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“warm and welcoming” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Republic Bar & Cafe

Republic Bar & Cafe
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Ranked #115 of 591 Restaurants in Hobart
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $14 - $31
Cuisines: Bar, Pub, Australian
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: One of the most popular pubs in Tasmania. Café style, warm and inviting atmosphere, great fun for lunch or a night out. Popular with a large, loyal local following. Award winning food, large wine selection and live music every day of the week. Also with 2 function rooms and a beergarden with BBQ facilities.name for itself until it became the empire in 1921 but not for the reasons we no it today, it was known for prostitution, drug dealing and all other nasty goings on it was not until it opened as the republic bar and café in 1997 That we started to get a name for ourselves not only as the premier live music venue in hobart but arts, politics and the great quality pub food as well!When it first opened the live music scene was close to non existent in hobart, starting off with generally only local music and concentrating on the genre of blues and jazz until slowly broadening the live music into pretty much all genres and this is when we started getting the bigger live acts here tex perking, tim rogers, magic dirt, jebediah and later on Augie march and Lisa Mitchell and pub rock favourites dallas crane. Also in the past we have had some big international acts here.
Hobart, Australia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“warm and welcoming”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 23, 2013

this is a reliable favourite for a good time. It is interesting and usually always has good entertainment. Great to be able to sit out the back too

Visited December 2012
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English first
Hobart, Australia
1 review
“Giant room for improvement in audio department”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2013

Just been to Owl Eyes gig there. Pub wise, it's a good place with good food and friendly services. But, it fails badly in one of the main selling points: audio quality. Giant speakers were driven until they were so horribly distorted. Couldn't hear her voice most of the time... They should make distinction between quality and quantity of the sound.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BillyBBB
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Brisbane
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135 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“The best bar in Hobart”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2013

What a fantastic vibe this place has. From the art gallery in the dining area to the comfy couches around the fire, this place made you want to stay and eat and drink.
The meals were traditional pub fare and tasted great.
If I lived in Hobart, this would be my local.
Great staff and really friendly.

Visited April 2013
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Hobart, Australia
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60 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Everything you need!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 25, 2013 via mobile

It's got live music every night, great food, extensive wine and other alcohol choices, and friendly staff - what more could you want. Even the outdoor seating area (where the smokers go) is nice, with enough fresh air for non-smokers to enjoy also. We were even given a complimentary canape platter last Friday night! It gets busy, so booking is not a bad idea, but we have managed to get in without one the last 2 times.

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Darwin
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Excellent food, chilled pub-like atmosphere and live music every night”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 25, 2013

Hobart was positively heaving with tourists when we were there earlier this month. Sometimes you tire of being surrounded by other visitors and feel that your missing the real experience of a city. The Republic was an oasis of top nosh and great music. When we tried to book in for dinner on our return to Hobart after touring the island, they were fully booked. The place obviously has a deserved reputation for high quality food, great service and a great casual atmosphere.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LibbyDarwin
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