137 George Street, The Rocks, Sydney | Ph: +61 2 9247 2714

Michael Gorham

Live music 4 nights a week!

Michael Gorham

Live music 4 nights a week!

Michael Gorham

Party until midnight with Michael Gorham at Sydney’s Oldest Pub!

NYE 2016

Sydney New Years Eve is a globally recognised event that is experienced by thousands, and watched by millions more. Join us at the Fortune of War in the heart of the action just moments from the Sydney Harbour fireworks display in The Rocks, for an unforgettable night of live music, delicious food, and good times.

Open from 9am until the early hours of 2017, Fortune of War is your place to celebrate.


Pre-purchase a $20 general admission ticket and receive:

  • complimentary drink on arrival (your choice of a schooner of tap beer or a glass of sparkling)
  • entry to The Rocks Precinct
  • priority entry to venue (subject to venue capacity & RSA)

PRESALE GENERAL ADMISSION TICKETS NOW SOLD OUT! – We will endeavour to accommodate walk in customers on the day, subject to venue capacity and RSA. Please note ticket holders will receive priority entry over non-ticket holders.


Your favourite artists are returning to the Fortune of War for the ultimate New Years Eve celebration! With Glenn Esmond from 3-7pm, and Michael Gorham from 8pm-midnight, they’ll be singing your favourite covers, requests, and singalongs.


Enjoy a delicious meal in our First Fleet Bistro, with our full bar menu available all day! The First Fleet Bistro, at the rear of the Fortune of War, is family friendly (until 9pm), and the perfect place to grab a bite to eat in the heart of the action without breaking the bank.

Bookings are available for in the Bistro for diners – contact our functions team at functions@wdshotels.com.au to book a table! No upfront payment required, simply complete our booking form to secure your table. Please note you DO NOT require a General Admission ticket in addition to a Bistro reservation. Bistro diners are welcome to utilise other areas before and after their reservation time (subject to venue capacity and RSA).


To plan your night, visit http://www.sydneynewyearseve.com/public-transport/

For those without a pre-purchased ticket, we will be open to the public, with free entry all day, subject to venue capacity and closure of The Rocks Precinct. When the fireworks vantage points reach capacity, the temporary gated entrance to The Rocks Precinct is closed off to the general public. Only guests with pre-purchased tickets are permitted entry to The Rocks Precinct after the gates are closed – don’t risk missing out, pre-purchase your tickets to Fortune of War NYE and celebrate the best moment in time!

Fortune of War practices the Responsible Service of Alcohol. Management reserves all rights to refuse entry. Minors are permitted in the Bistro area only, under the direct supervision of a responsible parent or guardian, until 9pm.


Michael Gorham