A 56-year-old man was left with a bleeding nose after he was involved in a drunken fist fight with a 54-year-old man in a hotel on Bong Bong Street in Kiama on Friday night.
Police said the two men were known to each other through a local sporting team.
The brawl was reported to emergency services about 7.25pm.
One of the men had become involved in an altercation with the other man's son before the fight, police said.
Paramedics assessed the man, who declined transport to hospital.