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Best Happy Hours / Deals on the Mountain

Discussion in 'Mt Buller' started by CarveMan, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Post here if you find a good deal on food, drinks etc.
     
  2. Dave Clark

    Dave Clark One of Us

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    wok worx #5 + ice break from supy = happy dave
     
  3. Ski Bum Dave

    Ski Bum Dave First Runs

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    How about free drinks from apres if you bribe the manager with the prospect of a job? that works.
     
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    haha....noice SBD, I'm not sure how successul I was with that last weekend, good hangover though.
     
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    How about takeaway alchohol - wine or beer? Where's good?
     
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    the whitt, cheapest beer on the mountain. Come to patty tuesday's and play joker in the pack to win money
     
  7. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Foodworks has a bottle shop but it's a tad pricey. It's not a ripoff - nothing like the previous supermarket, but just full RRP and there don't seem to be specials.
     
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    Handy re the Whitt - thats where we are staying! - Re the poker - you've heard the story about the fool and his money? - I'm the fool! thanks all
     
  9. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Does Uncle Pat's still have Cooper's Pale Ale on tap?
     
  10. its..your..bro

    its..your..bro One of Us

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    where is the whitt?
    and does it any atmosphere?please tell what its like for someone who`s never been ...been to the karoora too many times though [​IMG]
     
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  11. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    The Whitt is the bar at Ski Club of Victoria (behind the ski patrol building).

    It is a much quieter place than the Kooroora.
     
  12. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Unfortunately no.
     
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    Haxor Hard Yards

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    If you're familiar with the other side of the village, you can't go past the Avalanche for good drinking, a fun atmosphere and really, really good meals. Not to fancy, not too expensive and really good serves.
     
  14. its..your..bro

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    agree but they would always ask non dinning drinkers to leave the bar, when they would serve meals to who ever was booked into resturant.
    is this still the case ?
     
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  15. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Two season ago the avalanche kitchen was great, last season it was complete crap.
     
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    I dont know about that? I had a few good meals there seth, It was good when i got back from work too late and needed a feed straight away... They even lent me a plate a few times so i could take it home.
     
  17. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    From what I hear the Whitt has an awesome happy hour this season.
     
  18. skimax

    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    like most places if people are referring to their experiences of over 1 year ago , a lot of these places can live or die on a chef , or a couple of key people .
    Its hard to keep the standards up although some places do manage to do it , which is a huuge effort considering its only seasonal work .. (eg try the food at smiggins hotel [​IMG] )
     
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  19. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Yup. Looks like after work drinks may be back there for us.
     
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    snowflake girl First Runs

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    The Whitt is an institution on the mountain. Lots of locals drink there. Has a good atmosphere. If you are not a memeber you need to sign in and remember to NEVER wear a hat in the bar!!!
     
  21. mx_boarder

    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    im staying at the kandahar lodge (ski club vic's 2nd location) so we may just head up to this bar at the Whitt for fri/sat night drinks!
     
  22. samtheman

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    the whitt is always good for early night drinks...Cheap "member" prices. They used to do takeaway last season too... just ask the barman. dunno if they still do that.
    I'd always follow up with breathtaker\grimus and unfortunately finish the night at hooha.
     
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    mx_boarder Habitual line stepper Ski Pass: Gold

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    well id like to give a free plug to uncle pats and the apres bar @ the chalet

    uncle pats:
    had a MASSIVE tasty parma/chips etc for around $18

    mum had a delicious steak with mash, chips AND salad, topped with mushroom sauce for $28...not bad at all

    chalet apres bar
    bought a tiramisu 'slice' that wasnt particularly cheap, until it came out and it was so bloody big 2 of us couldnt finish it! absolutely delicious too
     
  24. soda

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    re - the whit

    and about the only place that hasn't been taken over by the 'doof doof' brigade.
     
  25. scottynz

    scottynz First Runs

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    haha thats some funny shite. smashed that this season. good times good times. too bad charlie the bar manager has headed over to bali to work. wonder how they will go next year...

    ha and nice thread dicko
     
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  26. D16371

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    Subway is alright up there. I mean you get a full meal for around 12 bucks which you will be really full after. Well at least i am.

    Foodworks do have pretty good prices i reckon. They could charge watever they want but they keen them reasonable.

    Pizza wherever you go. Alot of people only eat half each so if you split it with a friend its fairly cheap.. I personally will down a large by myself :)!
     
