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12 Brisbane Bars and Restaurants That Are Perfect Date Material

Must have: a solid drinks list, good buzz and low lighting.
By Concrete Playground
February 14, 2016
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12 Brisbane Bars and Restaurants That Are Perfect Date Material

Must have: a solid drinks list, good buzz and low lighting.
By Concrete Playground
February 14, 2016
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  • Food & Drink

    Seymour's Cocktails and Oysters

    If the M*A*S*H diner was going to be replaced with anything, we're glad it's this.

  • Food & Drink

    Barbara

    A slick small bar for every night of the week.

  • Food & Drink

    Otto Ristorante

    The Sydney gem has come to Queen Street.

  • Food & Drink

    The Junk Bar

    Having opened in mid-2010, The Junk Bar in Ashgrove is a little suburban oasis where patrons can enjoy exotic beverages in a darkly lit and ambient corner bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Eleven Rooftop Bar

    Boasting 270-degree views, private booths and share plates in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixteen Antlers

    A new rooftop bar in the Brisbane CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Vaquero Dining

    Chic but cosy Spanish dining and drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Gerard's Bar

    Tucked behind Gerard's Bistro is its super sleek and charismatic little brother.

  • Food & Drink

    Canvas

    A Woolloongabba stalwart that, despite opening in 2010, is still as good as ever.

  • Food & Drink

    Factory 51

    Industrial meets rustic.

  • Food & Drink

    Fitz + Potts

    There's more to this Nundah dive bar than its retro furniture and chilled-out vibe.

  • Food & Drink

    Netherworld

    Brisbane's retro arcade and board game bar.

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    New Brisbane Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Best Cheese Experiences for Hardcore Cheese Lovers

    Eat pasta from a wheel of parmesan, dip bread into a cob loaf filled with fondue or load up a burger with a patty of mac 'n' cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Places in Brisbane to Treat Your Mum on Mother's Day (Or Any Day)

    Try slightly harder than your favourite sticky dive bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Rainy Day Guide to Brisbane

    Where to find pubs with fireplaces and board games, indoor classes to try and nice dry galleries to shelter in.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seven Extremely Cosy Cabins Around Australia That You Can Escape To This Winter

    Instead of hibernating at home, bundle yourself up and head to an off-grid log cabin, a snow-covered heated hut or a tiny house with an outdoor glass-walled bath.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Epic Sculpture Parks in Australia Worth a Road Trip

    From sculptures among vineyards and wildflowers to metal figures appear that sit on the surface of a gigantic salt-crusted lake.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Twelve Most Impressive Art Galleries in Regional Australia

    From country Victoria to the WA coast to the Tiwi Islands, these galleries house homegrown and Indigenous art collections worth planning a whole weekend around.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Epic Mountains in Australia You Should Climb at Least Once in Your Life

    Climb Kosciuszko, conquer Cradle Mountain and scale Mount Sonder for incredible views over the Aussie ocean, bush and desert.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Food and Wine Lover's Guide to Adelaide

    There's more to Adelaide than just great wine — head south to explore underground bars, laneway restaurants and jam-packed markets.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Kid-Friendly Spots to Hit When Everyone's Feeling Hangry

    Where you and the little guys can relax, play and have a feed.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Take Out-of-Towners to Eat When You Want to Show Off Your City

    Show off Brisbane's best and brightest side of the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Brunch When a Celebration Is in Order

    For the times when eating smashed avo in your activewear just isn’t enough.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Eat Outside in Brisbane When You Need Some Vitamin D

    After being holed up all week in the office, get out and soak up sunny Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Aperitivo Hours In Brisbane

    Where to relax, Italian-style, with an afternoon beverage.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Picks for Pizza in Brisbane

    From giant pepperoni-topped slices to vegan rounds, we've got you covered.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Spots in Brisbane for Sundowners

    The best places to see out the sunlight with a drink in your hand.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Best New Restaurants of 2017

    Honouring the best new additions to Brisbane's restaurant scene this year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Brisbane's Best Getaways

    Where to eat, what to see and where to stay in Queensland and northern NSW.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Eat When You're Saving but Don't Feel Like Another Meal at Home

    Places for a weeknight feed that won't blow the budget.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Least Awkward Spots for a First Date

    Because first dates are nail-biting enough without the added challenge of picking a good place.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Best Retro Spots For When You're Feeling Nostalgic

    The question isn't just where to go, it's which era to spend time in.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Most Impressive Spots for When You Finally Meet the Parents

    Spots that'll set the tone and put you in their good books.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Go When a Big Bowl of Pasta Is the Only Thing That Will Make You Feel Better

    There's not a whole lot that can't be fixed by a big serve of carbs.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Best Happy Hours for Some Serious Co-Worker Bonding

    Options that will see you and your colleagues sinking cheap beers rather than chatting about spreadsheets.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Become Human Again in Brisbane After A Big Night Out

    Some of Brisbane's best places to turn your hangover around.

  • Food & Drink

    Where to Eat American Barbecue in Brisbane

    Where to get your fix of some down-home USA cookin'.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Bars in Brisbane for After-Work Drinks

    Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Wine Bars in Brisbane

    The city's very best vino-pouring hangouts, havens and hideaways.

  • Food & Drink

    Seven Queensland Breweries Worth a Road Trip

    Try beers brewed with rainwater, chocolate milk porters and pale ales that help save turtles.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Breakfast Spots to Try

    Rise and shine, Brisbane — these are breakfasts worth getting up early for.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Beach Camping Spots in Queensland

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Ten Best Beach Camping Spots in Victoria

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    75 Highly Awesome Outdoor Brisbane Adventures to Try

    There's got to be at least one in here for you. At least.

  • Food & Drink

    12 Killer Summer Recipes from Some of Australia's Best Chefs

    Entrees, mains and cocktails from Porteno, Kitchen by Mike, Matt Stone, Big Poppa's and more.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's 25 Most Popular Restaurants and Cafes of 2016

    Catch up on the year's most buzzed-about establishments.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's 30 Most Popular Bars of 2016

    Catch up on the year's most visited drinking dens.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Spots for Beach Camping in NSW

    Pitch your tent, then into the surf with you.

  • Design & Style

    The Best Places to Buy Plants in Brisbane

    Fill your garden with gorgeous green babies.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best BYO Restaurants in Brisbane

    Offset the damage to your wallet on your next night out.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Waterside Bars in Brisbane

    Summer calls for spritzes by the beach and a few cold ones on the banks of the Brisbane River.

  • Design & Style

    The Eight Best Brisbane Shops for Unique Christmas Gifts

    Because there's no international Christmas shipping deadline when you shop local.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Five Best Places to Go Horse Riding Near Brisbane

    Now's the time to live out your Saddle Club fantasies.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten of the Best Burger Joints in Brisbane

    Because if it's one thing this city has, it's burgers.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Boozy Brunches in Brisbane

    Start your day with eggs Benno, baked goods and Bloody Marys.

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