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Hobart’s 8 Best Bars You Have to Visit in 2022

Hobart's 8 Best Bars You Have to Visit in 2022. Void Bar, MONA, Hobart. Photographed by Mona and Rémi Chauvin. Image via Tourism Tasmania.

From cocktail bars to pubs and even bars that are hidden; sip through this list of the best bars in Hobart!

Sitting in a cove south-east of Tasmania is Hobart. Dressed-up by boats in the harbour and surrounded by picturesque mountain ranges, Hobart is also commonly known for its fantastic hospitality industry.

A city with a worthy collection of hidden gems, let your tastebuds do the exploring thanks to our list of the best bars in Hobart that you must visit in 2022.

With pubs, cocktail bars and waterfront establishments, there is something for everyone!

<strong>Rude Boy</strong>
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Rude Boy

From the Caribbean to Tasmania, this quaint tiki bar in Hobart has one of Australia’s best rum collections. Seriously, it’s been voted! Rude Boy has such a great collection of the spirit that they have had to create a separate menu called ‘Rum Journal’. As their website states: “Inspired by our founder’s Cuban adventure, Rude Boy is two quarts Cuban passion, one-quart Rastafarian coolness and a generous dash (or two) of rude boy boldness.” Here, you’ll find delicious cocktails on tap along with traditional classics like Daquiris and Piña Coladas ($19). Also, don’t forget to peruse their intimate lunch and dinner menu. This is one bar you must visit in 2022!

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130 Elizabeth St, Hobart, 7000 TAS
<strong>Bar Wa Izakaya</strong>
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Bar Wa Izakaya

Konnichiwa, Hobart! Ogenkidesuka? You’ll be even better when you visit this lovely Japanese bar and restaurant in Hobart that features a grand selection of Japanese, and other internationally recognised, whiskies and beers. Bar Wa Izakaya have also got a few delectable cocktails up their sleeve, along with a delicious restaurant offering a wide array of Japanese dishes to feast on. From gyoza and sashimi, to a dedicated ramen noodle bar, you will surely not go hungry here. Nor will you leave completely sober – unless you’re driving!

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216-218 Elizabeth St, Hobart, 7000 TAS
<strong>Preachers</strong>
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Preachers

Preachers is a bar like no other; it is situated in and around a cottage that is heritage listed and serves up some seriously good drinks and food. Their dining menu caters for vegans, vegetarians, coeliacs and good old-fashioned carnivores. Oh, and let’s not forget the bus parked out the back for patrons to sit and tipple in. We told you it was cool! For those who love a good brew, this place has a seasonal list of tap and bottled beer, while serving up tasting events on a randomly regular basis. No need to preach it to us, this is one of Hobart’s best bars!

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5 Knopwood St, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>Void Bar</strong>
Photographed by Mona and Jesse Hunniford.
Image via Tourism Tasmania.

Void Bar

A cocktail bar inside of one of the world’s best museums? It’s a rarity for a museum to play host to after-hours festivities, let alone a bar with an extensive list of cocktails, beers, wines, spirits and tasting flights – but that’s Void Bar for you. Intrigued yet? As part of your entry ticket to the Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), you can travel down to the third floor and grab an intoxicating tipple during your walk around. Considering that they make our list of the best bars in Hobart, they are bound to also make some of the best cocktails. And, of course, they do not disappoint! One of our favourite cocktail bars in Hobart!

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655 Main Rd, Berriedale, TAS 7011
<strong>IXL Long Bar</strong>
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IXL Long Bar

Nestled inside the confines of The Henry Jones Art Hotel is the IXL Long Bar, offering either a connoisseur’s dream, or a traditionalist’s nightmare. Their beer, wine and spirits list respects the island of Tasmania, while still managing to traverse the world’s most intriguing destinations. But what makes this Hobart bar extra cool is their dedication to making truly unique cocktails. On a cold day, we recommend nothing better than the blazing Island of Fire cocktail ($20), with a warming blend of Deviant Distillery Single Malt, Lark Slainte Whisky Liqueur, aromatic bitters and cinnamon. Can you get any more Tassie than that?

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25 Hunter St, Hobart, 7000 TAS
<strong>The Glass House</strong>
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The Glass House

Featuring a gorgeous 280-degree backdrop of Sullivans Cove, this stunning waterfront bar in Hobart is almost a proper glass house that floats atop the calm waters of the River Derwent. At night The Glass House glows, offering a beacon for the boats that dock and the tipplers of Hobart seeking a new spot. It’s the kind of place you want to rock up to the bar and say “surprise me with something bittersweet”, and you know they’ll deliver. That’s not to mention the fresh-as-you-get seafood menu, including the Raw Bar where you can sip your cocktail and watch chefs prepare your food in front of you.

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Brooke Street Pier, Franklin Wharf, Hobart, TAS 7000
<strong>The Story Bar</strong>
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The Story Bar

Part of the stunning MACq 01 Hotel, The Story Bar is pretty fancy in its own right, boasting breathtaking views of the River Derwent. One of the best cocktail bars in Hobart, here they focus on the history of Tasmania’s people and nature for inspiration, so it’s the perfect place to get to know both. Sip into a locally-brewed beer or sample a distinguished cocktail while taking in this stunning setting. It’s the perfect spot for a drink and some proper storytelling. A must visit in 2022!

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18 Hunter St, 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 Australia’s oldest taverns, 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, 7000 TAS

Once you’ve visited some of the best bars in Tasmania, be sure to check out our list of the Top 10 Things You Must Eat and Drink in Tasmania. Or, for a classic feed, you can’t go wrong at the 8 Best Steak Restaurants in Hobart.

This article was first published on September 12 2018. It was updated and edited by Hunter and Bligh on March 18 2022.
Feature image: Void Bar, MONA. Photographed by Mona and Rémi Chauvin. Image via Tourism Tasmania.
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