Rydges Hotel has added a new development which will attract not just hotel guests, but the wider Surry Hills community of residents and local workers. 

There is a new watering hole destination on the Sydney craft brewing trail, and its at the Rydges Hotel on the corner of Albion and Mary Streets. 

The craft brewery is the first location in Sydney for Hunter Valley based company Sydney Brewery, which will be serving up locally themed brews such as the brewed on site Albion Ale, Surry Hills Pils and Darlo Dark. 

While some of the offerings will be brewed on site in the micro brewery, the venue will also offer the full range of Sydney Brewery beers and ciders created at Lovedale in the Hunter Valley. Owner and brewing fan Dr Jerry Schwartz is the driving force behind the new destination, which will also feature live music on Thursday and Friday nights and DJ’s over the weekend. 

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Food will also be available with a menu selection of pub classics, some of them cooked with signature brews, such as the Slow Cooked Beef Ribs in Stick Porter BBQ Sauce and Paddo Pale bratwurst with Sydney Cider Red Cabbage. 

“Surry Hills is an ever evolving and thriving community of residents and businesses,” says Dr Schwartz. “We wanted to celebrate this with a local craft brewery offering, a great spot for a casual lunch or after work drink, whilst also giving locals the opportunity to take home a fresh growler of Sydney’s best beer.” 

For everything from a casual work lunch which might flow into the evening, to a Saturday night hotspot for live music and DJs, Surry Hills now has a new local haunt which aims to be a neighbourhood go to. 

So next time you pass Rydges on Albion Street, remember that its now more than a place for out of towners. Sydney Brewery Surry Hills might be the place you can find your new favourite brew.