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Glenmore Hotel

Bars, Pubs The Rocks
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 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud
 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud
 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud
 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud
 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud
 (Photograph: Daniel Boud)
Photograph: Daniel Boud

The Glenmore lifts us up where we belong - with cold beers on their sunny rooftop

A lot of fuss gets made over the Glenmore’s unbelievable harbour views, taking in the majesty of the Harbour Bridge and hooking around past the Opera House sails to the glittering CBD. It’s an easy sell, especially because it proves you don’t need to fork out for a top-tier restaurant for the kind of Sydney vista that belongs on a postcard.

In fact the Glenmore is the sort of place you could make your local, at least for post-work drinks when the rooftop bar gets packed with people loosening their collars and clinking Samuel Adams, a schmiddy of Peroni or a pint of Guinness.

The rooftop is also a ridiculously popular lunch spot on weekends. If you like a Blue Moon or a Budweiser in more secluded surrounds the middle floor has smaller rooms with couches, and out on the street a picnic table is great for people watching. This is a great place for dinner before heading down to enjoy some high brow pursuits in Walsh Bay.

Check out more of Sydney's best rooftop bars here.

By: Emily Lloyd-Tait


Venue name: Glenmore Hotel
Address: 96 Cumberland St
The Rocks
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 11am-midnight; Fri, Sat 11am-1am.
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The Glenmore Hotel has a problematic attitude toward serving non-local customers. I had been interrogated by the staff for not consuming enough food (I was there for one hour and spent almost $60 on two main courses and drinks) and also for wanting to spend too much time on a couch where there was a window looking over the Opera House. The staff refused to answer questions about the quality of food and its service. The manager, after I contacted him to inquire about the problem, refused to acknowledge the problem and told me that "The Glenmore is the Glenmore so there's nothing wrong with it being a privileged establishment." This attitude is hardly productive and should not be welcome by either Sydney residents of visitors.