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The Best Bars in Brisbane for After-Work Drinks

Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.
By Concrete Playground
July 20, 2017
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The Best Bars in Brisbane for After-Work Drinks

Sip speciality wine, drink local craft beer or enjoy a Negroni (or two) at these post-work haunts.
By Concrete Playground
July 20, 2017
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    El Matador

    An all-day tapas bar hidden down a CBD laneway.

  • Food & Drink

    Hello Gorgeous Bar

    Newstead's cocktail bar with tropical vibes and neon.

  • Food & Drink

    Trash Taco

    Tacos, tostadas and tequila inside one of Fortitude Valley's tiny bars.

  • Food & Drink

    Soapbox Beer

    Brewing up chocolatey dark ales and citrus-heavy pale ales alongside brisket burgers and beer-battered fish and chips.

  • Food & Drink

    iPONG Brisbane

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

  • Food & Drink

    Salon de Co

    Old-world design meets futuristic fare at the Ovolo Inchcolm's adventurous in-house restaurant.

  • Food & Drink

    X Cargo

    The multi-purpose Fortitude Valley venue combines an American-meets-Latin American eatery, three bars and a party venue.

  • Food & Drink

    The Terrace

    A rooftop bar and dining terrace atop South Bank's Emporium Hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    The Caxton Hotel

    A legendary venue with proximity to both Suncorp Stadium and the Brissie CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Jimmy's On The Mall

    An all-hours airy oasis in the heart of the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Pig 'N' Whistle Riverside

    A slice of Britain on the banks of the Brisbane River.

  • Food & Drink

    Jessie's Girl

    Don’t worry, we can’t stop singing the song either.

  • Food & Drink

    Blackbird Bar & Grill

    Nothing screams 'Queensland summer' quite like champagne and seafood on the waterfront

  • Food & Drink

    Little Big House

    Belt out karaoke and drink beer in a renovated police station.

  • Riverland

    Snack on street food and crack a brew while taking in some of the best views of the river.

  • Food & Drink

    The Cloakroom Bar

    Head down the laneway and look for the doorman under the fire escape.

  • Food & Drink

    Holey Moley Golf Club

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Alfred & Constance

    Two heritage Queenslanders house one of Brisbane's best venues.

  • Food & Drink

    Legends Speakeasy Bar

    Brisbane City's secret speakeasy you need a password to get into.

  • Food & Drink

    1UP Arcade

    Brisbane's retro-style freeplay gaming arcade.

  • Food & Drink

    The Montague Hotel

    This new West End gastropub does $10 espresso martinis all day, every day.

  • Food & Drink

    Pour Choices

    With great craft beer and a strong bar snack menu, there are no poor choices here.

  • Food & Drink

    Claret House

    Sip stellar tipples in Teneriffe's Woolstore building.

  • Food & Drink

    Sasquatch Bar

    A charcoal grill and craft beer bar inspired by the Canadian Rockies.

  • Food & Drink

    Tatsu Yakitori Bar

    Your new Japanese street food haven.

  • Food & Drink

    Sixteen Antlers

    A new rooftop bar in the Brisbane CBD.

  • Food & Drink

    Friday's Riverside

    This riverside spot knows how to get the party started — and keep it going.

  • Food & Drink

    Santa Monica Pizza & Burger Bar

    Cali cocktails and cuisine opposite Central Station.

  • Food & Drink

    Metropole Eatery

    Brisbane's own CBD dining hall.

  • Food & Drink

    Canvas

    A Woolloongabba stalwart that, despite opening in 2010, is still as good as ever.

  • Food & Drink

    Jimmy Rod's Shave Saloon Bar and Kitchen

    Freshen your look and your drink.

  • Food & Drink

    Waterloo Hotel

    Newstead's longstanding local boozer housed in a classic art deco building.

  • Food & Drink

    Factory 51

    Industrial meets rustic.

  • Food & Drink

    Ploughman

    Because you can't beat a good food-and-drink combo.

  • Food & Drink

    Zero Fox

    Gangnam style chicken wings are just the beginning.

  • Food & Drink

    Blockhouse Nundah

    Good times, any time.

  • Food & Drink

    Sazerac

    A boring ol' hotel gym is now a high-flying rooftop bar — 30 storeys up.

  • Food & Drink

    Botero Espresso Bar Brisbane

    The Clarence Coast comes to Brisbane.

  • Food & Drink

    The Brass Barrel

    Slighty British-themed, and slightly unexpected.

  • Food & Drink

    The French Food Shop

    Cafe by day, bar by night.

  • Food & Drink

    Pillar Bar

    Because every bar needs a sizeable, specially curated drinks list.

  • Food & Drink

    Jabiru

    The best thing about working 9 to 5.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Henderson

    A bevy of beverages, and a beer garden to drink them in.

  • Food & Drink

    The Unforgiven

    Another darling hangout.

  • Food & Drink

    Bavarian Bier Cafe

    Weissbier, weiner schnitzel and wonderful views over the river.

  • Food & Drink

    Regatta Hotel

    Drink riverside at this Brisbane institution.

  • Food & Drink

    The Village Social

    Who doesn't like their dive bars accompanied by a splash of local history?

  • Food & Drink

    Darling & Co

    Sustainable produce, dog-friendly garden and terrace cocktails in Paddington, darling.

  • Food & Drink

    Fitz + Potts

    There's more to this Nundah dive bar than its retro furniture and chilled-out vibe.

  • Food & Drink

    Barbara

    A slick small bar for every night of the week.

  • Food & Drink

    Yorks Hollow

    When the working day is done, this cafe-turned-bar just wants to have jazzy fun.

