Drinking in Sydney – The Squire’s Landing, beer with a view

SOH Reflection

There can’t be too many brewpubs in the world with a better view that The Squire’s Landing. Level 33 in Singapore comes to mind, but they don’t have the expanse of floor to ceiling views that Squire’s Landing provides views of the Sydney Opera House and the surprisingly busy boat traffic that goes in and out of Circular Quay.

Postcard stuff

This place is huge given its position, position, position. Two stories, two outside areas, plenty of taps and room for on-site brewing equipment – make the most of the space. There’s an on-site Head Brewer, who probably can’t believe his luck.

Brewing equipment with an SOH view

If you are going to make this size investment, then of course every beer is James Squire. I personally like the transparent tap head with the beer bubbling like a science experience. Like the Melbourne CBD brewpub, this venue has beers brewed onsite. 3 options when I visited – a red, a “Juicy Pale Ale” and an IPA. All potable without being knockout. Subsequent visits reveal they are turning over the limited releases.

Taps and space

Sydney Harbour never stops delivering. And when it is a clear blue sky and you have ringside seat of the boats, the tourists and the Sydney Opera House, there aren’t many better places to drink. One tip, though. Remember in summer, there’s plenty of cruise ships parked at Circular Quay and they invariably block the view. Choose your time wisely.


The Squire’s Landing: Circular Quay W, The Rocks NSW