This gorgeous pub is definitely one of the best kept’ secrets in The Rocks. The Observer Hotel was built on the site of two former hotels: the Observer Tavern (1848–1908) and the Waterman’s Arms (1844–1901) and was originally a residential building. Today it combines old world charm with contemporary comfort and style. It’s the perfect place to while away the afternoon or evening, enjoy live music and catch all your favourite sporting action on giant plasma screens.
The Observer is an iconic Sydney Pub that has been around since 1848, when the Moore family originally ran the hotel. A fresh new life has been pumped into this classic Rocks bar, celebrating life’s greatest pleasures, eating and drinking.
Located in the heart of the historical Rocks area, the hub (our public bar) offers a range of craft beers, on-tap cocktails with delicious, fresh flavours, whilst the curated menu has a classic style with a modern twist and a range of standard pub fare. There is something for everyone from tourists to locals alike.