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Greeted by & chatted away with friendly barman. I ordered a drink. The barman then suggested a very nice "local" version that was on tap, (which, incidentally, you can buy anywhere in Australia), but conveniently forgot to mention that the tap version was almost double...More
Has some very good live bands if you like rock genres; smelly place though ( urine/smoke/crowded). Good venue for Hot August Jazz Festival though when it attracts different patronage. Open air bar out the back can be good on a hot night for a big...More
Went here with friends on a Friday , late afternoon. Was great witting out in the beer garden , on a beautiful sunny afternoon. Had a great variety of beers on tap, and in fridge. Well priced too. Serves food, which lokked good. They play...More
The dishes were nothing extraordinary to comment. But the serve was large and the prices were comparatively,reasonable.
It is a lively ambience being a bar people talking loudly.
We liked the pana cotta dessert.
Another Bar/restaurant promoted by the Lonely Planet as a Hobart institution. Nothing really great about it. Though the food is good and prices reasonable, the place is 20 minutes uphill walk from the city centre from where taxi costs AUD 8. Live music starts at...More
We originally attempted to visit the Winston up the road....way too crowded, noisy and trendy a crowd for this little black duck. I had heard the Republic also had pub good food. Walked down the road and entered the somewhat ugly art-deco building. What a...More
Chose the Republic Bar & Cafe as we were meeting friends and it was conveniently located. It was a good choice. The place was relaxed, lively, mixed-age clientèle, friendly staff and the food was very good. Then we were treated to some live music -...More
I like this place..it's got a good selection of gigs on all the time. I just wish they would have a better craft beer selection to match the eclectic vibe!
Pizza and chips were average. I'd like to try some other stuff to really ascertain...More