Where to Drink

Champagne Charlies

 

Champagne Charlie was originally a nickname given to French Champagne merchant Charles Heidseick in the 1850s. Subsequently it has come to be used as a nickname for anyone who lives a Champagne lifestyle in a metropolis. Lord Carrington, the Governor of N.S.W,  adopted this name as he was notorious for drinking champagne every breakfast.

Cocktail Bar

Champagne Charlies is the only Cocktail Bar in Katoomba, offering traditional and contemporary cocktails with boutique beers and an extensive wine list to satisfy the discerning connoisseur.

Location

The Carrington Hotel

15-47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Opening Hours

Monday
Time 11am - late
Tuesday
Time 11am - late
Wednesday
Time 11am - late
Thursday
Time 11am - late
Friday
Time 11am - late
Saturday
Time 11am - late
Sunday
Time 11am - late
The Parlour Bar & Lounge

Adjoining the Lounge, Hotel Blue’s boutique Parlour Bar features luxurious period décor and a roaring fire in the open fireplace in winter. The Parlour Bar showcases a wide range of local and regional wines, beers, ciders and spirits, plus a selection of 1920s-inspired cocktails.

On Thursday evenings, Friday evenings, Saturday afternoons and evenings and Sunday afternoons, a casual lunch/dinner menu is available from Hotel Blue’s Lounge and Parlour Bar. There is free live jazz, blues or folk music in the Lounge every Thursday to Sunday Sunday. You can enjoy your meal in the Lounge while you enjoy the live music or dine in the adjoining Restaurant if you prefer somewhere a little quieter.

Location

Hotel Blue

88 Lurline St, Katoomba.

Live Music

Blues every Thursday; 6:30-8:30pm

Jazz every Friday; 6:30-8:30pm

Live music every Saturday; times vary

Live music every Sunday; 1:00-3:00pm

Head to LoungeSessions.com.au for all the details.

Specialty Cocktail

1920s Martini

Opening Hours

Monday
Time 8am - 9pm
Tuesday
Time 8am - 9pm
Wednesday
Time 8am - 9pm
Thursday
Time 8am - 9pm
Friday
Time 8am - 10pm
Saturday
Time 8am - 10pm
Sunday
Time 8am - 9pm
The California Cocktail Bar

 

Open from lunch time every day. An elegant comfortable Cocktail lounge with bonus relaxing decks to enjoy stunning views of the Jamison Valley.

Serving boutique beers; ciders; wines and fabulous cocktails.

Great place to meet and perfect for that pre-dinner sundowner.

Location

The Mountain Heritage

Cnr Apex & Lovel St, Katoomba.

Something Unique

The best views in Katoomba!

Specialty Cocktail

‘The California Cocktail’

Opening Hours

Monday
Time 12 - 9pm
Tuesday
Time 12 - 9pm
Wednesday
Time 12 - 9pm
Thursday
Time 12 - 9pm
Friday
Time 12 - 9pm
Saturday
Time 12 - 9pm
Sunday
Time 12 - 9pm
Old City Bank Bar & Brasserie

The Old City Bank Bar & Brasserie offers an informal dining experience – wood-fired pizzas, burgers, pastas, steaks & the freshest salads.  The multi award-winning Brasserie is open for orders from 12noon to 9pm (last orders) 7 days and meals may be enjoyed upstairs in the Brasserie (see hours below) or downstairs in the Old City Bank bar.

Location

The Carrington Hotel

47 Katoomba St, Katoomba.

Building History

In 1912, the owner of the Carrington, Sir James Joynton Smith declared he wanted a bank on the premises and this building was built & opened in June 1912 as a branch of the City Bank of Sydney. The upper story was the residential quarters of the first manager, Mr Hosie.

The building remained a bank until the 1930’s when it became the Carrington Saloon Bar. Along with the rest of The Carrington Hotel it was forced to close in 1986, but was renovated and re-opened in 1992.

Opening Hours

Monday
Time 11:45am - late
Tuesday
Time 11:45am - late
Wednesday
Time 11:45am - late
Thursday
Time 11:45am - late
Friday
Time 11:45am - late
Saturday
Time 11:45am - late
Sunday
Time 11:45am - late
Harp & Fiddle

Recognised as the oldest Irish Pub in Katoomba.

Open 7 days a week, the Harp & Fiddle is the ideal place to to watch all your favorite sports whilst sipping on premium Irish beers. And, it serves Guinness & Kilkenny on Tap!!

Large plasma TVs carry all the Foxsport action including Rugby, NRL, A league and Premier Cup.  The bar also has Pool tables, gaming machines and jukebox music.

Location

The Carrington Hotel

86 Bathurst Rd, Katoomba.

Wanna watch the game?

Just because it’s the Roaring 20s festival doesn’t mean you wanna miss the game right?  The Harp & Fiddle is the Mountains best sports bar!

Opening Hours

Monday
Time 10am - late
Tuesday
Time 10am - late
Wednesday
Time 10am - late
Thursday
Time 10am - late
Friday
Time 10am - late
Saturday
Time 10am - late
Sunday
Time 10am - late
Dryridge Estate

Nestled in the beautiful Megalong valley, surrounded by towering sandstone escarpments, Dryridge Estate is a stunning boutique vineyard 20 minutes by car from Blackheath, the nearest Blue Mountains township. Dryridge Estate is only two hours drive from Sydney, which makes the vineyard very appealing for both weekends and day trips.  Visit our Cellar Door and enjoy delicious wines, cheese platters and some of the best scenery in the Blue Mountains.  Stay and enjoy the peace and serenity of our 4.5 STAR accommodation.

Location

Dryridge Estate Cellar Door

226 Aspinall Rd, Megalong Valley.

Is it 1920s?

Whilst Dryridge Estate isn’t 1920s, eating and drinking to excess is 1920s so we thought we should include the only winery in the Blue Mountains!

Opening Hours

Monday
Time By Appointment Only
Tuesday
Time By Appointment Only
Wednesday
Time By Appointment Only
Thursday
Time By Appointment Only
Friday
Time By Appointment Only
Saturday
Time 11am - 5pm
Sunday
Time 11am - 5pm

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