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St. Patrick’s Day Celebrations 2020

13th-17th March

St. Patrick's Day Celebrations at Fortune of War

For years Fortune of War has been named one of the top selling Guinness bars in Australia and commended for the quality of its Guinness. It comes as no surprise that the St. Patrick’s Day weekend will be one of the biggest celebrations of the year at Sydney’s Oldest Pub – 5 days of non-stop Irishness!

Join the team at The Rocks for a weekend full of Guinness, Irish food specials including Colcannon Croquettes and Guinness Gravy Bangers & Mash*, and live entertainment every day:

Friday 13th March: 8pm-midnight Glen Campbell
Saturday 14th March: 3pm-7pm & 8pm-midnight Sophie & Sharkey
Sunday 15th March: 1pm-5pm Dan Sharkey | 6pm-10pm Glen Esmond
Tuesday 17th March: 3pm-7pm Dan Sharkey

Walk-ins only in bar, lunch or dinner reservations in First Fleet Bistro here.

*Kitchen open 11.30am-late

Lunar New Year 2020

Lunar New Year Food Specials at Fortune of War

In celebration of the Lunar New Year on 25th January, The Rocks will once again become an ocean of Asian street food, scents and colours from 30th January until 9th February.

What better excuse to visit the First Fleet Bistro inside Fortune of War and indulge in one (or all) of three flavoursome food specials. Start with Honey Soy Wings ($14) and Szechuan Pepper & Chinese Five-Spice Squid ($16) – perfect for sharing – before digging into Char Siu Pork Neck with steamed Bok Choy ($25).

Book in advance to avoid disappointment, or simply walk in and try your luck!

Australia Day 2020

Australia Day 2020 First Fleet Park

On Sunday 26th January we are taking over First Fleet Park in The Rocks. Let us take care of all your drinks needs while being fed finest Aussie meats by BlackBear BBQ. With live entertainment throughout the day as well as a fireworks display at 9pm – could there be any better way to spend Australia Day?

No tickets required however entry subject to capacity and RSA regulations.
Australia Day 2020 Fortune of War
Feeling more like people watching from indoors?
Visit us at 137 George St this Australia Day for Aussie anthems all day, live music from 1pm, Aussie pub food and our Aussie Lamb Roast ($25) and Aussie Lamb Burger ($22) Australia Day specials in First Fleet Bistro.

Help us help others!

Visit us at Fortune of War in January! For every beer or wine sold we’re donating $0.10 which will be split 50/50 between the NSW RFS and the WWF to support both people and the environment.

Can’t make it down to the venue but would still like to donate?

New Year’s Eve 2019

General Admission – Main Bar

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. Your favourite artists are returning for the ultimate New Year’s Eve celebration. With Ted Nash from 3-7pm, and Dan Mullins from 8pm-midnight, they’ll be singing your favourite covers, requests, and singalongs.

General Admission tickets for the (standing) event in the main bar of Fortune of War are $25pp and include a complimentary schooner of tap beer or a glass of sparkling on arrival, guaranteed entry to The Rocks precinct, and priority entry to Fortune of War (subject to venue capacity & RSA). The front bar section of Fortune of War is a strict 18+ only area.

Sit-Down Dinner – First Fleet Bistro

Join us in Fortune of War’s First Fleet Bistro on New Year’s Eve and enjoy Head Chef Ana Shea’s phenomenal dinner menu. Choose between a $55pp two course menu which includes shared starters and a choice of main per person, guaranteed entry into The Rocks and Fortune of War, and a glass of sparkling on arrival, or a $70pp three course menu which additionally includes a choice of dessert per person. Bookings are for a period of 2hrs and your table might be required back for the next booking afterwards however you are welcome to remain inside Fortune of War after your reservation if venue capacity allows. No underage patrons are allowed in First Fleet Bistro after 9pm on New Year’s Eve.

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