Expect classic pub meals, local brews and a lively atmosphere at Hobart’s best pubs!

What does afterwork drinks, lounging around on the weekend and great food have in common? Pubs of course! It’s the one establishment that’s great to hang out with mates or, for casual date nights. But best not think they are bars; pubs offers a different feel and experience all together.

Thankfully, to help you plan your next venture, we’ve rounded up a list of the best pubs in Hobart of 2024. So read on through if you’re craving a cold one and delicious pub food!

<strong>Boodle Beasley</strong>
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Boodle Beasley

An expansive indoor bar and an even bigger outdoor beer garden, what more could you want? Think of this place as the perfect cross between a pub and a bar. But, if you need more convincing, Boodle Beasley’s menu is just as incredible as their North Hobart location. We’re talking bao buns, burgers, soups, salads and, our personal favourite, the Popcorn Chicken, Peking Duck Roll with Plum Sauce and the Cheese Platter that’s perfect for any chilled-out afternoon session. With friendly staff and a casual ambience, they are more than one of the best pubs in Hobart – they are everything we are looking for!

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315 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Hope and Anchor Tavern</strong>
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Hope and Anchor Tavern

If you’re looking for one of the best pubs in Hobart, you’ve come to the right place. Conveniently located just a touch away from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hope and Anchor Tavern is a heritage listed establishment featuring an original, fully-functioning fireplace. One of the oldest pubs in Hobart, here you’ll be greeted with a range of memorabilia showcased on the walls. But, apart from the stuffed animals, swords and rifles, Hope and Anchor Tavern also has a fine selection of beers, wines and spirits.

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65 Macquarie St, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>In The Hanging Garden</strong>
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In The Hanging Garden

Also one of the Best Beer Gardens around Australia, just a touch away from the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery is In The Hanging Garden. Exactly as what the name entails, In The Hanging Garden is a charming oasis made up of hanging ferns and green foliage touching every surface. Taking up nearly an entire city block in the heart of Hobart, In The Hanging Garden is a go-to for all things live music, cultural performances, a good feed and, of course, a schooner or two. Eat your way through pan-Asian or Mexican cuisine before heading into the beer garden, the Cathedral, to chill out.

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112 Murray St, Hobart, TAS 7000
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They say that you should practice what you preach. So if you’re all about chill vibes, great pub meals, even better beer and a general good time, Preachers should be at the top of your list if you’re looking for one of the best pubs in Hobart. Nestled within the streets of Battery Point, Hobart’s Preachers features an indoor bar and an outdoor beer garden. There’s plenty of spots to plonk yourself down with a couple of mates! Serving up traditional pub fare with a delicious modern take, we highly recommend biting into one of their mouthwatering burgers on offer.

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5 Knopwood St, Hobart, TAS 7000

<strong>Shipwright Arms</strong>
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Shipwright Arms

Home for many sailors, boat-builders and Battery Point locals for over 177 years, sail the high seas with this iconic Hobart pub! Shipwright Arms is a historic institution with a refined interior of leather seats, decked out in wooden furnishings, and small nods to its naval past in every nook and cranny. With a wide range of local beers on tap, ciders, wines and spirits, as well as some of the best seafood in Tasmania, head onto the safe port of Shipwright Arms for a great pub experience in Hobart!

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29 Trumpeter St, Battery Point, TAS 7004

Searching for great cocktails near Hobart? We’ve got you covered with our list of Hobart’s Quirkiest Cocktail Bars. Or, if you prefer local brews, hop your way into The 6 Best Craft Beer Breweries in Tasmania.

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This article was first published on March 24 2023. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on April 23 2024.