Bartender Magazine Australian Bar Awards
Evolve Spirits Bar was thrilled to take out the following categories at the Australian Bar Awards in September 2021:
– Tasmania’s Cocktail Bar of the Year
– Australia’s Hotel Bar of the Year
These follow our 2019 awards for:
– Tasmania’s Best Bar
– Australia’s Best Hotel Bar

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.

Drinks with the Distiller Experience

Explore your passion for whisky or ignite a new love with expert guidance from an Overeem distiller.

This whisky-tasting experience at Evolve Spirits Bar invites both connoisseurs and newcomers to savour and experiment with new ways to appreciate some of Tasmania’s finest whisky.

Overeem Whisky has earned widespread recognition as one of Australia’s most respected luxury whiskies. Listen to captivating tales straight from the expert distiller as you expand your understanding of the intricate whisky-making process.

This experience features a one-hour intimate tasting session with an Overeem distiller; 3 x 15ml tasting of Overeem Core Range Single Malt Whiskies; and 1 x 15ml tasting of a surprise whisky direct from the distillery.

$45 per person. Held on Tuesday 5.30pm, Thursday 5:30pm, Friday 4:30pm.

Speak with MACq 01 reception to book your spot. Simply give us a call at +61 3 6210 7600 or email hello@macq01.com.au

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.

Evolve Whisky Showcase

Every month, we host exclusive whisky events at Evolve Spirits Bar, where we feature a selection of the finest Tasmanian whiskies from different distilleries every month.



Phone: +61 3 6210 7656

Email: discover@evolvespiritsbar.com.au

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

Opening Hours:

Sunday – Thursday 5:30pm – Late

Friday – Saturday 4:30pm – Late


Evolve Spirits Bar is committed to providing Tasmania’s very best experience of the world’s finest spirits and making your visit as enjoyable as possible. We aim to provide an inclusive experience for all guests, so please let us know if you have an access requirement, need help with our menus, or if you’d love our advice selecting the perfect drink!