Brisbane’s Best Bars to Wine Down in Style
In charge of making plans for the group chat? We’ve got just the thing. No matter what kind of mood or crew, we’ve got the best bar in Brisbane for you.
Stuck in a rut with your regular? It’s time to take a step out and try something new! We’ve found Brisbane’s best bars to get your tongue tingling in anticipation. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a craft beer crusher, we can guarantee that you’re about to find your new favourite hole in the wall.
For an upscale wine experience tucked away in Newstead, why not try City Winery? Brisbane city’s very own micro-winery offers locally grown and made wine as well as produce for a meal like no other! They also offer a stunning function space for your next special event, so pop down soon and enjoy a glass of grenache.
11 Wandoo Street, Fortitude Valley
Desserts and cocktails? Say no more! For the perfect segue from dinner to evening drinks, satiate your sweet tooth and your thirst in the one glorious location. Cowch is beautifully fitted out with bright pops of colour and neon signs, so yes, you can update your Instagram feed while you’re here. With two locations at Southbank or Chermside, it’s easy to get your Cowch fix!
2/179 Grey Street, South Bank
Shop R66 Westfield Chermside, Gympie Road
In the eclectic food & drinks hotspot of Woollongabba, you might be lucky enough to stumble across Electric Avenue. With old world charm and twinkling fairy lights, enjoy the cosy ambience whilst tucking into hearty burgers and pizzas, washed down with a wide selection of craft beer, fine wines or crafty cocktails. Hidden above the restaurant is a speakeasy style bar, Mrs J. Rabbits which is well worth a look in if you fancy a fine tipple!
23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba
For a fun first date without the awkward silences, why not head to Netherworld? This bar is quite the overachiever, doubling as an arcade as well as a diner. Packed to the brim with pinball machines, arcade machines, consoles and shelves full of board games, there’s something for every age and skill level! The menu doesn’t disappoint either, boasting delectable dishes for carnivores and vegans alike. Raid your piggy bank for coins and head on down.
186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley
If you’ve never been to a speakeasy, make this Brisbane bar your first! Inspired by New York City, Next Episode is concealed behind an unmanned barber shop facade. Discover the code of the week on their Instagram account, pick up the phone and dial in to unlock the door and discover a cosy cocktail bar hidden within. Perfect for a small group or date night, this is a bar you won’t soon forget!
5/27 Cordelia Street, South Brisbane
It’s hard to walk past the sprawling and high energy presence of Archive without stopping in to see what the fuss is about. Once you’re inside, choose from one of 22 rotating craft beers on tap, play a game of darts or pool, boogie to a live band or simply sink into a squishy couch to enjoy the ambience. And if you’re hungry, don’t forget to sample their hearty menu of upscale pub grub - we can’t go past the Dorito burger.
100 Boundary Street, West End
Vegan food, karaoke, all Australian alcohol… and it’s dog friendly. It’s no mystery why Fitz + Potts took out Brisbane’s best bar in both 2016 and 2018! Retro wallpaper and furnishings as well as the tiki-bar details make you feel right at home, like you’re drinking with your pals in your living room. Perfect for those nights when you don’t want to go ‘out out’, but you’d rather have more than one drink option.
1180 Sandgate Road, Nundah
As soon as you step foot into Death & Taxes, you’re transported back in time. Concealed behind large wooden double doors in a lane just off Queen Street Mall, this venue has spared no attention to detail; from the artfully tiled entrance and the 100 year old wooden floors. Sink into a luxurious booth and enjoy the prompt attention from friendly staff ready to serve up some of Brisbane’s best cocktails.
36 Burnett Lane, Brisbane City
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