Bars in Historic Buildings

From historic post offices to substations, stables, old bank vaults, bakeries, department stores, apothecaries, cobblers and even a church, these historic Brisbane buildings have new life as charming bars:

A heritage-listed bank basement has been converted into a stunning Japanese restaurant and bar
The Mix Bar is a stunning, art deco style bar housed in the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post Office
Mrs J. Rabbits is a secret 1920s whiskey and jazz speakeasy whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe
Pincadia is a hip retro arcade, bar and eatery housed in the historic Moreton Rubber Building in Woolloongabba
Can You Keep a Secret? is a fabulous retro-themed wine bar and lounge with a tiny secret vintage boutique inside
Baedeker Wine Bar in the cellar of the old Mill on Constance Street, is like stumbling across a lost bar from another century
Lefty's Music Hall is like a lavish honky tonk saloon meets bordello beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America
Hope & Anchor is Paddington's very own English-style neighbourhood pub that has made its home in a heritage-listed 19th century bakery
Mr Henderson bar, a cool Sandgate drinking hole, inhabits an old cobbler’s shop in the main shopping precinct near the picturesque town square
Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen is where craft beer, Peruvian inspired bar food, the blues and jazz combine
Farrier is a secret underground bar and supper club found in the old horse stables
An old electricity substation at the Breakfast Creek Hotel is home to one of the world's biggest rum bars, Substation no.41 Rum Bar
Entering through the Regatta's sunken black cellar door to The Walrus Club is like stumbling across a forgotten underground speakeasy that has been operating since the 1920s
Beirne Lane is the jewel in the crown of Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick St Mall – a stunning old world-meets new bar and eatery
Holey Moley Golf Club is Brisbane’s most unique bar in a heritage-listed church with a retro-carnival-themed mini- golf course

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