Brisbane's Best Bayside Bars

Brisbane's picturesque bayside villages are home to a fantastic array of quirky and cool little bars and breweries.

From the funky craft bar in an old shoemaker's shop to a laneway muso magnet and Brisbane's only over water bar, here's where to find them:

Mr Henderson

An old cobbler's store in Sandgate's main shopping precinct has been transformed into a funky little shoe-themed bar with backyard courtyard, boutique beer and wine and BYO food...more

Tide Wine Bar


This Manly bar is literally right on top of the water, occupying a spot on the jetty, with open windows offering scenic vistas and bay views and the option of cosy intimate lounge seating too...more

Little Bloomfield

A chic little addition to Cleveland's main street, this café by day blooms into a wine bar on Saturday nights, making a top spot to end the week with wine, beer, cocktails followed by delicious eats...more

Jumping Goats Bar

The very first small bar to open in the seaside village of Margate, this cosy little dog friendly drinking lounge is the place for craft beer, boutique wine and spirits and BYO food..more

Cardigan Bar

Sandgate's first small bar is tucked into a laneway in a quaint 1950s shopping strip and has become a bit of a local community hub with its open mic nights, whisky club, celtic sessions and BYO food...more

The Bench

Cleveland's first small bar is tucked away in a cosy brick terrace and is the local go-to for an extensive range of local and international craft beers, boutique spirits and wines. BYO food...more

Bluebottle Bar & Kitchen

In the main street of Manly Village is this ambient little bar that serves up delish bar food -think burgers, tacos and dirty fries - with craft beer, wine and cocktails and live music...more

Cedar and Pine

Café by day, atmospheric wine bar by night, come sundown Cedar and Pine serves tapas and share boards along with a great list of mostly Oz boutique wines and beer and French champagne...more

Bacchus Brewing Co

Occupying a warehouse in an industrial estate in Capalaba, Bacchus brews some of Brisbane's best boutique beers with BYO food during the week and food trucks and pizza on weekends...more 

The Teapot Bar

On weekends the lovely Brighton café Eclectea ramps things up, with its Teapot Bar serving up craft beer from Banyo's All Inn Brewing Co, wines and cocktails with a small dinner menu to accompany...more

Craft Bar & Kitchen

Craft Bar & Kitchen Birkdale

The first indie craft bar to open in the sleepy bayside suburb of Birkdale is a laidback place and community hub serving craft beer, wine, spirits and good pub grub... more

Old Bill's

Old Bills Wellington Point

Tucked away at the rear of a Wellington Point bistro is this boutique whisky lounge that only the locals know about and it's well worth a visit if in the area... more

Shucks Bar

Shucks Bar Manly

With beautiful bay views across the road, this oyster bar and restaurant is a quintessential Manly experience - the place to sip fine wine accompanied by the freshest oysters..more

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