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Best Bars in Townsville – Your Choice for Outstanding Drinks

The Australian city of Townsville offers a number of attractions for the visitor. Amongst these are a host of bars where one can unwind in and enjoy great food, drink and entertainment.


Hooch & Fellow

This well-reputed bar which opened its doors to the public in 2016 also has the distinction of being the only bar in the local region to offer full table service. Hooch & Fellow in its initial year of operation became the regional bar with the most nominations at the Australian Bartender Magazine Awards. This cosy bar which brings some of the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Melbourne to the tropical environment of Townsville is always a pleasant place to enjoy a cocktail. This bar features a rotating roster of four or five cocktail specialities which vary according to the fresh ingredients that are available.



This attractive bar is a recent addition to Townsville's The Strand. You will see that the enclosed deck of this bar, which features laidback furnishings, is cooled by the sea breezes and offers views over the waters to Magnetic Island. You will see that Shorehouse features distinctive architecture that makes it resemble a casual house on the beach with its wooden roof and noticeable white details. Visitors will find that the good drinks menu well suits the contemporary Asian dishes featured at Shorehouse. This bar also boasts craft beers in addition to a comprehensive wine and cocktail list.


Riverview Tavern

The pleasant Riverview Tavern is situated in a residential quarter looking over the Ross River and in proximity to James Cook University. This bar cum restaurant is a popular feature in Townsville attracting numerous regular patrons. Here you will find both outdoor as well as indoor seating, with UFC and rugby league games regularly playing on the tavern's big screen. At Riverview Tavern you will have the opportunity to join the local punters and take it easy on the bar's deck to spend a relaxed evening whilst enjoying one of the numerous Australian made beers that are available.


The Watermark Townsville

Another outstanding bar is the Watermark Townsville which is situated bordering The Strand, Townsville's foremost attraction. This bar is open throughout the week from the hours of the morning up to midnight, whilst offering appealing views on the waterfront with a laidback environment. You will find that the Watermark features live musical entertainment on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, whilst offering drinks and foods specials daily. Another attraction at the Watermark is the Beach Bar, which features lounges within a beer garden on a raised deck where you will have the opportunity to enjoy beers, cocktails and wines. If you are interested in staying at serviced apartments in Townsville, an accommodation choice to consider from which this bar would be within easy reach would be_ Oaks Gateway Suites._


The TapHouse Townsville

The distinctive TapHouse Townsville may be considered to be the very first bar in the local region to offer craft beers that may be self-poured. This bar aims to provide an innovative way of tasting and enjoying speciality beers as well as ciders. At TapHouse you will have the opportunity to select from eight different taps which feature a rotating choice of beers. At this bar, you must avail yourself of a prepaid card that you must tap on a screen alongside the beer of your choice so as to obtain the amount of beer that you would like. In this way, you will save on money as you will just pay for the exact quantity of beer that you desire. This bar also features a small list of cocktails.

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