Our History: The local since 1881


The 3 Weeds Hotel was established in 1881, as the 'Rose, Shamrock & Thistle'. Despite the name the venue has always affectionately been known as the '3 Weeds'.


Originally the 'Rose, Shamrock & Thistle' was a Catholic Hotel, which meant that the pub downstairs was Irish. This brought with it a rough face and crowd. Throughout the 1960's -1970's notorious underworld figures became familiar faces in the swarm of local patrons.


With the rise of Sydney's live music scene in the 1970's the '3 Weeds' saw itself take on another change of scene. Becoming a well known spot for live music people would travel from all over Sydney to enjoy live bands perform blues, folk & funk tunes.

In 2000 the pub took a well earned break and was closed, under renovations, until 2002. This was when the iconic features of the venue that you know and love today were replaced, re-polished, re-painted and set in stone.

The 3 Weeds today is home to an award winning restaurant, traditional sports bar, beautiful main bar with soaring cathedral ceilings and numerous function rooms which have been expertly appointed with lux finishes.


Being one of the original hotels in the Inner West it has had many different faces and calls to fame over the years. While it was once famous for its live music and bands, it has always maintained it's status as a watering hole for the Balmain-Rozelle locals, and is certainly an icon of the area.



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3 Weeds local pub, gastropub and function spaces - Servicing the area of Sydney, Rozelle, Balmain, Drummoyne, Glebe, Lilyfield, Annandale, Inner West,  Party Venue Room Hire, Corporate or Private Events & Functions in Sydney.