The Palisades Hotel

This picture is of the Palisades Hotel located in Millers Point right next to the recently opened Barangaroo Headland.

This hotel has recently undergone a $5m restoration after being closed for about 7 years. The original pub was build at the site in 1880, but the current building was built and opened in 1915. It was popular with wharf workers of the nearby docks as well as locals to the Millers Point area. It is also said to have been the last stop for many diggers heading down to the docks to board ships headed to the great wars.

The building itself was designed in “Federation Free Style” and has a cellar, a ground floor bar and an additional 3 levels above. When it was built in 1915 it was the highest building in Sydney. It was sold earlier this year for a reported $17.7m and has great 360 degree views of Sydney Harbour.

Other literature mentions that in the 1950s and 60s you could buy all sorts of items at the pub, from shotguns to diamond rings. It was said to have “more sales than Gowings”.

A great redeveloped pub and well worth a visit after strolling around the new headland at Barangaroo.

Photo courtesy of State Records NSW - Hickson Road looking west. The building on the right was the Sydney Harbour Trust/Maritime Services Board maintenance garage. The Palisade Hotel can be seen above the Munn Street bridge
Photo courtesy of State Records NSW – Hickson Road looking west. The building on the right was the Sydney Harbour Trust/Maritime Services Board maintenance garage. The Palisade Hotel can be seen above the Munn Street bridge

Sources:

http://www.afr.com/real-estate/commercial/hotels-and-leisure/sydneys-landmark-pub-palisade-hotel-up-for-auction-20150228-13rlj1, retrieved 29 August 2015
http://concreteplayground.com/sydney/food-drink/food-2/millers-points-palisade-hotel-is-set-to-reopen/, retrieved 29 August 2015
http://www.broadsheet.com.au/sydney/food-and-drink/article/palisade-hotel-reopens, retrieved 29 August 2015
http://www.cityofsydney.nsw.gov.au/learn/sydneys-history/people-and-places/park-histories/munn-street-reserve, retrieved 29 August 2015
http://www.abc.net.au/local/photos/2011/02/04/3129355.htm, retrieved 29 August 2015
http://www.dailytelegraph.com.au/news/nsw/palisade-hotel-at-millers-point-continues-to-raise-the-bar-after-its-rebirth/story-fni0cx12-1227477851593, retrieved 29 August 2015

[wpgmza id=”15″]

2 Comments

  1. Greta Radovancevic said:

    I just recently spent and evening there and stayed overnight. AmaYzing!

    Just wondering if there are any archive photo’s of the old pub in the 1880’s or the interiors or patrons.

    Look forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks

    October 15, 2016
    Reply
    • Admin said:

      Hi Greta, I haven’t looked too deeply for photos like this but the resources found of Flickr from the State Library, Powerhouse Museum and State Records of NSW are normally a pretty good start.

      State Records of NSW:
      View up Hickson Road toward Palisades – https://flic.kr/p/8PA2D4
      This one looks like it may have been taken from the Palisades – https://flic.kr/p/51aMDW

      The City of Sydney Archives can also be a good place to try – http://www.photosau.com.au/cos/scripts/home.asp

      January 1, 2017
      Reply

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *