Brisbane's 20 Most-Viewed Bars of 2023 So Far

Multi-level riverside gardens, European-inspired wine havens, revamped pubs and challenge-room bars — they’ve all grabbed your attention in 2023 to-date.
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Published on June 27, 2023
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    Babylon Garden

    145 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

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

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    SOKO Rooftop

    7 Symes Street, Fortitude Valley

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

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    Archer Brewing

    278 Newmarket Road, Wilston

    This new brewpub from aviation-inspired brewery Archer has landed in an old WWII hangar in Wilston.

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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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    Maggie May

    84 Longland Street, Newstead

    This Newstead supper club is Brisbane's gloriously 70s-inspired new go-to for cocktails and all-day bites.

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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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    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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    Future Magic Brewing Co

    32 Manilla Street, East Brisbane

    This old warehouse on Manilla Street is now home to a brewery pouring its own tipples, slinging pizzas made in-house and showing nearby beermakers some love.

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    South City Wine

    148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

    Woolloongabba's go-to for wines from around the world, French-inspired cocktails, steak frites, escargot and freshly shucked oysters.

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    Lina Rooftop

    80 Tribune Street, South Brisbane

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

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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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    Oche Fortitude Valley

    111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

    A two-storey electronic darts bar.

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    Riverbar & Kitchen

    71 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

    Watch the boats slink down the river with an ice-cold cocktail in hand.

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    Purple Palm

    148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba

    This Palm Springs-inspired garden bar in Woolloongabba features a ten-foot wall of gin.

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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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    167 Eagle Street, Brisbane City

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

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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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    The Victory Hotel

    127 Edward Street, Brisbane City

    This 168-year-old Edward Street pub has reopened under new management ahead of a big revamp.

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    Fiume Rooftop Bar

    5 Boundary Street, Brisbane City

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

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    Revel Brewing Co Rivermakers

    82 Colmslie Road, Morningside

    Brisbane’s eastside has a new beer-drinking go-to — a second venue for this local brewery, complete with shady umbrellas, fairy lights, and karaage chicken and burgers on the menu.

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