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The Bear Bar

730 George St | Entrance opposite Harrys Hotdog Stand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
+61 451 029 226
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  • Excellent83%
  • Very good12%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sliders” (19 reviews)
“cupcakes” (6 reviews)
“snow candy” (15 reviews)
Pub, Bar, European
$$ - $$$
730 George St | Entrance opposite Harrys Hotdog Stand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stumbled upon this place whilst in town for work. A cool little gem in the heart of Sydney. Really friendly staff and a great selection of beers. They have a big selection of bar snacks and food prices are decent for the area. Highly recommended!

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed excellent service, drinks and vibe.. awesome night will return. Fun and querky decor. The cocktail menu was extensive. Very friendly vibe.

Thank Sha22aGee
Andy C, Owner at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your rating and your very kind words. You have pin pointed all the elements that we enjoy and work hard at. Thanks again. Andy

Reviewed 16 July 2018

The atmosphere, the drinks, the banter, the bears, this bar is hands down one of the most accepting in Sydney, well worth checking out. Don't walk in expecting to be pampered and waited on hand an foot, they serve good drinks, great snacks and deliver...More

Thank BJ S
Andy C, Owner at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

I love the fact that you said don't piss me off.....you must really know me. I appreciate the very accurate review and your kind words within. Thanks for noticing that we try very hard through our product and service to make sure people enjoy their...More

Reviewed 14 July 2018 via mobile

Recommended by friends, we were warned it was a little hard to find ... but way worth the effort. Great atmosphere, great cocktails, friendly staff ... very relaxing I would come again.

Thank juliethatcher
Reviewed 7 July 2018 via mobile

This is my absolute must go to bar in sydney. I take my friends, families and visiting work colleagues out to this bar every opportunity i get. It is my gateway to a little bit of happiness. I highly recommend the Snow Candy and everything...More

Thank Joel S
Reviewed 28 May 2018

Went on a Wednesday night so probably not the busiest but the bar seemed to lack atmosphere. Has a snack bar but no food menu. There was a single meatball dish on offer. Ok for drinks I guess. Had a drink and left for another...More

Thank Ross S
Andy C, Owner at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2018

Firstly we are sorry that you were disappointed with your visit. We do everything we can to ensure people have a nice time at the venue, which is probably why we rate so high. You are probably correct about Wednesday lacking a bit of atmosphere....More

Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

I love love love this bar! They know what they're doing with those cocktails, but most of all they know whiskey! � Very friendly staff and to top it off they have a trivia night once a month, which is as of now my new...More

Thank Iñola F
Reviewed 21 April 2018

Good staff they were very friendly and helpful, nice drinks and good atmosphere, would definitely recommend.

Thank susanO2869AW
Andy C, Owner at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for the review. Really appreciated when people take the time. Thanks Andy

Reviewed 9 April 2018

We were off to Mamma Mia and needed a place to meet. Great hang out, with an interesting range of beers and wine by the glass. The atmosphere is funky different, and recommended pre show meeting place.

Thank stevehowcroft
Reviewed 8 April 2018

This place oozes the fact that someone really cares about what they're doing. Run well, with exceptional service and an amazing vibe. From the great and clearly mastered cocktails to the quirky famous pictures populating the walls (all have a key character replaced with a...More

1  Thank Josh M
Andy C, Owner at The Bear Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 May 2018

Thanks for the rating and thanks for those very kind words. We do care about our customers and what we do and its very pleaseing to see that people recagnise this fact. Thankl again

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Jeremy L
30 January 2015|
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Response from Grace G | Property representative |
Dear Jeremy: Thank you for your interest, booking is not necessary however our menu is reduced at 10.30pm as our license is only till 12 midnight. We look forward to having you at The Bear.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$7 - US$18
Pub, Bar, European
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Reservations, Full Bar, Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
4:00 PM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 730 George St | Entrance opposite Harrys Hotdog Stand, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney
  • Phone Number: +61 451 029 226
  • E-mail
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