The dust has settled and we have to admit, Old Clare cleans up pretty good.

Welcome to Old Clare

Stretching across two iconic heritage-listed buildings – The Clare Hotel pub and the Carlton & United Breweries Administration Building – the 62 room boutique hotel has been constructed with obsessive attention to aesthetics and concern for retaining the interesting features of both buildings. 


Situated along the re-developed Kensington Street precinct, The Old Clare Hotel is the first Australian hotel from the unconventional Unlisted Collection:. With its rich, varied history and architecture, Chippendale has become the home of choice for dozens of art galleries, production houses, graphic and fashion design studios, plus Sydney’s most exciting new restaurants, cafés and bars.


Crash Pads

Crash Pads

Boutique Suites

No two people are alike so no two rooms should be either. There are seven different suite styles ranging from stylish and cosy to opulent and showy, designed to meet all your needs. 

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Wine, Dine, Refine

Wine, Dine, Refine

Fancy Facilities

A philosopher once said: 'The reason to leave home and stay in a hotel is to eat amazing food in bed and lounge poolside whilst texting your friends'. With three restaurants, a bar and vibrant Chippendale on your doorstep should offer plenty of reasons to pack your bags.

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Entertaining Events

As if Chippendale didn't have enough to offer already. The Old Clare Hotel will offer anything from pop-up markets to tastings over inspiring talks to art exhibitions and live music.

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Sick of relaxing in the hotel and enjoying cocktails in our public bar? Enjoy innovative dining at the three restaurants that call the hotel home. Discover three completely different dining experiences in Automata, A1 Canteen & Barzaari Chippendale or for additional excitement, keep an eye out for our pop-up collaborations in Silvereye.




This poolside bar offers a space to relax with urban surrounds. Delicious cocktails and drinks are served with a menu by A1 Canteen. It’s the perfect place to rewind and take a break from the hustle and bustle of the city.



Located in an imposing 1930s warehouse-style interior, Chef Clayton Wells brings a movable approach to a frequently changing set menu. Enjoy a five-course menu for dinner and the option of a three-course menu for lunch. 



A1 Canteen

A1 Canteen is an all-day eatery by Clayton Wells on the ground floor of The Old Rum Store in Chippendale, offering breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is also a great selection of takeaway pastries, sandwiches, salads and Single O coffee on offer daily

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For the decades The Clare, County Clare, Kegroom Tavern - or in whatever incarnation one may have encountered the space - has been a watering hole for locals, students, artists, bohemians and intellectuals.
Be sure to stop to meet new and old friends for a craft beer or a classic cocktail. 

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