Attention beer lovers, the free Inner West Beer Fest returns to Leichhardt

Drink, Events, Sydney / 25 October 2019

The Royal Hotel Leichhardt is set to transform into a beer lover’s playground next month with the launch of the Inner West Beer Fest.

If sinking schooners or hearing about hops sounds like your ideal day out, then read on because we’ve got a treat for you. This Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th November sees The Royal Hotel in Leichhardt transformed into a beer-lovers delight once again for the Inner West Beer Fest.

Across two jam-packed days, punters can sample their way through a frothy line up of beer from 10 Aussie breweries. Expect the likes of the legends from Young Henrys, Batch Brewing, Willie the Boatman, Philter Brewing, Akasha and more pouring throughout the weekend. The corner of Leichhardt’s Norton and Carlisle Streets will transform into a full-blown street festival with gourmet food stalls from Asian Dumpling House and a range of Mexican Fiesta stalls on hand to keep punters fed and watered.

The fun doesn’t stop there. Groove along to live tunes all day long, courtesy of Zac from CHC DJs, Mark Travers and Matt Stewart who will be providing the soundtrack to the festival. What would a beer fest be without some classic competitions? This year, there’s a ‘best beer in show’ award (with the winning brewery earning a tap takeover) plus a ‘people’s choice’ award, earning the winner a $100 bar tab. They’ll also be scubar crab racing with a gold coin donation earning you the chance to race your very own hermit crab. Once you’ve used up your coins, head to the garage for ping-pong, arcade games, giant Jenga and more.

Our tip? Nab a ticket beforehand to save yourself some extra moolah. Grab an Early Bird pass ($27) for express entry, a tasting cup plus 5 beer tasters.

If walking the streets with the sun on your face and a cold tinny in your hand sounds like heaven, well the gates are open and the Royal Inner West Beer Fest promises a blowout like no other. So hop to the Inner West Beer Fest for a pitcher perfect weekend.


Inner West Beer Fest, Leichhardt
Saturday 16 – Sunday 17 November 2019
Time: Saturday: 12pm-8pm and Sunday: 12pm-6pm
Price: FREE entry, tasting cup $5; Early Bird tickets $27
Where: The Royal Hotel, cnr Norton Street and Carlisle Street, Leichhardt

Looking for the perfect places to get brewery-hopping this weekend? Check out our guide to The Best Breweries in Sydney.