It really depends on your tastes, even in Hobart there are a few different styles of nightclub.
However the best night imo are Mondays(ok), Wed(fairly busy), Fri(ok) and Sat(very busy).
My preference is for Saturday night. Either Cargo or the Telegraph in Salamanca to begin with a quiet drink and then moving on to Syrup or Halo later in the evening depending on the DJ.
I'm sure you will get more of an opinion from others :)
Michael about 10 years ago
Hobart has a variety of pubs and clubs.
There are four nightclubs in Hobart:
+ The Observatory
+ Curlys Bar
The observatory is more mainstream and located on the Hobart waterfront (this is the place you want if your slightly older in the demographic area).
Proller and mobius are both underground clubs that have more of an alternative vibe.
Curlys bar is split into three distinct areas, each with its own flavour.
I would also recommend Cargo bar and the Telegraph hotel for a pre drink with mates before going out. Both do meals and provide a good atmoshpere. about 10 years ago
There are a few.
Halo in the Elizabeth Street Mall (access via lane way behind Purdy's Mart) can be good, mainly breaks and electronic styles but they do seem to get some good names coming through. Just an FYI the first Firday of every month it is used by by The Covern, dependent on your taste you might be interested.
Syrup in Salamanca can also be good, located above Knopwoods Retreat.... (also a good spot for a beer or two)
Syrup is more of a 90s style music and older crowd. They do seem to host most of the Ministry of Sound events (when they come down) and Carl Cox was there this time last year! ;-)
Apart from that Richard and Michael have summed up the remaining good ones.
Hope that helps. about 10 years ago
For Nightclubs I would recommend:
- Observatory (Obar); definitely the most mainstream nightclub, but its a good venue
- Proller; fills the gap between Obar and Mobius
- Mobius; more of a late night club, and a bit more alternative
I agree that Cargo is a good bar, it seems to be the most popular bar at the moment, more of an older crowd about 10 years ago
Here's my top picks (from the perspective of someone who likes good electronic music).
1. Halo - Big soundsystem with quality DJs (Breakbeat, drum and bass, tech house, fidget house)
2. Mobius - Intimate underground venue, again with quality DJs (Hop hop, funk, breaks, glitch, dubstep)
3. Syrup - Big soundsystem with a mix of quality underground and mainstream / Ministry of Sound-type DJs (House, electro, tech)
4. Proller - Bar / club hybrid with small soundsystem, but still a cracking dancefloor (House, tech, funk, electro) about 10 years ago
Indeed, there are many nightclubs in Hobart, each with a different style and genre or genres of music. These are my recommended clubs to check out:
1. Syrup Nightclub -- in my opinion the grooviest club in Hobart, offering retro 80's, 90's and 00's downstairs, plus all genres from house to electro, fidget, trance, techno and nu disco & Baltimore. Guest acts / DJs nationally and internationally, including many big names in dance music. Great weekend crowd and very friendly staff, too. Located in the heart of Salamanca, above Knopwoods.
2. Halo - very cool spot for trance & other styles. Central location in the CBD and cool crowd, also not too pricey and a lot of local talent on show, as well as guest DJs from around the world. Trance trance trance.
These would be my fav two clubs, but there are also a number of bars who host live DJs, including:
- barCELONA: funk, house, jazz and many other styles played here, right in Salamanca Square
- T42, often beats or a live DJ present, from chillled to uptempo (0without getting too crazy!). Excellent food too.
- Telegraph - I believe they still have DJs playing there, as well as live music too. Located on the waterfront,
If you're looking for a bit more of a mainstream feel, the Observatory down on the waterfront and Curlys are for you (info mentioned above by other posters :)
And a very, very smooth jazz bar, Baraki in North Hobart is an excellent place for a change of pace. The jazz doesn't usually finish til 1-2am, and it's always jumping :) about 10 years ago