about us

Standing proudly at the corner of Slip and Sussex Streets in Sydney's CBD since 1898, the Bristol Arms is made up of three distinct spaces. At top of the hotel sits the Bristol Rooftop with its spacious indoor and outdoor areas, perfect for an after work tipple. The ground floor hosts the Public Bar and TAB, with big screens throughout to show all sport, and a beer garden. The Bristol Kitchen, a modern large dining space ideal for sit down functions occupies the lower ground level.  The Bristol Arms is perfect for both bookings and functions. Please contact us to enquire about hosting your next function. 


A space where the city skyline takes centre stage, the rooftop bar is ideal for knock-off drinks or a corporate occasion. With city skyline views on one side and a King St wharf outlook on the other, the rooftop has the perfect backdrop for all occasions. 



Monday – 12pm - late
Tuesday – 12pm - late
Wednesday - 12pm–late
Thursday - 12pm–late
Friday - 12pm–late
Saturday - 12pm–late

Public bar:
Monday - 11am–late
Tuesday - 11am–late
Wednesday - 11am–late
Thursday - 11am–late
Friday - 11am–late
Saturday - 12pm–late



What’s On



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For all levels of the venue we take bookings for groups between 5-60 people. Whether it is for lunch, afterwork drinks or birthday celebrations we would love to have you here and will work with you to find the best space. There is no upfront cost for groups under 25 people, for all groups over 25 people a deposit is required. If you have an enquiry or want to make a booking contact us below or call us on (02) 9262 5491.

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Functions & Events

With a spacious rooftop, tailored food and beverage packages and a dedicated, flexible functions team The Bristol Arms is the perfect spot to host your next function. From corporate events to launch parties, engagements and birthdays we can organise an event completely tailored to your needs. 

Our dedicated functions team can also assist with all your event needs including audio visual, entertainment, decorations, catering and logistics. The functions team is very flexible and will work with you to suit you functions needs to ensure it is a memorable occasion. 



(200 pax cocktail, 80 pax sit down )
At the top of the hotel lies The Bristol Rooftop with spectacular city skyline views as well as views of King St Wharf, with both indoor and outdoor spaces.  



The Bristol Kitchen

(280 pax cocktail, 100 pax sit down)
The Bristol Kitchen is a modern space, a step away from the traditional look and feel of a regular pub, with a modern industrial feel it is the ideal space to hold a sit down corporate event.


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The Bristol Arms, 81 Sussex St, Sydney NSW 2000      Tel: 02 9262 5491     Email: functions@thebristolarms.com.au