Brisbane's Best Laneway Bars

Hidden away down Brisbane's laneways you'll find some of the city's best little bars. From the oldest lane in the CBD to the quaint historic Valley laneways and super cool Fish Lane across the river - here's 17 Brisbane laneway bars you need to know about:

Death & Taxes is a gorgeous old-world cocktail lounge and wine bar hidden away in Brisbane's oldest laneway
Alba Bar & Deli is a funky little Spanish-inspired laneway bar where jamon, sherry and hip hop rule
Next Episode is a secret laneway hip hop bar with a concealed entrance inside a barber’s shop
King Tiki is a quaint retro tiki bar that opens onto California Lane from the rear of the barber shop it shares in Brunswick St Fortitude Valley.
The Cloakroom Bar brings speakeasy vibes to the centre of Brisbane, with its’ secretive location and bespoke cocktails
Mall escapees and first timers to this ambient cubby hole of a bar should note that despite its even numbered address it lives on the odd side of Brisbane's oldest lane.
Maker is a chic and intimate hole-in-the-wall bar reminiscent of those found in Barcelona’s back alleys, tucked away in Fish Lane, South Brisbane.
TSO Lounge & Dining is a splendid prohibition-style bar/bistro in Fortitude Valley’s oldest building, a heritage-listed 1860's apothecary
The Stand is a seriously delicious dessert and cocktail bar found at the entrance of Fortitude Valley’s funky California Lane
El Matador is a lively authentic Spanish tapas bar nestled in Brisbane's oldest laneway
Saccharomyces Beer Café is a cool designer beer hall tucked away in Fish Lane, South Brisbane, serving a daily breakfast, followed by craft beers and eats until midnight.
Brisbane's secret inner city craft brewery and bar is Brisbane Brewing Co. tucked away down a West End laneway.
La Lune Wine Co is a classy little French style wine bar tucked away in South Brisbane's Fish Lane
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.
Tucked upstairs above the Euro and Urbane restaurant complex is this compact funky outpost of a bar peering over semi-abandoned Spencer Lane.
By day a dero chic coffee bar, by night Brew transforms itself into a cool speakeasy style laneway bar that has punters queuing for an armchair on the astro turf.
John Mills Himself would no doubt have happily patronized the tiny café bar nestled in the base of the curiously titled heritage listed building that bears his name.

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