While we may be dental people, you can be sure we also love a good pint or cocktail every once in a while. Orange has many different choices of places to go for a drink, so we decided to make a list of the best pubs in Orange NSW. Maybe you’ll catch one of us there after the workday is over!
1. Percy’s Bar and Kitchen
If you’re looking to eat at a bar, you want the menu to be as varied as the liquor selection. Look no further than Percy’s.
From ceviche and skewers to fritters and a delectable Szechuan Soft Shell Crab, Percy’s has it all. Their food menu has good-sized portions, and draws from many different cultural palettes, meaning the value of being a return customer is prime at this location.
We also think the cocktail list is bar-none. For instance, one of the featured cocktails right now is the “Brazilian?”—an alternative take on the Pisco Sour. For an even more luxurious taste journey, the “Joan of Arc” features Bombay Sapphire Gin, Chambord, watermelon, raspberries, and lime.
2. Union Bank
While many places in Orange feature local fare, Union Bank takes that approach to the max. The grapes of their wine, the hops of their beer, and ingredients of their food are all locally sourced, coming from their own farm just outside the city.
This is important because growing varying growing seasons mean Union Bank’s menu is always seasonally appropriate. This, coupled with stunning wine choices from the region’s fantastic growing soil, make for a truly progressive experience.
Union Bank also often features music, so this would be a great way to let your hair down for a night out. For a guilt-free, healthy, and exciting time, Union Bank is the destination to check out.
3. Washington & Co. Whiskey Saloon
Sometimes a night out means stepping into another era. For the whiskey drinkers and old at heart, Washington & Co. is your next destination.
Designed in the style of American Prohibition-era speakeasies, Washington & Co. is a finely-crafted thematic experience. Featuring one of the largest whiskey selections in Orange, those who enjoy a good spirit will feel right at home here.
Additionally, you’re sure to catch old-timey ragtime and blues music on many nights, so for a dash of culture with your two-rocks whiskey, make a stop here.
4. Badlands Brewery
Now, if you’re a beer person, we’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of Badlands. One of the largest breweries in the area, Badlands makes tons of different varieties, changing throughout the year, so you’ll never be bored with their offerings.
Badlands’ commitment to craft beer is bar-none in the area. Small batches, seasonal brews, and interesting takes on common styles have earned them a rightful place as the longest-running brewery in Orange.
For tourists, the wait staff are also great guides about not only the beer choices, but the surrounding areas. Reviews online tell often of how knowledgeable bartenders and wait staff make Badlands not only a delicious but helpful stop. Catch up with Badlands on Facebook.
5. The Lord Anson Public House
50 craft beer taps. Locally sourced food. Ever-changing menu. A real hometown pub, The Lord Anson Public House could be your next regular haunt.
The beer selection at Lord Anson is daring—brews of all types are celebrated here, and they boast their effort to support local and small-time brewers. This is a place where you’ll find something completely new, or a fresh take on an old favorite. Check out their website here.
They also recently acquired Borenore Brewhouse, which is going to increase the options available at Lord Anson as they ramp up their own brewing operation. Check out Lord Anson for a truly novel cheers!