Best Bars in Brisbane's CBD

25+ of the best bars in Brisbane CBD, from scenic riverside to funky laneway drinking holes, basement bars, rooftops, whisky bars, overwater bars and hideaways with secret entrances:

A stunning 12-metre whisky bar nestled on the upper floor of the heritage-listed John Reid & Nephews building
This ambient underground eatery and bar is located down Rowes Lane, beneath the historic Rowes building
Death & Taxes is a gorgeous old-world cocktail lounge and wine bar hidden away in Brisbane's oldest laneway
A stunning Italian cocktail bar and eatery in the base of a century old warehouse
Mr Percival’s is Brisbane’s stunning octagonal overwater bar jutting out over the river in prime position at the Howard Smith Wharves
Brooklyn Standard is Brisbane’s coolest basement bar - a dim-lit brick cellar accessed by a secret laneway door, where live music acts and bands play nightly to an eclectic crowd.
Alba Bar & Deli is a funky little Spanish-inspired laneway bar where jamon, sherry and hip hop rule
Riverland is Brisbane’s hottest social setting, with an 80ft bar and five shipping containers serving street food
This ambient cubby hole of a bar inhabits an ex beauty school on the odd side of Brisbane's oldest laneway
A stunning poolside restaurant and bar taking inspiration from the iconic 1970's & '80's restaurant of the same name
Grape Therapy Wine Merchants and Drinking Den is a bespoke underground wine shop and bar that channels Dean Martin.
Fiume is the stunning rooftop bar of Crystalbrook Vincent, nestled under the Story Bridge at Howard Smith Wharves
A splendid bespoke cocktail bar in the stunningly converted base of a heritage multi-level warehouse
This stylish Riviera-inspired laneway bar is hidden away down the city's Spencer Lane
Occupying one of Brisbane’s oldest buildings from which the city’s first produce markets operated in 1865-68
By day a funky basement cafe, by night Brew transforms itself into a cool speakeasy style laneway bar
A splendid old world European-style brasserie and wine bar in the grand heritage-listed Bank of New South Wales
Felons Brewing Co is Brisbane’s best-located microbrewery, a showpiece of the Howard Smith Wharves
The Gresham Bar is one of Brisbane’s most ambient old world bourbon and whisky bars, tucked away in a corner of the heritage listed National Australia Bank on the edge of Gresham Lane
Mr Edward's Alehouse and Kitchen is an ambient oasis of top notch food, beer and soul nestled on a corner
Howard Smith Wharves have a giant new waterfront beer hall, with barrel aged beers, a delicious foodie menu
A glamorous old world bar and grill located in the ground floor of heritage-listed Rothwells building
Fat Angel is an all-American sports bar and grill, serving American-inspired eats and booze to sports fanatics
On the ground floor of Brisbane’s grandest heritage hotel is this classic lounge bar, with lofty ceilings, an antler chandelier and arched windows overlooking the historical Queen’s Gardens square
Sixteen Antlers rooftop bar sits atop Brisbane’s Pullman Hotel with wraparound views that include a unique close-up of Brisbane City Hall

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