A Night Out In Brisbane: The Top 25 Brisbane Bars

Ah, Brisbane – the city that never sleeps (or at least stays up later than you might think). When the sun sets and darkness descends upon this vibrant metropolis, it’s time to unleash your inner night owl and embark on an unforgettable adventure with our ultimate guide on the best bars in Brisbane.

But fear not, for we’ve got the ultimate guide to help you conquer the night. So whether you’re a seasoned bar-hopper or a curious newbie looking to explore what Brissy has to offer, strap yourselves in for a wild ride through some of the city’s most tantalizing Brisbane bars.

Forget about sticking to what you know; tonight is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and seizing control of your destiny (and perhaps leaving your ex green with envy). From sipping cocktails atop swanky rooftop bars with panoramic views to discovering secret speakeasies nestled behind unassuming doors, Brisbane has something for everyone looking to dominate their evening escapades.

So gather your squad, don your best outfit, and get ready to paint the town red as we unveil the crème de la crème of Brisbane’s nightlife scene.

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The Arcadium Bar

The Basement, 97 Wickham Terrace, Spring Hill QLD 4000

The Arcadium Bar is a part of the Arcadium Adventures Venue. Offering the best cocktails in Brisbane and a cozy area to relax and chat in. This Brisbane bar is definitely one you want to check out.


Death & Taxes

36 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Custom cocktails, wine & craft beer served in an old-world bar adorned with 1,000+ spirit bottles.


The Gresham

308 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Premium rum, whiskey & wines in a venerable bar that also serves progressive craft cocktails.


Savile Row

667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Upscale multi-level venue providing an extensive whisky & cocktail list in old-world surroundings.


Brewski Bar

22 Caxton St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

A rotating draft beer list & New American eats in an industrial-chic space with art & exposed brick.


Lefty's Old Time Music Hall

15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000

Live bands in a hip, saloon-style bar with fabric-draped ceilings, mounted deer heads & a mezzanine.


Cobbler Bar

7 Browning St, West End QLD 4101

Cocktails and 300 types of whiskey, plus BYO food, in a trendy haunt with industrial-chic flair.


Electric Avenue

23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

a Old world English-style pub where folks are invited to indulge in craft spirits, beer and wine, refreshing cocktails and delicious grub.


The Boom Boom Room

49 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Upscale locale below street level, offering creative Japanese dishes, along with sake & cocktails.



186 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Global fare & cocktails are served at this funky bar with an arcade, pinball machines & board games.


Canvas Club

16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102

Share plates, mains and cocktails in a modern bar with mural-covered walls and antique furniture.


The Cloakroom Bar

215 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

The Cloakroom Bar brings speakeasy vibes to the centre of Brisbane, with a secretive location and bespoke cocktails that are designed to suit your taste buds.


The Lab Restaurant and Bar

130 William St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Genteel space with arched windows for upscale Modern Australian dishes, plus high tea on weekends.


LiveWire Sports Bar

mega TV screens, food and beverage deals, live music, DJs until late and more, there is no better venue to round up your mates, grab a pint and witness your favourite sporting matches LIVE, LARGE & LOUD

Kitchen at Treasury

4000 Queensland, Brisbane City, Queen St, Treasury Casino Building William Street Corner

One of Brisbane’s best kept secrets – a home-style diner serving up an extensive menu of classics including all-day breakfast, mouth-watering burgers and decadent desserts.


The Caxton Hotel

38 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000

One of Queensland’s most iconic pubs. The Caxton is home to an award-winning restaurant – the Char Grill & Terrace Bar, an on-site bottle shop, 25 machine gaming room, full TAB facilities, Street Café, the Cauldron Bar and several unique function spaces.


The Victory Hotel

127 Edward St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Chill pub serving global eats including schnitzel, grilled meats, burgers & finger foods, plus beer.


The Charming Squire

3/133 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Cavernous James Squire brewery with high ceilings and timber decor, serving craft beer and ciders.


The Normanby Hotel

1 Musgrave Rd, Red Hill QLD 4059

Lively pub with a restaurant serving steaks and Modern Australian fare, plus an outdoor beer garden.


The Fox Hotel

71/73 Melbourne St, South Brisbane QLD 4101

Modern pub food in an eclectic setting featuring a rooftop bar with umbrellas and colourful benches.

The Paddo Tavern

186 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064

Global pub grub in a big space with two bars, sports screenings, a comedy club & outdoor seating.


The Prince Consort

230 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

explore a heritage-style classic English pub, a luxe supper bar, a Los Cabos-inspired taco and tequila adventure, a music-driven underground edge, a chilled-out garden and more.

The Brunswick Hotel

569 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD 4005

Airy, split-level pub with a modern feel and outdoor areas, for international pub grub and karaoke.


Brisbane Powerhouse

Yagara Country, 119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005

Cool, repurposed tram power station featuring plays, concerts & other shows, plus a speaker series.


At Sixes And Sevens

67 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

A stylish gastropub with hip decor, cosy nooks and outdoor space, serving Modern Australian fare.


Pig 'N' Whistle - Riverside

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Live sport on TV and hearty pub meals in a riverside locale with outdoor seating and a buzzing vibe.


The Sporting Globe Bar & Grill - Chermside

Shop R1, Gympie Rd, Chermside QLD 4032

Modern, roomy venue with booths and screens showing live sports, plus hearty pub-style meals.


As we’ve explored, the best bars in Brisbane truly offer a diverse and vibrant nightlife scene that caters to all tastes and preferences. From the unusual venues that add a touch of quirkiness to your night out, to the themed bars and clubs that transport you to another world, there’s no doubt that this city knows how to elevate your experience.

It’s always worth investigating local hotspots too, as they provide an authentic glimpse into the city’s culture and create memories you’ll cherish for years to come.

Of course, nightlife isn’t solely about drinking and dancing; it’s also about enjoying a variety of entertainment and activities. Brisbane certainly doesn’t disappoint in this regard, providing ample opportunities for laughs, thrills or relaxation. It’s these unique offerings that make the city stand out as a premier destination for memorable nights out.

Finally, don’t forget about the dining options available throughout Brisbane. With its eclectic mix of cuisines and culinary styles, you’re sure to find something delicious to satisfy your palate before or after hitting the town.

So whether it’s indulging in mouthwatering delights or sipping on creative cocktails in hidden gems, remember that every great night out starts with an open mind and a sense of adventure – happy exploring!

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