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Hippo CO is a lodge-style joint with exposed brick, wood and taxidermy decor, for cocktails, whisky and live jazz.nWhere we create amazing cocktails, which has been at the heart of what we do for the past 15 years. Each season we deliver a fresh new...more
Went here for a pre-dinner cocktail and it was amazing. Staff were great and offered to make cocktails at our request. Insane Whiskey range as well.
Location is great though it's hard to walk past the smell of Chinese wafting up from Happy's.
Friends in Canberra said they frequently past this place but never went in. Wrong decision! The entrance is easy to miss if you didn't know where it is (same stairs as Happy's Chinese, but go up instead of down!). Glad we didn't. Great little bar...More
As a visitor to Canberra for many years, I have always felt the night life leaves one wanting. And particularly in civic, where you would expect there to be - well anything beyond a McDonalds and casino! And Hippo Co is that place.
We had heard about the live jazz Wednesdays and thought we might as well swing by, being in town on a Wednesday. The atmosphere is very relaxed and chilled and the staff were nice. They even gave us advice on where to go while being...More
Ok I have to admit I don't frequent Whisky Bars but.... if I did.... it would be one like this!! Very casual laid back joint with friendly servers. The Penicillin Whisky drink is wickedly good!! You'll forget all your troubles after 2-3 of those -...More
Hippo is an absolute must for any time we visit Canberra. I'll be up-front with you, I have rose-coloured glasses when it comes to this place.
This is one of those whisk(e)y bars that you wish was up the road from you but are glad...More
I can't believe I have never reviewed the Hippo until now.
Its amazing and always has been.
Firstly the atmosphere is relaxed and furnished with dark timbers and comfortable seating. At night the candles in reused scotch bottles is a nice touch.
Secondly the staff...More
Title is a spoiler alert, but Hippo really is my favourite Canberra venue. Staff are lovely, drinks are delicious, music is ace (heavy retro jazz/blues/funk kind of vibe) and the ambience is great. You CANNOT beat the Old Smoke - hands down my favourite cocktail...More