Is there much better than a cosy drink by the fire during the depths of winter?
We think not, so we made a list of Hobart bars and pubs with open fires. Ditch the trackies and head to one of these cosy winter watering holes to defrost over a pint and a parmi.
Shipwrights Arms – Shippies is a beloved icon of the Battery Point community, and the 177-year-old institution recently got a big reno. They have a fireplace built from an old ship’s boiler – if that’s not worth checking out, I don’t know what is.
Customs House Hotel – One of Hobart’s oldest pubs situated right on the waterfront serving traditional pub favourites. They have a fireplace in the restaurant so grab a schnitty, a schooner and settle in.
Hope and Anchor Hotel – Awarded Australia’s oldest continuously licensed Pub, the Hope and Anchor Tavern first opened its doors in 1807. The walls are adorned with vintage rifles and wall-mounted deer heads which compliments the old timey vibe. You’ll also find a fireplace in amongst the various memorabilia.
The Whaler – Burger + beer + fire = night sorted. One of the cosiest bars in Salamanca, the Whaler has a fire ready to warm the cockles of one’s heart. Sidle up close and get toasty.
Jack Greene – A old favourite, in the heart of Salamanca. A dimly lit, European inspired tavern with a fireplace tucked upstairs. It’s a comfy cosy spot with leather couches and bookshelves lining the walls and is open to the wee hours of the morn.
New Sydney Hotel – Anybody that has been to the New Sydney knows this fireplace. Taking centre stage right in front of the bar, this fireplace is probably the frontrunner in the Most Impressive Open Fireplaces in Hobart award. It’s hot, it’s huge and there are often marshmallows for toastin’ (see pic for proof!).
Boodle Beasley – NoHo bound? Boodle has a fire down the back, near the door that leads to the backyard. Grab a bao, a glass of red and snag one of the tables near the fireplace. Night sorted.
Overland Brewers & Distillers – A relatively new addition to the Hobart brewery scene. Eat, drink and play cornhole. Warm up by the fire with a pint. Grab a burg. You do you. PLUS there is a fire pit in the beer garden (which is doggo friendly!).
Shamrock Hotel – An iconic Hobart institution serving traditional pub fare in a bustling and friendly environment. The cosy front bar features a roaring woodfire for defrosting. And who could forget their Crazy Parmi Wednesday – Looney Tuna parmi anyone??
Grinners Dive Bar – Mexican street food in the heart of Midtown. Known for their spicy margs, tasty tacos and jalapeño poppers, Grinners is an all-round good time. If the spicy marg doesn’t warm you enough, head up the stairs to get cosy by their open fireplace (I’m told there is even two…).