While the heritage building taken over by Hotel Carrington is oozing in history, the real draw card of this new Valley boozer is its two (that’s right, two) beer gardens, perfect for long mid-week lunches, weekend cocktails and everything in between.
If outdoor drinking isn’t your thing, the bar’s interiors are just as impressive as the beer gardens, full of exposed brick, pressed metal ceilings and vintage style furnishings, giving a nod to the building’s century or so of history. Modernity is definitely on show in the adjoining sports bar however, where a gargantuan screen provides prime viewing for local and global sporting events.
As for the food and booze, you’ll find something to tempt no matter the occasion you’re in for, with a modern Australian menu that makes use of a custom built specialty Texas smoker out back. Think whiskey-infused wagyu sirloin and smoked barbecue lamb rump with chipotle sauce along with shared bites like baked brie and popcorn pork with tomato salsa. Meanwhile, the bar features craft brews along with domestic draughts and a large selection of signature cocktails. Rum Knickerbocker, anyone?
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