With a focus on craft products we’re all about serving signature cocktails, the best local wines, craft beers, and delicious modern Australian food, accompanied by our Live DJ each Friday night and unique and eclectic Piano every Saturday night from 7:30pm taking requests and playing covers on our baby grand piano. Escape the every day with a drink in hand and become immersed in our old world charm with a distinct modern day twist.

The Push, located in the The Rocks Sydney, offers a range of craft, boutique and international beers, classic cocktails, a wonderful range of Australian and International wines, and an inspired menu – all served within a modern and chic small bar, steeped in history and designed with character. Situated at the gateway to the historic Rocks area, The Push sits on the ground floor of the much loved The Russell Boutique Hotel building.

Savour our delicious new menu, the perfect accompaniment for your wine, beer, or cocktail. Our chefs have created a modern Australian style menu, to highlight and showcase the true flavours from the finest seasonal local ingredients available to us.

The Push History

The name “The Push” is synonymous with a Blues & Jazz Club that operated in The Rocks in the 1970’s, known as “The Rocks Push” – owned by Bruce Viles. Its demise occurred in the early 80’s when the building in which it operated was demolished and Bruce opened The Basement in Circular Quay instead.

The Rocks Push was associated with Jazz promoter Horst Liepolt and regularly featured Galapagos Duck and others, delivering a repertoire of swing, mainstream Blues, Jazz and Latin Jazz.

The origins behind the name go back to the early 1800’s when a group of larrikins formed a gang called “The Rocks Push” which terrorised the area and sailors frequenting The Rocks.

More details on “The Rocks Push” can be found here.