One your thirst is quenched on a Friday night, the inevitable hunger starts up. We gathered the best bars serving snacks (or something a little more substantial) in Brisbane so you don't have to do one without the other.
Boasting sweeping views over Brisbane is Bardon's elegant, tres Parisien Lutece Bistro & Wine Bar. French classics are on offer, complimented by a well-rounded wine list of French and Australian labels. The restaurant menu is at the pointer end of the dollar spectrum, so head to the bar for equally delicious food at more wallet-pleasing prices.
If you're serious about your beer, Archive Beer Boutique & Bistro in West End is the ultimate place to indulge your passion. Punters are spoilt for choice at this smartly rustic venue with an outstanding array of quality local and international brews and a mouth-watering food menu to match.
Housed in a rustic warehouse, this boutique brewery and ale works brews a superb range of craft beers, from ales to porters. Patrons can sit amid the action of the Teneriffe brewery, order a small or large beer and enjoy a wholesome, locally sourced menu. Fresh seafood features in a big way, along with Lake Wivenhoe organic olives, bread from Chouquette and Queensland wine to clean the palate.
Just behind the abandoned beauty college hides Super Whatnot, a cool urban sanctuary and bar that's worth checking out. With exposed brick walls, hardwood floors and plenty of lounge areas, Super Whatnot serves some fantastic pan-American bar snacks, including nachos, Brazilian cheese bread and rasta chicken for grazing with cocktails or craft beers.
Despite its rather unusual location, nestled between a Chinese takeaway and a fast photoshop, The Junk Bar is one of Brisbane's coolest bars. Head to The Junk Bar to sip on well-crafted cocktails or a neat whisky in a cosy den of leather couches and moody lighting and try a carefully crafted tasting plate.
A stalwart of Brisbane's food scene, Two Small Rooms, takes a casual approach to contemporary dining, with a focus on smaller dishes and plates to share. The courtyard outside will get its own selection of bar snacks to pair with drinks, sourced from boutique Australian and European wineries.
Giving new meaning to the expression, “uninterrupted water views”, Mr and Mrs G Riverbar is the mastermind of Brisbane restaurateurs Andy and Marcia Georges. The “G Spot”, as it is colloquially known, attracts a corporate crowd with its impressive beverage and tapas menus and function facilities.
With cocktails that are as artistic as its the murals on the walls, Woolloongabba's award-winning Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar has secured its status as one of Brisbane's best drinking dens. A superbly curated selection of boutique wines and craft beers is also offered, as is a rustic tapas menu and Sunday live music.
Located at lobby level of the beautiful Sofitel Brisbane Central, Cuvee Lounge Bar focuses on offering patrons the finest international wine and champagne. The ambience is sophisticated and opulent, yet relaxed - perfect for quiet after-work drink or evening cocktail while you nibble on olive platters, cheese platters, oysters and crispy duck salad... just to name a few.
Gastropub, tiki bar, cafe, underground cellar bar and late night dessert bar, Alfred and Constance is a one stop shop for all your dining and drinking desires. At the heart of the venue is a hand-built wood-fired oven, utilised to cook whole roast pigs, which features on the menu alongside whole roast chickens and char-grilled steaks.