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7 Best breweries in Sydney you must visit


From experimental brews to hop-forward creations, Sydney’s craft beer scene is as vibrant and diverse as the city itself.


Sydney's craft beer scene has exploded in recent years, offering a plethora of unique breweries that cater to all tastes. Whether you're a hop head, a stout lover, or a fan of experimental brews, this city promises an unforgettable craft beer experience for all. Here’s a list of seven of the best breweries in Sydney that you simply must visit.

  1. Young Henrys

    Newtown, Sydney, New South Wales

    Housed within a funky warehouse in the heart of Newtown, Young Henrys is a staple of Sydney’s craft beer community. Known for its fun, laid-back vibe and dedication to local culture, Young Henrys’ diverse range of beers reflect the eclectic nature of its surroundings. They’ve got 11 taps pouring at all times featuring the usual favourites alongside limited editions and experimental small batch beers. Their Newtowner, a tribute to their home suburb, is a crowd favourite, with a refreshing blend of Australian and European hops. Must-try: Newtowner Pale Ale

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  2. Batch Brewing Company - Petersham

    Petersham, Sydney, New South Wales

    Batch Brewing Company, in Marrickville, prides itself on creating small batches of beer that are big on flavour. The brewery's experimental approach means there's always something new on tap, while the rotating selection ensures a fresh experience every time, whether it's a classic IPA or an adventurous sour. Food wise, it’s a casual affair with snacks, food trucks and QR codes if you want to order in. Must-try: American Pale Ale

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  3. Wayward Brewing Co.

    Camperdown, Sydney, New South Wales

    Inspired by beers worth travelling for, Wayward Brewing Co. is known for its bold and adventurous brews. Tucked away in Camperdown, the brewery’s industrial-chic venue is perfect for tasting their diverse range of beers, from hoppy IPAs to rich stouts. Wayward's flagship India Pale Ale is a unique twist on a classic style, combining vibrant tropical fruit and citrus notes with the hoppy punch of an IPA for a well-balanced thirst quencher. Must-try: India Pale Ale

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  4. The Grifter

    Marrickville, Sydney, New South Wales

    Housed in an old dry cleaner’s warehouse in Marrickville, The Grifter Brewing Co. combines passion and creativity to consistently produce beers that are both innovative and delicious. Their signature beer, the Pale Ale, is a testament to their brewing prowess, offering a perfect balance of malt and hops. Visit this brewery and tasting bar for its welcoming atmosphere and a fantastic range of beers. Must-try: The Grifter Pale Ale

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  5. Modus Mona Vale

    Mona Vale, Sydney, New South Wales

    Situated in Mona Vale on Sydney’s Northern Beaches, Modus Operandi Brewing Co. is an award-winning brewery known for its commitment to quality and sustainability. Modus Mona Vale is the company’s original headquarters and is where you’ll find 16 beers on tap and a rotating food menu. The beers are unpasteurised, unfiltered, and free from preservatives, ensuring a fresh and pure drinking experience. The Modus Pale Ale is a standout, boasting a complex and flavourful profile. Must-try: Modus Pale Ale

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  6. 4 Pines Manly

    Manly, Sydney, New South Wales

    In the vibrant beachside suburb of Manly, 4 Pines Brewery is another cornerstone of Sydney's northern beaches beer scene. Known for its commitment to sustainability and quality, 4 Pines’ award-winning beers cater to a variety of tastes. Whether you're enjoying a pint of their iconic Pacific Ale or exploring seasonal specials, the laid-back beachside setting enhances the experience. The brewery also features a casual dining area with delicious food pairings, making it the perfect spot to soak up the chill vibes. Must-try: Pacific Ale

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  7. Akasha Taproom

    Five Dock, Sydney, New South Wales

    Based in Five Dock, the award-winning Akasha Brewing Company, focuses on brewing hop-forward beers that burst with flavour. Their commitment to high quality ingredients and traditional brewing methods results in beers that are both classic and innovative. The Hopsmith IPA, with its intense hop aroma and balanced bitterness, is a must-try for hoppy IPA lovers. Kick back in the taproom which features a 24-tap draft wall, board and arcade games, and outdoor seating. Must-try: Hopsmith IPA

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