Nestled within the charming landscapes and rolling vineyards of Orange, New South Wales, lies a vibrant bar scene that caters to all tastes, from wine enthusiasts to craft beer aficionados and cocktail connoisseurs. As a trusted regional accommodation provider, we’re excited to guide you through a journey of the best bars in Orange, where you can unwind, socialise, and savour the town’s dynamic nightlife.
Ferment Wine Bar: Where Elegance Meets the Grape
If you’re seeking a refined wine experience that celebrates the region’s winemaking heritage, look no further than Ferment Wine Bar. This establishment is a true connoisseur’s delight, offering an extensive selection of wines, spirits, beers and cider that showcase the best of Orange’s vineyards. From crisp whites to robust reds, the bar’s wine list is a testament to the area’s viticultural prowess. The knowledgeable staff will guide you through the choices, ensuring your tasting journey is as educational as it is enjoyable with the option to shop their boutique wine store. Experience an intimate setting, with limited seating so we recommend booking ahead so you don’t miss out on visiting a true gem!
Union Bank Wine Bar: Stunning Courtyard & Delicious Cocktails
Union Bank Wine Bar: Set in a historic 165-year-old Bank, you’ll find the locally owned and upbeat UB – a thriving food and hospitality precinct with community at its heart. Their cocktail menu is a blend of classics and unique creations, and their wine selection reflects a curated appreciation for fine tastes.
The ambiance, characterised by historic charm, creates a warm environment to enjoy a night out. Sit outside in their lit up courtyard or snuggle up in the gallery style bar – a venue that never disappoints!
Hey Rosey: Orange’s Best Kept Secret
Hey Rosey the latest establishment to join the food & wine scene is a hidden gem not to be missed! Tucked away on Summer Street the pint-sized bar champions producers from surrounding Central Tablelands vineyards, alongside international drops from fun and funky makers.
Delicious share plates served up by ex-Dear Sainte Éloise head chef Hugh Piper featuring produce from the Orange region and a focus on cheeses, salumi and tinned seafood. It’s a plate and pour situation at the kitchen-counter bar, where you can chat with the owners or chef to get to know the area better. When it comes to finding a bar that effortlessly blends creativity, ambiance, and innovation, Hey Rosey stands as a shining example. The bar’s sophisticated yet welcoming atmosphere makes it a perfect spot for a night of great tunes, great wine & great food.
Make a booking in the backroom so you don’t miss out on a visit or try your luck with a seat at the bar as a last minute drop in.
Blending Elegance and Flavour: Charred But Not Charred
Located inside the award-winning Charred Kitchen Bar, Charred But Not Charred stands as a beacon of sophistication, offering an array of handcrafted cocktails, fine wines, craft and non-alcoholic beers. Charred But Not Charred features a tasty snack menu full of small sharing plates to sample some flavours from the region.
A Dash of Quirkiness: Washington & Co
Washington & Co Whiskey Bar is a lively establishment that combines a love for cocktails with a hint of quirkiness. Their expert mixologists whip up inventive cocktails that tantalise the taste buds. The bar’s lively atmosphere, combined with creative concoctions and an array of board games ensures a fun night out.
Printhie Wine Bar
Visit the stunning Printhie Wines cellar door a short drive from town and make a reservation at the Wine Bar. With wine available from the glass or bottle, settle in for stunning views and amazing freshly shucked oysters or cheese plates. Sunday – Thursday opened until 4pm, Friday & Saturday opened until 5pm. Bookings recommended.
Borrodell Sky Bar: Where Views and Spirits Soar
Perched high above the town on the grounds of Borrodell Vineyard, the Borrodell Sky Bar offers a truly unique bar experience that’s as enchanting as it is exhilarating. With panoramic views of the surrounding vineyards and rolling hills, this bar combines the beauty of Orange’s landscapes with an impressive selection of beverages. From local wines to handcrafted cocktails, every sip is elevated by the stunning backdrop. A 15 minute drive from the centre of town the Borrodell Sky Bar offers some of the best views in the area. Closing at 6pm, this venue would be our pick for an afternoon drive or sunset drink.
Birdie: Where Elegance and Hospitality Collide
Nestled within the heart of Orange, Birdie Noshery & Drinking Est is a fun Euro-esque salon styled bar offering generous food, drinks & hospitality. Think tapas style & oysters complimented with an ever evolving drinks list including cocktails, wines and craft beers.
A great location in walking distance to many surrounding venues to continue your night out!
Bela Vista Bar: A True Gem of Elegance
The Bela Vista Cocktail Bar is a retro-chic venue located within the Oriana Hotel that provides a cosy environment to enjoy a cocktail or wine within a unique setting. Think plush velvet lounges and hanging chandeliers, the Bela Vista Bar is known for their amazing hospitality and welcoming atmosphere. Visiting in the warmer months you can enjoy a drink in the garden amongst the gorgeous trees and lights or snuggle in at a table inside and enjoy the ambiance of the venue.
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