South King Recreation Club


Level 1 597 King St
Newtown, 2042 NSW
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Opening Hours

SUN 12:00pm - 9:00pm
MON 5:00pm - 12:00am
TUE 5:00pm - 12:00am
WED 5:00pm - 12:00am
THU 5:00pm - 12:00am
FRI 5:00pm - 12:00am
SAT 12:00pm - 12:00am

The Details

In the mood for
  • Beer
Need to know
  • Full Food Menu


The Verdict

South King Recreation Club is a hub of memories that pay homage to a time before lockout laws were even a thing in Sydney.

Boasting a remixed RSL vibe, with all the hallmarks of classic pubs you know and love, South King Recreation Club prides itself on premium schnitty’s, ice cold frothies and frozen chook raffles (not to mention its epic offering of beer flavoured lamingtons). 

At this feel-good gem, you can expect a weekday happy hour from 5pm – 7pm curated by the legendary beverage manager Billy Johnson. And to keep the hungry at bay, canteen manager Deidre whips up a bunch of meal offerings and changing roster of club activities. Heavy hitters on the food front include the housemade ricotta gnocchi with roast pumpkin, burnt butter and sage and the vego nachos topped with baja sauce, salsa, Fresca and guac.

The team here also churns out a solid all-day Sunday roast served with roast potatoes, veggies, gravy and good-old Yorkshire pudding. Plus, to knock it all back, you’ll need to get around the peanut butter and jelly milkshake cocktail with Bulleit bourbon, raspberry and peanut butter ice-cream, or the classic whisky apple, that's loaded with Johnnie Walker black and fresh apple juice.

Vinyl stans can rest assured too because South King Recreation Club host a killer record fair each month and you’re guaranteed to find a bunch of vintage goodies. 

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