It's the most wonderful time of the year, and the perfect opportunity to catch up with friends, colleagues and family for a bite and a drink to talk about the year that was. We've put together a list of our favourite venues around the country, powered by Silver Chef.
Dutch Courage Officers Mess
Where – Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
Why we love it - Where else can you get a cocktail in a tiny bathtub? The Dutch Courage personality really shines through in their cocktail menu. And you're looking for a more refined dining experience, the mezzanine level is a stroke of genius.
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the little guy
Where – Glebe, Sydney
Why we love it - For the best of Australian craft beer and boutique wines, the little guy provides a cozy social atmosphere on busy Glebe Point Road and spiced popcorn is on the house.
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Pink Moon Saloon
Where – Adelaide
Why we love it - Nestled in a disused laneway in Leigh St Adelaide, the Pink Moon Saloon recently won best bar design and best identity design in the Eat Drink Awards. We can guarantee you'll never find another place like it.
Feast of Merit Rooftop
Where – Richmond, Victoria
Why we love it - Social drinks with a social conscience. Serving a middle-eastern inspired snack menu, this secluded rooftop in Richmond dedicates 100% of its profits to changing lives in underprivileged communities.
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Where – Salamanca, Tasmania
Why we love it - No one in Tasmania knows spirits better than Society. If you're in to gin and whiskey, this is right up your alley. Their drinks menu is carefully curated and their tapas complement their offerings perfectly.
The Village Bar
Where – Subiaco, Perth
Why we love it - With 15 beers on tap, a dynamic wine list and menu with something for everyone, this the perfect setting for a relaxed group catch up.
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The Thirsty Wolf
Where - Newtown, Sydney
Why we love it - These guys have their menu down-pat serving Wild Boar & Duck En Croute, Kangaroo Terrine and 48-hour smoked Brisket as their share board staple. If you're after something more, the burgers deserve an honourable mention.
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Where – Railway Terrace Milton, Brisbane
Why we love it - Brisbane's newest microbrewery, Aether has 9 of its own brews on tap. Their real point of difference is an infectious passion for brewing and great food.
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The Glass House
Where - Hobart
Why we love it – A sophisticated dining experience, The Glass House champions the best of Tasmanian produce and wine overlooking Sullivan's Cove.
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Where – Gresham Lane, Brisbane
Why we love it - Red Hook has firmly established itself as one of Brisbane's favourite laneway eateries and gained a reputation for quality New York inspired food. And, if you're after a drink, it boasts an impressive list of Australian and American beverages.
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