Very tasty local bar well worth checking out. We paid a visit one night when we couldn’t be bothered cooking, and were not disappointed at all. prices are reasonable, and the atmosphere is great!
The staff were chatty, wonderful people too, and its a beautifully refurbished bar (opened in 2013 by Chris Sergent), with multiple levels, cozy gas log fires, and a beer garden, as well as craft beers and an attachment to a house brewery next door- the athletic club brewery co.
Since opening in 2013, the 535m2 site and building of freight bar was sold to new owners for a cool $1.7 million on an inital gross yield of 10.43% ($3150.00/week) in July 2015, reaping a staggering 100% profit (less substantial refurbishment costs) on the 850K price paid less than 3 years beforehand in 2012.
Anyway enough commercial property market trivia!; down to the food- The $20 bar snack plate was delicious!
4X BBQ sumptuous BBQ ribs, Chinese 5 spiced duck breast, and house made sausage rolls with spicy dipping sauce. Head Chef Chris Watt has certainly excelled himself.
We also ordered a bowl of sweet potato fries for a measly $5 which were a fantastic addition to round off the meal to be a very satisfying light dinner for two!
Full menu for freight bar and hotel Ballarat in PDF can be found here
They were all excellent, but next time we might replace the sausage rolls with another helping of the amazingly tasty ribs, or the Salt and Szechuan Pepper Pork Belly with kaffir lime caramel; which was highly reccommended by some other other punters at the bar we spoke to before makign our selection. (yes, we harassed another friendly looking couple who had already ordered, who sang nothing but praise)
Browsing their website, they also have a membership benefits system, with every 6th meal free!
- Coffee Club-Every 6th coffee free
- Freight Forward-Percentage of all your sales goes to local charity of your choice
- Exclusive deals weekly through ‘Twitter Tuesdays’ & ‘Facebook Fridays’
- Monthly Members only email offers
|Monday –||4pm – late|
|Tuesday –||11am – late|
|Wednesday –||11am – late|
|Thursday –||11am – late|
|Friday –||11am – 1am|
|Saturday –||11am – 1am|
|Sunday –||11am – 1am|
Corner of Mair and Peel St
Ballarat VIC 3350
Ph: (03) 5333 5431