On the Wednesday we took a train to circular quay and walked through the famous old area of Sydney called The Rocks and not a Jenny in sight. Our destination would be The Lord Nelson but took a walk through the rocks district first and came across this hotel (pub) called The Glenmore Hotel. On the outside it is pretty unassuming with some seating outside in a street café style but what caught my eye was Fat Yak on tap and a sign saying rooftop beer garden. It conveniently opened at 12 which was in two minutes time. Beer ordered we headed upstairs.
Someone must not have told the people on the roof that it had just opened because there was a good dozen or so people already up there and drinking away.
Who could blame them? It's an amazing view of Sydney harbour sights like the bridge and opera house. And it was a very hot day, perhaps the hottest so far and with no wind in the rocks to speak of, even on the roof.
Is there anywhere better on the planet to drink a beer than here? I'm not sure there is. The prices are quite reasonable too with $10 steak Monday and Tuesday. A schooner of Fat Yak was $6.20 so while not cheap by Irish standards, it was very reasonable by downtown Sydney standards.