The bar scene in Tasmania has undergone a revival in the recent past. There has been an explosion in the number of craft beer and craft cider bars around the state, however very few are using organic produce. Outstanding exceptions are the Two Metre Tall Brewery and Bar in the Derwent Valley and Willie Smith’s Apple Shed in the Huon Valley.
Another bar that we frequent as often as possible is St John in Launceston where we can always find an interesting beer to enjoy.
Interesting wines can be found in Hobart at four places that are getting national and international publicity, namely Lucinda, Willing Bros, Tom McHugo’s and Sonny. Each of these fills a slightly different niche in the market.

Willie Smith's Apple Shed

Willie Smith’s Apple Shed: Organic Cider

The Apple Shed is a bar, a café and a museum dedicated to the history and future of apples in the Huon Valley and also to apple cider – a particular passion of the owners Andrew Smith and Sam Reid who produce the Willie Smith’s Organic Cider range. The bar […]

Sonny wine menu

Sonny: A wine bar

♥ Corona Update Sonny has changed their model following the Corona shutdown. They still allow some takeaways, but are now operating as a full service bar/restaurant which reduces their ability to provide takeaways. Now it’s a highly personalised dining experience for just 10 people (tables of 2 only), book in […]

Two Metre Tall Farm Bar menu

Two Metre Tall – Farm Bar

♥♥♥ The Two Metre Tall Company is a farm that not only makes excellent beer but grows the ingredients that are used to make the beer. Ashley and Jane Huntington also have a bar which opens on a weekly basis from Spring to Autumn where you can sample the delightful […]


Tom McHugo’s – A local treasure

♥♥♥ We are happy to report that Tom McHugo’s has been providing Hobartians with takeaway dishes for most of the lockdown. When they reopened with the mandatory maximum of ten customers we were there in the first week. And now there is another innovation with the room on the Macquarie […]

Saint John bar

Saint John – A beer lover’s paradise

♥♥ Corona Update Saint John has reopened running two spaces (called Saint John Sessions) for ten which can be booked through Eventbrite. The events last 1 hour and 45 minutes. The food is served at the tables but still comes from the van out the back. Check their Facebook page […]



♥♥♥ During the shutdown Lucinda has evolved into a takeaway bottleshop, selling one of the best selections of natural wine in Tasmania. There are some real bargains to be had here. If you don’t know any of the labels but would like to try some natural wines just ask the […]