After this pub was built in 1921, all it had to do was stand still and let the icons go up around it. With a ridiculously fortuitous location in The Rocks and an open rooftop beer garden, this low level building can boast the best views of any pub in the city. Grab a pint of your favourite shade of amber, or wine, or try one of their flavoursome cocktails, then head up to the roof and sip slowly while taking in a magnificent postcard panorama. The House, The Bridge, The Tower, The Harbour – you can see them all. Enjoy the show with a bowl of popcorn chicken, wedges, prawn dumplings, or any of the tasty snacks available. It’s an ideal spot for lunch in the sun or dinner under the stars. If you prefer to dine indoors and you like a shake of nostalgia with your food, pull up a plush red velvet chair at a solid timber table. The Glenmore is Sydney’s worst kept secret, so head in early.
96 Cumberland St, The Rocks. 9247 4794. theglenmore.com.au