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The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba

4.2
4.2
186 Reviews
$41 to $100
American

Bootleggers resurrecting the speakeasy bar in Australia's oldest resort town, Katoomba. We have smoked meats, Gin and Whiskey feats and always reverential greets.

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Booked 5 times today
Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch
    Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
    Dinner
    Mon 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
    Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 4782 6368

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Catering

    Gin, Cocktails, Whiskey & Low & Slow!

  • Neighborhood

    Katoomba

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Public transit

    Opposite the taxi rank and train station

  • Additional

    Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • After Dinner Drinks & Dessert Menu

    Multiple dates available
    Please note, our kitchen closes at 10:00pm, so for all bookings after this time, we will only be offering cocktails, desserts and other drinks. If you would like to come in for dinner, please book an earlier time.
  • After Dinner Drinks & Dessert

    Jan 30, 2022 - Jan 30, 2023
    On Wednesday & Thursday night, our kitchen closes at 9:00pm. Any bookings from 9pm onwards will only be able to order dessert and drinks. If you would like to come in for dinner, please book an earlier time.

Popular dishes

Menu

Starters

  • Edamame BeansA$12.00

    soy ginger, garlic sauce

    • Fried ChickenA$15.00

      • Cheese Burger Spring Rolls*A$16.00

        special sauce

        • Slow Baked Chicken Wings

          • ½ KiloA$14.00
          • 1 KiloA$22.00
        • Smoked Lamb RibletsA$24.00

          Low & Slow

          Until sold out!!!

          • Bootlegger BrisketA$30.00

            (F1 wagyu first cross, full blood wagyu bull crossed with a pure bred Angus cow with a marble score of 9+, achieved through 350 days of grain feeding) slaw, potato salad

            • Bootlegger Beef CheekA$30.00

              slaw, potato salad

              • Pulled PorkA$30.00

                slaw, potato salad

                • Pork Ribs Full RackA$60.00

                  slaw, potato salad, corn

                  • Pork Ribs Half RackA$45.00

                    slaw, potato salad, corn

                    • Lamb Rack 4 PinsA$45.00

                      slaw, potato salad (30mins for medium rare)

                      • Beef Rib 500gramA$50.00

                        slaw, potato salad, corn

                        • Meat Share Plate for 2A$70.00

                          includes Brisket, Wings, Fried Chicken, Links, Slaw, Corn, Pickle, Potato Salad & Chips

