The 10 Best Bars in Hobart, Tasmania

Updated: Nov 3

Many people don't know that Tasmania offers some great opportunities for both day trips and weekend getaways. Whatever type of bars you want - whether they be pubs, cocktail bars, or wine bars - you'll find them at these places.

No matter how big, Hobart has a worthwhile collection of quirky bars and hidden gems for tourists and locals alike. Additionally, the city is home to many fine restaurants and cafes where visitors can enjoy their meals while enjoying the views from the waterfront.

The best bars in Hobart are located all around the city. You will find them on the main street as well as inside streets and suburbs. The following list includes the top ten best bars in Hobart. Cheers!


With its light, airy atmosphere and great beer selections, Preachers Pub offers a wide variety of tasty pub fare at reasonable prices. Sit outside on a sunny afternoon or inside the funky old bus on the lawn!

In addition to its delicious cocktails and small plate menu, this cozy speakeasy serves up some excellent wines, beers, ciders, and spirits for visitors to Hobart.

Botanica Bar

In a historic sandstone warehouse in Salamanca, they showcase local beers, wines, and spirits from small producers and artisanal distillers. There's always something happening here – from cocktails during happy hour to live music performances, and this place has an upbeat atmosphere year-round.

The wine list and cocktail menu ensure repeat visits. There are five different variations for the espresso martinis - Toblerone, honey, salted caramel, Caribbean Banana, and Rum.

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The Den

This modern bar in Salamanca Place makes drinks using unusual ingredients such as a mojito infused with dill-infused white rum, pomegranate, lime juice, and sage. Elderflower and bananas liqueur, agave syrup and pineapples, and lemons juice are blended to create Thy Gold Leaf. My favorite cocktail the Tassie Berry Sour came out with the outline of Tasmania on the top!

At the Den, their wines and beers list has lots of Tasmanian faves to accompany their menu of Asian-style small plates, baos, french fries, and salads. Sink into the comfortable leather seats inside the modern wooden paneled bar.

The Glass House

The Glass House is an upscale yet casual floating bar that draws both local residents and visitors. From the Glass House overlooking the Derwent River from Sullivan's Cove, the view is breathtaking. Every year its menu changes.