About Republic Bar & Cafe

Where locals go for the best live music and entertainment seven nights a week, Republic Bar & Cafe is a big deal in North Hobart. Boasting a large private room upstairs and a lovely beer garden out back, this hip hotspot offers ample space for corporate events, weddings and big birthday celebrations. While Republic Bar & Cafe is especially known for having live gigs, they’re also beloved for their food and feature everything from tapas and sharing platters to hearty Australian favourites including the 250g grain-fed Scotch fillet, milk-fried venison, slow-cooked Cape Grim beef cheeks and the unique Bruny Island wallaby served with poached baby beetroots, parsnip puree and crispy prosciutto. Come in, grab a beer and some great food and enjoy the show – book your table now to enjoy a night on the town at this Hobart legend.

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3:00 pm - 8:30 pm


Republic Bar & Cafe
299 Elizabeth Street, North Hobart
Hobart 7000

Menu Highlights



Garlic & Cheese Pizza

Mozzarella, Garlic & Oregano

Potato Wedges

With sour cream and sweet chili sauce

Creamy Coconut Lentil Soup (Vegan)

Lentils cooked in coconut oil, fresh organic ginger and garnished with coriander.

Small Plates

Creamy mashed potato


Stir fried vegetables in garlic butter with a sprinkle of thyme


Stir fried vegetables tossed in garlic and ginger, finished with a dash of soy



Tasmanian Mussel Pot

Local Mussels braised with fresh chorizo, tomato, harissa and fresh herbs. Served with toasted bread and garlic aioli

House Crumbed Chicken Parmigiana

4 hour Napoli sauce, triple smoked Scottsdale ham and our own special cheese blend. Served with chips and salad.

Milk Fried Venison

Fried in our own special flour. Served with lemon and thyme risotto cake, grilled broccolini and a cherry glaze.


Basic BBQ

Beef and pork sausages, garden salad and bread

Classic BBQ

Beef and pork sausages, Moroccan marinated chicken, Angel bay burgers, Grain Fed porterhouse steak, garden salad, potato salad and fresh bread

Premium BBQ

Moroccan marinated chicken, New Orleans prawn cutlets, Mediterranean baked fresh local fish, tomato braised Spring Bay mussels, Pirates Bay Octopus, Grain fed porterhouse steak, Angel Bay burgers, premium sausages, garden salad, potato salad, bread rolls, sliced bread


Seafood platter for 2

Beer battered fish, hot smoked salmon, freshly shucked oysters (2x Natural, 2 x Kilpatrick), salt & pepper calamari, tomato & chilli braised mussels and smoked baby octopus. Served with chips.


Chargrilled Australian Grain Fed Scotch Fillet


Tasmanian Pasture Fed Scotch Fillet

Our finest beef sourced from the wind swept pastures of North West Tasmania (300g)

Tasmanian Porterhouse

Chargrilled Tasmanian Porterhouse (300g)

Set Menu

Lunch Menu - Crispy ChiCken Burger

Harissa Mayonnaise, cos lettuce, tomato and roasted capsicum.

Lunch Menu - Fish Burger

Crumbed local fish fillet, lettuce, cucumber, spanish onion and tartare sauce.

Lunch Menu - Beef Burger

Mustard Mayonnaise, caramelised onion, tomato, cheddar cheese, cornichon and rocket. All burgers are served with chips.

16 Republic Bar & Cafe Reviews

16 Reviews
Value for money:Good value
Waiting time:Exceptionally good
Noise levels:Pleasant
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ELIZABETH L.a month ago · 1 review

The food was fantastic. I had an entree of calamari as a main - it was really good. I had a side of vegies, which was huge and had the most wonderful sauce. I would like the recipie. My husband had steak and he said it was really tender and cooked just like he asked for. Pub atmosphere but worth going for the food.

NATALIE O.2 months ago · 2 reviews

Wing Wednesday $15 for 1kg if the tastiest wings. Only complaint maybe a dipping sauce or two. Like a blue cheese and a sweet chilli

YABBO T.3 months ago · 1 review

Enjoyed the food, enough choice but not being over the top. Also enough choices of beverage. The atmosphere is always friendly, has a good vibe.

Frank F.6 months ago · 1 review

Music was great. Food good and generous portions. We enjoyed the meal, the bubbly and especially the performer- my kind of music: wonderful guitar picking and recognizable songs.

Rachel L.2 years ago · 1 review

Service is fast and the food is always excellent. Make sure you are hungry because the serving sizes are large. Have dinner and stay on to watch a band for a good night out but make sure you book as it gets busy on the week end.

Mary F.a year ago · 1 review

My friends and I enjoyed a lovely lunch in the outdoor area. We hadn't eaten there before and it was a very comfortable spot to be. The food was hot, tasty and presented well. We will definitely be returning for lunch again soon.

victoria b.7 months ago · 1 review

The food was absolutely delicious and worth every penny.the atmosphere was lovely and staff very friendly. I would definitely recommend to family and friends. I cant wait to try more of their lovely meals.

Herman K.2 years ago · 1 review

Great local pub in the heart of Hobart. Menu and food is fantastic. The staff are friendly and helpful. Overall fantastic atmosphere and experience. A great "local" pub.

Erica D.a year ago · 2 reviews

The Republic Bar and Cafe has delicious food, a great atmosphere and friendly customer service. Would recommend to my friends and family. I had a wonderful experience there.

Sharee S.10 months ago · 1 review

The food was amazing and so full of flavour. The service was friendly from both bar staff and waiting staff ! We will definitely come again and I will recommend you to friends.