If you’re looking for somewhere cosy and intimate to have a drink, then head to one of Brisbane’s growing number of small bars. They are full of charm, relaxed and have an impressive selection of fine wines.
They are full of character, very intimate, allowing a quiet recreation in a relaxed atmosphere and most importantly: pay special attention to this red, that white and their friends.
In the CBD
celebrates all that is wonderful about South Australia’s Barossa region, in both food and drink. This sophisticated bar is at the end of Adelaide Street, on the corner of Macrossan Street (close to the Story Bridge and the Valley) and it regularly hosts events and tastings for wine lovers. It’s definitely a bar for ‘grown ups’ who love a fine drop of red.
Brew is tucked down an alleyway, Burnett Lane actually, just off Queen Street Mall. By day Brew sells coffee and at night it transforms into a rough-round-the-edges wine bar, perfect for after work drinks. http://www.brewgroup.com.au/
Sparrow & Finch
At Sparrow & Finch – here’s another venue that changes by day and night. At weekday lunchtime this is a busy place to buy gourmet sandwiches, pizzas and fresh salads. At night (Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays) the space flows onto a funky pedestrian laneway connecting Adelaide Street and Queen Street.
The Laneway is upstairs from Urbane restaurant and you can enter from either Mary Street or Spencer Lane off Margaret Street. Delicious bar snacks and cool drinks are on offer in this architect designed haven.
Tank Bar – is part of the new life coming to laneways, in the North Quarter Precinct, linking Tank and Turbot Streets. A Japanese inspired bar menu is a highlight and the restaurant also beckons but you can simply call in for a stylish drink. http://www.tankrestaurant.com.au/
Other places around Brisbane
Canvas on Logan Road at Woolloongabba has won popularity awards for best bar in Brisbane. It’s definitely worth a visit.
You’ll find Uptown basically across the road from Canvas. It’s a laid back drinks lounge on the second floor of the Crosstown Eating House.
Cartel is a very laid back establishment on Caxton St. It’s decked out with milk crate seats and second-hand lounges.
It’s been around for a while now but Lychee Lounge in West End is a long-time favourite with those who love cocktails. It’s everything a good bar should be.
Room 60 at Kelvin Grove is a tiny, vintage-inspired place to relax and unwind. They host events like acoustic music, artist talks and cabaret. At Room 60 you’ll find shoes up the wall, boardgames to play and constant surprises.
Retro Bar in Kenmore proves there is life in the suburbs. Live music and old movies are an added bonus. Open till midnight 6 nights a week.
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