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The best events at Sydney Beer Week

Time Out's picks of the best events during the fest

Crowds at Time Out Hop-Up
Photograph: Anna Kucera
By Jasmine Pirovic |

There's a whole lot of foamy fun to be had over Sydney Beer Week, but to save you having to trawl through the program of hundreds of events we've done the hard yards and put together our top five ace events that you'll want to lock down tickets to in order to avoid severe FOMO.

Want more craft beer action year round? Check out Sydney's best brewery bars. Or maybe go on a pub crawl around the Rocks. 

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SBW events

Cute dog at The Grifter Brewing Co
Bars, Breweries

Dogtown II


Sat November 3, Grifter Brewing Co, free admission.

The folks at Grifter Brewing Co are opening up their digs to your pup friends again, for their annual Dogtown day. In honour of Beer Week they will be slinging specialty beers all afternoon with prizes up for grabs and doggy treats in abundance. And If you’re averse to schmackos, LP’s Quality Meats will be serving Pluto Pups on the day.

People eating pizza at Frankies

Garage Project Halloween Party at Frankies


Wed October 31, Frankie's Pizza by the Slice, free admission.

Frankies are playing host to Garage Project this Halloween for a night of live music, killer costumes and beers. There will be $50 pizza and beer vouchers up for grabs, and best dressed prizes. Garage Project will be the only brews on tap along with new releases from their brewery. You can expect sets from the likes of Rackett and Extension Chord after 8.30pm. Entry is free.

The Society Inc
Things to do, Markets

Inner West Brewery Association Food Truck Festival

St Peters

Sat October 27, Precinct 75, free admission.

The Inner-West Brewery Association is banding together brewing big-dogs Young Henrys, Grifter Brewing Co, Waywards Brewing Co, Philter Brewing and Batch Brewing Co among others for an afternoon championing great local food and booze. There will be food trucks from Ciccone & Sons gelato as well as live sets by DJ Gonzo and The Pragmatics. 

Food at Automata

Automata X Modus Operandi


Tue October 30, Automata, $165.

Two-hatted Automata are coupling up with Mona Vales’ Modus Operandi Brewery for an intimate dinner this Sydney Beer Week. A $165 ticket will get you a four-course meal with pairings from the brewery. You will also receive a Spiegelau beer glass to enjoy your Modus Operandi beer out of when you take it home after the event.

Waiter at Hubert
Restaurants, French

Le Jour des Morts


Thu November 1, Hubert, $130.

Dinner and a show is back in vogue for Sydney Beer Week when Hubert opens up their theatre to host live tunes from Kallidad, a French-Mexican buffet from chef Daniel Pepperell, and beers from Garage Project including a watermelon, habanero and maize lager, and a chipotle chili black lager.

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Yoga & Bottomless Beer Brunch

Sat October 27, Four Points by Sheraton, $70. 

Work up a sweat with this one-hour outdoor Vinyasa yoga class on the Chippendale Green. It's organised by Four Points by Sheraton Sydney, and you’ll receive a free yoga workout gift-pack for participating, followed by a bottomless beer brunch on the hotel terrace to quench your thirst. 

Start training your palate

Bars, Craft beer

Sydney craft beer guide

Thanks to the boutique brewing boom, local watering holes are boasting seasonal brews on tap, craft breweries are opening up all over Sydney, and we have two annual festivals dedicated to all things craft beer. Here's where to get in on the sudsy fun.