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Brisbane's Secret Bars within bars

There's something mysterious about discovering a bar within a bar, and Brisbane has a number of these dotted about town. Dance the night away at an underground tiki bar, connect with your inner mermaid, or step back to the days of prohibition at one of these bars within bars featured below:

Jack Rabbits

Enter a secret wardrobe to relive the bygone era of 1920s prohibition at Jack Rabbits. This bar lies hidden above Electric Avenue bar in Woolloongabba and is the place to enjoy premium whiskey from around the globe...more

Archer's Bunker

Archer’s Bunker Spring Hill

Things have turned a little bit grunge at Archer's Bunker, located downstairs at Spring Hill's International Hotel. Look out for the entrance behind the fridge the red phone booth to fully appreciate the air-raid theme here...more

The Drawing Room

A bell within The Gresham is the only way to gain access to The Drawing Room, providing a great excuse to step back in time and enjoy an evening of sophistication with an elegant martini in hand...more

The Boiler Room

Tomcat Fortitude Valley

A hidden door within the Tomcat dive bar leads into The Boiler Room, a bar reminiscent of the 1940s. This bespoke cocktail bar also serves pizzas - for hints about that hidden door, just ask Bill Murray...more

Tiki Tiki Gai

Underground tropical-influenced bar, Tiki Tiki Gai features exotic bacardi-based cocktails and can be found within Heya Bar in Fortitude Valley. Think pineapples, ukeleles and plenty of island style fun...more

Skukum Lounge

Ashgrove's popular Junk Bar also has a secret inner bar - Skukum Lounge. A visit to this bar within a bar is not unlike stumbling upon a cosy cabin in the woods, complete with deer heads, quality music and comfy couches...more

The Mermaid Lounge

Pirates and sailors are especially welcome at Caxton Street's Mermaid Lounge. This one is tucked away upstairs at Lefties Old Time Music Hall and is a unique place to enjoy one of their sixty varieties of rum...more