The food is wine-friendly at Willing Bros Wine Merchants (384-390 Elizabeth St, North Hobart, 03 6234 3053) and at sibling Ettie's (100 Elizabeth St, Hobart, 03 6231 1165) front bar; Ettie's downstairs piano bar is more cocktail-oriented.
At Dier Makr (123 Collins St, Hobart, 03 6288 8910), Jacob Etzold makes the best cocktails in town. For something newer with a bit more sass, try Standard Drinks (54 Liverpool St, Hobart, 0455 629 135). The glamorous Glass House (Brooke Street Pier, Hobart, 03 6223 1032) and The Story Bar at Macq 01 Hotel (18 Hunter St, Hobart, 03 6210 7600) offer conviviality on the waterfront.
A few blocks away, Tom McHugo's Hobart Hotel (87 Macquarie St, Hobart, 03 6231 4916) is an old-fashioned pub with new-fashioned food and drink. Lark (14 Davey St, Hobart, 03 6231 9088) is spirits-driven, while The Quartermasters Arms (134 Elizabeth St, Hobart, 03 6236 9119) is beer-focused, and the beachside address of Robbie Brown's (32 Osborne Esp, Kingston Beach) makes it ideal for summer refreshment.
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