Brisbane's 20 Most Popular Bars of 2022 So Far

Rooftop bars with river views, breweries by the water, new drinking spots in historic sites — they’ve all grabbed your attention so far this year.
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Published on June 28, 2022
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    1st Edition

    22 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

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

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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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    Rothwell's Bar & Grill

    235 Edward Street, Brisbane City

    This European-influenced restaurant hails from 1889 Enoteca's Dan Clark, with chef Ben Russell (Aria, Est Est Est) heading up the kitchen.

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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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    iPONG Brisbane - CLOSED

    547 Kessels Road, MacGregor

    Play beer pong and darts — digitally, and over drinks.

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    Ooh La La Rooftop

    611 Stanley Street, Woolloongabba

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

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    Hibiscus Room

    72 Queen Street, Brisbane City

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

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    Valley Hops Brewing

    641 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley

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

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    The Inchcolm Bar

    73 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill

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

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    Stratton Bar and Kitchen

    3 Stratton Street, Newstead

    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.

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    Oche Fortitude Valley

    111 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

    A two-storey electronic darts bar.

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    Eagles Nest

    21 Lambert Street, Kangaroo Point

    The best view of Brisbane, from 12 storeys up.

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    Stranded Bar

    3 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley

    Opened by the crew behind The Zoo, this Fortitude Valley bar serves up a mezcal and tequila-heavy drinks menu.

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    Dr Gimlette

    109 Edward Street, Brisbane City

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

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    Rita's Tequila Tacqueria

    36 Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe

    This creative Vernon Terrace newcomer only takes its tipple of choice and tortillas from Mexican cuisine.

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    Covent Garden West End

    142 Boundary Street, West End

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

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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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    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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    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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    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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