08 December 2016

 

5 hottest bars in Brisbane

Don't miss these awesome cocktail bars. The hottest places to unwind after dark

Fresh air served with every cocktail

1. Limes Rooftop Bar

Fresh air served with every cocktail

Our all-time favourite bar

Where do you want to be in Brisbane’s perfect year round climate? Outside, of course, preferably under the stars, high above the city, sipping champagne and cocktails in a swanky, sultry bar. Well, that piece of heaven is called Limes Rooftop Bar, and it’s just as perfect for sundowners as it is for an all-night drinking session. There’s a sexy crowd, a rooftop cinema, an amazing wine list and, to take some wisdom home with you, why not try their crash course in cocktail making?

142 Constance Street, Fortitude Valley

Tel: +61 (7) 3852 9000

Great on Fridays – and every other night of the week

2. Fridays

Great on Fridays – and every other night of the week

Join the after-work-week crowd as they party into the night at this Brisbane institution. This riverside venue, with its stunning story bridge views, plies the crowds with well-earned drinks from a vast beverage list. There is also live local music, friendly bar staff and great company, from fellow travellers to pumped-up execs. Don’t expect to go home early. You’re lying in tomorrow!

123 Eagle St, Brisbane   Tel: +61 (7) 3832 2122

Tiki bar on Vulture Street

3. Jungle

Tiki bar on Vulture Street

Dying for a drink? Feel the vultures circling? Head to Jungle in Brisbane’s West End to cool off and slake your thirst. Rum’s the deal in this Polynesian paradise, with its shelves wailing under the weight of over fifty variants. Complete with pineapples and umbrellas, the cocktail list boasts all the classics as well as a delicious house spiced ginger beer infused with lemongrass, your choice of rum and a splash of lime. This is tropical drinking at its most colourful.

76 Vulture Street, West End   Tel:

Whisky from the revered Tasmanian distiller

4. Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar

Whisky from the revered Tasmanian distiller

Whet your whistle with whisky in this Brisbane small heritage-listed saloon. It’s got all the trappings to complement the golden nectar of fermented grain mash: a moody atmosphere, leather armchairs and a glittering mirror bar. Whisky connoisseurs can sip on Australia’s only highland single-malt whisky, crafted in the Nant Tasmanian distillery, or for a more global taste, try the range of 150 boutique whiskies from around the world.

2 Edward Street   Tel: +61 (7) 3160 2638

A hirsute lady pulls a mean beer

5. The Bearded Lady

A hirsute lady pulls a mean beer

Renovated with salvaged wood from the local demolition yard, The Bearded Lady is a mysterious, musical addition to the Brisbane drinking scene. A quirky 1920s-era vaudeville feel lends the place a real uniqueness – and you’re just as likely to enjoy live theatre, musical choruses and circus acts as you are a beer! With no food menu, feel free to bring your own or order in from a local take-out. And, of course, no place of this nature would be complete without a grand piano of its own.

138 Boundary Street, West End   Tel: +61 403 604 708

 
 
 
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