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The Doss House

4.7
4.7
151 Reviews
$40 and under
Australian

Recapturing the convivial spirit of Sydney’s formative years, The Doss House unites fine spirits & cocktails with the historical charm of one of the city’s oldest suburbs, The Rocks. Built in the 1840s, this space has been the home to a rich, eclectic collection of tenants including a bootmaker, boarding house, doctor’s surgery & opium dealer, some which have been entwined within the interiors of the five, cosy bar spaces. The result is a bar steeped in character, ambiance & history.

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7:00 pm


  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Tapas / Small Plates, Fine cuts

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Phone number

    0457 880 180

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Area

    The Rocks

  • Public Transit

    Train and Ferry: Circular Quay; Several Bus Stops on the streets around the venue.

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

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What 151 people are saying

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseEnergetic

95% of people would recommend it to a friend

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    Vibrant Bar Scene

  • Sydney City

    Best Overall

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  • Sydney City

    Handcrafted Cocktails

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    Hot Spot

  • Sydney City

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  • Sydney City

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  • Sydney City

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  1. MM

    MariaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    excellent services, great Sunday night location with Irish band

  2. N

    Nami

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing! Highly recommend. Great ambiance and drinks, and excellent service

  3. VC

    VanieC

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved the ambience , the winter warm cocktails were absolutely mouth watering, music was excellemt but felt the volume was quiet loud ..will definitely visit this bar again , already told many of my friends to go check it out , its a must do

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, superb staff very friendly always a great night out, oh yeah, try the Hot Toddy, yum, a seriously great winters treat.

  5. DD

    DanielleD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We sat downstairs on the Chesterfields. What a lovely place to visit for a drink. Great customer service and fantastic atmosphere. Will definitely visit again.

  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 May 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Awesome service. Awesome ambience. Love this place!

  7. FW

    FionaW

    Melbourne

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 May 2021

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    Great historical bar with excellent cocktails and whiskey selection. Lost a bit of its friendly charm since last visited in 2019.

  8. T

    Test

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience4

    Is such a great vibe! However was slightly ruined by how rude the female waitress was..

    The Doss HouseResponded on 27 May 2021

    Hi there. Thank you for your feedback on your recent visit and for taking the time to review your experience at The Doss House. We were sorry to see your experience with one of our staff members did not live up to our usual high standards. Please feel free to contact us directly at should you wish to provide more feedback.

  9. FH

    FrancesH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 May 2021

    overall3food1service1ambience3

    The woman greeting and serving customers was pretty rude, she seemed like she didn't want to be there, and like she was perhaps having an off day. Especially compared to the gent with the flat cap who was lovely, friendly and seemed happy to help and make conversation with us. Her attitude was pretty off-putting.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 27 May 2021

    Hi Frances. Thank you for reviewing your recent experience at The Doss House. We were sorry to see your experience did not live up to our usual high standards. Please feel free to contact us directly at should you wish to provide more feedback on your experience.

  10. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 May 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great music, delicious cocktails, lovely atmosphere

    The Doss HouseResponded on 21 May 2021

    Hi Hannah. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  11. AS

    AngusS

    Hong Kong

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 April 2021

    overall4food4service2ambience5

    Quirky and unique, ideal for a small group or couples

    The Doss HouseResponded on 21 May 2021

    Hi Angus. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  12. JM

    JessicaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were excellent and friendly. Love the atmosphere of the bar

    The Doss HouseResponded on 21 May 2021

    Hi Jessica. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  13. TR

    TaylahR

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Always a pleasure to be there! Great food and drinks.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 17 April 2021

    Hi Taylah. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your experience at The Doss House. We look forward to welcoming you back to the venue again soon.

  14. MM

    MariaM

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great atmosphere, enjoyable finger foods, great variety of beverages (especially whiskey) and great service ... shout out to Ari & Michael 🙂

    The Doss HouseResponded on 12 April 2021

    Hi there. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We really appreciate it & hope to welcome you back to the venue again soon.

  15. RC

    RazChorev

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 8 April 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Great whisky selection. Friendly staff and very special venue.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 12 April 2021

    Hi Raz. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We really appreciate your feedback & hope to see you again soon.

  16. ND

    NicoleD

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Loved it, very respectful and food was great. We got the olive and bread ! And the dead rabbit shot and ordered two whisky cocktails from the small classic book. Sitting on the two comfy chairs down stairs. My favourite bar in Sydney now.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 12 April 2021

    Hi Nicole. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House and for providing great feedback. We really appreciate it & hope to see you again soon.

  17. RE

    RodE

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic venue with wonderful service and atmosphere. We didn’t order food but had to make a rating to get to this part of the review. We had a great time and will definitely return.....in particular for their version of an Old Fashioned!

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Rod. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We are glad you enjoyed our Old Fashioned. Hope to see you again soon.

  18. MC

    MartinC

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 March 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience5

    great spot, drinks are always good, from Guinness to cocktails to a good variety of spirits and whiskeys

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Martin. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  19. JS

    JoelleS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The place is very classy and fun at the same time! The music was lovely and the service was great! Overall really nice experience. Strongly recommend it

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Joelle. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  20. DS

    DeanS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 March 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Terrific venue with one of the best whiskey ranges going around. Security on Fri Mar 12 were unbelievably accomodating and attentive despite high volume of people wanting a table. Highly recommended

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Dean. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House and for providing great feedback. We really appreciate it & hope to see you again soon.

