Bars in Historic Buildings

From old flour mills and 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:

The Gresham Bar is Brisbane’s most ambient old world bourbon and whisky bar, tucked away in a corner of the heritage listed National Australia Bank on the edge of Gresham Lane
Nestled in the old Mineral House on Edward St, Brisbane lies the luxe and cosy Silver Fox Wine Bar
The Mix Bar is a stunning, art deco style bar housed in the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post Office
The Boom Boom Room is Brisbane’s most opulent basement bar, located in the underground chambers of the heritage-listed bank
Jack Rabbits Whisky Bar is a 1920s jazz speakeasy whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe
Momani’s is a magnificent vintage bar on the upper floor of a heritage-listed 19th century terrace house overlooking the Brisbane river
Pincadia is a hip retro arcade, bar and eatery housed in the historic Moreton Rubber Building in Woolloongabba
Brisbane's favourite vintage boutique, Can You Keep a Secret?, has transformed its new digs on Stanley Street in Woolloongabba into a a fabulous retro-themed wine bar and lounge
TSO Lounge & Dining is a splendid prohibition-style bar/bistro in Fortitude Valley’s oldest building, a heritage-listed 1860's apothecary
Baedeker Wine Bar in the cellar of the old Mill on Constance Street, is like stumbling across a lost bar from another century, with a secret behind the bookcase
Lefty's Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky tonk saloon meets bordello conveniently beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton St
The 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 underneath New Farm’s landmark historic Queens Arms Hotel
The Mill on Constance is a back street Fortitude Valley bar steeped in ghosts and history, occupying one floor of a gothic brick tower that was once a flour mill and World War II base for US soldiers
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 24/7 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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