One of Hobart’s most historic pubs, The Whaler has returned to its former glory (and original name) as one of the city’s most jovial watering holes. Established in the early 1800s on Salamanca Place in Battery Point, The Whaler beats out most pubs for atmosphere just on account of its beautiful historic building (not to mention its sunny garden). However, that’s only one of many reasons The Whaler is among the most satisfying bars and restaurants you’ll find around Hobart’s wharf and waterfront. Another major one is beer, of course, as The Whaler has an ear very close to the ground on the latest Tasmanian and Australian brews, available through a rotating draught buffet. Another reason is the food, which goes way beyond comforting pub grub into the realm of creative contemporary Australian and international dining. With Hobart’s best refreshing beers in summer and most heartwarming hot organic ciders, The Whaler does get cosy year-round, so it’s probably wise to reserve a table.