                          From the Grill

                          • Smoked Sausage LinksA$25.00

                            slaw, potato salad

                            • Jacks Creek Black Angus SirloinA$39.00

                              (Mb2+) 350g slaw, potato salad

                              • Cattleman's Cutlet 450gram SlawA$45.00

                                potato salad

                                • Wagyu (MB 5+)A$53.00

                                  300gram slaw, potato salad

                                  • Tomahawk Steak

                                    (48-hour pre order required) slaw, potato salad

                                    • Market Price

                                  Burgers with Chips

                                  Gluten Free Brioche Buns Available $2

                                  • Pulled Pork-Slaw*A$20.00

                                    pickles, house bbq sauce

                                    • Brisket Burger-Slaw*A$20.00

                                      pickles, house bbq sauce

                                      • Beef Cheek Burger-Slaw*A$20.00

                                        pickles, house bbq sauce

                                        • Double Bacon Cheese Burger-Pickle*A$22.00

                                          cheese, house bbq sauce

                                          • Fried Chicken Burger-Slaw*A$20.00

                                            pickled sweet jalapeños, ranch sauce

                                            • Fried Chicken Eggplant Burger (Vego)*A$20.00

                                              Loaded Fries

                                              • Loaded Pulled Pork Fries-Smoked CheeseA$20.00

                                                shallots, pulled pork

                                                • Loaded Brisket Fries-Smoked CheeseA$20.00

                                                  shallots, shredded brisket

                                                  Sides

                                                  • Grilled Miso PumpkinA$9.00

                                                    • Fried Chicken Eggplant (Vego)A$15.00

                                                      • Smoked Mac & Cheese*A$10.00

                                                        • Char-Grilled CornA$6.00

                                                          creole butter

                                                          • PicklesA$6.00

                                                            • Bowl of Phat ChipsA$9.00

                                                              paprika salt, aioli

                                                              • SlawA$9.00

                                                                • Potato SaladA$9.00

                                                                  shallots

                                                                  Kidlets

                                                                  • Kids LinksA$14.00

                                                                    with chips

                                                                    • Kids SteakA$15.00

                                                                      with chips

                                                                      • Kids Cheese Burger*A$14.00

                                                                        with chips - Beef Pattie, Cheese, tom sauce

                                                                        • Kids Pork RibsA$16.00

                                                                          with chips

                                                                          • Kids Ice CreamA$6.00

                                                                            vanilla with sprinkles

                                                                            Desserts

                                                                            • Banoffee Pie*A$15.00

                                                                              w/ caramel, banana & cream pie

                                                                              • Key Lime Pie*A$15.00

                                                                                w/ cream

                                                                                • Bread & Butter Pudding*A$15.00

                                                                                  w/ ice cream

                                                                                  • Peacan PieA$16.00

                                                                                    • Choc Chip Cookie Icecream SandwichA$16.00

                                                                                      • Affogato with FrangelicoA$16.00

                                                                                        • Local & Imported Cheese 3 PcA$28.00

                                                                                          Cocktail Menu

                                                                                          • Tilly DevineA$19.00

                                                                                            St Germain Elderflower Liqueur, Suze, Fresh Lemon Juice, Elderflower Tonic

                                                                                            • R-RatedA$21.00

                                                                                              Archie Rose Signature Dry Gin, Rose Syrup, Green Chartreuse, Fresh Lime Juice, Mint

                                                                                              • Grow a PearA$18.00

                                                                                                Pisco, Joseph Cartron Poire Williams, Fresh Pear Juice, Apple Cider

                                                                                                • Lemon DegeneresA$21.00

                                                                                                  Manly Spirits Limoncello, 666 Butter Vodka, Vanilla Syrup, Fresh Lemon Juice, Passionfruit

                                                                                                  • ImpeachmentA$19.00

                                                                                                    Noble Cut Gin, Joseph Cartron Crème De Peche, Fresh Lemon Juice, Mint, orange bitters

                                                                                                    • Figgie SmallsA$18.00

                                                                                                      Fig Infused Blanco Tequila, Fresh Lime Juice, Agave, Egg Whites, Pistachio

                                                                                                      • A-Salt & ButteryA$19.00

                                                                                                        666 Butter Vodka, Manly Spirits Coffee Liqueur, Espresso, Vanilla Bean Syrup

                                                                                                        • Nutty IrishmanA$17.00

                                                                                                          Spiced Jameson, Demerara Sugar, Espresso, Hazelnut Liqueur Whipped Cream

                                                                                                          • 1000 Chamomile from HereA$18.00

                                                                                                            Honey, Chamomile infused Lillet Blanc, Limone Malfy Gin, Fresh Lemon juice, Absinthe Spritz

                                                                                                            • PenicillinA$21.00

                                                                                                              Dimple Blended Scotch, Lagavulin 8-Year-Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky, Ginger & Honey Syrup, Freshly squeezed Lemon Juice

                                                                                                              • Flip it 'And Reverse It'A$22.00

                                                                                                                Matusalem Gran Reserva Dark Rum, Maple Syrup, Peanut Butter, Egg, Chocolate Bitters, Porter

                                                                                                                • Banana RepublicA$21.00

                                                                                                                  Woodford Reserve Bourbon, Oscar.697 Vermouth Rosso, Crème De Banane Liqueur, Chocolate Bitters

                                                                                                                  • BootlegroniA$19.00

                                                                                                                    Bootlegger Negroni Special Recipe

                                                                                                                    • Smoke & MirrorsA$24.00

                                                                                                                      Laird's Apple Brandy Single Cask, Maple Syrup, Whisky Bitters

                                                                                                                      Wine

                                                                                                                        White Wine

                                                                                                                          Aramis Sauvignon Blanc

                                                                                                                          • Adelaide Hills SA 2016

                                                                                                                            Bursting with fresh citrus and white flowers, balanced with a herbaceous and fresh acidity

                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$22.00
                                                                                                                          • Feather in Cap Moscato VIC 2018

                                                                                                                            Pink and bursting with flavour of pink lady apples and strawberries & cream

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$8.00
                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$28.00
                                                                                                                          • Maui Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough New Zealand 2018