  • Food & Drink

    Collective Kitchen & Bar

    Your new weekday coffee, dinner and drinks spot with a view.

  • Food & Drink

    The Defiant Duck

    With beer and wine taps plus southern-inspired American fare, don't expect to rush out of this food and drink pavilion's doors.

  • Food & Drink

    Southbank Beer Garden

    Steaks, brews and parkland views, inner-city oasis style.

  • Food & Drink

    Corbett & Claude

    Say hello to a new inner-city source of historically minded tastiness.

  • Food & Drink

    Bao Down Now

    Bow down to a new bar and restaurant serving up steamed, filled buns and teapot cocktails.

  • Food & Drink

    Izakana-Ya Okuman

    Expect to be spoiled for options — and atmosphere — at this Brisbane Japanese eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Mr Edward's Alehouse & Kitchen

    It might be called an alehouse, but this Euro-centric CBD watering hole champions its food as much as its drinks.

  • Food & Drink

    Barcadia

    Find make-your-own tortilla boards and doughnut lollipop platters at Bulimba's new go-to hangout.

  • Food & Drink

    Farrier

    An underground bar and supper club that will inspire a race through the doors.

  • Food & Drink

    Affinity Restaurant

    Modern Australian meals finished off with a trolley of cheese.

  • Food & Drink

    Miss Kay's

    Mac Daddy burgers and spiced bacon maple sour 'jartinis' make any night fly by.

  • Food & Drink

    Iceworks

    Someone definitely deserves a high-five for these house-made pizzas.

  • Food & Drink

    Red Hook

    Duck tacos: Brisbane's newest foodie bucket list must-eat.

  • Food & Drink

    Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar at NEXT Hotel

    Lennons Pool Terrace & Bar is a breath of fresh air (literally) when it comes to the Brisbane bar scene.

  • Food & Drink

    Hop & Pickle

    Hop & Pickle deliver an eclectic gastropub menu, best enjoyed with a craft beer and a view of South Bank greenery.

  • Food & Drink

    Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

    Make like Snoop Dogg, sip on some gin and juice, and do your granny proud.

  • Food & Drink

    Brooklyn Standard

    Rooftops are fine, but underground's where the live music, American beers and free table pretzels are at.

  • Food & Drink

    Brewski

    There's no shortage of bars marrying craft beer with American eats, but few do it as well as Brewski.

  • Food & Drink

    Gertie’s Bar and Lounge

    She's our kind of lady.

  • Food & Drink

    Ric’s Bar

    Still as delightfully divey as ever - and now with beer on tap and good sound.

  • Food & Drink

    Bitter Suite

    The feel of a UK local pub — with standout, inventive food added.

  • Food & Drink

    The Scratch

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

  • Food & Drink

    Elixir Rooftop Bar

    Brisbane is a great place to be outside; may rooftop bars like this reign.

  • Food & Drink

    At Sixes and Sevens

    The young trendy sister to Cru Bar, has both style and substance.

  • Food & Drink

    Green Beacon Brewing Co

    Teneriffe's own Brissie brewery.

  • Food & Drink

    Garuva Hidden Tranquility Restaurant and Bar

    A rabbit warren of curtained dining areas.

  • Food & Drink

    Hotel LA

    Hotel LA is pretty much your standard Queensland bar, and funnily enough that’s the one thing that sets it apart.

  • Food & Drink

    Champ Kitchen & Bar

    Directly underneath the ABC and near the giant Wheel of Brisbane, Champ Kitchen + Bar is a hideaway from the hustle and bustle of South Bank.

  • Food & Drink

    Chowhouse

    Chowhouse is an Asian fusion restaurant and café with a fresh look and an even fresher menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Cru Bar + Cellar

    Cru bar is the ideal alternative for those wanting to avoid the chaos that is the Valley on a Saturday night.

  • Food & Drink

    Jamie’s Espresso Bar

    Jamie's simple approach to the complex art of liquid gold is second to none.

  • Food & Drink

    Archive

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

  • Food & Drink

    Yard Doggs

    You'll want to come for two key things: craft beer and finger-lickin' bar food.

  • Food & Drink

    The End

    Never has the saying 'good things come in small packages' rung truer than at West End's latest boutique bar, The End.

  • Food & Drink

    The Survey Co.

    The Survey Co is Burnett Lane’s latest occupant, and brings the number of bars in this thriving laneway to a total of three (Super Whatnot and Brew are its neighbours). Brisbane bar and restaurant veteran, Simon Livingstone, is the man behind this latest addition to the Brisbane laneway scene.

  • Food & Drink

    Super Whatnot

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

  • Food & Drink

    The Bowery

    Taking its name from the New York street where dimly lit dive bars are a dime a dozen, The Bowery channels the warm and eclectic style of its namesake. Hidden between the flashing lights of surrounding nightclubs in the Valley, The Bowery is a slice of downtown New York waiting to welcome you with a […]

  • Food & Drink

    X & Y Bar

    When X & Y Bar launched in 2009, owners Chris Smith, Pete Eldon and Eugene Luongo aimed to bring Brisbane a relaxed live music venue with an equally relaxed dress code. Fast forward two years and X & Y is packed out every weekend with a hyperactive crowd of sweaty youths. It wasn’t supposed to […]

  • Food & Drink

    The Junk Bar

    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.

  • Food & Drink

    Glass Bar and Restaurant - CLOSED

    As the neighbouring bar to cultural hub The Judith Wright Centre, Glass Bar is the ideal watering hole for a pre-show cocktail. But you’d be mistaken in writing Glass off as a mere pit stop.

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