While venues like the Argyle and Orient pull in a rowdy party crowd, the Fortune of War attracts old guys, regulars and folks who are after a no-nonsense pub with space to talk, rest those weary traveller feet and to quench that well-earned thirst. Take a seat at the bar, order a schooner from one of the 15 beers on tap and take in the hospitality. Hungry? Head out the back and order a pie, burger, steak or roast. There's also live music four nights a week (Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 3pm & 8pm, Sun 1pm & 6pm). The Fortune claims to be Sydney’s oldest pub and that fight to be recognised is documented in newspaper cuttings, which are framed and hung on the wall. A sense of history is not necessarily obvious when you’re at the Fortune – it’s not all sandstone walls and they definitely don’t need to pump the beer into your glass – but the service is efficient and the staff are friendly. Either way, the Fortune of War has plenty to offer.
Fortune of War
Time Out says
A no-nonsense Rocks classic
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