10 Best Pubs in Canberra

Best Pubs in Canberra

Does a place where the beer is cold, the bartenders are friendly and the furniture is comfortable seem your kind of good ol’ Aussie pub? Check out the following 10 Best Pubs in Canberra while you are there;  

1. Mooseheads

Mooseheads has been voted Canberra’s best traditional pub, inn or a tavern in Australian Association ACT Hospitality Awards 2019.  The ultimate mix of rock, old and new school live music, awesome food, pool tables and a foozball table are its special features.

2. King O’Malley’s Irish Pub

Bar snacks, pasta, pizza, seafood as well as Aussie steaks, complimented with a huge collection of local and foreign beers, wines, single malt scotch and whiskies await you at King O’Malley’s.  Kilkenny and Guinness are available too for those who crave the Irish flavours. 

3. Molly, City Centre

Molly, built inside an old bank vault, hides behind an unmarked entranceway at the Hobart Place in the City Centre.  Whisky appreciation nights, cocktail lessons, monthly jazz performances, hidden rooms and winter features such as roasted chestnuts and heated cognac are its specialities. 

4. The Old Canberra Inn

The cosy atmosphere of this family-friendly pub, with its warm fireplace, a huge beer garden and a children’s play area, welcomes you anytime for a beer or some wine.  Its most delicious, high-quality pub food including buffalo wings, pan-fried kangaroo, vegetarian lasagna, beer-battered fish and steaks cooked to perfection are nothing second to the liquor!

5. Mint Garden Bar, Braddon

Mint Garden serves exclusively the summer-lover.  Seating among the climbing vines and flower pots and a Turkish-tiled bar are its settings.  Rose and lychee sangria and a plate of pulled pork croquettes are its specialties.

6. Parlour Wine Room, New Acton

Parlour simply spells sumptuous!  Comfortable furniture with quilted leather and velvet, a leafy terrace, inventive food such as tapas and an impressive list of wines are its special features.

7. Tipsy Bull

If you believe in gin, come and sample from the amazing collection of over 230 varieties of it at the Tipsy Bull!  Enjoy the seasonal menu of deliciously prepared gluten-free, dairy-free, vegetarian and vegan meals.  Cocktails are just classic or with a tipsy twist!

8. Hippo Co, City Centre

Adorned by its glass-fronted balcony that looks out onto the busy Garema Place, this Midwest American setting is ready to let you sample its proud collection of more than 250 varieties of whisky.  Be entertained by the live jazz on Wednesday nights.

9. Joe’s Bar, Kingston

Tucked inside the East Hotel, Joe’s Bar specializes in an array of Italian and local blends of wines.  Locally sourced Italian food such as mozzarella and pea arancini balls is a big hit!  Its playful and sophisticated décor adds to the glamour.

10. The Phoenix, City Centre

A wide selection of beer taps boasting the Australian label Coopers and standard brews such as Guinness line the length of the service area.  Monday night live music, Tuesday quiz nights, as well as poetry and film nights, are its special features.  The venue at the historic Sydney Building with its narrow rooms and miscellaneous décor gives you the feeling of entering the hull of a sailing boat.

When you want to relax and unwind while enjoying some of the most delicious drinks or ice-cold beers, the best location to do it is a local pub. You won’t find a more ideal location to unwind than this one. Tourists become completely captivated by this beautiful city during their exploration.

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