Brisbane's Best Laneway Bars

Brisbane's laneway bar culture is thriving, with a batch of great little bars joining the growing scene in the lanes of Brisbane's CBD, inner city and even the suburbs. 

Here's a guide to the Brisbane laneway bars everyone should know about:

Maker Bar

Fish Lane's uber chic minimalist hole-in-the-wall bar is renowned for its must try artisan cocktails prepared with theatrical flair, exquisite bar snacks and intimate Euro ambience...more

Super Whatnot

An old beauty school tucked away in Brisbane's oldest laneway has been transformed into this dimlit split-level cubby hole, a go-to for boutique wines and beers, cocktails and American style bar snacks..more


Brisbane's original laneway bar is found down in an old loading dock at the dead end of Burnett Lane and is subterranean café by day, super cool wine, beer and food bar by night...more

Brisbane Brewing Co

Sandwiched between two character buildings in West End, an inviting laneway with wrought iron gates is the entrance to this quaint beer bar with its own mini beer garden...more


The laneway by the Hilton Hotel is home to this secret tiny café bar, which opens on evenings later in the week for wine, local craft beer and cocktails by candlelight...more

Saccharomyces Beer Café

South Brisbane's Fish Lane's latest entrant is this German-inspired contemporary beer hall, serving a mega range of local and European craft beers and gastro pub style food to share...more

Felix Espresso & Wine Bar

Another hidden gem in Burnett Lane, Felix Espresso and Wine Bar in a redesigned record storage room is café by day, organic wine bar by night later in the week - look out for the coloured windows...more

Red Hook 

From its tucked away home in Gresham Lane, this little bar and diner serves up New York style street food, American and Oz craft beers, wines and creative cocktails...more

Cardigan Bar

The bayside's only laneway bar, secreted in a charming retro shopping strip, is where locals gather for open mic and live music nights, at exhibitions, craft beer, wine and cocktails...more

Corbett & Claude

In the refurbished basement of the splendid heritage-listed Corbett Chambers building, Corbett and Claude, a charming bar and eatery has its entrance down the adjacent laneway...more

John Mills Himself

Tucked away in the base of the century old John Mills Himself building, this tiny historic bar with in-house piano (and regular sessions) is accessed via Elizabeth Street...more

Brooklyn Standard

It's easy to miss the entrance to this happening Eagle Lane bar, a funky basement packed with US memorabilia, with live music acts every night and the odd fun laneway party...more

Retro Bar

The suburban bar in an unexpected laneway location in Brisbane's west is a groovy Austin Powers style 1960s cocktail lounge, with craft beers, wine, spirits and retro cocktails, pizza and tapas...more

Laneway Bar

Hidden away down an alleyway in the Botanic Gardens end of Brisbane CBD, this cool intimate cube-shaped bar is accessed via a restaurant and serves top shelf cocktails with a classic movie backdrop...more

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The Big Band Cabaret Dinner & Show returns to Cloudland
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