So, you’ve got the hard task of making the all-important decision of where to take your attendees for the post-conference ‘networking’. What you need is a local’s in-depth knowledge to ensure your event is remembered for all the right reasons.
Here’s an exclusive look at some of the newest and best bars that you should be adding to your social program to help the conversation flow throughout the night (and they’re all within walking distance).
Situated right in the heart of Salamanca square you’ll find this charming double storey bar, Botanica, which almost mirrors a contemporary Georgian sandstone warehouse. This space has been inspired by the beautiful surroundings and mystique of Salamanca Place, where Hobart’s historic, creative and cultural heart beats. The interior design brings influences from nature presenting itself as a romantic hanging garden. Outside you’ll find a more intimate setting that you’d expect to find in an internal space but perfect for that small group interaction.
The loft area is a little bit cool, with light streaming in from the 90-degree windows this enables all the different shapes in the room to be exposed. The views at night are just delightful. Their space is very open and diverse, perfect for those who can’t make up their mind on whether to sit or not. This bar has cool vibes with a slick delivery. It’s only a baby, not even a month old, but ideal for a 100-150 pax group.
Step into another world with the Den in Salamanca. Inspired by the elements fire, water, earth, and wind, not only in its interior but with the food and beverage options as well. Exposed, heritage rock walls, wooden finishing and down lighting features in its aesthetics, lift the almost dark sauna space with such flair.
On the first level, you are greeted with an illuminated bar as well as an open fire which draws your eye straight up to a second level. Taking inspiration from Tasmania’s natural environment, the den brings an exploration of a surprising combination of raw and natural ingredients together in their cocktails which your delegates will love. This venue can hold up to 100 people, an ideal space to really help get a sense of the destination.
For the delegate who enjoys a more casual environment here’s one just for you. The Brick Factory. It’s all in the name, with exposed brick walls, timber, metal and leather furniture combined, make for a cosy yet industrial vibe. With a welcoming feel, great service a wide variety of tasty food and plenty of space for larger groups this space has the potential for some great atmospheric moments. They even have some comfy booths to really help you settle in for the night. Who knows what the night shall bring?
Take yourself to Montpelier Retreat in Battery Point. You will find a Tassie focused Whisky and Cocktail bar, one of Tasmania’s hottest spots for drinks and tapas. Become a part of ‘Hobart Society’ with an evening at society. The bar, which is almost a piece of art in itself, is lined up from floor to ceiling with its large variety of top-shelf bottles from all around the world. A perfect space for large groups but also intimate enough for smaller groups.
With award-winning Tasmanian products including cool-climate wines, gins, whiskies and ciders. You will definitely recognise some of the outstanding brands that the rest of Australia has already gotten to know such as Lark, Poltergeist and Arras just to name a few. This is a great little spot to try Tasmanian premium products.
The Glass House
You could also take yourself to the place at the end of the pier and find The Glass House – Hobart’s floating bar right on the water’s edge. You’ll be suspended right over Sullivan’s Cove, so take it easy with the drinks if you are squeamish around heights.
Their glass bar with a 280-degree backdrop of water views has a touch of sophistication and a real cosmopolitan interior design feel. At night, you are in for a real treat, as it glows, offering a beacon for the boats, glittering lights of the bays around the cove, and picturesque views of Hobart’s surroundings. This is the type of bar that would really impress your delegates, ideal for groups of 20-300 guests. A fantastic spot that promotes Tasmania’s product range with a strong focus on its unique and world-class spirits.