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Brisbane's 20 Most Popular Bars of 2023

Sprawling breweries, riverside terraces, reborn heritage-listed venues and rooftop haunts — they’ve all grabbed your attention in 2023.
By Concrete Playground
December 14, 2023
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By Concrete Playground
December 14, 2023
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  • Food & Drink

    Massimo Restaurant & Bar

    Get a taste of the Amalfi Coast with bottomless lunch and Aperol spritzes on Eagle Street.

  • Food & Drink

    BrewDog DogTap Brisbane

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

  • Food & Drink

    Oasis

    This new $10-million floating bar is hosting parties on the Brisbane River.

  • Food & Drink

    Babylon Garden

    This two-tier waterfront bar on Eagle Street cascades down to the river, and serves up Middle Eastern and East Mediterranean bites and cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    B. Lucky & Sons Fortitude Valley

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

  • Food & Drink

    The GPO

    This Ann Street favourite is finally back with three venues in one after a massive $9-million makeover.

  • Food & Drink

    Hijinx Hotel Chermside

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

  • Food & Drink

    Carmen Tequileria

    James Street's new tequileria heroes agave cocktails and small-batch mezcals.

  • Food & Drink

    Riverland

    This Eagle Street bar is back after a $3.5-million revamp with a new three-tier waterfront deck.

  • Food & Drink

    The Gatsby Lounge Bar

    The revamped GPO now boasts a 1920s-themed lounge bar, complete with the venue's old vault.

  • Food & Drink

    Claw BBQ & Grill Brisbane

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

  • Food & Drink

    Regatta Hotel

    Drink riverside at this Brisbane institution with a jam-packed history.

  • Food & Drink

    SOKO Rooftop

    Towering above the Jubilee Hotel, this luxe 14th-floor restaurant and bar serves up Peruvian and Japanese cuisine.

  • Food & Drink

    Antico

    This Italian-style cocktail bar in Burnett Lane hails from the Death & Taxes and Dr Gimlette crew, and is located in Super Whatnot's old digs.

  • Food & Drink

    Viva La Cali

    The 1st Edition crew has added a new laneway bar and restaurant to Fortitude Valley's California Lane.

  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop

    This 1500-square-metre beach club-inspired bar with a 30-metre infinity pool sits on a South Brisbane rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    Oche Fortitude Valley

    A two-storey electronic darts bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Fiume Rooftop Bar

    Peer over the river, hang out on daybeds by the pool and sip cocktails — all on Crystalbrook Vincent's rooftop.

  • Food & Drink

    Patio

    Rosalie's new neighbourhood bar features a sunny beer garden, takes its cues from 80s Aussie pubs and hails from the Range Brewing team.

  • Food & Drink

    Royal Hotel

    This 135-year-old Nundah pub has relaunched with a new music venue after a $1.1-million makeover.

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