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
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 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.