Norwood is full of classic and classy venues to wind a weekend away at, and there’s such a huge variety in the style of atmosphere you can find. So, Glam has taken the time to compile our Top 5 destinations, looking at drinkeries who not only have a great list behind the bar, but you’ll want to spend a lazy few hours with friends in.
Grace The Establishment, 127 The Parade
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The inviting white wash exterior and beautiful open feel to the Grace is a social lubricant unto itself. Spend an afternoon bathing in the natural light of their courtyard style setting, or grab a more intimate table with friends towards the front of the venue. Weekend sessions always feature DJs and sangria, but it is the staff that really make this venue a destination. Their service is second to none and their food isn’t too shabby either, which is why they sit atop our list of Parade destinations.
The Colonist, 44 The Parade
Their new gastro-pub restaurant menu required it’s own article a few weeks ago, but for now we’re focusing upon how great this classic pub is for a tipple. The old world charm of the exterior is immediately accentuated by the eye-catching frozen chandelier in the front bar (an endless topic of conversation) and eclectic old world decor.
Bath Hotel, 232 The Parade
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The open air feel at The Bath Hotel lends itself to a fantastic summer setting, but it’s often overlooked in the winter. Any hotel with so many points of service gets a massive tick in our book; you will never be left waiting long for a beer or wine. It’s a location where you can soak up a diverse atmosphere of the gentle hum of their dining room, more jovial groups their front bar or sports fanatics in the garden keeping an eye on the big screen.
The Robin Hood, 315 Portrush Rad
Live entertainment on the weekend lends a laid back atmosphere to this classic hotel, which draws your focus upon the beautiful central beer garden. The are spaces surrounding the garden, each with a classic hotel atmosphere while the warming fireplaces scattered throughout make this a homely winter destination where you can wind away an afternoon or evening without a worry.
Norwood Hotel, 97 The Parade
Ramping up the live music, The Norwood a the premiere entertainment destination in the heart of the Eastern Suburbs. Remember when pubs used to have rock shows every weekend.?The Norwood are still bringing through some of the biggest names in Australian rock music, but that doesn’t mean you have to like live music to head there. The venue, one of the most beautiful old buildings on the Parade, features multiple bars and dining areas, as well as prime outdoor seating to watch the world go by.