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The 10 Best Bars in Hobart, Tasmania

Updated: Nov 3, 2022

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.

Photos courtesy Facebook

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.

Aerial shot courtesy Facebook

The Brick Factory

This one felt like a proper local pub! The Brick Factory has one of the best ranges of Tasmanian wines and beers in the state, and the whole place comes alive each weekend with live entertainment onsite.

It's great for chilling out in Salamanca, in the shade, with outdoor service and dining. They've got great live music, FOX Sports, great food!

Jack Greene

They call themselves Hobart's original craft beer bar, and their selection lives up to expectations. With 16 beers rotating every day, hundreds of different types of beer, and an extensive burger menu, Jack Greene serves up some great grub! Jack Greene is a great place to stop if you're staying in Battery Point.

Cascade Brewery

Cascade is THE iconic Australian brewery. Cascade Brewery was founded in 1824 in South Hobart, Tasmania, making it the oldest continuously operated brewery in Australia!

Cascade is a must-do in Hobart; go for an afternoon tour, see the grounds, and be sure to do a proper beer tasting and treat yourself to a delicious Tassie dinner in the courtyard. They have live music throughout the year as well, be sure to visit their website for the latest details.

T-Bone Brewing

I'm a sucker for a good stout. We stumbled into this bar and had one of the best! Their beer is a testament to Tassie brews, started by Tassie local Tom Bignell at his local family property in Kempton. T-Bone sits prominently on North Hobart's main strip. Don't miss this one if you're staying in North Hobart.

Photos courtesy FB

In the Hanging Garden

In the Hanging Garden takes up nearly an entire city block in the center of Hobart. It is an extensive tiered beer garden with outdoor dining, bars, markets, and music.

You'll walk in and immediately experience the hanging plants and funky hipster lighting. There are two onsite kitchens, Orzya and Bruny Island Cheese Co., serving artisanal cheese and charcuterie, plus various drinks. In the Hanging Garden is a lovely venue for a big group that needs some space to spread out and explore all the local brews that Tassie offers!

Photos Courtesy In the Hanging Garden FB

Rude Boy

Funky and unique, Rude Boy features an eclectic mix of different types of drinks and spirits, including cocktails, beer, wine, liquors! One popular drink on the menu is the Heezy Breezy, a refreshing vodka-based concoction with Tasmanian rhubarb cordial, grapefruit, sherry, and lemon.

The sign outside reads "Chicken and Cocktails," loud and proud. You can't miss this if you're on Elizabeth St. We went there on our first and last nights in Hobart, it was one of the group favorites. And don't miss the tropical-themed bathrooms!

Photos Courtesy Rude Boy FB

Best Hobart Bars in Short

Hobart has the charm of a small town, with walkable streets and friendly service everywhere you go. It's a beautiful place to venture for a weekend filled with good eats and a little propper R&R.

In short, I think Hobart is a beautiful, laid-back city where you can enjoy your time without being overwhelmed by crowds or high prices. If you want to stay in the CBD area, try the Crowne Royal Hotel. It's very central, but also quiet and relaxing.

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Have you been to Hobart? What are your favorite places?!


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