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    Subways pretty cheap meal for up there. But it's heaps more expensive than Melbourne Subway so usually try to aviod it.
     
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    last time it wasnt that much more expenive maybe a dollar more?! Maybe im wrong
     
  29. Wizard!

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    Last season i thought it was heaps more expensive at subway. i prefer Uncle Pats BBQ Chicken (Best pizzas around i reckon). I also down a large one to myself. [​IMG]
     
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    girlskier First Runs

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    Subway cookies are really good though, I have to admit. Hard to beat. Pancake Plus make pretty good sweet pancakes if you need dessert.
     
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    pancakes plus brekkie is unreal. good value. none of us can finish it!

    also, tyrol for lunch if u get there before the cues is rad most of the time
     
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    Yeah Tyrol Chicken Burgers are the best if you beat the crowds! Their wedges are good too.
     
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    Wanna give a [​IMG] [​IMG] to John & the girls at the Whitt. Opening weekend...my girlfriend's birthday...and they looked after us all night with champagne courtesy of the bar, candles, photos etc. And when I did get to buy, prices were good and service was great. Went back the next night and we'll be regulars this season! Thanx again guys

    TT
     
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    We've got a condo booked out for a weekend mid Aug for 12 of us. Going by this thread The Whitt seams the place for a night out?
     
  35. skimax

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    Why on earth do pancakes plus open for breakfast at 9am , for gawd sakes in a ski resort .
    That just defies logic ??
     
  36. D16371

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    My tops deals...

    the Hoo Hah - Poon (chips gravy bacon cheese) $8.. Taste's great fills you up. Maybe not the best if your looking for nutrition. Its cheap though which is the best part.

    Nachos, Taste great, huge plate full. $14.

    Uncle Pats - Large Pizza $16 Taste's good your mega Full afterwards.

    Wedges - Cheap and yum what more can i say

    Foodworks - Can of Coke $2. Nice cold drink at the end of the day.

     
  37. mx_boarder

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    have mentioned elsewhere, but the new 'snow pony' bar (next to twin towers) has a great steak sandwich on focaccia bread with a small bowl of chips for $20

    nice and filling, in comfy relaxed surrounds
     
  38. CarveMan

    CarveMan Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    Good work resurrecting the thread team!

    skimax - Kooroora or Cattleman's would be a good bet for breakfast. The owner of Pancakes Plus is a good guy - you should give him that feedback.
     
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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    No probs carvedude , next time im up i will.
    Have eaten at Cattlemans , and will try Kooroora for breakfast next time.
    BTW thought the Pizzas at breathtaker were pretty good.
    I had breakfast there on Sunday due to the crappy weather not getting us too far away from the lodge.
    $50 for myself and the boy for breakfast at Breathtaker [​IMG]
    simply breathtaking .
     
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    skimax Old n' Crusty Ski Pass: Gold

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    Oh heres another tip .
    I paid 167.5 c/litre for unleaded at Mirimbah yesterday .
    I thought that was pretty reasonable. Figure that given they dont turn fuel over too often , their fuel gets cheaper the longer they keep it ?
     
  41. Matt The Rat

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    I'll second that!
     
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  42. mx_boarder

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    hear that! had dinner there 2 weekends back. uber pricey but sensational food. the angus steak was melt-in-mouth stuff
     
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    Sunday night Steak Nights at Pancake Plus I hear are pretty good.
     
  44. Ziggy

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    Yeah, fuel degrades over time.

    Kept a drum once for 10 months; ended up as brown as fresh motor oil. Not worth sniffing.
     
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  46. Teisto

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    Bargain Skimax ....

    So we are coming from Sydney on Thursday - where would be the cheapest place to fill up with Premium given that I should at least get to Albury without having to fill up ..... [​IMG]
     
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    TOFF Im kind of a big deal Ski Pass: Gold

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    I'd top up in Mansfield before heading towards Buller.
     
  48. Seth

    Seth Pool Room Ski Pass: Gold

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    I think a car would be doing well to make it to Mansfield from Sydney on one tank.

    Options would be Albury/Wodonga, BP Glenrowan (on the Hume) or Benalla.
     
  49. Teisto

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    Thanks Seth - know I won't make Mansfield from Sydney. Was looking for some recommendations on whether its cheaper at Albury or elsewhere thats cheaper
     
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    I'd be shocked if there was a noticeable difference between any of those places.