The Kirribilli Hotel is not an ostentatious pub. Its rounded, Art Deco, red-brick façade tucks neatly in among the shopfronts lining Broughton Street without drawing too much attention to itself. But we’re always told it’s what’s inside that counts, and what’s inside this amiable local just north of the Bridge is an impressive craft beer selection.
The Inner West may be rife with craft beer-heavy establishments, but the offerings are thinner on the ground north of the Bridge. Luckily the Kirribilli Hotel is pulling more than its weight on that score, spruiking flavoursome wares from Two Birds, Monteiths, Stone and Wood, 4 Pines, Mountain Goat, Murray’s and Endeavour. They elect a brewery of the month and showcase multiple beers to really get to know what a brew house is capable of. They even keep your frothy curiosity wallet-friendly on Tuesdays and Fridays when there’s $6 schooner from 5-7pm.
All the codes are on the big screens but this is pretty firm AFL territory, and if you don’t care what the score is the terrace out the back is a popular spot for a tipple when people clock off for the day. It may be a humble, red brick hotel in a quiet corner of the Lower North Shore, but if our Nicole deems it a good shout for two-up on Anzac Day, it’s definitely doing a bunch of things right.
|Venue name:||Kirribilli Hotel|
37 Broughton St
|Opening hours:||Mon-Sat 10am-midnight; Sun 10am-10pm.|