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Best Bars in Launceston for a Guaranteed Good Time

Launceston may be small, but the bar scene is mighty. Discover the best bars in Launceston right here.

Tatler Lane

Beyond its natural beauty and historic landmarks, Launceston boasts a vibrant and eclectic bar scene that beckons those seeking a taste of its unique nightlife. In a region prolific with winemakers, brewers, distillers and producers, it’s no surprise that Launceston is also host to some great spots if you're looking for an evening drink after enjoying dinner in one of Launceston's best restaurants.

Whether you’re seeking a unique cocktail, a local single-vineyard pinot, a craft beer or a cider from one of Tasmania’s esteemed apple orchards, join us as we explore Launceston's best bars for libations and laughter.

Bar Urbane

Bar Urbane 

Get set for a cracking night out at Launceston's sophisticated new haunt, Bar Urbane. Tassie food, wine, whiskey and gin all get a look in here; it's a real hidden gem for your next date night. 

Moody elegance paired with exceptional dining and exquisite cocktails, this beautiful bar needs to be added to your regular rotation. It's one of our favourite bars in Launceston. 

Sitchu Tip: Try their signature beef tartare.⁠

26 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston 

Midnight Rambler

Midnight Rambler 

Midnight Rambler is a good old fashioned drinking den slinging out fantastic cocktails. Settle in for a cosy night, and slowly make your way through the menu to find your favourite tipple. 

Inspired by the speakeasies and dives of the American south, it's a place where good times and good drinks flow with equal measure, where blues and rock and roll riffs fill the room and the city's friendliest barkeeps ensure you’ll never go thirsty. In short, it's one of the best bars in Launceston for a winning night out. 

Earl Street, Launceston 


Food designed for sharing and a wine list designed to discover new favourites from near and far – including its own Two Tonne Tasmania and Havilah wines – Havilah is a compact and stylish wine bar that settled into Launceston’s food and wine scene in 2020. Havilah’s wine list is encouraging of Tasmanian and grower-producer wines and accompanies it with an enticing grazing menu driven by local and seasonal produce from nearby growers, free-range and wild meats, and local cheeses. Stop by for some Tasmanian scallops with nduja and coriander with your vino or stay longer for the full ‘Let us Feed You’ option.  

178 Charles Street, Launceston 

Bar Two

Bar Two 

What this cosy hole-in-the-wall bar lacks in size it makes up for with plentiful Tasmanian wines, whiskies and gin. Bar Two (which stands for Tasmanian wines only) is where you go to get a sense, and a taste, of the spectrum of wines on offer in the state, from both the well-seasoned winemakers to newcomers. Settle into the intimate and unpretentious venue for a cheese platter and oysters, or tuck into one of their sourdough pizzas.  

47A Brisbane Street, Launceston 

Bar Stelo

Bar Stelo

Whether you're seeking a romantic dinner or a casual gathering with friends, Bar Stelo promises cosy ambience and clever cocktails, right in the heart of Launceston. The decor exudes warmth with its rustic charm whilst the modern aesthetic paves the way for its extensive wine list featuring the island's renowned vineyards as well as a decadent cocktail menu. Feel free to stay a while, with their menu a gastronomic adventure, highlighting the region's finest ingredients, including fresh seafood, locally sourced meats, and seasonal produce. 

88 George Street, Launceston

Cinco Passiones

Cinco Passiones

Keen for a slice of Manhattan, NYC above the city? Cinco Passiones is your answer, a moody lounge bar showcasing Tasmanian whisky, sparkling wine, cocktails, coffee and even cigars. 

Perfect for date night or a quiet drink with friends, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into another space and time when you enter this upper floor establishment.

It's sophisticated yet easygoing; choose from the expert cocktail list or simply ask the barman for a recommendation and go from there. Whatever you decide, once paired with a plate of Tasmanian cheese and one of the best views of the city, you'll know you're in good hands. 

A true hidden gem, this is one of the best bars in Launceston worth seeking out on your next libation adventure. 

Level 2/47A Brisbane Street, Launceston



Housed in a historic flour mill on the banks of Kanamaluka/Tamar River, Stillwater boasts one of the best restaurants in Launceston, but if a couple of drinks and snacks are more what you're after this is still your place.  Stop in for a drink and a bite from their menu - choose from baby green abalone, whipped wakame & lemon butter with green tea noodles, or opt for local Tasmanian scallops baked with XO butter.

2 Bridge Road, Launceston 

Tatler Lane by Sweetbrew

Tatler Lane by Sweetbrew 

Tucked down an alley in the heart of the city, is this top-notch brunch café and coffee roastery by day. But come nighttime, Tatler Lane by Sweetbrew moonlights as a fantastic bar. Their ever-evolving cocktail menu is well worth a go, featuring friends like a butter-washed miso-whiskey old-fashioned or a vodka apple with walnut and sage oxymel. Their weekend bar snack menu is quite the pal here too with Tasmanian cheese boards, warm olives, arancini and sliders just some of what's on offer.  

5/74-82 St John Street, Launceston 

Mud Bar


A stalwart on the Launceston bar scene, Mudbar is a delicious combo of wine bar, cocktail bar and restaurant. Settle in for their showcase of Tassie vinos with one of the largest offerings of the state’s famous local pinot noir, or kick back overlooking the river with one of their many fabulous cocktails (Cucumber Cloud anyone?). The folk at Mudbar are also pros at showcasing one of the true pearls of Tasmania — the oysters — whether you prefer them natural, with a nahm jim vinaigrette, tempura battered with ginger and lime or in a wasabi shooter. 

28 Seaport Boulevard, Launceston 

St John Craft Beer Bar 

If craft beer is your thing, then this is your happy place. With 17 local and beyond beers on tap, and over 100 in bottles and cans, you’d best take your keen decision-making skills along to St John Craft Beer Bar. Non-beer drinkers need not worry, with a very solid selection of craft cider, wines and spirits also on offer. Beer’s best friends - a good burger or taco – are on offer to accompany too, or opt for a Tasmanian cheese plate, full of the state's finest. 

133 St John Street, Launceston 

Loved this edit of the best bars in Launceston and looking for somewhere to dine out? Check out our round-up of Launceston's best restaurants. If you're after more fun things to do, then check out our list of where to eat, drink, stay & play in Launceston.

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