A local's guide to Hobart watering holes

Hobart bartender Tim Paterman shares his favourite local drinking spots

  • Tim Paterman, Licensee, T42°
  • July 2015

Best pub: The New Sydney Hotel always has a banging beer selection, a warm cosy fire and the best pub food in Hobart.

Local wineries: Check out the guys at Domaine Simha for modern artisan wines with a minimal intervention approach. Try their ‘Simla’ Red Field Blend.

Best themed bar: The Winston Alehouse & Eatery has a wide beer selection, an awesome vibe, and the best wings known to man.

Best local beer: Devils Brewery makes a delicious Rye IPA [called RIPa], which is an interesting take on a popular style. Their Tassie Pale Ale is also good and, for something different, try the Smokey Moll. If all else fails, have a Cascade Lager at Mobius Lounge Bar.

Taste local whisky: The whisky industry here is giving the Scots a run for their money, and Lark Distillery is a proud advocate for it. The Lark Cellar Door is on the waterfront and serves up a range of Tasmanian whiskies.

Tell us about T42°: We are an institution with a beautiful waterfront location on a pier; one side is home to boats moored in the marina and the other side is a working harbour. It’s the perfect place to sit in the sun and drink vino.

Look like a local: Hunt through all the lanes and alleyways in Salamanca. Search for artwork or handmade treasures in the strip’s galleries and shops. Once you’ve worked up a thirst, bar hop through all the great Salamanca venues.