Brisbane's Smallest Bars

From the time Brisbane's very first small bar opened some 6 years ago, there's been a raft of blink-and-you-miss-them bars springing up across the city. 

With some you could barely swing a cat inside and others that are actually bars within bars, what they lack in size they make up for in ambience - here are 10 of Brisbane's smallest bars.

Bar Lonely

Brisbane's smallest bar has only 12 seats - find it buried underground as part of a colourful labyrinth of Asian-themed bars in an old newspaper print office...more

Maker Bar

Like a tiny darkened bar you'd stumble upon in the back lanes of a European city, Maker Bar comes complete with charcuterie cabinet and killer artisan cocktails...more

Whisky Lounge

Blink and you'll miss the entrance to the teensy dimlit whisky lounge next door to the cosy main bar area in this cool café by day, bar by night...more

Pint-Sized Craft Bar

True to its name is this convivial little craft beer and boutique wine bar tucked away in a northside suburban shopping centre...more

Blind Tiger Bar

Straight out of the Prohibition era is this pocket-sized speakeasy style bar where jazz, whisky and forbidden cocktails rule...more

Biru Shinobi

A secret Japanese whiskey, beer and sake bar attached to an equally small Japanese kitchen is the go-to for rare top shelf whiskey...more  

The Tree House

An enchanted little fairytale laneway bar inspired by Peter Pan's lost boys and serving organic beer, wine and vegetarian bar treats...more

Skukum Lounge

An alpine-themed bar that lives inside a little vintage cocktail lounge that just happens to be Brisbane's very first small bar...more


On the cusp of an inner city boho precinct lives this warm and rustic little boutique gin and beer bar with a social conscience...more

John Mills Himself

Named after the heritage-listed century old warehouse that it lives in the base of, this hidden away small bar still found room for a piano...more

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