Ultra indulgent, yet relaxed, dining experience
Located in what used to be an old Boat Shed at the Belmont 16s, this once empty and unused space is home to the relaxed and modern Boat Shed Bar + Galley.
Yes. The Boat Shed Bar + Galley, and now Burger Bros, is a part of the Belmont 16s so you do need to enter via the club's front doors and do the signing in thing. However, once you’ve passed the front desk, take a sharp left turn and what the team behind The Boat Shed Bar + Galley have very successfully managed to do is totally remove you from the whole club scene.
Whilst the bar may not quite take full advantage of the beautiful Lake Macquarie scenery, the history behind the space is unique. Originally built in 1975 with the purpose of housing boats of all shapes and sizes, it lends well to the story that’s being told throughout the space.
Elements such as the historical sailing images on the walls, the old skiff boat that’s been transformed into a large dining table and the quirky bell that tempts you to ring it and shout the bar, all come together nicely to make for an impressive venue and the perfect place to catch up with friends.
The nautical theme merges well with the industrial style fitout that comes complete with exposed ceiling trusses, wire pendant lights and most importantly those big copper beer taps.
The Boat Shed isn’t just a pretty face though, the food and drinks team have added some classy touches when it comes to what you eat and what’s poured from behind the bar.
With a constantly rotating line-up of 16 indepemdent craft beers on tap, there is guaranteed to be a beer that will be to your taste. With the emphasis being on craft expect to find some of your favourites from Murray’s and a handful of other boutique craft beer brands. Also keep your eye out for the beer of the month that members can order for just $6.
It’s not only about the beer, a carefully curated wine list includes a collection of wines from near and far and a selection of reserve wines for those who have a fussy palate. If you have a preference for spirits you’ll be pleased to see that a premium selection of spirits are on display along with an impressive cocktail list that features classics alongside some fresh new flavours.
Equally as flavoursome is what’s coming out of the Galley (or kitchen). Burger Bros has brought that much-loved food group to the bar with a collection of mouth-watering to choose from. It's not all about the burgers, there's plenty of menu favourites to pick from and is the ideal catch up location whether it be with friends or family.
Craft beer and fine food on the shores of Lake Macquarie