Brisbane's Best Winter Bars

From cosy vintage lounges and underground speakeasies to whisky dens and igloos, here's 20 Brisbane bars that are perfect for a winter drink:

Streetcorner Jimmy is a charming, old-world bar and eatery housed in the heritage-listed London Woolstore
TSO Lounge & Dining is a splendid prohibition-style bar/bistro in Fortitude Valley’s oldest building, a heritage-listed 1860's apothecary
The Cloakroom Bar brings speakeasy vibes to the centre of Brisbane, with its’ secretive location and bespoke cocktails
The Hope & Anchor is Paddington's very own English-style neighbourhood pub that has made its home in a heritage-listed 19th century bakery
Finney Isles is a low-key glamorous cocktail and wine bar unlike any other in Brisbane, hidden behind a closed blue door in Fortitude Valley
The Veuve Clicquot Chalet at Customs House is Brisbane's must-visit Aspen-inspired pop-up riverside bar
Jack Rabbits Whisky Bar is a 1920s jazz speakeasy whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe
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
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
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 Malecon Bar is Milton’s best kept secret – a gorgeous vintage Cuban cocktail bar and craft rum distillery with no signage
Death & Taxes is a gorgeous old-world cocktail lounge and wine bar hidden away in Brisbane's oldest laneway
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
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
Savile Row is a hidden Valley treasure that is one of Brisbane’s best bars - an opulent speakeasy-style vintage lounge bar
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.
Nestled in the old Mineral House on Edward St, Brisbane lies the luxe and cosy Silver Fox Wine Bar
There is no signage indicating Junk Bar, a swoon-worthy retro drinking den that appears to have been beamed by aliens into a brightly lit suburban commercial shopping strip.
Mr Mista is Fortitude Valley’s glamorous Hollywood-inspired bar eatery featuring sunken jade green velvet lounges
Tucked upstairs above the Euro and Urbane restaurant complex is this compact funky outpost of a bar peering over semi-abandoned Spencer Lane.

Top Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

L’amante Anglaise is a must-see murder mystery performed live on stage
Boho Luxe Market is a massive festival-style market at The Old Museum
Dolly Diamond's Bl*nkety Bl*nks is a hilarious variety show for adults-only
Quilty is a stunning exhibition of the works of contemporary artist Ben Quilty
Australia's biggest Inflatable Fun Park is coming to Brisbane
The BBQ & Beer Roadshow at Redland Showgrounds where you can sample delicious BBQ meat and craft brews
Join award-winning author Tara June Winch in conversation with Melissa Lucashenko
Queensland Music Festival returns for 3 weeks in July
Portside Wharf is hosting a decadent chocolate festival

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Keep the kids busy this winter school holidays with Brisbane City Council’s fantastic free and low-cost school holiday activities
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