Sitting at the intersection of South Dowling and Flinders Streets it’s easy for the unfamiliar eye to skim over the humble brown building that houses The Taphouse. Step inside however and you’ll discover one of the Sydney bar scene’s best-kept secrets.
Dating as far back as 1878 when it was first known as the Palace Hotel, the establishment was re-imagined into its present form in 2008 and has since flourished into the beer haven we know and love today.
With its welcoming blend of local pub charm and simple sophistication, The Taphouse invites you to kick back with a drink and embrace the relaxed, easy-going atmosphere.
Boasting three airy function rooms – each with their own unique bar and vibe – drink, dine and dance the night away with a bespoke event package.
With its beautiful heritage features and lavish 1920s inspired décor, the pub’s spiritual heart, the Main Bar, serves as a stunning backdrop to any event. Accommodating up to 143 guests, The Taphouse’s largest and grandest space exudes a unique charm that’s sure to guarantee a party experience unlike any other.
Venture a little higher up and you’ll discover the crown jewel of the pub, the luscious open-air Rooftop Garden. Doubling as a function space for up to 95 people, this leafy oasis is perfect for indulging in a craft beer and soaking up the rays on a warm summer day.
Situated on the middle level between the Main Bar and the Rooftop Garden you’ll find Odd Culture, the newest and most popular event hub. Featuring its very own bar with 20 beer taps, the largest sour beer list in the Southern Hemisphere and a selection of the finest local and international wines, this charming and opulent room offers a unique function experience for up to 100 guests!
As Sydney’s first ever craft beer venue it’s hardly surprising that The Taphouse holds an impressive bevy of accolades under its belt. Taking out the win for Best Beer at the 2019 Timeout Bar Awards and placing first in the Beer & Brewer’s 2019 Best Beer Venue awards, this Darlinghurst bar has an unparalleled reputation when it comes to craft beer.
Boasting an extensive range of bottled ales, stouts, pilsners and ciders, pair your bev with a hearty Sunday Roast or classic Chicken Parmy for pub grub that’s sure to satisfy.
With its effortlessly stunning interior and some of Sydney’s finest craft beers on hand, The Taphouse is the perfect destination for your next casual outing or classy function. Drop in and see for yourself with Happy Hour from 4pm to 6pm weekdays.
By Kaylah Chesson