Born in 1956 with the ‘Rock n Roll’ era in full ‘swing’, the milk bar and ‘Jukebox’, was the teenager’s meeting place; either after school, (on sick days), or after sport, on weekends. Being the youngest I was restricted to the footpath (so not to cramp whatever style my brother and his mates possessed. Most corner shops would make milkshakes but it wasn’t the same. I soon progressed to motorbikes/cars so ‘Beefy’s’ drive/dinner was the go in the seventies. To this day I hold a grudge that I missed a period, that Milk Bar Age, so it was so great [...]
Some visitors to Bells will go to extraordinary lengths to get a drink! we had lots of fun filming this little while ago. Hope you enjoy it! if you have any ideas for future Bells videos, drop us a line via the contact page, or one of the other ways to contact us.
Explore Broken Hill & Discover a Lost World There is so much to see and do in the ‘Fabulous’ Far West of NSW. The area incorporates Broken Hill, Silverton as well as Corner Country, Wilcannia, Menindee, and the SA bordertown of Cockburn. Below are a few of our favourite local attractions. Please let us know if you think any others should be added. (Click here to submit your suggestions). CLICK HERE to go to list.
The mining town of Broken Hill is unlike any other place you’ll ever visit. Here Australia’s pioneering past mingles with the colourful contemporary, and for a city seemingly in the middle of nowhere, there’s more than enough to keep you occupied. Spend some time in The Hill and you’ll discover why people regularly come for a short visit and never leave. The town is full of friendly welcoming people, there are plenty of bars and restaurants, mobile phone reception is no problem around the city, and it is easy to navigate (that is, providing you switch the GPS system off [...]
Bells Milk Bar and Museum is located in South Broken Hill’s Patton Street shopping precinct, Patton Village. We’re directly opposite Patton Street Park, right next door to the post office in the middle of the group of shops. Look for the alien and space ship on the roof! For a printable version of these directions click the link: Directions to Bells Milk Bar. By Bus: Occasional buses run (approx every hour) from town to South Broken Hill and back again. Sometimes buses may run infrequently or stop at a certain time so be sure to check with current schedules if [...]
So you want to download? Check out this page for downloads of Bells Content. Options include our menu, milkshake and spider flavours as well as a syrups order form for those who don’t wish to use the online store. We will add to this page as our downloadable options grow so be sure to check back regularly or let us know if you have any requests for downloads. You can contact us here. Downloads Bells Menu Bells Milkshake & Spider Flavours Bells Syrups Order Form Directions to Bells Milk Bar Shop Categories Featured Products Background photo credit: Cargo Cult via [...]
Bells original 1950’s recipe syrups and cordials… Handmade in Broken Hill Outback NSW CLICK HERE to BUY SYRUPS & CORDIALS People have been travelling from far and wide to Bells Milk Bar for ‘out of this world’ malted milks and soda spiders for generations. Once upon a time, many old milk bars and cafes in Australia made the bases for all their drinks by hand. At Bells, all our authentic syrups are still handmade to Les Bell’s Famous Secret Recipe here on the premises in Patton Street – just like they have since 1892 when the shop was founded by [...]