It's been a long time between drinks, but patrons are finally able to enjoy a beer at the pub.
A majority of Bathurst pubs reopened their doors on Monday, after being shut since March due to strict coronavirus restrictions.
But those restrictions were eased on June 1, which allowed up to 50 people to gather at a pub, club, cafe or restaurant.
Paddy's Hotel manager Luke Mulligan said it was great to have the regulars and a few new faces show up on Monday.
"A lot of the older guys come along for the social aspect, so to provide that again for the community is great," he said.
"We've got a lot of our locals and regulars here and we've got a few strange faces, but that's good."
Jack Duggan's publican Glyn Daunt said it was exciting to have his pub back open on Monday.
"It's been a long 10 weeks," he said.
"When people come in, they've got to sign-in, sanitize their hands and people will have to be shown to their seat.
"We had a few people here when we opened up and it'll pick up in a few days time. The weekend should be busy."
Jordan Collins was at the pub after it reopened with four of his mates.
"I've been hanging out for two months for a schooner and there's nothing better than a VB," he said.
"The football's back on, pubs are open. Those are the two main things that are back that makes things somewhat normal."
While the Dudley Hotel has been open for takeaway for the past month, it also welcomed back dine-in customers.
The Dudley has its bar, bistro and gaming areas open and owner Nelson Kelly said there was "a little bit of a rush" when doors opened.
"We had a solid lunch in all different areas, whether it's the TAB, pokies, dining area," he said.
"We removed some of our furniture and there's some rules, like you have to sign-in, you have to sit down to drink and staff have to be extra vigilant with cleaning.
"Opening back up, it came round quicker than we thought. A few of the breweries were caught napping."
Patrons at pubs will be required to keep four square metres of space from each other, with bookings up to 10 allowed.