Humans have long tried to understand our world, explaining its complexities through theories of spirituality, biology, geography and astronomy. This insatiable thirst for understanding fuelled a period of unprecedented discovery during the 1800s with the mapping of our globe, the industrial revolution and the collection of countless botanical, zoological and geological artefacts. Our minds expanded with curiosity as mysterious fossils were uncovered; answering some questions, but presenting thousands more. And just as palaeontologists have captured our imagination with incredible beasts from centuries past, so too have the world’s master distillers by hand-crafting the finest spirits through alchemy of earth’s elements. These spirits endeavour to explain the complexities of our world and are celebrated, wholeheartedly, at Evolve Spirits Bar.

As a luxury lounge bar, Evolve offers a sophisticated and intimate hospitality experience on Hobart’s historic waterfront. Its ornate design, rare spirits list and engaging service are befitting of Hobart’s most enviable wharfside location, within the MACq 01 Hotel building.

Our Fossils

Evolve Spirits Bar features an extraordinary collection of artefacts from across the globe, dating back to the Cambrian period 550 million years ago. Remarkable creatures of land and sea that once populated our planet live on as a reminder of how our world has evolved. These artefacts, which include a Triceratops nose horn, megalodon teeth, prehistoric tortoise shells and a giant Russian cave bear, reflect human curiosity and appetite for discovery – the same drive that ignites the world’s master-distillers in crafting fine spirits.

Our People

Evolve’s Bar Manager, Dan Gregory, is as valuable as the spirits and fossils that surround him. Dan built his reputation in iconic venues such as Melbourne’s Black Pearl and The Gresham Bar in Brisbane and was recognised as 2017’s Bartender of the Year by Bartender Magazine and 2018’s Top Bartender at the peer-reviewed Drinks World T25 Bartenders Awards. He also won the International Angostura Global Cocktail competition in 2017. Dan now heads up a charismatic team of emerging bartenders on Hobart’s waterfront, each one passionate about spirits and excited by the potential of distilling in Tasmania.

If you’d like to join the Evolve team, contact us with expressions of interest.


Phone: +61 3 6210 7656

Email: discover@evolvespiritsbar.com.au

Address: Evolve Spirits Bar, MACq 01 Hotel, 18 Hunter Street, Hobart TAS 7000, Australia | map

Opening Hours: Monday to Wednesday from 5pm to 1am and Thursday to Sunday from 4pm to 1am

Media Contact: Susie Cretan
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