Editor's note: The venue has change style and ownership. Please visit oldgrowler.com.au for the latest information.

The Old Growler Alehouse and Eatery in Sydney, Australia is a basement pub and Canadian eatery that is popular for its craft beer and assortment of full meals and small plates along with the very popular Roadhouse Burger. The Old Growler is a mixture of Northern Exposure and Wild West that offers four local craft beers, a list of fine wines, special guest taps, and a list of house cocktails along with seasonal food and cool beats. The venue hosts several live music events by local bands like Bill ‘N’ Bob, Bryen Willems, and Ned Philpot. Owned by Marc Denis, the Old Growler Alehouse and Watery is located in a warmly lit underground that features exposed brick hideaways with archways.

Craft Beers

Young Henrys Brewery is known to brew the best beer in town and the Old Growler has partnered with this brewery for four of their tap offerings. The taps feature four fantastic local brews from Young Henrys Brewery, along with one of the brewery specials, the cloudy apple cider. The other taps at the alehouse consists of guest brews that are rotated on a regular basis.

Opening Hours

The Old Growler operates 5 days a week, Tuesday through Saturday from 5:00pm till 12:00am, and is closed on Sundays and Mondays. The Old Growler remains closed for a fortnight during Christmas and New Year starting 24th December, reopening around 10th January.


· Slurps - The Slurps menu offers an assorted list of popular wines from Argentina, Italy, and France as well as local favorites. The menu offers white wines, red wines, sparkling wines, and rosé wine

· Chews - The Chews menu consists of appetizers, Southern-style and hot wings, chips, platters, and the classic O.G. Parma, a classic chicken parma. the menu also offers a list of house burgers, like the O.G. Roadhouse Burger, the Vancouver Veggie Burger, the Calgary Chicken Burger, and the North Bay Burger


While the Old Growler welcomes walk-ins, visitors can also make use of their instant real-time table reservations for 2 to 10 guests. The alehouse and eatery keeps numerous tables free in the main bar area exclusively for walk-in guests who do not have reservations. Space booking of more than 10 people needs to be made on the Old Growler's website by submitting an online booking request form. In case visitors do not have the time to make bookings prior to arrival, they can call the alehouse and eatery directly or send a personal message to the owner Marc on 0458-627-266

Private Events

The Old Growler can host exceptionally good private parties ranging from a small birthday party of 10 guests to a gala corporate event for 120 people. The eatery boasts of a full-fledged commercial kitchen that can offer set menus for any occasion. The venue offers both nightly events and day time functions upon prior booking. The function menu and online events booking option can be found on the Old Growler website.


The Old Growler, Basement, 218 William Street, Woolloomooloo, New South Wales, Australia 2011, Phone: 0458-627-266

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