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016 via mobile

Visited Arthouse for drinks and dancing, encouraged by "90's hip hop" theme advertised. As a native Californian, could not be more disappointed by what seemed like the deliberate exclusion of 2pac, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, under such a heading. Maybe they were saving it for the end, which we could not possibly wait to tell for sure, but 100%... More 

Thank bpeyton
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

We arrived at 12:15, ordered our meals at 12:20 and left at 13:20 with a refund, but no lunch. This is the second time this has happened. There won't be a third. We're never going back.

Thank Mark K
Sydney, Australia
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93 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Great environment, good selection of drinks and wide menu. Very close to town hall station which is extremely convenient. Great life drawing sessions on Monday nights in the attic bar for a very good admission (byo drawing materials) which is convenient for artists who can only access these kinds of creative opportunities after work.

Thank M S
Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Excellent Tapas menu and the food is just delicious, PLEASE try the chicken wings!! Excellent service as well. Ambiance is great, good bar selection, and great food, what do you want more for a nice afternoon lunch?

Thank Bagalaks
Melbourne, Australia
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91 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016

Attending a drinks function on a Friday night, the Arthouse Bar in the city centre was an interesting venue offering a wide range of beers, wines and cocktails as well as chef-prepared pizzas and a variety of finger foods. Anticipate a crowd when end of work drinks commences. Live entertainment seemed to be on the cards but we left before... More 

Thank KICon
Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2016

Having worked nearby to Arthouse for many years, I used to frequent the venue for lunch or after work drinks quite often. Recently I went to have lunch with friends to celebrate my birthday. I noticed the menu in the bar area had changed and it seemed to have less appealing options than it used to have plus it was... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Bar, Australian
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 am
5:00 pm - 1:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 275 Pitt St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Central Business District
  • Neighborhood: Central Business District
  • Phone Number: (02) 9284 1200

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Central Business District

Neighborhood Profile
Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.