Highly regarded as one of Sydney's social focal points, The Balmain Monkey Bar is set to a backdrop of rich flavours, a comfortable atmosphere, lively entertainment & a service level second to none.
Located in the centre of Balmain, our venue incorporates a main bar, function rooms, bistro with adjacent courtyard area, tab & bottle shop facilities.
Combining the elements of sophistication, relaxation and modern decor, the Balmain Monkey Bar is a great place to meet old friends or find new ones.
We look forward to seeing you here!
Dicks Hotel, for the best beer, delicious meals and friendly service. Born in 1874, Dick's is the best sports bar in the suburb. It has its feet firmly rooted in tradition, where locals are known by name. Trivia is on a Monday and happy hour (Mon–Fri 4pm-6pm) reigns supreme.
The Exchange Hotel is the largest and most elegant hotel in Balmain. Built in 1885 this heritage listed, iconic establishment stands tall and proud amongst the streetscape of historic Balmain buildings and boasts a long history of being Balmain’s favourite meeting place.
Today, the Exchange offers a great mix of bars, sun-filled balconies, elegant function rooms and a smart new restaurant to ensure that the hotel continues the fine tradition of the place to relax, unwind and mix with friends.
Mix it with friends at the Balcony Bar
Located on the first floor this stunning bar space spills onto long, wide verandahs. Here, on low ottomans, lounges and chairs – inside and out, you can sit back, relax, order your favourite cocktails, beers and wines and indulge with our new bar menu.
Gorgeous interiors and sun-filled verandahs make this the place to be at any time.
We look forward to seeing you soon.
The London Hotel is one of the favourite locals for Balmain residents, a standout pub in a suburb renowned for its excellent pubs. Founded in the late 1800’s, The London hotel has withstood the test of time and looks almost identical to its original incarnation… a place with history written all over it.
It’s a pub that reminds you that the simple things in life are often the best, good company, good beer and a great view to while away the afternoon or the night.
The London is renowned as a premier spot for pub functions in Sydney.
Established in 1880, the Riverview is a meticulously renovated historic hotel, a local landmark, nestled in the heart of Balmain.
A favourite of locals since its inception, and situated over 2 levels in its cosy, quiet locale, the hotel combines bar, dining and lounging, creating the perfect atmosphere for all occasions.
The "Riv" has evolved through changes spanning a couple of centuries, to become one of Sydney's favourite hotels, melding its rich pub traditions with a quintessential local experience that only a true Balmain pub can offer.
The Riverview is, and will continue to be, all about enjoying great food and drink at good prices in relaxed, comfortable surroundings - just what you'd like your favourite local to be....
Established in 1876, this famous and fabulous pub balances delightful old world charm with cutting-edge design. Enjoy delicious mod Australian cuisine in the impressive conservatory style restaurant and an extensive range of the best boutique wines and beers.
Our Balcony Bar combines spacious open areas, small intimate rooms and a large sundrenched balcony overlooking the hustle and bustle of busy Darling Street.
We offer free room hire and don't require a minimum spend. Our rooms can be dressed up to suit any occasion.
Whether it's a quiet drink, small get together or something big, the Balcony Bar's the place for you.
The Town Hall Hotel offers a series of delightful art-deco spaces that, together and individually, are perfect for promotional events, parties and private dinners. The Town Hall team caters for parties as small as ten (for dinner), and as large as 250 (for cocktails), and is equally at home serving nibbles and cocktail finger-food, as three course luncheons and dinners! Room hire is free.
The Unity Hall Hotel has been a spiritual home to Sydney Jazz and live music fans for more that 40 years.
A historic landmark with a modern approach provides a warm atmosphere with fantastic live music and iconic Sunday afternoon Jazz...
A great meeting place for a drink or two before dining in one of Balmain's local restaurants.
Conveniently close to Balmain wharf providing easy access to the city and many major tourist attractions.
Make the Cat and Fiddle the venue for your next function. With a comfortable semi-secluded area, it is perfect for intimate gatherings or big birthday bashes and other celebrations.
Food and beverage packages are available and our friendly staff will work to ensure that your evening is a success; they can even co-ordinate entertainment based on your needs as well as decorate the space for you.
Satasia, in the heart of Balmain, has been a favourite among Sydneysiders since opening in 1982. Featuring dishes from Asia, the menu is as diverse and enticing as our cosmopolitan city.
With seating capacity for 150 people, the restaurant has a main dining area, an upstairs area for parties of up to 50 people and a balcony that seats 20 people with views of Balmain, the city and North Sydney. The restaurant is fully licensed and accepts BYO for bottled wines and beer.
Bistro Bruno is the local eatery popular with people from other neighbourhoods. Located deep in the heart of Balmain we are committed to providing a warm and friendly dining experience for our neighbors while delivering the high levels of food and service that make us a destination restaurant. Housed in a classic period building Bistro Bruno continues a long tradition of restaurants at these premises. Our focus is on fresh ingredients presented as simple and tasty bistro dishes; big on flavour and value. Made up of a number of separate areas Bistro Bruno is a flexible user-friendly restaurant ideal for dinner with friends, larger event dining and corporate lunches.