Rockin' The Pumphouse: Sydney Fringe

Rebecca Varidel
7th Sep 2019

Rockabilly has a new home at the iconic Pumphouse every Saturday in September. The Cruisin' Deuces kick things off tonight. Dust off your dancing shoes & head to the best boogie beats this side of the bridge. FREE entry. 

Scoop is kicking off our Fringe festivities tonight with ‘Rockin’ the Pumphouse’ a line-up of Sydney’s best Rockabilly bands every Saturday night during September. Tonight we're boogying to the Honkey Tonk inspired Cruisin’ Deuces. If you're heading to the Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant later you'll catch Narelle Evans & The Jetbacks (14th September) the sultry sounds of Mary Heart (21st September) through to the 28th September with Pat Capocci closing the show.

To celebrate the Sydney Fringe Festival, Rockabilly fans can enjoy a choice of 1 main from the ‘Pub Favourites’ section of the menu and 1 drink for only $25pp. In true rock and rock style, punters can celebrate Jack Daniel's birthday with $10 JD cocktails every day for the whole of September.

The Pumphouse was built back in 1891 as a pumping station for the Sydney & Suburban Hydraulic Power Company as part of Sydney's power infrastructure – this was long before electricity provided most of our power needs.

Saved from demolition by the Heritage Council of New South Wales, the building was restored to become the Pumphouse Tavern, owned and operated by the Tank Stream Brewing Company, and selling craft beer at the tavern made by the company at their own brewery. The original Thunderbolt Strong Ale, a feature of the old Pumphouse Brewery and Tavern, still continues to be brewed to its original recipe exclusively for Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant.

Pumphouse Bar & Restaurant in Darling Square (Darling Harbour) offers guests a variety of other craft beers from Australia and around the globe. The venue boasts a Tex Mex themed menu full of pub favourites, offering crowd favourites from burgers to steaks and ribs.