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The Best Bars in Hobart, Tasmania

Picture of Paris Donnatella Callan
Updated: 22 December 2017
Hobart is home to one of most rapidly evolving culture and art scenes in Australia. Since this shift Hobart has been a magnet for young people and trendsetters as well as musicians and artists looking to get in on the action. This revival in Hobart has lead to lots of sweet and on-trend hangouts just perfect for a few drinks. Here are the top watering holes in Hobart.

The Brunswick Hotel  

Bar, Pub, Australian, European, $$$
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As the second oldest pub in Australia, The Brunswick Hotel has tonnes of history and is a favourite of locals who love to kick back in a casual, know-the-bartender-by-their-first-name sort of environment. Perfect for a mid-week pint or afternoon hangout on the weekend, this local watering hole is perfectly set in the centre of town with affordable hotel accommodation, too.
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$9 Frosé with your brosé? No way José! (Yes way).

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Sun - Sat:
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Atmosphere:

Casual

Hobart Brewing Co.

Bar, Australian, $$$
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Hobart Brewing Co. is one of the best places for beer lovers to seek out when in Hobart. Independently created, this bar-cum-brewery is synonymous with local lovers of that golden goodness, with exciting and unusual beer options spotlighting Tasmanian brews. Brewery tours are available, too, for those who really want to ‘nerd out’ on all that hoppy goodness.
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Wed - Thu:
3:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - None:
3:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - None:
2:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sun - None:
2:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Preachers

Bar, Australian, $$$
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Preachers is a loose little local spot for the hipsters and hanger-outers. With a great open-plan back garden featuring an old-school school bus, this place is laid-back and on-trend. With beers, burgers, and board games aplenty, this is the perfect spot for a mid-week drink or as a day-to-night venue for the weekend.
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Sun - Thu:
12:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am

Tavern 42 Degrees South (T42º)

Bar, Restaurant, Australian, Fusion, Barbeque, $$$
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Tavern 42 Degrees South (T42º) is one of Hobart’s leading bar venues. With waterfront views, this stunning contemporary venue is the perfect place for evening cocktails overlooking the water. Chic and cosmopolitan, the bar also serves up stylish plates of fantastic Australian-international fusion fare. A nightclub and wine bar are also featured within its walls.
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Sun - None:
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu:
7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - None:
7:30 am - 1:30 am
Sat - None:
8:30 am - 1:30 am

IXL Long Bar

Bar, Australian, $$$
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IXL Long Bar is the perfect place to escape to when in search of creative cocktails in a contemporary and cultured setting. Part of the renowned The Henry Jones ‘art hotel’, the bar is suitably stylish, attracting a cool clientele who sip on curious concoctions made by award-winning mixologists.
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Niall working his magic

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Sun - None:
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri:
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - None:
3:00 pm - 10:30 pm

Republic Bar & Cafe  

Bar, Pub, Australian, $$$
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Republic Bar & Cafe is your quintessential local pub. It’s warm and inviting, popular with locals and those who are on a first-name basis with the bartenders. It has hearty fare, which always warms your bones on chillier evenings and a smile comes with every ‘hello’. It also has live music nightly and back-garden BBQ facilities to make the place feel even more like home.
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Sun - None:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Tue:
3:00 pm - 12:00 am
Wed - Thu:
12:00 pm - 12:00 am
Fri - Sat:
12:00 pm - 1:00 am