The Mercantile Hotel Irish Pub


Sydney’s home of Guinness and good times. Built in 1914 and opened in 1915, The Mercantile was established to replace the old Mercantile Rowing Club Hotel. The rowing club’s lease on their old site down by the water’s edge expired in 1911 and so they moved their club to Mosman, becoming the Mosman Rowing Club that they know today.

The Mercantile has traded continuously since 1915 on the site at 25 George Street. Located adjacent to the iconic Sydney Harbour Bridge in the historic Rocks precinct, the pub has welcomed people from all over the world to experience its famous hospitality and good times. Over 100 years The Mercantile has earned a reputation as the home of Irish music in Australia and a place where unforgettable memories are made.

Whilst people and businesses have come and gone around it through the years, The Mercantile remains a place of great cheer, an authentic Irish welcome and a must-see stop for anyone wanting to experience the best of Sydney.


Alfresco/Outdoor Dining Bar Entertainment Family Friendly Free Wifi Live Music Non Smoking Pet Friendly Private Dining Area Suitable for Functions Takeaway Available

Meal Types

Breakfast Dinner Late night Lunch

Cuisine Types

Australian Bakery/Patisserie Bar Beer Beverage Classic Australian Cocktails Gluten Free Available Hamburgers Healthy Food International Light Meals Modern Australian Pub Seafood Share Plates Steak Vegetarian Wine


Fully licensed, No BYO

Disabled Assistance

Disabled access available


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