The Wild Rover

The Wild Rover is your local Surry Hills neighbourhood bar since opening the big green door in April 2013. A swashbuckling, foot stomping, riotous escape from pomp, it’s designed as if it had always existed but has only recently been found. The inspiration is described as Irish folk barn crossed with New York chic set in an unassuming clothing house, hidden from street view.

The Wild Rover Interior

Specialties: Whisky, Irish Whiskey, Cocktails, Whisky Tasting

Address: 75 Campbell St, Surry Hills NSW 2010


Affectionately known as 'The Rover', the bars' primary offering is whiskey with an abundance of styles sourced from across the globe. Cocktails and craft beer also play a prominent role in the beverage offering alongside their famous Spiced Lamb Sausage Rolls.

The Wild Rover Cocktail

The service style is welcoming, efficient and friendly.

As the number of regular whiskey drinkers in the bar grew and a thirst for knowledge became obvious, the Whiskey Co-Op was created to afford our customers the same privilege staff had - tasting a wide range of whiskey without committing to buy the entire bottle.

The stale, pompous and boring stigma behind a ‘whiskey club’ is something the club wanted to avoid.

The Wild Rover Whisky Tasting

The Whiskey Co-Op was created for our regulars, mates and staff who showed interest in learning more about it. Wild Rover loves the stuff, so a club was created for beginners and whiskey nerds alike can be part of that’s fun, informative, inclusive and a great platform to taste as much whiskey as possible.

The Co-Op has evolved in recent years to include a published whiskey passport and has hosted numerous whiskey experiences that you can't be experienced anywhere else.

Photos: Dominic Loneragan