We don’t tend to venture out in the evenings, especially in winter, unless the enticement of food and beverage is involved. Last Saturday was one such occasion, with the added incentive of superb entertainment.
Occupying the ground floor of a gorgeous old building in Burnie,
the Spirit Bar proudly serves only Tasmanian beer, cider, wine and spirits. There is a stunning array to choose from, Michael found his favourite.
The inclement weather kept us out of the courtyard,
but on the other side of the front door
the warm, comfortable ambience is inviting.
The menu offers a delicious selection to choose from for informal grazing.
The building was the first home to the Burnie branch of the Launceston Bank for Savings, the first Tasmanian savings bank, established in 1835. The bank then became Tasmania Bank and was eventually bought by the Commonwealth Bank. The Burnie branch opened in 1928, the photo from that day hangs on the wall
next to the original bank vault door.
Michael regaled the appreciative audience for two hours, performing originals from The Tramp as well as covers.
Outside, the wet pavement provided the perfect background for inventive promotion.
There are no food photos to tempt you as I was otherwise occupied filming Michael’s stellar performance but I will leave you with some sound advice I discovered in the ladies’ loo.
To find out more about the Spirit Bar and their fabulous Tasmanian products, visit https://www.facebook.com/SpiritBarTasmania/