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Top bar recommendations from locals

Hotel
“I love catching up with friends in the lounge room. Especially in winter when the fire is roaring.”
  • 54 locals recommend
Bar
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“Fantastic wood-fired pizzas, live music on the weekends, excellent cocktails and just a nice vibe. If going with family, go a little earlier, separate booths available away from the bar.”
  • 44 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great cocktail bar, beautifully quirky dining room, this place is a favourite with locals..”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
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“A choice of roaring fires or sit in the garden with western sunset views. Play a game of Pool then enjoy a meal. It’s the same menu and same price regardless of whether you sit in the formal or relaxed dining areas.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Café
“A tasty modern cuisine with creative Asian influences with good vegetarian options. Wednesday to Monday, Lunch 11am - 3.30pm, Dinner 5pm - 9pm. Closed Tuesday​.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
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“Great atmosphere and delicious dining upstairs. The Carrington sell their own brewed beers, which aren't bad!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“New Apple Bar An inventive, global menu in a weatherboard cottage with a fireplace, open kitchen & verandah seats.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great pies and other classic pub food. A few different beers and ciders on tap. Live music on Friday and Saturday nights.”
  • 14 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A favourite with locals - great food & service. Enjoy local live music on a weekly basis..”
  • 8 locals recommend
Belgian Restaurant
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“fantastic outdoor seating on a warm evening with expansive sunset views and great Belgian beer”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“It's pleasant to sit outside when the weather's good, or by the fireside if it's cool. The bar and the restaurant can be good too. If you're reserving a table, ask for the front room by the fireplace.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Pub
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“A great heritage listed bar in main street of Katoomba. They serve fab bar food (or you can go upstairs for a bigger meal). Regular live music - great local bands. Can highly recommend.”
  • 9 locals recommend
Hotel
“Great food and local musicians play jazz on weekends, just a short stroll up the road!”
  • 9 locals recommend
Wine Bar
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“A convivial space in which to enjoy the company of a friend. Good wine. Great cocktails. If it’s cold be sure to sit tucked away from opening door lest you be blasted by a Polar wind. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great Wine Bar with food for lunch or casual dinner, and you can sit outside on the terrace with a fabulous view. There is also a café downstairs with takeout, that you can enjoy on the terrace (think coffee, breakfast or light lunch) ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Art Gallery
“Cocktails, nibbles and meals. LATE AFTERNOON COFFEE...only place open after 4pm in Blackheath. ”
  • 5 locals recommend