Mother’s Day Special
Spoil your mum this Mother’s Day, Sunday 13 May, with a meal and complimentary drink at the Hero, while the smooth sounds of live jazz play in the background. It’ll be a Mother’s Day with a difference that she’ll always remember. Bookings open now – phone 9252 4553
Anzac Day 2018
Our historic pub has long been an Anzac day favourite, and Wednesday 25 April 2018 is sure to be another stellar celebration. Enjoy the tunes of the Old Time Jazz band, starring our resident saxophonist Valda Marshall. Watch the world pass by in our outdoor area, complete with a mobile bar serving cold beverages. We’ll be trading from 9am-11.30pm and the kitchen will open all day. #AnzacDay #OldTimeJazz #lestweforget
Valda’s 90th birthday celebration
The Hero threw a huge party for our resident saxophonist, Valda Marshall, who has been playing at the Hero as part the Old Time Jazz band since 1979.
Melbourne Cup Day!
Watch the race that stops a nation live on the Hero’s big screens on Tuesday 7 November. Ladies, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Win a hamper package in our free lucky draw! Special meal deal only $30: Caprese Sirloin OR Red Snapper Meuniere OR Rolled Chicken Breast Book now by calling (02) 9252 4553. #melbournecup2017 #melbournecup #giddyup
Happy Hour at the Hero!
Join us for happy hour on Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 5.30–6.30pm. We’re serving up $8 pints, $5.50 schooners and $5.50 glass of house wines. Go on, get happy! #happyhour #sydney #therocks #theheroofwaterloo
St Patrick’s Day – 17 March 2017
St Patrick’s Day at the Hero is almost here! Kick the festivities off on March 17 with an Irish breakfast – $30.00 including two drinks and entry into a complimentary lucky draw prize. We’ll have live music all day! Morning (from 8.30am) – Finn McCool Lunch – Paddy’s Pigs Evening – Princess and the Bodyguard #stpatricksday2017 #stpatricksday #therocks #sydney #irishbreakfast #guinness #irishmusic
Happy Hour has hit the Hero!
Happy Hour has hit the Hero! Wednesday to Friday from 6-7pm. All beers on tap only $5.50 per schooner! #bargainbeer #happyhour #therocks #quenchyourthirst #mmmbeer
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Melbourne Cup Day – Tuesday 1 November
Watch the race that stops a nation live on the Hero’s big screens on Tuesday 1 November. Ladies, enjoy a complimentary glass of champagne on arrival. Free lucky draw! Win a hamper package. Special meal deal only $30 (includes a complimentary house wine, beer or soft drink): Barramundi, broccolini and vegetables with a white wine sauce OR Grilled steak and stuffed mushrooms with chat potatoes with a red wine sauce. Don’t miss out! Make your booking now by calling (02) 9252 4553. #melbournecup2016 #melbournecup
Spend Father’s Day @ the Hero!
Father’s Day special at the Hero! Guinness pie, a pint of Guinness and a side salad for only $20.00 #fathersday #guinnesspie #Guinness #therocks
St Patrick’s Day!!
Get into the Irish spirit tomorrow at the Hero! The celebrations will kick off at 9am with an Irish breakfast and the sounds of Irish songstress #Eimearglackin. Not a morning person? Pop in during the day for Irish stew and a pint of Guinness. From 6pm, sway to the sounds of #Banishmisfortune‘s Irish pipes, fiddles and mandolins. #stpatricksday #heroofwaterloo #sydney #therocks #irishtunes
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Best pub in all of Sydney! I may not be a regular, but when it’s time for me to visit Sydney, I always pay my respects to this awesome place – friendly staff and cold ales makes it perfect.
Great atmosphere and friendly staff…highly recommended.
More than enough ambience to justify a drink or two.
My local once upon a time, great memories, great pub, great craic!
In the slew of pubs proclaiming to be the Sydney’s oldest swill shack, the Hero has the most legitimate claim to fame. It also has delicious James Squire beers on tap, as well as a creepy cellar haunted by the ghost of…drunk sailors [who] were shanghaied and sent to work on ships. So. Much. History.
As a lover of history, it was AWESOME to knock back a few at one of the oldest pubs in Australia. The interior has been faithfully maintained in it’s original set-up and decor (yes, if you’re a tall fellow like me you just might bump your head on the doorway to the toilet). With all the old exposed stone blocks and dark wooden ceiling, you can almost feel the ghosts that are said to inhabit this pub. They have a good selection of beer and the service is friendly and efficient. Definitely recommend this place if you want to enjoy a drink or two amongst a great crowd and soak in a little Australian history.
The Hero of Waterloo has been around for a while and you can surely tell – this place boasts character and has become a true iconic landmark in Sydney. This is a great pub – great variety of beers and wines, friendly service, traditional pub food and huge crowds. In winter there is a fantastic fireplace at the back of the venue which keeps the entire place cosy, and in summer expect crowds that spill out on to the street and beyond.
We had been recommended to have night out for the live music at the Hero of Waterloo, a quaint old pub in Millers Point, just up behind The Rocks. What a night! The band was Green Jam, playing a mix of Irish and contemporary music. [The band] encourage members of the crowd to get up and have a go. And they did! … we were amazed at how friendly and welcoming everyone was, the music was great, the beer excellent, and the whole ambience memorable. We’ll be back, and soon!
Wonderful hospitality! We were lucky enough to have a private room for a Sunday family lunch… fantastic! The variety of food suited all tastes. Historic unique location makes it a memorable location for a fun gathering!
The Hero is our absolutely favourite pub and we have eaten here many times but last night was really something special. The service in the upstairs dining room was excellent and our waitress was very knowledgable about the menu. The food was terrific. There were five of us and everyone really enjoyed their meals. The music and vibe in the pub was great on a Saturday night. Great job all round.