Institut Polaire

Institut Polaire

Wine Bar + Kitchen + Cellar Hobart

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Tasmania’s coolest locale. Settle by the fire in the snowy, luxe interior of marble and plush grey leather at Institut Polaire. This cold climate wine and spirits bar embraces Tasmania’s long held status as the gateway to Antarctica with a passion for everything coldhearted..


Thursday to Sunday from 4pm


Seasonal set menu – bookings preferred

Wine bar menu (a la carte) – walk in welcome

We offer dining reservations for our seasonal set menu ($130 per person). 

Our wine bar menu is open for walk in clientele on a first come basis. 

Dietary requirements may be requested in the booking notes, please understand we cannot cater for vegan / dairy free or fodmap menus.

We open at 4pm, our booking system closes at 3pm each day however we can still accept reservations via telephone or walk-in.


Süd Polaire gin tasting experiences ($45pp) include five samples accompanied by notes and a cheese platter to share, available from 4-5pm saturday and sunday.  

Martini masterclasses ($150pp) include martini variations paired with snack plates, available 4-5pm sundays only.

Please book in advance and allow approximately 45 minutes for your experience. Cellar door sales, drinks and snacks are available for purchase in the wine bar afterwards.

Domaine Simha flights of three wines ($30pp) are available during operating hours on a walk in basis.


We have a range of beautiful private rooms and semi-private areas for your social or corporate event.

We can accommodate small and large groups for cocktail parties, dinner, tastings and tailored experiences. 

We can also bring our Süd Polaire mobile bar and gin carts to your event or party.

Please email us via our contact page to request an event kit, reserve a private room or enquire about dates.


Today Closed UTC+10

04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Monday
    Day Off
  • Tuesday
    Day Off
  • Wednesday
    Day Off
  • Thursday
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • Friday
    04:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Saturday
    04:00 PM - 12:00 AM
  • Sunday
    04:00 PM - 11:00 PM

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