It’s not only foodies who’ll be delighted on a visit to Bathurst. The bars and pubs scene of this regional Central Tablelands town is legendary. Cocktails, local and international wines or boutique brew, whatever your tipple, Bathurst will have you sorted.
Owner and bartender Evan Stanley has worked in some of Australia’s top cocktail bars and offers a mix of traditional and bespoke cocktail creations. If you're a fan of Americana, you'll definitely love it here.
Bathurst's own slice of Italy. Grab a table in the courtyard, order a selection of Italian share plates and relax with a glass of Vine & Tap’s range of specialty local and imported wines, beers and cocktails.
A local boutique brewery, bar and restaurant in the historic Crago Mill, Brothers Campbell and Greg Hedley, alongside Head Brewer Ian Carman, have kicked off the Bathurst brewing scene with a range of delicious and innovative beers. Here you can watch the magic of making beer happen around you before sitting down for a meal.
The pizzas are famous at this local favourite and you’ll find a mix of residents from the town dining here at any given time. Afternoons are best spent in the sunny outside courtyard. Kids and dogs are allowed.
This upscale bar sits opposite Machattie Park in the Webb Chambers and we've been told is one of the best places to pop into if cocktails take your fancy.
Fancy an Irish feed and a cold Guinness? Then head straight to Jack Duggans, an old style Irish pub that is a great place any night of the week but particularly on weekends when talented local musicians get everyone up and dancing.
Living proof that pubs can be modern and sophisticated, The George Hotel offers award-winning craft beers, an extensive wine list and a menu with European flair courtesy of executive head chef Matthew Hayden.
If a little drive out of town to see the countryside is what you are after, the O’Connell Hotel is the perfect place to stop for lunch before exploring the surrounding areas of the Bathurst region. About a 20-minute drive from the Bathurst, this old-style pub has become a landmark in the area. A top spot to soak up a good meal and a spot of sun in the beer garden.
A short and beautiful country drive leads you to Vale Creek Wines and a delightful selection of hand-made wines to enjoy or take home. We highly recommend packing a picnic and soaking up the atmosphere at one of the jazz afternoons that owner Tony Hatch hosts on site.
Stop in at Mount Panorama Estate, a picturesque vineyard in the heart of the racing circuit. Sit back and enjoy a glass of Shiraz, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon or Semillon as the sun sets over the stunning Central West landscape.
Visit Renzaglia Wines in the quaint little village of O’Connell for a glass of Cabernet Sauvignon or Shiraz at the family owned and operated winery. Have a chat with local owner Mark Renzaglia, an award-winning winemaker, about the intricacies of wine making in the Bathurst region.
Just a short 25-minute drive from the town centre is Winburndale Wines, on the slopes of the hills of Winbourn-Dale where gold was originally discovered in the 1860s. Their flagship Solitary Shiraz is an award winner.