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Story Bar - The Story Bar, Hobart, AU-TAS

The Story Bar

4.4
4.4
21 Reviews
$40 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
To truly understand Tasmania, one must know its people and how they interact - The Story Bar makes for an iconic backdrop for both locals and visitors alike. Our bar team offer everything from draught beer to the finest wine and spirits in a refined watering hole, adorned with newspaper headlines from decades past.

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2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dining Bar, Wine Bar
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (03) 6210 7658
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Area
    North Hobart
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Arras in the City

    $95.00 per person

    1 Mar 2023 - 31 Aug 2024
    The Story Bar is partnering with Australia's most-awarded sparkling wine brand, House of Arras, to launch an exclusive tasting experience on Hobart's iconic waterfront for the first time. Join us for a flight of the brand's most-revered vintages paired perfectly with bites from MACq 01's culinary team. Making their debut for the first time in such an experience, the 'Arras in the City' tasting includes: • NV House of Arras Blanc de Blancs • NV House of Arras Brut Elite Cuvée No. 1701 • 2014 House of Arras Grand Rosé • 2014 House of Arras Grand Vintage The wines and canapes will be presented on a custom-made Tasmanian Blackwood platter alongside a tasting storybook for guests to delve into the story of House of Arras and each wine.
    Arras in the City photo

What 21 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseEnergetic

21 Reviews
  1. ElizabethH

    Melbourne

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My friend & I went to the Story Bar for an Arras champagne tasting wh8ch included matching candles. We loved the experience, presented by Joel (?) Who 2as personable, knowledgeable & made tge experience interesting & fun.

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  2. AlexR

    Adelaide

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 6 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place with awesome exhibits. Great hospitality.

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  3. Belbie

    Tasmania

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was an amazing experience. I took my friend for her birthday and she was blown away as she had no idea what was in store for her. Joel was fantastic and gave us the history of Arras with each glass. The canapés were to die for. I would definitely be coming back. Cheers Susan Kelly

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  4. jennym

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend. Asked to have only first two tastings poured to retain bubbles. Joel happily agreed and returned when we were ready for the next two.

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  5. ReneC

    Denver

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The worst service I have had in decades - do not recommend.

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  6. LindaSoMad

    New South Wales

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Warm and friendly Great view Awesome cocktails Great start to an evening celebration

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  7. NoelV

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the Arras champagne tasting and canapes which were both amazing. Also exceptional service from the waiter, who was very responsive to our needs at all times.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 June 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great bar and friendly staff with a relaxing accomodating feel

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  9. GinnyB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 May 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The seating was very comfortable in front of the fire and an amazing view of lights on the room. Food was tasty and delivered in good time. Drinks were great. Live music is a bonus but a bit too loud to hear someone across the table without shouting a little. Overall a special experience to share with friends.

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  10. Rosie

    South Australia

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 29 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Arras in the City was a lovely experience with the most delicious canapés. My only criticism is that I like my bubbles cold & to pour all 4 at once meant my last tasting was at room temp. Otherwise a great experience.

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  11. KarenJ

    Tasmania

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 April 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Enjoyable evening with a good selection of food and an extensive selection of beverages

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  12. AmandaO

    Melbourne

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 March 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Average service, drinks were ok, food was average. View was obstructed.

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  13. MayT

    Sydney

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice evening to be sitting outside having finger food with our beer. Staff were friendly and helpful. Good service.

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  14. StephanieA

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Helpful and friendly staff, great food for sharing and a lovely setting.

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  15. Ella

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 December 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great drinks, great service and a great view. We were visiting from Sydney and had pre-dinner drinks here on a Friday night. The drinks were amazing and the ambience was fantastic, with live music being played. Would definitely recommend attending!

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  16. CathyM

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 7 October 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic bar thank you! Staff were so helpful, fun and efficient. Lovely fireplace. Great singer. Loved the ambience on a chilly evening in Hobart. So grateful to the staff for finding my friends wallet and keeping it safe. Thank you! ❤️

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Tasmania

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Arrived at the venue and said that we had a booking. Told to come back in 15 minutes. Came back, hard to get anyones attention. Then told that when we booked they were already booked out so there was no table for us

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  18. Jini

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 August 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great interior and amazing cocktails. Enjoyed my time

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  19. LindiJaneB

    Tasmania

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 July 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous food, drinks, service, beautiful location, comfortable seating, great place to catch up with friends.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Melbourne

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on 12 June 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    For a bar of that reputation and a hotel not to do table service is ridiculous. There was plenty of staff to do so .

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  21. lynh

    Tasmania

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome service Cocktails and food amazing Would recommend to anyone!

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FAQs

The Story Bar is rated 4.4 stars by 21 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

7:00 pm


Booked 1 time today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for The Story Bar

18 Hunter St, Hobart, AU-TAS 7000

Additional information

  • Area
    North Hobart
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 3:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 3:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    $40 and under
  • Cuisines
    Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service, Dining Bar, Wine Bar
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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