brisbane city cbd bars
Looking for the best bars in Brisbane CBD? Then start with the glamorous Boom Boom Room in the old heritage-listed bank vault underneath Donna Chang.
Brisbane's oldest laneway Burnett Lane is the go-to for cosy micro bars – speakeasy style Super Whatnot, and subterranean Brew whilst Gresham Lane is home to another bar in a heritage-listed bank, The Gresham.
It's hard to find - in a laneway alongside the ATO - but tiny bar John Mills Himself is worth seeking out and the trickiest of all to find - speakeasy steam-punk Legends Bar, whose entry is via a plain blue door opened with a weekly Facebook code is also a must visit.
Down in the riverside/gardens precinct Malt Bar is a fabulous cocktail retreat in the lower level of an 1860's market place and a stroll away down Spencer Lane uber cool Laneway Bar packs a discerning crowd into its cubic upstairs space. On the upper floor of the old Port Office the arcaded verandahs of Moo Moo Bar are Brisbane's answer to Raffles and diagonally opposite in an old warehouse is vintage wine bar The Silver Fox. In this area you’ll also find the Doo Bop Jazz Bar and Brisbane’s only cider bar Verve, in an arts centre basement.
On the waterfront Jellyfish Bar has great bar food and views and Mr & Mrs G's Riverbar has the royal box of seats while inland at midtown CBD the Brooklyn Standard is a rustic basement American style bar with live music and underground wine bar Grape Therapy channels Dean Martin.