  21. CK

    ChrisKeiser

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 March 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Amazing atmosphere, and cocktails. Love how hidden it is from the outside world. Such a hidden gem

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Chris. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  22. OA

    OliviaA

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 March 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The best staff and the most amazing environment to get drunk in. Would 100% go here again!!

    The Doss HouseResponded on 25 March 2021

    Hi Olivia. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  23. JM

    JosephM

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was exceptionally friendly and helpful. I had accidentally booked too small of a table for my group, and they were very accomodating and managed to find us a new table on a very busy night.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 4 March 2021

    Hi Joseph. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  24. E

    Emma

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent evening to celebrate a wedding. We had a big party of 30 and everybody was very accommodating.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Emma. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your wedding celebration at The Doss House. We're glad you & your guests enjoyed the evening & we hope to see you again soon.

  25. CA

    CaitA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    the irish band was incredible and made the night a thousand times better. drinks were excellent. highly recommend.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Cait. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We're glad you enjoyed our live music. We hope to see you again soon.

  26. IM

    IzzyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    The doss house was outstanding in every regard. The mood and the drinks were amazing. I love the traditional Irish aspects of this bar.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Izzy. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  27. R

    Ryan1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    The ambience was great with live Irish music playing at the time. The Native Platter was delicious. Wonderful experience!

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Ryan. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House and for your great feedback on our Irish trad session. We hope to see you again soon.

  28. JM

    JustinM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great vibe with good service. Excellent ambience with good background music and not to loud. Cocktail quality is excellent

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Justin. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  29. LK

    LizK

    Oxford

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Fantastic pub! Great service, great atmosphere and great Guinness! We didn’t have any food, so that’s the only reason I scored it poor, as I couldn’t skip it.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Liz. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  30. JC

    JessicaC

    Sydney

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 6 February 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great service right from the get go! Staff were very welcoming and helpful. Only downfall, sometimes the music got a little too loud to have a conversation over.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 1 March 2021

    Hi Jessica. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We appreciate your feedback and hope to see you again soon.

  31. A

    Anton

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 January 2021

    overall3food4service2ambience4

    The selection of whiskey at that place is great - no argument here. Food was good too, but the options are poor. I'd suggest going somewhere else for food before coming for whiskey here. The main negative for us was the staff: - during the evening quite often we had to remind about ordered drinks. And then they were arriving not as ordered (neat instead of on the rocks and vice-versa). - at the end of the evening staff was super difficult and rude about us splitting the bill. The bill was $1k and if you don't split bills tell about that in advance.

  32. H

    Harry

    Sydney

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 January 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience5

    Didn’t go to eat maybe next time. Service, music, atmosphere, awesome. Definitely coming back perhaps when a bit cooler.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 29 January 2021

    Hi Harry. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  33. i

    irinar

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    A great place with great service from start to finish. We had a party of 13 and everyone loved it! Connor was wonderful and very knowledgeable about the different whiskeys.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 29 January 2021

    Hi Irinar. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We appreciate your feedback & hope to see you again soon.

  34. MB

    MalB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really interesting place, good food, brilliant table service, and not too noisy.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 18 January 2021

    Hi Mal. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  35. DP

    DanielP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 January 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar and even better service. Always friendly staff every time I’ve been there.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 18 January 2021

    Hi Daniel. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  36. M

    Mary

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 3 January 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Service was not good. Only table service(which i can understand due to Covid) but the waiter was not that approachable. Had to wait for 20 minutes to get a drink. Drink selection was terrible. Only 1 beer on tap and one type of beer bottle which they then ran out after 3 drinks so we were only able have 1 round of drinks. Music was good.

  37. SB

    SarkisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 December 2020

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Service was great. Staff Knowledgeable. Quiet and could hear my wife as we could talk and enjoy some drinks keep it up.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 18 January 2021

    Hi Sarkis. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  38. AS

    AnneS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic atmosphere and fantastic music! Well worth a visit.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 18 December 2020

    Hi Anne. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House. We hope to see you again soon.

  39. E

    Eldaberry

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 December 2020

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Great atmosphere! Friendly staff and very hospitable.

    The Doss HouseResponded on 18 December 2020

    Hi there. Thanks so much for taking the time to review your recent experience at The Doss House and providing feedback - we appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon.

  40. SA

    SteveA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2020

    overall4food3service4ambience3

    We were kept waiting for 15 minutes in the rain for our 8pm booking despite arriving on time. Food was basic but pleasant. Drinks were no different to any other inner city bar. The venue is nice but with the various sections and alcoves, any collective ambiance is lost but generally it’s a nice, historic location.

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The Doss House is rated 4.7 stars by 151 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Doss House

77-79 George Street The Rocks Sydney, AU-NSW 2000

  • Area

    The Rocks

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–12:00 am

  • Cuisines

    Australian, Tapas / Small Plates, Fine cuts

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Public Transit

    Train and Ferry: Circular Quay; Several Bus Stops on the streets around the venue.

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Entertainment

    null

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining , Private Room, Wine

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