12 Sutherland Shire Watering Holes To Get Your Whistle Wet This Summer

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If there's one thing we all LOVE to do here in the Shire it's head down to the pub for a coupla' frosty lagers on a Friday afternoon. Ammmiiiiright? But seriously...

Now that the date for "Freedom Day" has been set (Monday October 11th for those of you living under a rock) the scramble to book tables for a night out on the sauce with friends and family has really ramped up this past week.

As per the rules laid out HERE, from Monday 11 October, at a 70% double vaccination rate, the following rules will now apply for fully vaccinated adults, children, and people with medical exemptions. 

Restaurants, cafes, and bars will reopen with a square metre rule (one person per 4 square metres indoors, one person per 2 square metres outdoors)

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Best Pubs and Clubs In The Shire

Many of our favourite Shire pubs and clubs have been frantically posting to their social media accounts for the last 7 days announcing their triumphant return as doors around the Shire are set to swing open this coming Monday.

When it comes to socialising 'down the local for a few' we're definitely spoilt for choice here in the Shire. From beer gardens to beer halls, wine bars, whisky or cocktails, the Sutherland Shire really has, got it all.

We've put together 12 of the best local watering holes around town who are opening on Monday Oct 11th and are currently taking bookings.


Sutherland Shire Pubs

Kurnell Rec Club

The Recca's has a simple vision. To create a family friendly heart of the Kurnell peninsula, where community events, entertainment, sport and recreational activities are co-existent.

The Recca's is fast becoming one of the most popular bars in the Sutherland Shire. Sunday afternoons in the beer garden are where it's at. You can bring your dog and there's a jumping castle for the kids! Winning...

The Union Place Hotel

Adjacent to Jannali station, the Union Place Hotel bar offers a broad range of your favourites on tap.

Start your day or night at the sports bar with mouth-watering cocktails made fresh to order and prepared with a smile. Look out for our weekly cocktail specials to ignite the night! 

Book A Table Here >>>

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The Blind Bear

The Blind Bear has been a staple of the night scene in Cronulla since 2013. Dimly lit with exposed brick walls and bespoke antique wooden furnishings, the bar is reminiscent of an American style whiskey saloon. Go to website >>>

The Blind Bear boasts a selection of over 100 Whiskeys from around the world as well as a rotating roster of Australian craft beers and a cocktail list comprised of popular classic cocktails as well as house specialties.

Cronulla RSL

The Cronulla RSL has gone from strength to strength over the decades. The Cronulla “arrey” is now a local institution and Sutherland Shire landmark.

Membership these days exceeds 30,000 with the most recent refurbishments taking full advantage of the clubs’ spectacular beach side location, whilst still paying homage to its history.

Book A Table Here >>>

Skeetas Southside

Skeetas Southside is a small bar in the heart of Jannali, offering a fine selection of wines, craft beer, your favourite spirits and a tapas style menu.

Famous for it's Live music every weekend, friendly atmosphere and intimate layout. Skeetas might be small but it packs in a HUGE vibe.

Stay in the loop here>>>

The Botanical

Escape to the luxe rooftop oasis with city skyline views, seasonal bistro menu, fresh cocktails & ice cold tap beer. The Botanical is located upstairs at Highfield in Caringbah

With live DJ entertainment every Friday and Saturday nights and acoustic sessions every Sunday, The Botanical is the best place to meet with friends and family for that special occasion. 

Book A Table Here >>>

Croyden Lane Wine & Tapas Bar.

Situated in a hidden location in Cronulla, the name gives away where this city-style venue is found.

Boasting a sunny outside wine garden, banquette seating & intimate dining inside plus an eclectic private function room with private bar hire options, Croydon Lane Wine & Tapas Bar is the perfect setting for your next special occasion or social outing. 

The Como Hotel

Como Hotel has a touch of elegance standing in the quiet backwaters of the Georges River. With remarkable views and shady verandas, this hotel is a beautiful heritage of our Shire.

Today, The Como Hotel is one of the oldest buildings in the Sutherland Shire and is an important part of the Shire’s heritage. The Hotel caters to all ages and features a bistro, a sports bar, TAB and Keno facilities, a lounge area, and a unique functions space.

Sutherland shire clubs

3 Doors Down

Formerly known as Rocksalt Tapas, 3 Doors Down is a 'speakeasy inspired' lounge bar located in Menai with eclectic decor, moody lighting, chesterfield lounges, soul-filling food and craft cocktails.

From the moment you enter you could be in another place and time, the atmosphere is dark, lit by candlelight. the mood set by electro-blues, jazz and R&B music with regular sets of live acoustic on weekends.

Northies Hotel

Northies Cronulla is the go-to destination for celebrating sunshine and good times. This beach side icon offers a luxurious escape from city life.

Encapsulating the gorgeous, sun-drenched surrounds, it offers the hottest entertainment, an unbeatable dining experience and award winning facilities all in a chilled seaside luxury atmosphere.

Sounds pretty bloody good to us! Book here >>>

Miranda Hotel

Miranda Hotel is a true Shire icon. One of the last remaining Pubs AND Night Clubs left in the Sutherland Shire. The Garden Courtyard and bistro, with it’s comfortable booth seating is a perfect spot for lunch or dinner.

.... or a frosty beer or two.

When you're ready to dance the night away you can hit the D-Floor from 10pm every Saturday night at Carmens Night Club.

The Cronulla Sailing Club.

Last but definitely not least is the Cronulla sailing Club. The go to spot on a Friday afternoon during the Summer period and one of the best spots in the Shire to watch the sun go down, sipping on a cocktail with friends.

Get there early as as lines start to form at around 330pm onwards and will probably be even more crazy trying to get in during restrictions.


All bookings are subject to availability. Please check with each venue if you are unsure about their rules and regulations around COVID and being vaccinated.

Drink responsibly!

Cameron Laing
Marketing Director
Shire Talk

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