                                                                                                                            Elegant with powerful and complex aromas, flavours of passionfruit, kiwi, fresh and dark herbs with mouth-watering acidity

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$8.50
                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$33.00
                                                                                                                          • Luca Bosio Arneis, Langhe Italy 2014

                                                                                                                            Delicate white flower aroma with notes of citrus, stone fruit and honeysuckle

                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$35.00
                                                                                                                          • Megalong Creek Estate Viognier Megalong Valley

                                                                                                                            Dry style wine, very fragrant and exhibits apricot and lime characteristics, fruity and dry on the palate

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$9.50
                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$37.00
                                                                                                                          • Grove Estate Chardonnay, Hilltops NSW

                                                                                                                            Aromas of apricot and white peach paired with poached apple and citrus finish

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$9.50
                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$37.00
                                                                                                                          • Colmar Estate Pinot Gris Orange 2017

                                                                                                                            Local drop with classic notes of poached pear, exotic citrus and delicate spice

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$11.00
                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$42.00

                                                                                                                          Dryridge Estate (Isabelle) Reisling

                                                                                                                          • Megalong Valley Blue Mountains NSW

                                                                                                                            Notes of peach, tinned mandarin, apricots, cut grass and flowers due

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$42.00
                                                                                                                          • First Ridge Rose (Sangiovese) Mudgee NSW 2019

                                                                                                                            Local hero with a lively and inviting nose of strawberries and cream, cherry and spice

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$11.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$45.00
                                                                                                                          • Barone Montalto Biodynamic Catarratto Sicily Italy 2017

                                                                                                                            100% organic, this native grape of Sicily displays notes of lemon and green apple, melon and white peach with a crisp minerality

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$49.00

                                                                                                                          Dryridge Estate (Mila) Vermentino

                                                                                                                          • Megalong Valley Blue Mountains NSW

                                                                                                                            Lively aromas of pear, white peach, lime and pink grapefruit with subtle notes of crushed rocks and citrus zest

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$13.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$50.00
                                                                                                                          • Mocandunda Single Vineyard Riesling, Clare Valley SA

                                                                                                                            Handpicked and classic in style, lifted citrus characters of lemon blossom, lime and mandarin

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$13.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$52.00
                                                                                                                          • Tombacco Pecorino, Terre di Chieti, Italy 2017

                                                                                                                            Native to Italy, with a lively minerality, displaying exotic fruits paired with soft spice notes

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$55.00
                                                                                                                          • Hesket Estate Gewurztraminer, Macedon Ranges, Vic 2013

                                                                                                                            Elegant and floral with rose and lychee aromas with a delicate palate of pear, Turkish delight and passionfruit

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$58.00
                                                                                                                          • Bodegas Al Abad Godello Bierzo Spain 2016

                                                                                                                            Rare grape native to the Iberian Peninsula; Friendly, bright and clean with aromas of ripe white fruits, blended with a unique floral quality that leads to a subtle smoky and clean finish

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$62.00
                                                                                                                          • Grüner Veltliner Kamptal DAC Austria 2016

                                                                                                                            The flagship wine of Austria. Bright & lively with notes of pear, grapefruit, melon and subtle spice

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$65.00

                                                                                                                          Red Wine

                                                                                                                          • Aramis Shiraz Mclaren Vale SA 2015

                                                                                                                            Flavours of lifted plum and blackcurrant interwoven with rich mocha, toasted spices and earthy undertones

                                                                                                                            • 1/2 Bottle (375mls)A$22.00
                                                                                                                          • Aramis Merlot Langhorne Creek SA 2017

                                                                                                                            Juicy plum and cherry with fragrant herbal notes

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$8.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$32.00
                                                                                                                          • Vega Moragona Tempranillo Joven Ribera del Jucar Spain 2016

                                                                                                                            Juicy and fresh with a vibrant blend of blueberry, spring cherry and dusty bramble notes

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$8.50
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$35.00
                                                                                                                          • Artigiano Primitivo, Puglia Italy 2018

                                                                                                                            From 'the heel of the boot' with vibrant and juicy notes of baked fruit and strawberry

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$9.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$40.00
                                                                                                                          • Megalong Creek Estate Shiraz Viognier Megalong Valley

