Discover the Best Bars in Orange, NSW

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!

www.orangewinecentre.com.au

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!

www.theunionbank.com.au

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. 

www.heyrosey.com.au

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. 

www.charred.com.au/wine-snacks

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.

www.facebook.com/washingtonandco

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.

www.printhiewines.com.au/cellar-door/

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.

www.borrodell.com.au/cellar-door-sky-bar 

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! 

www.birdienosherydrinkingest.com

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.

www.orianaorange.com/bela-vista-bar

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Autumn In Orange

The Best of Autumn in Orange, NSW

Orange is known to have four distinct seasons and Autumn never disappoints. If you are lucky enough to be visiting our region during this time of year we would love to share with you our top suggestions!

Parks & Gardens

Let nature show you how beautiful the region is! First on our list is Cook Park, located in the centre of town around many heritage listed homes you will find this picture perfect scene. 4.5 hectares of parkland shows off the seasonal colours of Orange with a lovely family-friendly offering including the famous duckpond and swing play area. Be sure to add this to your morning walk itinerary, picnic plans or afternoon play spot during your stay.

Orange Botanic Gardens, located North of the CBD is a 17 hectare site for all the garden & nature lovers. The Botanic Gardens offer an impressive collections of plants and bird watching opportunities. A more secluded area to have a family picnic or relaxing stroll. 

A now weekend ritual for locals, an Autumn weekend isn’t complete without a visit to Lake Canobolas. A short 10 minute drive from the CBD, the Lake ticks all the boxes. Plan your visit around a coffee catch up or lunch date at the Lakeside Cafe enjoy a sit down dining experience or a takeaway coffee out on the lawn bean bags. A dog friendly spot to walk the pouch, a lap around the lake will take about 20 minutes (pending speed) and allows you to soak up all the changing colour trees. For those of you that are familiar with Orange climate, Autumn is not the month for swimming but you can still enjoy the lovely water views. 

Retail Experiences

A trip to the region is never complete without visiting our boutique shops. Orange is known to have some of the best retail experiences and with the Autumn season in full swing you can be sure to find the most beautiful knits & coats whilst on your visit. For all the antique and homewares lovers we are excited to have Dirty Janes recently open on Byng St.

Our list of shops to visit:

Jumbled, The White Place, Cint Boutique, Hawkes General Store, Dirty Janes, Hartfords Menswear, Blowes Clothing, Mary & Tex & Chaos & Karma.

Winery & Dinning

Enjoy a lovely Autumn day by enjoying great views and a local wine. The perfect excuse to warm yourself up with a glass of cool-climate red wine and a cheeseboard full of local produce. We are spoilt for choice with Wineries in our region, most offering stunning views of the area if you have an afternoon free or want to explore more of the area take a drive out on our Cargo Road or Forbes Road wine trail and stop in at our local cellar doors. You can find a great wine map of the region at our local Visitor Information Centre!

A top dining experience for Autumn is the Union Bank, located on the corner of Sales St & Anson St. Find a table in the courtyard by a heater and soak up the stunning Autumn leaves around and indulge in a delicious share plate menu. 

Looking for more suggestions for your trip to the area? Take a read of our other travel guides on the Book Regional website.

 
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Family-Friendly Activities

A Family-Friendly Guide to Bathurst, NSW

Nestled in the heart of New South Wales, Bathurst is not only rich in history and natural beauty but also a haven for families seeking memorable adventures. In this family-friendly guide, we’ll explore the best kid-approved activities and places that make Bathurst an ideal destination for an unforgettable family getaway.

Bathurst Adventure Playground

 Let the little ones run wild at the Bathurst Adventure Playground, a haven of colorful slides, swings, and climbing frames. This expansive playground offers age-appropriate equipment for all, ensuring that every child can enjoy a day of outdoor play in a safe and engaging environment.

