Cocktail bar with a historic twist to open in Hobart’s newest luxury hotel

A new cocktail bar and spirits library that embraces Hobart’s historical roots is set to open at The Tasman, a Luxury Collection Hotel.

Set to open in December 9, Mary Mary takes its name from the former St Mary’s Hospital built in 1841.

The bar team is led by bar manager Ronán Kavanagh, who brings both international experience behind the bar and recognition for his work on local distilling projects at Charles Oats Distilling.

Kavanagh has overseen Mary Mary’s carefully curated drinks menu which is influenced by native ingredients including Braeburn apples sourced from the Huon Valley and a salty native succulent known as Pigface, found growing on the coastline.

“A lot of thought and passion has gone into creating an experience at Mary Mary that celebrates the unique drinking culture of Tasmania – there is nowhere like it in the world,” said Kavanagh.

“We hope people will feel as though they have discovered something special each time they visit, whether we have a rare whisky to taste from Sullivan’s Cove, or a cocktail showcasing an exciting new distiller and paired with a seasonal ingredient from the island. We want to be known for creating an element of the unexpected and moments of intrigue for our guests.”