Republic Bar

Huge outside beer garden, live music, quiz nights and a groovy old pub feel is what you get at the Republic Bar and Café in North Hobart.

In addition to their lunch and dinner menu, including the famous Jack Daniels steak which is a winner with This Girl, they also have a $10 lunch menu and a sharing food and tapas menu. This Girl and James’ mum have spent some glorious lunch breaks in their beer garden over our long summer.


When we crave nachos, the Republic is where we go – the nachos are some of the best we’ve had in Hobart. We’re also a fan of their croquettes, tempura mushrooms and the dip plate.  There are so many things to choose from and they make for the perfect quick lunch break!


Their beer garden set up is perfect for enjoying beautiful sunny days but is also partly under cover, perfect for Tassie’s unpredictable weather! There is plenty of space inside too and for those upcoming colder days, they have a couple of fireplaces to cosy around.

Their back restaurant section doubles as a gallery for local artists and the bar section is where you can get that real pub experience, a little dark, a little grungy, a little loud and a lot cool!


The Republic has an impressive line-up of live acts to keep you entertained, local, mainland and international artists have graced their stage and Beer Garden.  They have quiz nights for those of us that love to test our brains over a feed and/or drink. They also provide a pretty decent after work free sausage sizzle or BBQ on Friday afternoons, a great way to get the weekend started.

Check out their monthly guides here.

The Republic Bar is at 299 Elizabeth Street in North Hobart.  You can keep up to date via their website or Facebook page. Here’s some other places you might like to try in the vicinity: Room for a Pony and their Bar and Sons of Baja.

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