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Brisbane's Best Inner-City Bars for After-Work Drinks with Your Coworkers

These breweries, overwater cocktail bars and plant-filled gin gardens are suitable for both celebrating and commiserating.
By Concrete Playground
May 18, 2022
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By Concrete Playground
May 18, 2022
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  • Food & Drink

    Lina Rooftop

    South Brisbane is now home to this 1500-square-metre beach club-inspired rooftop bar with a 30-metre infinity pool.

  • Food & Drink

    Valley Hops Brewing

    Towering above Ann Street, this sky-high leafy oasis pairs Valley-brewed beers with pizzas, skewers and cheeseboards.

  • Food & Drink

    Dr Gimlette

    Located in one of Brisbane's oldest buildings, this new table service-oriented bar hails from the team behind laneway favourite Death and Taxes.

  • Food & Drink

    1st Edition

    Sip Spidey's Margs and Ninja Turtle Negronis at California Lane's new 22-seater, which only takes online bookings.

  • Food & Drink

    Hibiscus Room

    Perched above the Queen Street Mall, this rooftop bar pairs cocktails, 70s- and 80s-inspired dishes, tropical decor and poolside hangs.

  • Food & Drink

    Stratton Bar and Kitchen

    Serving up cacio e pepe udon and cheeseburger bloody marys next to The Triffid, this new bar and eatery hails from Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen owners Ben and Tarryn Brown.

  • Food & Drink

    Stranded Bar

    Open five nights a week, this newcomer serves up a mezcal and tequila-heavy drinks menu, plus piña colada panna cotta.

  • 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

    Savile Row

    Find the orange door on Ann Street, then sip cocktails beneath a dazzling chandelier at this Fortitude Valley favourite.

  • Food & Drink

    Bar Tano

    A sibling venue to James Street's Gemelli Italian, pairing Italian wines and cocktails with salumi and cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    The Inchcolm Bar

    Restaurant Salon de Co has shut up shop, with this newcomer taking its place.

  • Food & Drink

    Will & Flow

    Treasury Brisbane's all-day overwater bar serves up a seafood-heavy menu with coffee, spritzes and stellar river views.

  • Food & Drink

    Felons Brewing Co

    The city’s only riverside brewery is now open inside the Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    Death and Taxes Brisbane

    This old-school bar hidden down a laneway serves up 500 whiskeys and plenty of cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    The Boom Boom Room

    An underground CBD bar located in a heritage-listed former bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Ooh La La Rooftop

    C'est Bon has launched a sky-high new addition, serving up oysters, duck liver parfait eclairs, hot whisky cocktails and city views.

  • Food & Drink

    The Gresham

    A step into The Gresham is a step back in time.

  • Food & Drink

    Super Whatnot

    Stroll through Burnett Lane and pop in to Super Whatnot – we promise you won’t regret it.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Percival's

    The octagonal overwater spot is serving up local seafood, many spritzes and European beachside vibes.

  • Food & Drink

    The Parlour

    The Italian riviera-themed spot joins Cielo, La Costa and La Valle on Brunswick Street.

  • Food & Drink

    Yoko Dining

    A sprawling riverside restaurant with Japanese food and cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Greca

    A Greek taverna from restaurateur Jonathan Barthelmess at Brisbane’s Howard Smith Wharves precinct.

  • Food & Drink

    La Lune Wine Co

    South Brisbane’s European-inspired wine bar with baked mussels and gnocchi.

  • Food & Drink

    Osbourne Hotel

    This Fortitude Valley watering hole has 94 taps, as well as a 400-seat glass-ceiling bistro and beer garden.

  • Food & Drink

    Covent Garden West End

    Sample gins from around the world at this West End bar.

  • Food & Drink

    Joey's

    The cafe atop Kangaroo Point Cliffs has had a big makeover, but those scenic views remain the same.

  • Food & Drink

    Sea Legs Brewing Co

    Pair beers brewed on site with pizzas, burgers, build-your-own charcuterie boards and views of the Story Bridge.

  • Food & Drink

    OTTO Brisbane

    The revamped site now features three Otto ventures, including its restaurant, a waterside bar and an events space.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixteen Antlers

    Sky-high drinks in the Brisbane CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane

    The Byron Bay-based label has opened a brewery and taproom in a heritage-listed Valley building.

  • Food & Drink

    Iris Rooftop

    The Mediterranean-inspired venue is the latest addition to Brunswick Street's new Hotel X.

  • Food & Drink

    La Valle Wine Bar and Bottle Shop

    Drop by to pick up one of the 200-plus bottles of vino on the shelves, or stop for a drink and some cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Kazba

    This Tel Aviv-inspired spot is serving Turkish coffee martinis, chilli haloumi doughnuts and a cocktail hidden in a novel.

  • Food & Drink

    Cielo Rooftop

    Sit on a rooftop, peer over Fortitude Valley and sip cocktails curated by one of Australia's best bars.

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