Australian wanderlust has been reignited in a brand new way, and we are spending more time than ever exploring our own backyard. The Blue Mountains region, full of natural Australian beauty and great foodie hot spots, is the perfect spot for anyone looking for a getaway.
Packed to the rafters with regional hospitality, and with craft beers, cocktails and local wines galore, these top bars and pubs in the Blue Mountains are well worth a visit.
This trendy brewery takes the craft beer experience to the next level. Mountain Culture Beer Co. is an award-winning brewery that's all about delivering quality with a sense of adventure. The brewpub, and its architectural vibes, is warm and inviting. Not only do they pour their signature beers, but they also serve natural wine for the grape-inclined. Even though you may come for the beers, you will most definitely stay for the burgers. They're delicious!
23-25 Parke Street, Katoomba
The wildly popular Leura Garage is a café by day, and buzzing bar by night. Casual and chic, the mechanic workshop turned restaurant-slash-bar has an eco-focus with everything from their local and organic menu to their award-winning sustainable fit-out.
84 Railway Parade, Leura
Open on weekends, this vineyard serves up delicious drops and cheese platters with a side of valley views. Head there in the afternoon to watch the sun start to dip, over a bottle of their signature '2018' Jack shiraz.
226 Aspinall Road, Megalong Valley
A local favourite hangout, Aunty Ed's is where nostalgia meets creature comforts. Just like sitting in your Aunty Ed's living room (if you had an Aunty Ed), you will feel right at home as soon as you arrive. From the homely vibes and warm hospitality, to the delicious retro-style burgers and fun cocktails, you will find any reason to book your next dinner date at Aunty Ed's. To make the most of your visit, book in for dinner on Sunday and you will be treated to live music as well!
Basement Level, 122 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
At Bootlegger you can truly kick back and leave your worries at the door, while enjoying a drink or two. From the whiskey flights and cocktails, to the low and slow-roasted menu, be sure to come hungry with a group of friends to make the most of Bootlegger's delicious offering.
92 Bathurst Road, Katoomba
Sitting pretty within the Fairmont Resort & Spa, Sublime Lounge provides the space to truly kick back, and indulge in a vino or two. On a cold evening, the fireplace is the only spot to be as you make your way through their classic cocktails and bar bites.
1 Sublime Point Road, Leura
This punny brewery is renowned for its well-known range of craft beer. You can pop into the brewery and get your six-pack to-go, or stop in for a pint straight from the tap and get dinner from one of the delicious food trucks.
Unit 3/2-4 Tayler Road, Valley Heights
From woodfired pizza and delicious cocktails, to live entertainment, Station Bar is the place to be all week long. Each Friday and Saturday night the bar is pumping, so we recommend you get in early to secure your spot to catch the live band or DJ.
287 Bathurst Road, Katoomba
In Katoomba, The Carrington is home to the chic, lively, Champagne Charlie's Cocktail Bar. Considered the Blue Mountains' only true cocktail bar, you can expect delectable cocktails and a range of local and international brews. This art-deco landmark is full of grandeur and charm, and will transport you to eras past as you sip the night away.
15 Katoomba Street, Katoomba
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