What’s Brewing in Ipswich

Ipswich’s bar and pub scene is blooming. From the old faithful pubs that have stood the test of time, to the new bars opening up in old spaces, there is something in town for just about anyone’s taste.

… and speaking of taste, have you got a favourite beer? Are you a Pale Ale kind of person, what about an old faithful larger? Or how about something a bit more fruity? Tap’d, sits inside the Prince Alfred Hotel, and boats 72 different beers and ciders on tap! There’s no excuses to be fussy here, there is a beer for everyone!

From local brews, to interstate ales and even international tastes, the bar has it all. IF there is one we suggest, try the Memoirs of a Root Beer. It is alcoholic, but very easily consumed, and will bring back memories of that first root beer or sarsaparilla you ever had. Peter Coultas, is the manager at this adult candy store, and says the bar is in fact going for a world record 130 beers on tap soon! Imagine that!

Further down the road is the Ipswich Jets Leagues Club, sitting inside the beautiful old Hotel Cecil. Local legend, Jacko, recounts how back when the Wokshops Rail yards were in full swing, the bar would be packed out for lunch and dinner! The bar staff would just line up glass after glass and top them up.

Nowadays, the bar has been revamped. A new lick of pait has brought new life to the old girl, and the outside is being restored to its former glory as well.

Finally, if you fancy a boogie, can we recommend you pop in and say g’day to Ken and Nina at Banshes Bar and Artspace. What was originally an old chemist, then a bridal parlor, is now Ipswich’s newest home to all genres of live music. During the reno from bridal parlor to bar, Ken built in a sound dampening wall, so they get pretty loud in there over the weekend!