About Us

Come visit our friendly corner pub in the heart of Rozelle, nestled in Sydney’s Inner West.

The Garry Owen Hotel is located at 778 Darling Street, Rozelle and is part of the vibrant Darling Street retail precinct.

Our clientele are an eclectic mixture of long time residents, hard workers, newly rich property investors and students from the nearby “Sydney College of the Arts” and “Writing NSW.”

The Garry Owen Hotel
Despite having 1920 etched on the facade of the building the hotel was established in 1881.

Located on Darling Street, Rozelle, opposite the historic Callan Park insane asylum which opened in 1878. One of the Hotel’s claims to fame is that an inside toilet was installed in an old laundry in 1937 and “was the only pub in Rozelle with a chimney on the toilet”.

1930        Photo 1

1949         Photo 2

1960         Photo 3

2013       The Laundy Group sold the pub to the Sloan family

2018       The Hardin family purchased the pub from the Sloan family

Born and raised in the heart of Balmain, the Hardin family have fused their love of food, wine and entertainment into the Garry Owen Hotel to provide a venue for old and new friends to enjoy.

“Garryowen”, also known as “Garry Owen”, is an Irish tune for a quickstep dance.

It was also used as a marching tune for Australian, British, Canadian, and American military formations, including General Custer’s 7th Cavalry Regiment and Australia’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment.

Garry Owen Hotel 1930
Garry Owen Hotel 1949
Garry Owen Hotel 1960