                                                                                                                            Blend of Shiraz and Viognier held in oak barrels for 18 months. Aromas of spicy fruit, red currants and soft lingering tannins

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$10.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$43.00
                                                                                                                          • Luca Bosio Barbera d'Asti Piedmont Italy 2017

                                                                                                                            Ruby red in colour with lip-smacking acidity, regional flavours of tart cherry and blackberry with silky smooth tannin and a lively red fruit aroma

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$9.50
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$42.00
                                                                                                                          • Chapman Grove Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon Margaret River WA 2014

                                                                                                                            Powerful red fruit and forest notes and fine tannins

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$10.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$45.00
                                                                                                                          • First Ridge Sangiovese Mudgee NSW 2015

                                                                                                                            Local favourite exuding flavours of bright fresh cherries, vanilla and spice

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$47.00
                                                                                                                          • Warramunda Estate Syrah / Shiraz Yarra Valley VIC 2017

                                                                                                                            With 16 months in oak, this vibrant and delicate Syrah displays hints of summer berries and lavender that lead to a complexity of wild herbs, peppercorn and dark cacao.

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$55.00
                                                                                                                          • Cantina Boffa Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Italy

                                                                                                                            Delicate floral and intense fruit nose with a palate of plum, blackberry and violets. 16 months in oak, lends to a complexity of summer berries, lavender, wild herbs and cacao

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$57.00
                                                                                                                          • DryRidge Estate (Harry) Sangiovese Megalong Valley Blue Mountains NSW

                                                                                                                            Red cherries, smoke and earthy herbaceous, spicy, oak induced nuances and peppery tones

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$15.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$58.00
                                                                                                                          • Luca Bosio Nebbiolo d'Alba DOC, Italy

                                                                                                                            Rich and full bodied with aromas of dried herbs and flowers with a soft, velvety finish

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$59.00
                                                                                                                          • Monte Vicor Garnacha (Grenache) Calatayud Spain 2013

                                                                                                                            Sourced from vines over 80 years old and oak aged for 12 months, this 100% Grenache is full bodied with raspberry, savoury and smoky notes

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$60.00
                                                                                                                          • Calmel et Joseph Organic Pinot Noir Languedoc France 2016

                                                                                                                            This refined and complex 100% Pinot Noir from the Mediterranean Basin, displaying black cherry, citrus and red fruit characters

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$13.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$59.00
                                                                                                                          • Bodegas del Abad Bierzo Mencia Spain 2017

                                                                                                                            Native to Spain with a terroir driven rustic and smoky quality matched by notes of pomegranate, tomato leaf and blackcurrant

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$62.00
                                                                                                                          • Domaine de la Biscarelle Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Rhone Valley, France 2014

                                                                                                                            "A naked expression of respective terroir"- Jerome Grieco (winemaker). Handpicked and sorted with whole bunch fermentation. Rich yet savoury with rustic sophistication; dark berry, leather and spice with silky tannin and minimal intervention

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$195.00

                                                                                                                          Sparkling Wine

                                                                                                                          • Feather in Cap Sparkling Chardonnay Pinot Noir 200ml NV Adelaide Hills SA

                                                                                                                            Bright and lively with refreshing citrus and tropical notes

                                                                                                                            • BottleA$12.00
                                                                                                                          • Monte Vicor Cava Brut NV Calatayud Spain

                                                                                                                            Crisp apple, apricot and citrus; balanced by classic biscuity aroma underpinned by harmonious acidity

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$11.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$49.00
                                                                                                                          • Megalong Creek Estate Prozzante NSW

                                                                                                                            Lightly sparkling viognier, aromas of dried apricot and pear with spice and citrus notes

                                                                                                                            • GlsA$13.00
                                                                                                                            • BottleA$45.00

                                                                                                                          Digestifs

                                                                                                                          • Penfolds Father 10-Year-Old Grand Tawny

                                                                                                                            Exceptional balance of fruit, nutty oak age complexity and distinctive spirit. All of these elements culminate in a balanced, clean and lingering tight finish

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$9.00
                                                                                                                          • De Bortoli Black Noble 10 Year Old Tawny

                                                                                                                            This is a unique wine made from fortified Botrytis Semillon that is aged at length in large oak barrels. Very rich with flavours of chocolate and coffee

