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Wine Down In Style At One Of Brisbane’s Best New Bars

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 new bars 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 the best new bars in Brisbane to get your tongue tingling in anticipation. Whether you’re a wine connoisseur or a mixology maven, we can guarantee that you’re about to find your new favourite hole in the wall. We’ve scoped out the best rooftop bars, wine bars and distinguished drinking dens to curate the definitive guide to Brisbane’s best drinking destinations.

Start scrolling to get planning for your next special occasion or event, or for any excuse to catch up with your best friends for a drink or two.


Milquetoast | Coming Soon

Brought to you by Brisbane’s most dynamic new duo, Milquetoast promises to be anything but what its name infers. George Curtis (of Before + After bar) and James Horsfall (restaurant manager of Blume) have paired up to bring a brand-new wine bar to Brisbane’s CBD, with a sprinkling of British inspiration.

Think minimal intervention wine, light bites or gourmet meals, the perfect drinking destination for a languid evening of deep discussion or a fresh new date night haunt that will soon become your regular.

Stay tuned for the confirmed open date, June 2024.

195 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane

Harley Quinn

Harley Quinn

From the comic-loving crew behind 1st Edition, comes a brand new cocktail bar on the Fortitude Valley scene! Launching mid-May 2024, Harley Quinn will act as a sidekick to 1st Edition, serving a cafe menu by day and cocktails by night.

Matching Harley Quinn’s vibrant aesthetic, you can expect a pink and blue colour scheme and a menu stacked with quirky cocktails.

California Lane, 22 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley



The coolest new kids on the block are QUIVR, a music hub and bar occupying the space at the bottom of Winn Lane. With a soundproof online DJ streaming booth that can be booked by independent artists, this queer-owned, female and non-binary-led hub feels like a community street party. Playing local artists, slinging craft beers as well as curated cocktails and hosting fun events on the reg, QUIVR is essential visiting for any new and emerging musos, or anyone who enjoys good times in a safe and inclusive space.

Sitchu Tip: QUIVR also run a DJ and production school, so if you’re keen to develop your skills in music this year, chat to their friendly team about it!

5D Winn Street, Fortitude Valley

Patio by Range

Patio by Range

What could have a more iconic, Australian feel than having a drink on the patio with your best mate? Few things can top it, so we’re excited to check out Patio by Range, this Paddington bar that pays tribute to owners Matt McIver and Gerard Martin’s love of old-school Aussie pubs, with an Italian-inspired alfresco atmosphere. Settle into one of the many cosy nooks at this new bar in Brisbane, whether it’s a sun-soaked spot on the lawn, an indoor both or (of course),  a space on the patio.

146 Baroona Road, Paddington



The internationally famed, Scottish-born, carbon-negative brewery has arrived in Fortitude Valley, and we’re all the better for it. Opposite the Valley Metro, in the heart of Brisbane’s grungiest nightlife district, lies a beacon of better brewing. Pouring sustainably made craft beer, ginger beer and shandies, you can also enjoy wine and cocktails at this roomy bar in Brisbane. There are plenty of tasty eats on the menu, too, with half of the options being plant-based.

235 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Bar Rocco

Bar Rocco

Brought to you by the team behind Ramona Trattoria, Bar Rocco is a comfortable and approachable space to stop in for a drop of top-notch wine and a plate or two of tasty Italian food. The wine list spans bottles from France, Portugal, Australia and Austria, with Coravin options for days when you only have time for a quick drink. Pop down for a cocktail and pizza with your neighbour and enjoy the warm and casual atmosphere of this new bar in Brisbane.

131 Leicester Street, Coorparoo

ACH Wine Bar

ACH Wine Bar

Hamilton has welcomed a chic new wine bar to MacArthur Avenue with the arrival of ACH. With a curated list of Australia, Turkish, Israeli and Lebanese wines, ACH’s mission is to showcase the diversity and flavours of Middle Eastern wine. Along with these elegant drops, you can enjoy the bistro menu offering of Levantine-inspired eats such as chicken shashlik, laffah bread and baked oysters. If you’re searching for a unique new bar in Brisbane to try, ACH Wine Bar is our top contender.

