Brisbane Bars with Games and Activities for When You Want to Do More Than Just Sit Around and Drink

Sip shiraz over 'Scrabble', polish off a pint with a game of pool, pair cocktails with karaoke or mash buttons with a brew in your hand.
Concrete Playground
February 22, 2024
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    Pink Flamingo Spiegeland Brisbane

    98 Bincote Street, Hamilton

    For seven years — until it needs to make way for Brisbane's Olympics preparations — Northshore Hamilton is home to a 400-seat riverside cabaret club.

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    Lost Souls Karaoke

    186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

    Mash buttons next door at Netherworld, then hit up this underworld-themed karaoke bar to belt out a tune over drinks.

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    Maniax Brisbane CBD

    Burnett Lane, Brisbane City

    This second Brisbane site for the axe-throwing chain comes with a Viking-themed bar — and will get you hurling hatchets on Adelaide Street.

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    Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Bowen Hills

    30 King Street, Bowen Hills

    After its Toombul venue was closed due to the floods, this circus-themed arcade bar has moved to Bowen Hills.

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    186 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

    Fortitude Valley's retro arcade and board game bar will ensure that you're never bored while sipping a pint.

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    Hijinx Hotel Chermside

    Gympie And Hamilton Roads, Chermside

    This OTT challenge-room bar chain launched its first Brisbane location, joining Holey Moley at Chermside.

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    Holey Moley Golf Club Chermside

    Gympie Road, Chermside

    You can now drink cocktails and play putt-putt at Chermside Shopping Centre, with Holey Moley opening its third Brisbane location.

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    B. Lucky & Sons Fortitude Valley

    315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

    An adults-only arcade bar from the Holey Moley team.

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    Oche Fortitude Valley

    111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

    A two-storey electronic darts bar.

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    BrewDog DogTap Brisbane

    77 Metroplex Avenue, Brisbane

    Open since 2019, the Scottish brewery's first Aussie outpost has arcade games, brunch fare and a bottle shop.

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    Nosferatu Bar + Cafe

    26 Jeays Street, Bowen Hills

    Nosferatu has opened a dog-friendly gin distillery, bar and cafe in a leafy Bowen Hills warehouse.

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    Claw BBQ & Grill Brisbane

    56 King Street, Bowen Hills

    If you're after seafood, boozy slushies and watching sport, King Street has just the 1000-person crab shack for it.

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    144 Edward Street, Brisbane City

    An American-style diner dedicated to wings and beer.

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    Hijinx Hotel Surfers Paradise

    Elkhorn Avenue, Surfers Paradise

    This Gold Coast bar from the Holey Moley team pairs challenges with cocktails — and plenty of nostalgia.

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    Maniax Gold Coast

    Cavill Avenue, Surfers Paradise

    The Viking-themed axe-throwing chain has opened its second Queensland venue on the Gold Coast.

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    Holey Moley Golf Club Wintergarden

    , Brisbane City

    Head to the Wintergarden to get tap, tap, tapping around nine themed holes — while drinking cocktails.

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    The Wickham

    308 Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

    This Valley favourite is welcoming Brisbanites back in after a $3.1-million makeover.

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    The Junk Bar

    215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove

    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.

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    Holey Moley Golf Club

    25 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley

    Putt off a turntable, in a bathroom, through a gym, around creepy, creepy clowns, down a tenpin bowling lane and past the Nine Iron Throne.

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    100 Boundary Street, Brisbane

    Located on Boundary Street in West End, Archive is the people's pub.

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    The Scratch

    8/1 Park Road, Milton

    The small bar is a cosy, chilled, shabby-chic addition to Milton's wining 'n' dining Park Road precinct.

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    1UP Arcade

    230 Lytton Road, Morningside

    Brisbane's retro-style freeplay gaming arcade.

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    Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen

    454 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley

    From the crew behind West End's Burrow comes The Valley's beer heaven.

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    Saccharomyces Beer Cafe

    Fish Lane, South Brisbane

    More beer hall and gastropub than regular cafe or bar.

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