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The 10 Best Bars for a Glass of Mulled Wine in Australia

When the temperature drops and the winter chill starts to set in, you cannot beat warming up in a cosy bar with a hot glass of mulled wine in hand. Providing the spice and warmth we all need to stave off the winter chill, mulled wine is the drink of choice for rainy days and frosty evenings.

If you’re looking for a new winter watering hole that serves top-notch mulled wine, here are some of the best in Australia.

Odyssea, City Beach, WA

Perched by the beach, Odyssea in Perth’s City Beach offers the most scenic setting to enjoy a warming glass of mulled wine. Infused with wintery spices, Odyssea’s fragrant mulled wine comes around every winter and can be accompanied by the restaurant’s seasonal menu of modern Australian cuisine.

The Garden, Leederville, WA

After undergoing a revamp, The Garden in Leederville has evolved into an expansive urban oasis. However, one thing that has remained the same in this local institution is the delicious batch of mulled wine (and cider) that comes out just in time for winter.

Small Bar, Crows Nest, NSW

Situated in Crows Nest, Small Bar offers a warm and intimate setting to enjoy tapas, cocktails and, when the air takes on a frosty winter chill, a comforting cup of mulled wine. As well as serving classic mulled wine in the colder months, Small Bar specialises in locally and internationally sourced rums, scotch and whiskey.

The Doss House, The Rocks, NSW

Situated in one of Sydney’s oldest suburbs, underground heritage bar The Doss House recaptures the essence of a bygone era. Within its original sandstone walls, you’ll find chesterfields, original fireplaces and plenty of winter tipples, including a seasonal glass of mulled wine.

Cabinet Bar, Melbourne, VIC

Nestled behind Little Collins Street you’ll find this inner-city gem. Alongside some winter nibbles, enjoy wrapping your hands around a hot serving of mulled wine and people watching from the bar’s balcony.

Mjølner, Melbourne, VIC

In terms of presentation, very few do mulled wine, or ‘Blazing Glögg’ rather, like Mjølner. Located on Hardware Steet in Melbourne, this Viking and Norse inspired restaurant serves its winter-appropriate cognac and spiced port concoction in a theatrical stream of fire.

Section 8, Melbourne, VIC

Another top spot for enjoying a winter tipple in Melbourne is Section 8. Located on Tattersalls Lane, this trendy bar concocts a mulled wine blend of gluhwein, triple sec, brandy and spices to see you through the winter.

Haus Restaurant, Hahndorf, SA

Infusing cinnamon, star anise, cloves and a range of aromatic fruits into its ‘Gluhwein’, Haus Restaurant in the Adelaide Hills is sure to add some warmth to your winter. The restaurant offers classic German fare, from pretzels to bratwurst, making it the perfect dining destination on a cold day.

Electric Avenue & Mrs J. Rabbits Speakeasy, Woolloongabba, QLD

Another bar that brings the fire to their mulled wine is Mrs J Rabbits in Brisbane’s Woolloongabba. Filled with antique furniture, the bar and speakeasy offer the perfect winter escape where you can watch your delicious cup of mulled wine be illuminated by flames before your eyes.

Regatta Hotel, Toowong, QLD

The iconic Regatta Hotel ensure you can stay warm in the cooler winter months with its mulled wine cart. Offering classic mulled wine, hot apple cider and honey mead, the Regatta’s winter cocktails come around every Sunday during the season.

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