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$13.00
                                                                                                                          • Mocandunda Vineyard Cane Cut Riesling Clare Valley SA 2012

                                                                                                                            Lime cordial and mandarin, with baked apple and just a touch of spice. This is rich and lush with intense sweetness and tangy acidity

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$14.00
                                                                                                                          • Megalong Creek Estate Late Harvest Pinot Grigio Megalong Valley

                                                                                                                            A late harvest dessert style wine made from Pinot Grigio grapes, creating a subtle sweetness that's delicious and light on the palate

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$14.00
                                                                                                                          • Mr Pickwicks Tawny

                                                                                                                            This particular rare Tawny is distinguished wine, rounded and mellowed by a long period of peaceful maturation in small oak casks

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$16.00
                                                                                                                          • Rutherglen Topaque

                                                                                                                            A classic mix of tea leaf and toffee on the nose, followed by a surprisingly elegant palate which is both long and delicious

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$18.00
                                                                                                                          • Penfolds Grandfather 20 Year Old Rare Tawny

                                                                                                                            High quality blending stock has been lovingly matured in small oak casks, and creates a wine of immense complexity and depth

                                                                                                                            • Gls (60mls)A$19.00

                                                                                                                          Java

                                                                                                                          • Little Coffee Co TLCA$5.00

                                                                                                                            • XO Loose Leaf TeaA$4.00

                                                                                                                              Last updated: February 1, 2022

                                                                                                                              What 186 people are saying

                                                                                                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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                                                                                                                              4.2
                                                                                                                              4.2 based on recent ratings
                                                                                                                              • 4Food
                                                                                                                              • 4.4Service
                                                                                                                              • 4.3Ambience
                                                                                                                              • 3.8Value

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                                                                                                                              1. MK

                                                                                                                                MillyK

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined 2 days ago

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Amazing food! Friendly staff, good atmosphere, delicious cocktails.

                                                                                                                              2. LP

                                                                                                                                LauraP

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                Share plate was amazing! I recommend this for a first time diner here as you get a good selection of meats. Definitely enough for those with a hearty appetite.

                                                                                                                              3. KW

                                                                                                                                KerryW

                                                                                                                                Exclusive

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 7, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food2service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                I’m sorry we were disappointed to be honest my burger was burnt bacon over cooked scotch fillet steak was not scott fillet and was not cooked to how was explained to waitress very average

                                                                                                                              4. HM

                                                                                                                                HelenM

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on May 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                We booked this based on the fact live music was on Friday night. When we arrived I asked about the live music and the girls said there was a note on register saying no live music..no idea why...when I booked it requested table near live music socwould have thought i would have been advised no music

                                                                                                                              5. LS

                                                                                                                                LauraS

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 30, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall2food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                The cocktails were excellent, however we were very disappointed with the food. We had heard excellent things so were surprised with the quality and how dishes were presented. There were accompaniments missing and a few components that seemed out of place and out of a packet (tater tots and Doritos). The beef cheeks burger was very soggy and hard to eat. It was also difficult to share dishes as we were not given individual plates, which was strange as the style of food is marketed as an "experience to be shared". The slow cooked beef cheeks were quite disappointing and lacking in flavour considering this is one of their specialties. All of these issues were compounded by the fact that the prices are quite high ($9 for tater tots out of a packet with no sauces, $21 for a burger that couldn't be finished because the bun was soggy). The fried chicken and macaroni and cheese were both excellent though, and the cocktails were definitely the highlight. Overall, our group left pretty disappointed and unsatisfied.

                                                                                                                              6. CS

                                                                                                                                CarolS

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                We really liked the atmosphere and the service was really good. There was lots of food on the shared plate that we couldn’t eat it all.

                                                                                                                              7. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 23, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food2service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                Attentive service. Bit on the pricey side $9 for a small bowl of Mac n Cheese.$30 for 2 sausage links, slaw and fries. Cocktails were great. Keylime pie was great. Banoffee, wings and chicken burger were average and lacked flavour. Was really hoping to try the lamb options, however were informed that they don't do these anymore due to costs.

                                                                                                                              8. C

                                                                                                                                Catherine

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 17, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                Amazing place. Had a great birthday there. But the prices were a bit expensive for what it is, prices were different to the ones on the menu on the website. But in the end it was worth it. 😁 Definitely recommend.

