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The top beer gardens in Ballarat

Visit Ballarat

17 Dec 2019

Filed underFood & Drink

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. Image

Western Hotel
The Western Hotel
  • The Western Hotel 
    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. Image
The Lake View
The Lake View Hotel
  • The Lake View Hotel 
    22 Wendouree Parade, Lake Wendouree 
    What you get: Contemporary venue with expansive deck and pergola overlooking Lake Wendouree. 
  • 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.  

The City of Ballarat acknowledges the Traditional Custodians of the land we live and work on, the Wadawurrung and Dja Dja Wurrung People, and recognises their continuing connection to the land and waterways. We pay our respects to their Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.