Yeah Hobart, it’s getting cold, we’ve heard. Winter is coming, and fast, but we ain’t sad about it. Hobart is the place to be in winter because what’s cooler than being cool (ice cold).

The off-season isn’t a time to hibernate. That’s why we’ve listed our top five date night ideas for the cooler months (BYO Tassie tux).

Get artsy

Pick up the paintbrush and a glass of pinot and get creative at one of the paint + sip venues throughout the city. No prior experience or talent necessary. They provide all the materials and guidance – you bring the wine! Check out Frida’s Hobart, Pinot & Picasso or Archaica Schola to book an upcoming session.

Potter about

Get your Ghost on and reenact the most famous pottery scene in history at Glazed and Confused. They have a range of different types of sessions including Build & Booze workshops, suited for beginners and professionals. Hand build your heart out in a relaxed and fun environment.

Catch a flick

Is there anything better than a cosy night at the movies on a cold and dark eve? Check out the State Cinema in North Hobart for the latest flicks, and the Rewind Cinema in New Town for the best movies of the 80s and 90s. Added bonus – they’re both fully licensed!

41 – Time for fun

Bingo anyone? Both Shambles and Society Salamanca have upcoming Drag Bingo events. Hosted by exceptionally talented queens, Drag Bingo is a wild ride – expect things to get rude, raucous, and ridiculous! Jump on their Facebook pages to find out more and make a booking.

Belt out a banger

Warm up those vocal cords and head on down to karaoke at The Grand Poobah on Thursdays from 8 pm. This free event is hosted by the iconic Mrs Peterson and takes place weekly. Go on, have a crack – everyone is welcome (regardless of their vocal range!).