                                                                                                                              9. l

                                                                                                                                lisamaree

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Delicious food (we had the share plate on recommendation) and quick service. The drinks were on point too. We appreciated having a table upstairs to eat and then were able to move downstairs for a few more drinks and music. Will be back.

                                                                                                                              10. HJ

                                                                                                                                HJH97

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Bootlegger was one of my favourite venues I visited in Katoomba! If I’m ever in the area again, I’ll definitely come back. Highly recommend trying the chicken + waffles 😉

                                                                                                                              11. JM

                                                                                                                                JamesM

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Hit the spot. Great food, clean and quick service.

                                                                                                                              12. MS

                                                                                                                                MelS

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 15, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Was nice to have meals that are different from your usual pub feed. Meals were fresh, hot and promptly brought out to us. Good selection of drinks at the bar with great rooftop area and all staff were amazing- super friendly!

                                                                                                                              13. PG

                                                                                                                                PhillipG

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food3service4ambience5

                                                                                                                                While the feel of the place was good the food was overall a bit bland. Selection of spirits on the back bar looked awesome and plan to revisit to explore that at length but the food needs more flavour.

                                                                                                                              14. D

                                                                                                                                Darren

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 25, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Great food and live music really added to the atmosphere. Will definitely return next time in Katoomba.

                                                                                                                              15. B

                                                                                                                                Banana46

                                                                                                                                Exclusive

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food2service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                Staff were great Food was a little bit average, some stuff came out cold & was a bit bland Beef cheek & fried chicken was the best out of everything we ordered Drinks selection amazing & great to see so many local suppliers

                                                                                                                              16. VP

                                                                                                                                VickiP

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                The Bootlegger Bar was fabulous, food & service was great, certainly would recommend 😀

                                                                                                                              17. A

                                                                                                                                Anon

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 16, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                                                Enjoyed the selection of beers, wine and spirits - Little bit pricey for what we are accustomed to. We enjoyed most of the food. However, we all personally found the smoke on the ribs, sauce and Mac and cheese too over powering. Steak and burgers we could not fault at all - were delicious.

                                                                                                                              18. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                6 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Celebrating my birthday - always good service as usual and over the moon with the cocktails

                                                                                                                              19. ME

                                                                                                                                MarkE

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                What a find! Fantastic food, huge range of drinks and cocktails. Constantly busy. Outdoor bar upstairs for the brave in winter! Wish you guys were in Sydney! We’ll be back next time we are up here.

                                                                                                                              20. CT

                                                                                                                                CathyT

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food3service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                Quite good just don't understand paper liners under meals with creamy sauces. Paper soaks utmost of the sauce.

                                                                                                                              21. B

                                                                                                                                Beerlove

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Simply outstanding venue. I’m going to come here every time I visit Katoomba.

                                                                                                                              22. JM

                                                                                                                                JessieM

                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on March 4, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                Great location, food and service. Had a great night and looking forward to going back.

                                                                                                                              23. AR

                                                                                                                                AmandaR

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 12, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great food. Good choice of drinks. We’ll be back.

                                                                                                                              24. JN

                                                                                                                                JanineN

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on February 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great atmosphere. Food, drinks and especially service were all excellent. We would definitely recommend an evening out here.

                                                                                                                              25. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                Melbourne

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                3 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 27, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                American style food with AMAZING cocktails and atmosphere! A Katoomba must!

                                                                                                                              26. TB

                                                                                                                                TeresaB

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 22, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Amazing night, amazing food and such a beautiful venue , with live music

                                                                                                                              27. TS

                                                                                                                                TonyS

                                                                                                                                New South Wales

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                3.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 20, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall3food1service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Lots of overcooked meat. Not as flavoursome as it could have been.

                                                                                                                              28. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 14, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Unreal service and food, amazing views, such a gorgeous place to eat. No wonder it's a favourite

                                                                                                                              29. AS

                                                                                                                                AlanS

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 13, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great food, great staff. Not expensive. Now my favourite place to eat in Katoomba.

                                                                                                                              30. KM

                                                                                                                                KatM

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 8, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                When first walking the vibe was a little low, but the longer I sat back and viewed the atmosphere was relaxed and easy going. This place is absolutely fantastic, will definitely go back.

