A no-nonsense Rocks classic
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.
|Venue name:||Fortune of War||Contact:|
137 George St
|Opening hours:||Sun-Thu 9am-midnight; Fri, Sat 9am-1am|
I have visited the Fortune of war hotel located on George street Sydney. It was a fun pub once, gone down hill since. Management seem vague about who runs the place, it is just another pub trying to be a restaurant that has failed! Very tiny place. What a shame to see the way the management let staff run it as they please! This is a pub that belongs to the NSW government and is in desperate need of renovation.