Next Time You're In ... Hobart

Looking to party in the Tasmanian capital? You're in luck. One of Hobart's best-known landmarks and drinking establishments is being renovated—completing a metamorphosis from 19th century brothel to 20th century blue-collar pub to 21st century techno palace.

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Sitting in a prime position on the Australian city's historic waterfront is a three-story sandstone building—assembled by convicts and later used to water them as free settlers—that houses nightclub Round Midnight, tel: (61-3) 6223 2491, and cocktail bar Syrup. The building is quite familiar to the locals—perhaps a little too familiar. "I started coming here when I was 18," says...

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