Near & Far
The full range of craft beer, wines and spirits is available for home delivery, with no fee for local orders. Order online here. Also operating as a takeaway bottle-shop from 5pm to 8pm daily.
Beer geekery is encouraged at Near & Far. The 18 regularly rotating beers on tap are a mix from local independent breweries and imported options. The fridges and walk-in cool room feature around 150 bottled beers to drink in or take away.
International beers include the UK’s Cloudwater, Wylam and Tiny Rebel; Denmark’s Dry and Bitter; and the US’s Modern Times – some being poured for the first time in Australia. Locals range from a chewy Kaiju Aftermath Double IPA to an easy-drinking Bridge Road Lager.
A “no pretension” rule means there’s always a lager and a pale ale option, and staff are happy to talk through craftier picks.
The wine list features a majority of independent Aussie drops along with some imported options. For food, it’s a reverse BYO situation. Order from the surrounding Brunswick Street favourites and have your meal delivered.
The bar’s fit-out is unpretentious too. There are exposed brick walls, green tiles and the concrete floor is painted red. Booths line the wall and leather seats surround the long Tasmanian oak bar.
Two upstairs rooms are filled with comfy retro furniture. One looks out onto Brunswick Street, and the other is styled like an ’80s living room with a skylight, couches and vintage stereo – BYO cassette tapes.