                                                                                                                              31. JH

                                                                                                                                JulieH

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Fantastic experience, excellent food quality, exciting cocktail menu, great atmosphere and aesthetic. Quality venue and a must visit when in the mountains. We will be back!

                                                                                                                              32. JJ

                                                                                                                                JenniJ

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 6, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great service and fabulous food. Atmosphere was laid back. Team was busy but table service was very prompt. Highly recommended.

                                                                                                                              33. KW

                                                                                                                                KarlaW

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on January 2, 2022

                                                                                                                                overall5food4service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great atmosphere and nice food. I found the plate to be a bit small to eat my food, but otherwise a great restaurant

                                                                                                                              34. JZ

                                                                                                                                JohnZ

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 29, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service3ambience4

                                                                                                                                Fried chicken was bloody fantastic! We almost asked for a second. Other dishes were fine too, especially the salads. We went on a weekday between Christmas and the New Year, i.e. a busy period. No band on the day, noise level was more than acceptable for a family aged 7 to 70. They were under staffed relatively speaking, service was a little slow (not the food though). They did apologize, so it was all good. There is more space upstairs where a couple of large groups were sent. Consider it a bar with decent American styled pub food and you will not be disappointed. We did not order any drinks.

                                                                                                                              35. OT

                                                                                                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                                                Great night - delicious food / drinks - excellent and accomodating service - great live music

                                                                                                                              36. L

                                                                                                                                Lyndal

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                2.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall2food3service4ambience2

                                                                                                                                Because we were only allowed in for a 1 hour 45 min sitting, the whole experience was rushed, cramped and incredibly noisy. It didn’t help the place was understaffed and overwhelmed with large Christmas groups. They were excellent under the circumstances but still not a great experience all round.

                                                                                                                              37. M

                                                                                                                                Mozart

                                                                                                                                London

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                4 reviews

                                                                                                                                Dined on December 11, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food5service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                Food and service was excellent Great bar tender The table for two of us was way too small

                                                                                                                              38. MH

                                                                                                                                MarkH

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                5.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                                                A place to go back to. Great food and some of the best cocktails ive ever had.

                                                                                                                              39. D

                                                                                                                                Deeee

                                                                                                                                Sydney

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                4.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall4food4service4ambience3

                                                                                                                                Great food and good service. Would definitely recommend!

                                                                                                                              40. Z

                                                                                                                                Zophie

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                1.0

                                                                                                                                1 review

                                                                                                                                Dined on November 26, 2021

                                                                                                                                overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                                                Microwaved meat served cold. We went around the corner to the brewery for delicious burgers instead.

                                                                                                                              Safety precautions

                                                                                                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                                                                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                                                                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                                                                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                                                                                                                • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
                                                                                                                                • Contactless payment available
                                                                                                                              • Physical distancing

                                                                                                                                • Limited number of seated diners
                                                                                                                                • Distancing maintained in common areas
                                                                                                                                • Extra space between tables
                                                                                                                              • Screening

                                                                                                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

                                                                                                                              FAQs

                                                                                                                              The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (02) 4782 6368.

                                                                                                                              The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba is rated 4.2 stars by 186 OpenTable diners.

                                                                                                                              Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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                                                                                                                              Google Map for The Bootlegger Bar Katoomba

                                                                                                                              92 Bathurst road Katoomba, AU-NSW 2780

                                                                                                                              Additional information

                                                                                                                              • Neighborhood

                                                                                                                                Katoomba

                                                                                                                              • Hours of operation

                                                                                                                                Lunch
                                                                                                                                Wed–Sun 12:00 pm–5:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Dinner
                                                                                                                                Mon 5:00 pm–12:00 am
                                                                                                                                Wed–Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
                                                                                                                                Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

                                                                                                                              • Cuisines

                                                                                                                                American

                                                                                                                              • Dining style

                                                                                                                                Casual Dining

                                                                                                                              • Dress code

                                                                                                                                Business Casual

                                                                                                                              • Parking details

                                                                                                                                Street Parking

                                                                                                                              • Public transit

                                                                                                                                Opposite the taxi rank and train station

                                                                                                                              • Payment options

                                                                                                                                AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                                              • Additional

                                                                                                                                Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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