The Palisade Hotel is a mixed-use venue located in Millers Point, an inner-city suburb of Sydney. A pub is believed to have been operating from this location since at least 1870.
In 1915, the pub was rebuilt in a Federation Free Style, a design by Irish architect Henry Deane. Due to its location, the Palisade was once the tallest building in Sydney, a title it would inevitably lose to the numerous skyscrapers that now populate the vast Sydney skyline.
It is believed that the Palisade was once one of the last pubs soldiers would visit before boarding ships at the nearby harbour. The Palisade was also once popular with workers from the wharfs at Millers Point and the docklands that used to occupy the area that has now been transformed into Barangaroo.
The pub reopened in 2015 after being closed for seven years. The renovations to the heritage listed building were extensive however the pub’s classic exterior has remained virtually unchanged since opening over 100 years ago.
In its current form, the Palisade Hotel consists of the ground floor public house and a rooftop cocktail bar called Henry Deane which is spread over two levels. The rooftop bar takes perfect advantage of its location, offering visitors excellent views of the Sydney Harbour Bridge and the surrounding foreshore area. As the name would suggest, the Palisade also offers accommodation within the floors between the pub and bar.