Best Bars In Brisbane

When you think of some of the best bars in Australia, it's more than easy to look Brisbane's way. From award winners and secret spots to rooftop locations where incredible cocktails are king, we're bringing you the drinks and saloons you'd be silly to go without. Check out our recommendations for the best Brisbane bars below. 

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DogTap Brisbane

If you're looking for the best bars in Brisbane for birthdays? DogTap is a strong choice. Not only does this riverside spot boast beaut views and industrial-chic interiors, but also over 28 taps of beer, fun cocktails and wine. Hungry? There's US-style fare for that.

The Terrace

The Terrace is up there as one of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane, flaunting spectacular views of the city's skyline from above. It's also seriously chic, with a retractable glass roof and a living wall, making it a great spot to enjoy the fabulous array of liquid libations on offer.

Finney Isles

Finney Isles is shaking things up in Fortitude Valley, literally. While you admire the sophisticated interiors, from the royal blue booths to the parquet floors, make your way through the extensive drinks list alongside the menu of charcuterie and cheese boards at one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane.


Picture a world of industrial low-hanging lights, penny farthings and bare brick - welcome to Cobbler. Though it's one of the most popular whiskey bars in Brisbane, with over 300 bottles of the firewater spirit, there are also plenty of lip-smacking cocktails to guzzle down too.

Death And Taxes

Looking to London and Paris for inspiration, Death and Taxes brings speakeasy elegance to one of the best hidden bars in Brisbane. Tucked away, boasting floorboards close to 100 years old, it showcases more than 1,000 types of spirit along with leather banquettes and mahogany appeal.