Prost. Salud. Cheers. Pour a paddle and head to the Endeavour Brew Bar in The Rocks.
Once home to one of The Rocks oldest hotels, The Endeavour Brew Bar now delights business folk and tourists with their focus on craft brews and sizeable share plates. The colonial venue has been reimagined as a dining and eating experience, that places a modern spin on the traditional pub experience.
Over three dining spaces and an outdoor area that lines the historic Argyle Street, The Endeavour Brew Bar’s ethos is simple: brew, drink and dine. As the sun seeps through the vintage window frames, pull up a bar stool and salivate as traditional pub grub meets Sydney foodie flair.
Located on the ground floor, marvel at eight-steel tanks that line the walls behind the bar. Holding over 600-litres of craft beer from the Endeavour Beer Co., the bar’s roster of beers on tap rotates daily. Using all-Australian ingredients, brewer Graeme Mahy has curated a beer list that will tempt any beer drinker, from light to dark.
Ranging from the clean-finished, mid-strength Harvest Mid ($10 a pint) to the almost blackened Something Dark ($12), settle in with a pint. For the indecisive drinker, opt for a paddle serving up a selection of four brews. Of course, if beer isn’t your thing, the Australian based wine, cider and cocktail list is curated specially to compliment the share food experience.
With beer comes meat, and The Endeavour Brew Bar encourage diners to bask in the smoked goodness of a variety of meat plates. Served with a side of greens and a plop of apple chutney and BBQ sauce, opt for the Borrowdale Pulled Pork Shoulder ($18) or the Louisiana Spiced Lamb Ribs ($25) for a meaty mouth-watering experience.
The diverse lunch and dinner menu also serves a variety of entrees, mains and sides for the less carnivorous diner. Of course, all the classic bar snacks make an appearance. Munch away on spiced mixed nuts ($6) and jalapeno olives ($6), before the starter plates arrive.
Begin by combining oozing dips of smoked eggplant and pumpkin mascarpone with crispy shards of malted sourdough ($12). Or, explore the refreshing blend of piquillo pepper, corn, plump kingfish and an avocado spread in the shared Tartare ($18).
For mains, share or go at it alone. Combining stringy Swiss cheese with tangy pastrami and German sauerkraut, the toasted Rueben sandwich ($19) is a classic pub-feed. Meanwhile, the smoked barramundi salad ($24), zings to life with a vibrant pop of beetroot yoghurt and delightfully crispy smoked skin.
Still can’t decide? The Brewer’s Plate ($29) is a daily chef’s selection of smoked meats and sides, that ensures you won’t be left hungry.
It’s here that you’ll find a poignant acknowledgment of the past, mixed with fusion food and drink experience. While the Endeavour Brew Baris ideal for lovers of beer and meat, the historic venue has moved with the foodie times in it’s quest to celebrate fine Australian produce and The Rocks vibrant history.
Endeavour Brew Bar
39-43 Argyle Street, The Rocks, NSW, 2000 Australia
Open Monday – Saturday | 11am – midnight Sunday | 11am – 10pm