Vacationing during the summer holidays in Australia is fun, yet incomplete without getting a feel of some of the best cocktails in Brisbane. Nothing beats a cocktail during summer when the weather is warmer and the sea is a haven for beach goers and holiday makers. The cold cocktail is your perfect accompaniment. So make sure that as you go sightseeing, you have at your fingertips some of the coolest joints to enjoy a cocktail.
There are about 80 cocktail bars with a number of them in the CBD and a handful tucked away in the quiet suburbs. Here’s a list of the top ranking cocktail bars in the city.
Junk Bar, contrary to its moniker, is not the place for junk food. Instead, this delightful cocktail bar is tucked away in the suburb region of Ashgrove. The antique aura of the eclectic bar lounge features vintage furniture and a cabin back lounge. Place an order for the teapot gin, a tantalizing drink served in true junk style – in a tea set.
Junk Bar – 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove, (07) 3168 2993
Brew awaits your visit whenever you are in Brisbane, and are on the hunt for an excellent cocktail bar. Get your favorite cup of coffee by day, and order for a tasty cocktail as dusk draws nigh. Cider Wednesdays at Brew are a must-attend. Different cocktails are on offer, as is an array of board games that you can enjoy.
Brew – Lower Burnett Lane, CBD, (07) 3211 4242
John Mills Himself makes for an interesting cocktail bar if the name is anything to go by. Nestled behind a popular bookstore in the city is this delightful joint. The marble top bar sees coffee addicts by day and cocktail lovers by night. Make sure you sample one of the most popular options at John Mills Himself is the Bees Knees cocktail.
John Mills Himself – 40 Charlotte Street, CBD, 0434 064 349
Madame Wu joins the list of best cocktail bars in Brisbane, complete with its unique name. If you fancy stunning views the city, this is the place to be. Plus you cannot come here and not check out the cocktail menu which is as long as it is alluring.
Madame Wu – 71 Eagle St, Brisbane QLD 4000, (07) 3229 5070
Cuvee Lounge at Sofitel boasts excellent ambience for cocktail lovers who appreciate an extensive serving of different cocktails complimented by panoramic views of Brisbane. This charming cocktail bar is the perfect option for a chilled weekend, and is certainly designed with the chic luxurious traveler in mind.
Cuvee Lounge – 249 Turbot Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, (07) 3835 3535
Other cocktail bars that you will marvel at while in Brisbane include:
- Mr & Mrs G Riverbar, 1 Eagle St. Brisbane Queensland 4000 (07) 3221 7001
- Lychee Lounge, 2/94 Boundary St. Brisbane Queensland 4101 (07) 3846 0544
- Cowch Dessert Cocktail Bar, 2/179 Grey St, South Brisbane QLD 4101 (07) 3844 1559
- Up On Constance, 20 Constance St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006 (07) 3319 7899
- The Bowery, 676 Ann St, Brisbane QLD 4000 (07) 3252 0202