The Taphouse (formerly the Palace Hotel), first licensed in December 1878, stands tall today as a testament to Sydney's hard drinking past.
Housed on the corner of South Dowling and Flinders streets - close to Sydney CBD, this establishment still holds its two original levels, plus an open air rooftop bar that was added in 2009.
In 2008 this pub became Sydney's first ever craft beer venue when it was reimagined into its current form. Taphouse, with its 60 taps on hand, pours hundreds of craft beers each year.
Since then, the venue has gone from strength to strength, winning Best Beer Bar at the 2019 Timeout Bar Awards, and taking the top spot in Beer & Brewer's 2019 Best Beer Venue awards.
The three different levels that The Taphouse offers will have something for everyone:
On the ground floor is where you will find the Main Bar, the largest and oldest space with amazing heritage features and high seating.
The next level houses Odd Culture, the newest and most popular event space. Odd Culture has it's own bar with 20 beer taps, a plethora of local and international wines and the largest sour beer list in the Southern hemisphere.
The top floor is where you will find the Rooftop Garden, and is the crown jewel of the Taphouse. This level also features its own bar and 20 beer taps.
Happy Hour runs 4-6pm Monday to Friday, $5 drink specials galore.
On Thursday's the offer $10 paddles. Which 5 beers will you choose?