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The Mercantile

The Rocks
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Address: 25 George St | The Rocks, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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+61 2 9247 3570

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Quintessential Irish Pub

I need not say more. I pulled up a stool, grabbed a pint of Guinness and some bangers and mash. It's exactly what it advertises. Great history, friendly staff.

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shaun O
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I need not say more. I pulled up a stool, grabbed a pint of Guinness and some bangers and mash. It's exactly what it advertises. Great history, friendly staff.

Thank Shaun O
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent Guinness and a good nuck at the bak to hang out with small groups Sadly we were beaten overall by other teams on our treasure hunt, but this bar was one of the best we visited all day!

Thank Morgan R
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff and good size room excellent condition and facilities in room :: will definaltey stay here and recommend for the price of location it is a gem !!!!!

Thank Rachel E
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Reviewed 14 January 2017

We visited the bar and had a local on tap beer. They also have Guineas on tap and the walls in the bar are decorated with old advertising plaques which were distributed by Guiness over the years. Service was friendly and prompt. There is outside seating also.

Thank autotripper
Calgary, Canada
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152 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

We were meeting friend centrally in Sydney and happened upon this place. The menu was basic but the food was quite good and the service was very good. The Irish stew was a winner with our friends, and I enjoyed the chicken parma immensely. Would definitely go back as it is an affordable option when visiting the rocks in Sydney.

Thank bgmwallis
Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 7 January 2017

Lots to drink, good company and free entertainment.we also had food as well and it all came out pretty quick.tasty too.

Thank Linda B
Hong Kong, China
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69 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This is an old Irish pub with accommodations. We came here for a drink after a walk at The Rocks. Quite busy, plenty of people sit outside. Nice waiter. I think they have band performance in the evening.

Thank Stewartli
Frankfurt, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

Pass through this pub a few times on my recent visit to Sydney. It doesn't have the typical Irish Pub look but the live entertainment is worth a stop through. They keep a good crowd and it's a lot of fun. Just what I was looking for.

London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

A busy Irish pub (reputedly the longest running Irish pub in Australia) under (almost) the eaves of the Sydney Harbour bridge. Enjoyed the laid back atmosphere and the food. The Chicken Schnitzel was good!

Thank ZaahidBharmal
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

Cosy pub with indoor and outdoor seating with Irish food, people and drinks plus a range of other stuff. Very friendly staff, yummy food with a good range, good pricing and great specials depending on what night you go!

Thank DMurphy24

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The Rocks
The first residents of the Rocks were convicts and sailors from the old nation. As the oldest neighbourhood 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 weekend markets at the Rocks are where you can find local artists' hand-made souvenirs, organic food and designer jewelry in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. To enjoy some of the best Australian and international contemporary art, the MCA museum is open every day and select evenings. At the end of a long day of sightseeing, be sure to save energy to dance the night away at the area's many late night entertainment venues.
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