Can you keep a secret?  We’re not here to gatekeep so we’re spilling the tea on Hobart’s best-kept secrets.

Check out this week’s ✨Friday Five ✨ – Hidden Bars of Hobart! 

We’ve scoured Hobart’s nooks and crannies to compile a list of stealthy speakeasies and concealed cocktails – Get ready to discover the hidden bars of Hobart! 🍷🍹🥂🥃🍺

🍸 Gold bar 

Hobart’s local speakeasy is tucked away on Morrison Street, hidden in an old flour mill near the waterfront. Step into the ambient lit bar featuring red velvet curtains, painted clouds, neon signs, and a chaise lounge. Specialising in Australian spirits, you’ll find a bottle from nearly every Tasmanian distillery displayed behind the bar. The cosy spot is perfect for a quiet knockoff or intimate date night cocktail! 

📍Located in Suite 3, Ground Floor, 11 Morrison Street 

🍸Mary Mary

Housed in the former St Mary’s Hospital building hidden within Parliament Square in Salamanca, you’ll find a cosy cocktail bar decked out with deep leather armchairs, marble tabletops and exposed sandstone walls. This hidden gem crafts Tasmanian-inspired cocktails using local fruits and indigenous botanicals. Enjoy feeling bougie with a bev by the fireside or pull up a stool at the main bar – your hardest decision will be what cocktail to order. 

📍Located at 2a Salamanca Place 

🍸 Pablos 

Tucked in an alleyway behind an iconic Hobart curry house you’ll find a red door leading to a local secret hangout, Pablo’s Cocktails and Dreams. Pablo’s is a 1920s-style speakeasy jazz bar, serving classic cocktails and live music from Thursday through to Sunday. This jazzy and cosy speakeasy is the perfect spot for your next date night!

📍Located at 101 Harrington Street 

🍸 Voodoo bar 

Enter through the coffin-shaped door and immerse yourself in this intimate cocktail oasis. Hidden behind Pancho Villa, this secret cocktail and rum bar is a slice of Mexico right in the heart of NoHo. Decked out with leather lounges, moody red lighting and a secret bookcase entry that leads through to Pancho Villa. Seek them out on a Thursday for their special deals that include $5 tacos and $15 classic cocktails, or for your Fri-yay arvo they have Happy Hour deals.

📍Located 1 Pitt St, North Hobart 

🍸 La Sardina Loca 

Tucked away off Elizabeth Street and down an old brick laneway, you’ll find La Sardina Loca, Hobart’s local aperitivo bar. Set within one of Hobart’s oldest sandstone buildings, La Sardina Loca is home to tasty flavours, good vibes and a courtyard lit with fairy lights – what’s not to love? Pull up a stool in the sandstone courtyard or step inside and get comfy inside in the converted house stable dining room space. This hidden gem offers Tasmanian, domestic, and international wines, beers and spirits, and their rotating cocktail list showcases fresh and seasonal ingredients. Their menu of small plates is influenced by the cuisines of Spain and the Mediterranean and are perfect for sharing. 

📍Located 100 Elizabeth Street 

Can you find them all? 🗺️Unleash your inner detective and get ready to sip on secrets in style🥂