The Clare

The Clare bar embraces the same ethos that made its prior incarnation so beloved, welcoming any and all to drink, eat, laugh, relax and connect.

Serving as the hotel lobby bar as well as the preferred watering hole for locals, indie rock lovers, bohemians, university students, artists and intellectuals. 

Opening hours:
Monday - Saturday, 12pm - 12am
Sunday, 12pm to 10pm



  • Cocktails

  • Craft beer

  • Spontaneous pop up collaborations

  • Can be booked for private functions

  • View cocktail menu





Meeting Room

Natural light floods this meeting space that can accommodate up to 16 people around its centrepiece, a large carved wooden table harkening back to the Carlton & United Breweries boardroom. The Meeting Room also has all the mod cons, with super-fast WiFi, telephone and audio-visual equipment, taking the stress out of even the grandest multimedia presentation. With 62-rooms, two restaurants and two bars in house, it’s also easy to reward the staff for sitting through your annual ‘year in review’ with something spectacular.



  • Seats sixteen people

  • Heritage C.U.B. boardroom table

  • Superfast Wi-Fi

  • Telephones and conferencing facilities

  • Audiovisual equipment

  • Catering by Kensington Street Social

  • Valet parking from $35 (half day rate)





Situated on the second floor of the former Clare Hotel Pub, this dedicated event space allows you to entertain your guests in a light-filled art-deco styled room perfect for unconventional conferences, corporate lunches, breakfast launch events, and networking sessions.



  • Capacity: 55 seated, 75 cocktail
  • 190 sqm
  • Full-service kitchen
  • In-built projector and screen
  • Exclusive hire for breakfast, lunch and dinner





The Rooftop

Let's not pretend that this is a beach side hideaway. The Old Clare Hotel's rooftop pool offers a space to relax within urban surrounds. Take a dip in the nicely temperate water and gaze at the city lights. Our rooftop bar is now open, serving up delicious drinks and a menu by Barzaari Chippendale.

Bar opening hours:

Wednesday & Thursday - 3pm-9:30pm

Friday-Sunday - 12pm - 9:30pm



  • Heated pool

  • Bar and Food

  • Central city views

  • Lounging deck

  • Sans lifeguards

  • Towel service

  • Seasonal fitness activities, check our What's On page





Open anytime.

The gym features Technogym machines and free weights, with personal training available. Bikes can also be hired from reception for those who prefer to take their exercise incidentally, between coffees, and discovering what’s new in Chippendale.



  • Technogym equipment
  • Private training available
  • 24-hour access

What Else?

For those who are itching to get out and explore, the team at The Old Clare Hotel are never short of a few recommendations on local restaurants, cafes, galleries or shopping spots. We can even lend you a bicycle.

Those looking for some rest and relaxation can enjoy some in-room pampering or a bottle (or two) of Champagne.


Other Stuff

  • Bicycle rental
  • Tandem bike rental
  • Valet parking
  • In-room massage
  • Babysitting services
  • Restaurant bookings




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