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4 Great Bars in Hobart, Tasmania

In every city in the world there are a handful of great bars to go to with different style, atmosphere and people. In Tasmania, there is always a pub/bar that's not too far from where you are. The early days of Tasmania started with its sailors and whalers and you will find plenty of these venues around many of Tasmania’s seaports.

Hobart is no different. In this blog we will present to you are 4 favourite bars in Hobart.

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4 Great Bars in Hobart, Tasmania


IXL Long Bar

The IXL Long Bar is situated in the heritage architecture of The Henry Jones and is a great place to start or finish your evening. If you are looking for something stylish and classy then the IXL Long Bar is the place to be.

At the bar there is an extensive drinks menu which includes cocktails, bottle and draught beers, fine wines along with handcrafted ciders and prizewinning liqueurs and spirits.

You can also enjoy some a range of delicious gourmet nibbles whilst relaxing in the atmosphere of the harbour views, contemporary art and live music.

The bar is open from 17:00, Sunday to Thursday evenings and from 15:00 every Friday and Saturday.



Preachers is a unique bar and restaurant which specialises in craft beers, boutique wines and spirits. It is located at a heritage listed Battery Point Cottage and also includes a large outdoor beer garden.

In the garden they have a stationary full size school bus which has tables and chairs installed where you can enjoy a drink or two.

There are around 16 different beers available on tap which are some of the top beers rivalling local breweries.

Preachers is a great venue to visit and it definitely has a unique style compared to other venues in Hobart. To find out more visit their facebook page at @preachershobart


Irish Murphy’s

Irish Murphy's is a classic Irish themed pub which offers a range of craft beer, cider, and some great food. The restaurant cooks delicious traditional Irish dishes along with cheese boards and they offer a takeaway options too.

They have 14 taps available with local brewed beers with include Moo Brew, Van Diemen, Pure Blonde, Seven Shreds, Kilkenny, James Squire, Cascade, Morrison’s and Willie Smith’s Organic Apple CIder.

All the wine on the menu is Tasmanian with some great sparklings, white wines and pinot noir which are all local too.

Also on the drinks menu is the Tasmanian Whisky. To check this out you need to pop down and ask the Irish Murphy's crew.


Rockwall Bar and Grill

The Rockwall Bar and Grill is managed by Garry Baker and Susan Catchpool since 2008 and is located at Salamanca Place.

The Bar and Grill offers sophisticated/casual dining within a nature-inspired environment.

The cuisine is said to incorporate Tasmania’s four seasons in one day. Oysters fresh from the waters off Bruny Island, Tasmanian salmon with crispy skin or pork loin rack, glazed with plum and tamarind on mash.

Rockwall also offers an large wine list which can also compliment the dishes with the wine which is available.

These are all great bars in Hobart, so why not make your trip easier?

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If you are in Tasmania for a corporate event then why not check out our blog on out Top 4 Corporate Dining Experiences in Tasmania. Also you need to read our other blogs on Some Great Things To Do In Tasmania In Spring & our 5 Best Golf Courses in Tasmania.

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