It’s no secret that Sydney’s Inner West is basically a treasure map of epic breweries. From Young Henrys, to Grifter, Wildflower and Sauce—a brewery crawl through these industrial alleyways should be on everyone’s Sydney bucket list.
Willie the Boatman is another must-visit on the brewhouse trail. Located within the creative confines of Precinct 75 in St Peters, these guys have been dishing out great beer and good times for a few years. And now, they’ve gone and got themselves one hell of a makeover from one of Sydney’s most sought-after interior designers: Rachel Luchetti of Luchetti Krelle (Bather’s Pavilion, Bopp and Tone, Manly Greenhouse).
The new brewery bar is a whole lot bigger than before, with plenty more room to hang about and sample standout brews with tonnes of character, like the Albo Corn Ale, Old Salty Melon Gose and the iconic Tempe Tim pale ale.
As for what the makeover looks like—the sprawling sunlit warehouse space features hanging plants, wide wooden booths, boat paraphernalia, a private tasting table, a new lounge area and long beer hall-style tables, all surrounding its enormous antique bar.
And to celebrate their fresh new look, the Willie the Boatman crew will be hosting a beer and food truck fest featuring brews from neighbours near and far (like Young Henrys, Batch, Wayward, Grifter, Philter, Sauce and Bentspoke from Canberra). It's all happening as part of Indie Beer Day, which is due to take over Sydney this Saturday.
What: Willie the Boatman Beer and Food Truck Festival
When: Saturday 26 October, 2019, 11am - 5pm
Where: Willie the Boatman, Precinct 75, St Peters
This iconic Inner West pub is throwing two huge carpark parties in November.
Image credit: Willie the Boatman