Durham Street & Hope Street, Bathurst

Historical Fun at Bathurst Goldfields

 Immerse your family in the gold rush era at Bathurst Goldfields, where kids can experience living history. Try gold panning, explore the old schoolhouse, and take a ride on the stagecoach. This interactive attraction combines education with entertainment, making history come alive for young minds.

428 Conrad Straight, Mount Panorama

The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum

Uncover the mysteries of the Earth’s history at The Australian Fossil and Mineral Museum. Marvel at ancient fossils, sparkling minerals, and even a T-Rex skeleton named ‘Big Al.’ The museum offers an educational yet captivating experience for curious young minds.

224 Howick Street, Bathurst

Machattie Park: A Green Oasis for Family Relaxation

 Take a leisurely break at Machattie Park, where families can enjoy a peaceful picnic amidst beautiful gardens, a duck pond, and a charming rotunda. The park also features a playground for the little ones to burn off some energy while parents unwind.

William & Keppel Street, Bathurst

Bathurst Observatory Research Facility

Inspire budding astronomers with a visit to the Bathurst Observatory Research Facility. The observatory hosts family-friendly stargazing nights, providing a unique opportunity to explore the wonders of the night sky and spark an interest in astronomy.

6 Priors Ln, Billywillinga

Exploring Bathurst by Heritage Walk

Make learning fun by exploring Bathurst’s history through the Heritage Walk. Wander through the charming streets and discover historical landmarks, monuments, and buildings. Turn it into a scavenger hunt for the kids, encouraging them to spot unique features and learn about the town’s past.

Bathurst, NSW, is a treasure trove of family-friendly activities, combining education with entertainment and outdoor adventures. Whether your family is exploring the animal kingdom at the zoo, discovering the region’s gold rush history, or simply enjoying the natural beauty of parks, Bathurst offers a diverse range of experiences for families of all sizes. Embrace the joy of discovery and create lasting memories with the ultimate family-friendly guide to Bathurst.

 
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The Best Pubs & Bars in Bathurst, NSW

The Victoria 

The Victoria Hotel in Bathurst, NSW, is a hidden gem and a local favorite tucked away on Keppel Street. With its laid-back atmosphere and friendly staff, this pub offers a perfect setting for a casual drink with friends. Whether you’re in the mood for a game of pool, a selection of beers, or simply soaking in the authentic community vibe, The Victoria stands out as a welcoming and cherished establishment in Bathurst. Discover the charm of this local haunt, where every visit promises a genuine and relaxed experience.

3 Keppel Street, Bathurst

The George Hotel

The George Hotel in Bathurst, NSW, is an iconic establishment exuding historic charm and character. Established in 1853, this pub offers a unique blend of heritage and warmth. With a cozy ambiance, an extensive drink menu featuring a selection of beers on tap, and hearty pub fare, The George Hotel provides a timeless experience. Step back in time and immerse yourself in the rich history of Bathurst while enjoying a drink or a meal at this beloved local landmark.

201 George Street, Bathurst

The Church Bar

The Church Bar in Bathurst, NSW, is a distinctive venue that seamlessly merges historical architecture with modern flair. Housed in a converted church, this bar offers a unique and captivating atmosphere. Guests can enjoy a diverse selection of beverages, including craft beers and specialty cocktails, within the stunning backdrop of the church’s original features. With its chic interior and a commitment to creating a memorable experience, Church Bar stands out as a must-visit destination in Bathurst, inviting patrons to savor both the spirits on offer and the historical charm of this one-of-a-kind establishment. A great place for lunch or dinner with their delicious wood fired pizza menu!

1 Ribbon Gang Lane, Bathurst

The Rockley Pub

Recently revamped by the Australian food icon Matt Moran, The Rocky Pub is a half-hour drive from Bathurst offering a lovely country pub experience! With two dining areas and a outside verandah this pub is a perfect option to take the family or to even celebrate a special occasion. The menu features Australian pub classics with a twist of fine dining with a selection of great beers on tap.

2 Budden Street, Rockley

 

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