Want to organise a night out with the girls? Or maybe have a fun date with hubby? If you’re looking for the best bars or pubs that have easy access to the North Shore train line, we’ve got you covered! Some have just sprung up over the last few years, others have had a major renovation that beg a revisit, whilst others have been around for a while and provide the ‘classic’ pub experience.
1. The Deck, Milsons Point
7 minute walk from Milsons Point Station
Situated on the water at Milsons Point, The Deck restaurant has views across the water spanning from the Opera House, Harbour Bridge, Circular Quay and Botanical Gardens.
The Deck Sydney features a stylish bar and variety of dining options including banquette lounges, traditional seating, communal tables and dining on the outdoor terrace.
- Address: 1 Olympic Drive, Milsons Point
- Phone: 9033 7670
- Website: The Deck
2. Commodore Hotel, McMahons Point
5 minute walk from North Sydney station
Set amongst the trees above Blues Point Road, The Commodore is the perfect spot for a glass of wine, cocktail and even lunch or dinner – the award-winning bistro offers a variety of delicious dishes, all of which are made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. It’s definitely not your average pub fare! It’s a short (downhill) walk from North Sydney station, but feels a million miles from hustle and bustle of the North Sydney CBD.
- Address: 206 Blues Point Road, McMahons Point
- Phone: 9922 4331
- Website: Commodore Hotel
3. The Treehouse, North Sydney
4 minute walk from North Sydney station
The Treehouse restaurant and bar offers a distinctly premium experience. The contemporary Australian menu, classically driven cocktail list and extensive wine selection is perfect for a night out.
4. The Greenwood, North Sydney
1 minute walk from North Sydney station
Sydney institution The Greenwood Hotel was built in 1878, originally as a church and later also used as a school. In 1992 it was turned into a pub, and quickly became one of the North Shore’s most popular venues. It features four lively bars and open courtyards, serving good, honest pub food, a beautiful wine list, smashing cocktails and icy cold beers.
- Address: 36 Blue Street, North Sydney
- Phone: (02) 9964 9477
- Website: Greenwood Hotel
5. Gilroys Hotel, St Leonards
2 minute walk from St Leonards station
If you prefer a more traditional pub than a modern bar, Gilroys Hotel is super close to the station for a few sneaky drinks. Behind its quaint façade you’ll find an eclectic and charming local neighbourhood pub. With a vast selection of premium and craft beers and delicious bistro food, there’s something to tickle everyone’s fancy.
- Address: 75 Christie Street, St Leonards
- Phone: 9439 2213
- Website: Gilroys Hotel
6. Small Bar, Crows Nest
9 minute walk from St Leonards station
Nestled along the restaurant strip of Willoughby Road, Small Bar is the perfect spot for an after work drink, refresher before (or after) dinner or even a great spot to host a party! Small Bar are part of a new breed of bars making Sydney awesome (and also have bars in the city and Kirribilli). It’s the perfect vibe of casual meets sophistication.
- Address: 85 Willoughby Road, Crows Nest
- Phone: 8084 5118
- Website: Small Bar
7. The Avenue, Chatswood
1 minute walk from Chatswood station
It doesn’t get more convenient than being literally opposite Chatswood station! The Avenue offers European influenced dishes with a local twist. Delicious dishes, mouth watering share plates and nibbles will complement your favourite tipple.
- Address: 465 Victoria Avenue, Chatswood
- Phone: 9423 2888
- Website: The Avenue
8. Cellar 8 Wine Bar, Pymble
3 minute walk from Pymble station
Yay, something on the upper north shore! After the recent closure of Blackout Bar in Lindfield and Match Smoke House in Roseville, we’re relieved that Cellar 8 in Pymble is still going strong. We need more cool bars on the UNS, but we also need to support them. Cellar 8 is a small family-run wine bar that opened in February 2015 and has been a hit with the locals ever since. It serves quality wine sourced from boutique vineyards across Australia & New Zealand accompanied by tasty Australian tapas.
- Address: 8 Post Office Street, Pymble
- Phone: 9440 9044
- Website: Cellar 8
9. Kipling’s Garage Bar, Turramurra
2 minute walk from Turramurra Station
Kipling’s Garage Bar is buzzing every night of the week, and is the perfect spot for a date night with hubby or catch up with the girls. The once 1920’s garage now features a chic industrial setting serving up elegant, rustic, ‘street food’ tapas menu by Chef Thiago Menezes. The casual neighbourhood spot serves classic and modern spirits, craft beers, ciders alongside a wine list featuring vintages and varieties from Australia, Europe and Latin America.
- Address: 2 Eastern Road, Turramurra
- Phone: 9440 4088
- Website: Kipling’s Garage Bar
10. Level One Lounge, Hornsby
2 minute walk from Hornsby station
Despite being located in an RSL Club, you could be forgiven for thinking your in a swanky inner-city bar at Level One Lounge. Luckily, the drink prices are much more affordable! At the bar, choose from the international wine list, an array of boutique and craft beers on tap or a cocktail. The food menu offers a selection of tapas to share and pizza. Great for an easy night out!
- Address: Hornsby RSL, 4 High Street, Hornsby
- Phone: 9477 7777
- Website: Level One Lounge