Sixes & Sevens

A laid-back, effortlessly cool bar where you should come to welcome in the weekend. While the atmosphere inside is cosy and inviting, the garden bar is where it is at: an urban, fairy light-lit, garden retreat filled with well-dressed people and guest DJs. If this doesn’t win you over, they also serve a selection of classic dishes with a modern twist. Pork and fennel seed sausage roll anyone?

  • +61 7 3358 6067
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  • 67 James Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Eleven Rooftop Bar

This rooftop bar can be found eleven stories above Brisbane’s nightlife hub on Ann Street. The view here is insane, stretching from the Story Bridge to Mt Coot-tha and the hills of Hamilton. The sophisticated atmosphere is reminiscent of something you would find in Hong Kong. Just make sure to book ahead if you want a private booth – and check up on the dress code (t-shirts are a no go here boys).

  • +61 7 3067 7447
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  • 757 Ann Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Brooklyn Standard

Rousing live music six nights a week? Check. Cocktails that will have you falling off your chair before hitting the dancefloor to dance until 3am? Check. Nights so good you won’t remember a second of them the next day? Double check. Brisbane’s best live music bar (they’ve got the award to prove it – you’ll spot it next to the Jack Daniels behind the bar), Brooklyn Standard is an underground drinking den where tie-clad business men knock back shots alongside 20-somethings looking for a good night out. A fluro sign on the wall proudly proclaims ‘If the music is too loud, you’re too old’ while the music itself ranges from Mexican Mariachi to lively covers of song-along favourites. Don’t know the words? Just dance harder.

 

The Apo

We were hard-pressed trying to decide whether The Apo should be listed as a place to eat or a place to drink, but in the end it was their alchemist-worthy cocktails and industrial chic upstairs bar than won out. Pair a tipple from their ever changing bar list with snacks like chevre croquettes, baked buffalo ricotta or gourmet fried chicken and warm up for a night out in the ever so Instagrammable interiors.

  • + 61 7 3252 2403
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  • 690 Ann Street
    Fortitude Valley
    QLD 4006

Gerard's Bar

Gerard’s Bar encompasses everything you want in a drinking hole. The atmosphere is mellow, the look is a little European and the experience will be a memorable one, whether you take a corner inside or sit out on the leafy patio. The wine range is extensive and if you are up for food try one of their notorious charcuterie boards.

  • +61 7 3252 2606
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  • 13a/23 James Street
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Green Beacon

For something a little different try out the best of the Brisbane brewery scene. Green Beacon, Tippler’s Tap and Newstead Brewing company are all within walking distance from one another making for the perfect brewery crawl. There is something strangely refreshing about watching beer being made as you drink it.

  • +61 7 3252 8393
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  • 26 Helen Street
    Newstead
    Brisbane
    QLD 4006

Sixes & Sevens

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Brooklyn Standard

The Apo

Green Beacon

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