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Mary Mary. A portal to a world of fine drinking hidden behind sandstone walls

Taking its name from the St Marys Hospital building that it is set within, Mary Mary showcases Tasmania. In the sourcing of local indigenous ingredients and a spirits library filled with rare, curious and artisanal spirits from the island and further afield. In the materiality of the space, outfitted by Michael McCann of Dreamtime Australia Design, radiating classic cocktail bar vibes with leather detailing, marble table tops and lashings of brass and timber. And in the knowledgeable team led by Head Bartender Alessandro De Giorgio.

Cocktails are created with local fruits and indigenous botanicals, while the hospital's old coal chute has been repurposed into the spirits library housing surprising and rare offerings from our local producers.

As well as the carefully curated list of drinks, there's a selection of small plates from nearby Peppina to enjoy while reimagined classic cocktails are sipped by the fire, at the main bar, or shared in one of the anterooms.

Mary Mary is a modern recreation of a bygone-era in a reimagined, intimate space.

  • Back

    We pay respect to the traditional and original owners of this land the Muwinina people and acknowledge today's Tasmanian Aboriginal people who are the custodians of this land.
    Pre-European Settlement Aboriginal people have lived in Tasmania for at least 35,000 years. The Aboriginal people of the Hobart area at the time of initial European colonisation were the Muwinina band of the South East Nation. The first European arrivals observed that the area now known as Sullivans Cove was thickly forested with heavy undergrowth.

  • 1847

    St Mary's Hospital constructed (36 Davey Street).

    St Mary's Hospital, a facility for the poorer classes, was designed by William Porden Kay, Director of Public Works. It was built between 1847 and 1848 on the site of the old Customs House, which was partially demolished in the process, although elements of the old Customs House may have been incorporated into the Hospital building. St Mary's Hospital closed in 1862 due to lack of patients, was acquired by the government and became offices for the Lands and Survey Department.

  • 1862

    St Mary's Hospital building occupied by Lands and Survey Department.

    Government Printers Office (GPO) constructed, now referred to as the Red Brick Building, partially demolished in 2014. In 1862, an extension to the former St Mary's Hospital building was constructed to the north for the Government Printers Office, part of what is now referred to as the Red Brick Building. Additions at the rear were constructed in 1899 and 1909-16.

  • 1883

    St Mary's Wall and Salamanca Extension constructed for use by the Lands and Survey Department.

    To provide additional space for the Lands and Survey Department, St Mary's Wall was first constructed to stabilise the steep slope to the east of the building site. The Salamanca Extension was then constructed between 1883 and 1886, reproducing the stone architectural details of the original St Mary's Hospital building.

  • 1959

    Government consolidates whole precinct By 1959 there was no private ownership in the precinct. Over a period of 135 years, the block originally located on the edge of the main town had become a focus of government administration.

  • 2012

    Parliament Square Redevelopment

    The Parliament Square precinct has undergone significant redevelopment since 2012, including construction of 4 Salamanca Place, a new Annexe to Parliament House, and The Tasman.The project has included extensive heritage conservation works to the sandstone buildings as well as alterations to accommodate the new hotel, bar and dining functions.

  • 2021
    Mary Mary opens her doors once again. 
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  • MONDAY TO WEDNESDAY 4 PM - MIDNIGHT
  • THURSDAY TO SUNDAY 5 PM - MIDNIGHT
  • SMALL PLATES 5.30 PM - 9.30 PM
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