The Squire’s Landing – A waterfront lounge offering a front-row seat to the Harbour Bridge and Opera House

The Overseas Passenger Terminal in Circular Quay is now home to The Squire’s Landing – James Squire’s latest microbrewery and restaurant, spread across two storeys. Positioned between Sydney Harbour and Sydney Opera House, and run by the Mantle Group Hospitality, this brewhouse brings sweeping views inside.

Architecture studio Collins And Turner’s fit-out is a mash-up of old-fashioned textures with contemporary design elements. The original steel structure that Lawrence Nield and Peter Tonkin originally created for the terminal in 1988 has been retained, while contemporary features befitting of a luxury lounge bring the venue into the modern day: spotted-gum decking, floor-to-ceiling glass walls, and bar taps that light up. A balcony and spacious terrace adorned with palm trees and fairy lights overlook the harbour’s landmarks.

During the day, the panoramic view of Circular Quay can be seen through the glazed-glass panels or soaked up on the beautiful timber flooring. After the sun sets, the mood is entirely different. The venue becomes livelier as music performances begin and punters settle in for friendly banter over a round of beers.

Who made this project happen.

The timber choice

  • Flooring: Hardwood – NSW grown Spotted Gum in 3 different widths 60, 80 and 130mm wide boards. Coated with Bona HD Extra Matt floor finish.

  • Stairs: And solid Spotted Gum hardwood on stairs.

  • To finish off…brass and black rubber inlays for a nice feature.

More about the venue:

Specialising in craft beer and cider, The Squire’s Landing serves nine different takes on the brand’s namesake core range. Choose from 150 Lashes, The Chancer, Jack of Spades, and small-batch and in-house brews including a Juicy IPA and Red Ale.

The Squire’s Landing
130 Argyle Street, Overseas Passenger Terminal, The Rocks
(02) 8014 5661

Hours:
Sun to Thu 10am–12am
Fri & Sat 10am–1am

jamessquire.com.au/brewhouses/the-squires-landing