Time for a drink? Here is a short list of recommendations if you are looking for a boutique beer, a cool climate wine, or a cocktail.

Saint John Craft Beer

“If you like craft beer this is the only place to go in Launceston. Several rotating taps with great craft beer, knowledgeable bar staff and a great canning machine for you to take home your favourite brews”- Trip Advisor

Saint John Craft Beer Bar, Launceston features up to 14 taps with the best of international, Australian and Tasmanian craft beer. As well as a fantastic range of bottled beer (170+), craft ciders, wines and top-shelf spirits. BYO food any time and local food van within the Saint John Craft Beer premise out back from 6pm.

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Moores Hill Wines

“You are treated at the carpark by Otto, the resident weimaraner, a beautiful dog, wines are all lovely and would recommend the cheese and meat platter which were around $25 each, brought us back to Spain.”- Trip Advisor

Moores Hill Estate is a family-owned vineyard on the northern slopes of the Tamar Valley.
Riesling, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and small amounts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot are grown in our meticulously groomed vineyard. We are best known for producing outstanding Riesling but there is something to suit all tastes in our range.
Take in the sweeping views over the vineyard from the cellar door and relax with a plate of Tasmanian produce and a glass of wine.

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Bakers Lane

“Went with partner for dinner. First time to Bakers Lane, the environment was comfortable, discreet dining. The menu options were awesome and many. If you are a vegetarian ( which i am not) you will love this place. So many delicious dishes to choose from. The staff were bearded, friendly and attentive.” – Trip Advisor

Located in Launceston’s CBD, Bakers Lane provides a great place for cocktails and a shared antipasto plate. A great selection of drinks and delicious meals until late.

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Little Rivers Brewery

“Dropped in to the brewery tab house today. Tried a few great beers in the relaxed and friendly environment and took away some of the European Dark Lager. Excellent brew!” – Facebook Review

Little Rivers Brewery is only a few years old, but right from the beginning they have been recognised as making a high quality product, and this is reflected in the expansion of their little brewery as well as the many local stockists. Little Rivers Brewing Company are a boutique style craft brewery situated in North-East Tasmanian town of Scottsdale. It is only a stone’s throw from the famous Pipers River wine route and internationally recognized golf courses Barnbougle Dunes and Lost Farm. They aim to provide Tasmanian’s and visitors alike with another handcrafted quality beer range

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Josef Chromy Wines

“We had pencilled in Josef Chromy winery for our last day thing to do in Tassie. The drive out there is easy and conveniently its on the way to the airport. The winery has lovely grounds and it is well worth a wander around the grounds, the lake, rotunda etc, before hitting the tasting. Tasting is $5 per head which is reimbursed if you buy a bottle (per head), or not charge if you are dinning in the restaurant or from their bar menu. They have very extensive list of wines, the young lady serving us joked that they only go through the left page normally because if they took their customers through both pages they wouldn’t be standing afterwards. Probably true but if you’re not driving and not in a hurry perhaps you’ll see it as a challenge. The wines are very good priced accordingly so it is unlikely most people will leave with cases and cases of wine. For us, well my wife (I was driving), it was the taste testing to determine our lunch wines. Highly recommended.” – Trip Advisor

Josef Chromy’s vineyard produces a number of varieties of highly sought-after grapes. Wines include Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Riesling, Pinot Gris and Gewürztraminer. A vintage sparkling and Botrytis Riesling round out the range, and everything is estate-grown.

The Josef Chromy Cellar Door Café, located in the estate’s original homestead, is surrounded by landscaped gardens. Warm yourself by the open log fire and take in the views over the vineyard, winery and lake. Here, you can taste fine cool climate wines and sample fresh Tasmanian produce. Enjoy a light lunch or gourmet snack, taste rich Tasmanian cheeses or buy a fresh hamper from the delicatessen and dine alfresco in the grounds.

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Mud Bar and Restaurant

“Friendly staff, best ever cocktails, and wonderful food, beautifully presented. Add to that, lovely sunset.”- Trip Advisor

Mud Bar and Restaurant’s  cellar is truly expansive, covering every winemaking region in Australia, and a hand picked array of international wine. Coupled with an expansive bar and a relaxed atmosphere, they’ve created a place for you to come and enjoy.

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