The Shakespeare Hotel (affectionately known as “The Shakey” by locals) is a Surry Hills institution. The building has remained practically unchanged since doors were opened in 1879, making it a rare time capsule of old-school pub culture. Inside you’ll find an eclectic mix of locals, some who have been drinking at the Shakey for 50 years. There’s heaps of room, including space for private functions in our beautiful bar upstairs. The food is delicious, the beers are cold and the staff are friendly and always happy to help with whatever you need.



We’re famous for our pub food! 
Whether it be steak, a burger or a schnitzel, the Shakey is the only place in Sydney you’ll be able to get a generous feed and a beer for under $20. There is a lot of variation in the menu, with plenty of options for vegetarian folk and carnivores alike. We also have unique chef specials every day for when you’re wanting something a little bit different. The best bit is the bistro remains open throughout the entire day, so you never have to wait to come visit us.

Happy Hour

$4 Tacos

$5 House Beers,

Wines & Spirits

$5.50 Craft Beers

everyday 4-6pm


Everything you love about the Shakey is still here – with added extra. Head upstairs and be taken back. Discover an old-style bar, made from wood and enveloped by the same romantic decor you know and love. Serving cocktails, local Australian wines, local beers and the same hearty pub food, take a seat as light glitters off the chandeliers. The experience is both laid-back and memorable - there is no better place to hold your next function. 


Throw a cocktail party, corporate function, a birthday or a private dinner. We have places for small intimate gatherings and enough space for large parties. Our chefs have created a delicious array of canapes to suit any event and our team is dedicated to ensuring your experience is special.


We have all the tech stuff covered – TVs, PAs, mics, quality sound systems and USB and HDMI capabilities. 


Please fill in the form below with your function inquiry and one of our friendly staff will get in contact with you to discuss.

Function Room
Function Room
Cocktail Bar
Function Space
Cocktail Bar
Private Dining Room
Dining Room
Private Space


Stay at The Shakespeare Hotel in one of the suites on the top level for the best value in town. Newly restored back to the style of their heyday, rooms at The Shakespeare Hotel offer a comforting slice of period charm combined with a prime location. With five rooms to choose from starting at only $99 per night, you will be comfortable and well taken care of. 


200 Devonshire St, Surry Hills NSW 2010

(02) 9319 6883

Opening Hours

Wednesday to Saturday  4pm - 12am

Sunday  4pm - 10pm

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For all general enquiries, please fill out the form below and we will contact you via email. Thankyou.