Mt Hotham Restaurants & Bars

Mt Hotham Restaurants & Bars

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Mt Hotham has various options for eating out and the après scene and nightlife at Mt Hotham is pretty good, with options ranging from snowboard bum hangouts to upscale après ski bars.

Mt Hotham Restaurants

Whilst there are lots of daytime dining options, for evening dining there are fewer Hotham restaurants to choose from. Some of these are pubs, so early dinner morphs into nightlife.

Miss Mary’s (downstairs in Hotham Central) offers a decent range of yummy Asian fusion share plates and mains at quite reasonable prices. Cocktails are also a specialty.

Zirky’s a la Carte (in the Zirky’s building next to the bar) is ideal for a quiet intimate fine dining experience.

Other options for dinner around the Hotham Central area are Hotham Hotel as well as the Last Run Bar, which sits just above the medical centre in the Lawler’s building. Meals are good and include some vegan/vegetarian options, although opening hours seem to be rather sporadic.

Down in the Davenport area is The General, which is an institution for casual dining. Most of the pizzas are named after Mt Hotham runs and are top notch. In the hub of the Davenport Village is Jack Frost. It used to have mostly fine dining, but the fare now is more casual but still really good.

Mt Hotham Bars

The best Hotham bar for après ski drinks is Zirky’s. You can go full European and have gluhwein or schnapps, or there are plenty of other beverages on offer. Sitting on the deck is magnificent on fine afternoons.

The Bird would be our next choice, near the Summit chair lift. The small deck offers superb views over some of the famed Hotham backcountry runs, and inside it has great ambience with vintage ski paraphernalia and retro snowboard décor. It attracts a mostly hardcore ski bum clientele and is the hangout of choice for the Hotham Boardriders.

For amazing sunset views, head to the Last Run Bar for a sedate refined drink. Hanging on the deck for drinks at Hotham Hotel is also good for views. No views really to speak of, but for great cocktails head to Miss Mary’s. The Chill Bar also has a lively après ski scene especially if there is live music, but the presence of the many food fridges doesn’t do a lot for the ambience.

Mt Hotham Nightlife

The standout bar for drinks further into the evening is The General, after the casual dinner folks have cleared out. It’s located near the Big D so it’s easily accessible for everyone staying in the Davenport Village. The pub often has live music and staff night on Monday night is particularly lively. If the local character DJ Eddy is scheduled, try to get there, not just for the music but to watch DJ Eddy in action.

Nearby the Jack Frost Restaurant transforms into a bar and has a dancefloor for some DJ action.