389 MacArthur Avenue, Hamilton

Nok Nok

A mysterious green door awaits you on Brunswick Street. Embellished with an old-fashioned brass door knocker, once you step through this door you’ll be transported into a lamp-lit, tropical-themed bar. On the menu is a mix of bespoke cocktails and boutique wines, so it’s the best new bar in Brisbane to visit to try something new after a long day in the office.

362 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

Alice Bar

Alice Bar

If there’s one thing we love, it’s a sneaky little laneway bar. So we’re suitably thrilled to add the brand new Alice Bar to our rotation of inner-city haunts! Hidden down an alleyway opposite the Hilton Hotel on Elizabeth Street, Alice is an eighties-inspired rock’n’roll bar that boasts more than 150 bottles of bourbon. If you prefer a different spirit, you’ll find a generous mix of gins, rums, whiskies and vodka on the shelf at this new bar in Brisbane.

Laneway, 195 Elizabeth Street, Brisbane



Why not make plans to meet for a martini? Impress the group chat by making a date to visit the best new bar in Brisbane for a two-sip martini at this intimate new bar. Perfect for date night, Midtown is a cosy, 40-seater bar in the thriving foodie hub of Fish Lane. Split into three distinct areas (Uptown, Midtown and Downtown), guests can opt for a casual, private or alfresco experience when they visit this supper club for a classic cocktail and a bite to eat. When it comes to the menu, you’re in safe hands. Midtown is operated by the brilliant duo behind One Fish Two Fish, so expect to nibble on dishes with Spanish, Italian and Balkan influence.

Sitchu Tip: Visit Midtown on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday night to make the most of their Supper Club offering, with drink specials and live music on offer to set the tone for a glitzy night ahead.

15 Manning Street, South Brisbane

Brew Baron Beer Company

Brew Baron Beer Co.

Parched Brewing has had a makeover! The Brew Baron Beer Company are the new Aussie family behind the revamped space on Montague Road in West End. With plenty of beermaking experience under their belt, you won’t be disappointed when you drop in to visit the Baron for a refreshingly frosty beer. The menu offers a hearty spread of brewpub classics, with a few fun surprises, like the “birramisu pie” (which may sound like a dessert, but is in fact a braised, beef cheek pie served with mash and greens). The menu also offers options for gluten-free, vegan and vegetarian diets.

391 Montague Road, West End

FOSH Bar & Restaurant

FOSH Bar & Restaurant

Seafood: reimagined. That’s what Portside’s freshest addition promises and we’re excited to see it deliver! FOSH Bar & Restaurant is a chic new modern seafood restaurant dedicated to freshly caught fish, brought to you by the team behind Yamas Greek, Massimo Restaurant and Opa Bar + Mezze. Cosy up in the open-plan interior or unwind in the leafy alfresco dining area with bountiful plates of market-fresh fish and a tipple or two from the extensive cocktails or wine list.

Portside Wharf, 39 Hercules Street, Hamilton

Sunsets Rooftop

Sunsets Rooftop

 The newest rooftop bar on the Brisbane scene, Sunsets Rooftop lives up to its name with an incredible vantage point over Kangaroo Point. Opening just in time for spring and the warmer months to arrive, Sunsets’ aesthetic is inspired by the vibrant and sun-kissed climate of Queensland, presented in the style of a desert oasis, where warm breezes meet refreshing cocktails to create a rooftop paradise. With a menu paying homage to the diverse culinary traditions found in tropical regions around the world, Sunsets manages to make this multicultural attitude feel distinctly Brisbane… and we’re oh so here for it. See you there for sundowners this spring!

95 Linton Street, Kangaroo Point

Now that you’ve got the scoop on Brisbane’s best new bars, it’s time to plan the rest of your weekend! Check out our event guide to find the best happenings across the city, or scroll through our list of free things to do, to find new ways to explore the best of Brisbane.

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