Located in an old boat storage shed at the Belmont 16s, the original space has been cleverly transformed into a chilled bar + dining space. A quirky mix of industrial elements and sailing memorabilia, complete with an old skiff turned dining table is now home to The Boat Shed Bar + Galley.

The bar offers a line up of 16 craft beers on tap and an impressive wine & cocktail selection. Local microbrewery selections include Quiet One English Brown Ale produced by Grainfed Brewing Company in Newcastle; Bock a product of Hunter Beer Co. at Nulkaba and Fred IPA from Murray’s Craft Brewing Co. at Bobs Farm. Local products sit aside craft beers from further afield; the likes of Stone & Woods’ Pacific Ale, White Rabbit Dark Ale and Little Creatures Brewing Original Pilsner.

Hunker down with some shared platters from The Galley kitchens bar menu, the ‘Meat Feast’ (Pork Belly, Chorizo Fried Chicken Wings & Shoestring Fries) or the ‘Seafood Feast’ (Grilled Pacific Oysters, Fried Chilli Squid, Battered Fish, Crumbed Prawn Cutlets & Shoestring Fries). Share chicken wings by the bucket load, (sold by the kg) the fried, hot & spicy or roasted sweet soy & sesame wings are sure to curb one’s appetite. A selection of Burger Bros. craft burgers are also featured on The Galley’s menu.

The Boat Shed Bar + Galley is a welcome addition to the bar and dining scene in Lake Macquarie and features live entertainment Friday and Saturday evenings.