The top beer gardens in Ballarat
Is there a better way to spend a lazy summer afternoon than enjoying a cold drink, good food and great company in a beer garden?
From inner CBD gems to lakeside hot spots, we’ve got you sorted with our hit list of Ballarat beer gardens to check out during the warmer months.
- The Western Hotel (above)
1221 Sturt Street, Ballarat
What you get: A modern pub with a sense of humour – plus a beer garden complete with big screen TVs and live music.
- The Sporting Globe
201 Mair Street, Ballarat
What you get: Premium sports bar and grill with casual dining options and rooftop terrace.
- Freight Bar & Restaurant
Corner of Mair and Peel streets, Ballarat
What you get: Industrial-feel pub with modern bistro style/contemporary Australian menu, large deck and rustic beer garden.
- Hop Temple
Hop Lane (the rear of 24-28 Armstrong Street North), Ballarat
What you get: Hidden laneway food hall serving up more than 220 craft beer and ciders.
- The Red Lion Hotel
217-229 Main Road, Ballarat
What you get: Sports bar, TAB, restaurant, cafe, pokies, terrace deck and beer garden all at the one spot.
The Provincial Hotel/Lola
121 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
What you get: Stylish European-style dining in a boutique heritage hotel with summer courtyard.
- The Lake View Hotel (above)
22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
What you get: Contemporary venue with expansive deck and pergola overlooking Lake Wendouree.
- Winner Winner
32 Armstrong Street North, Ballarat
What you get: Deluxe fried chicken diner and courtyard in the heart of Ballarat’s Eat Street.
- The Yacht Club
18 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree
What you get: Seasonal menu with unbeatable lakeside views from the deck.
- The Mallow Hotel
20 Skipton Street, Ballarat
What you get: Cosy local with evolving selection of Aussie craft beer, premium local wines, quality pub grub and eclectic Yard Bar.
- Black Hill Hotel
502 Peel Street North, Black Hill
What you get: Friendly neighbourhood bar and bistro with undercover beer garden.
- The Lane
27 Lydiard Street North, Ballarat
What you get: Laneway bar and cafe with modern city-style food and live entertainment.