Best Bars In Canberra
Whether you need to unwind, are planning a date night or simply cruisin’ for a boozin’, you're probably looking for somewhere to get a drink. And what great news then, that the capital is home to many a wicked watering hole. From snazzy rooftops that are no stranger to fine wines to quirky, themed haunts serving up adult afternoon teas, here are the best Canberra bars.
An Irish pub with bucketloads of charm, King O'Malley's is a fine choice for a good ol' drink. Known for pouring some of the freshest Guinness in the city, as well as holding all kinds of lively events and slinging out hearty grub, this hangout will have you staying for hours.
If you're in search of a quirky night out, Reload Bar & Games is a watering hole that doubles as an arcade. It fronts classic machines, consoles that span the ages, pool tables and karaoke. On top of that? There's a buzzing dancefloor, fun cocktails and wild shots on the go.
Looking for a slick, stylish spot for your tipple tasting? Then pop over to Bar Rochford. This hidden hideout is one of the best wine bars in Canberra, boasting shelves brimming with Australian and European vinos. And if it could get any better, there's also a range of quirky, signature cocktails.
Delicious, heady cocktails are the name of the game over at Corella Restaurant & Bar. This popular plot is frequented by the city's thirsty folk, thanks to its slick signature mixes, eclectic range of vino plus spirits aplenty. And if you get peckish? Chow down on flavoursome Aussie delights.
Bar Beruit is the city's answer to the Middle East, offering warm maroon furnishings, hanging plants and pretty lampshades. This Canberra cocktail bar joint serves up a wild range of cracking mixes, including signature sensations, forgotten classics and even boozed-up bubble tea.
Chifley's Bar & Grill in Canberra is undoubtedly one of the most popular places in the city to tip something down the hatch. An elegant space with beaut views of the gardens, this joint will surely have you staying 'til close sipping many a terrific tipple, from Australian wines to artisan whiskies.
High Jinks is up there as one of the best cocktail bars in Canberra. Head on over to this cool basement for chilled-out drinks and rockabilly tunes. Our favourite tipple of the lot is the pina Kahlo, a combo of silver tequila, pineapple, orgeat, 'coconut crack', jalapeños and lime.
Styled after Alice in Wonderland, White Rabbit Cocktail Room is the quirky boozer where whimsical sips and tipsy afternoon teas reign supreme. Highlights include the flamingo, a fruity mix of Beefeater gin, passionfruit Passoa, lemon, egg white, vanilla and raspberry purée.
A sky-high haven of terrific tipples and beaut views, there's a reason why this place is so popular. The Howling Moon, one of the best rooftop bars in Canberra, is ideal for sunset cocktails and dancing under the stars to the tunes of top DJs.
The best restaurant bar in Canberra? Dolly's is the fun-loving haunt that boasts quite the food and drink menu. But don't get us wrong, the cocktails are the real showstopper here - plus it hosts all kinds of events, from DJ-led parties to trivia nights.