Inspired by the authentic jazz clubs of New York, this local institution is full of character and is famous for its world class bartenders and cocktail creations. Bringing a touch of old-world class to the Valley, Bowery is known for its live jazz, soul and funk, creating a perfect soundtrack to a relaxed after work drink or lively night out.
Home to a loyal and energetic 20-something crowd, Barbara is a local hangout boasting regular live DJ sessions, minimalist on-trend digs and a generously stacked bar. Offering a unique selection of craft brews, locally sourced liquors and signature cocktails, it’s a perfect spot for a quiet after work tipple or a late-night dance floor session with friends.
The Alliance Hotel
A classic terrace pub exuding plenty of character, the Alliance Hotel is a true gem of the Spring Hill streetscape. Inside this historic pub, their old-school style front bar is generously stocked with local beers and fine wines, and their intimate dining room serves up award-winning contemporary pub fare.
Story Bridge Hotel
The Story Bridge Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most iconic pubs tucked underneath its famous namesake bridge. Home to several eateries such as the Deery’s Restaurant and Smokehouse and Main Street Bar and Eatery, this local institution is regular go-to for hearty feeds, relaxed drinking sessions and a first choice of venue for game days.
Greaser is a rustic local hangout, boasting a cellar-inspired heritage setting, clad with on-trend street art and industrial décor. Loved for their late-night bites, their American-style feeds of burgers, dogs and wings and matched with a well-stocked bar of craft beers, artisanal cocktails and top-end liquors.
Summer House Restaurant, Café & Bar
A piece of paradise within the heart of Kangaroo Point, Summer House is a vibrant and playful eatery loved for its creative cocktails, modern Australian fare and laidback vibes. Offering all day dining, boutique wines, craft beers and regular entertainment, it’s a place made for relaxed afternoon sessions with friends.
Eagles Nest Brisbane
With stunning panoramic views over the Brisbane river, Story Bridge and the city’s architectural skyline, this boutique rooftop bar and eatery is truly unique. Open daily for afternoon drinks and tapas style dining, Eagle’s Nest is a perfect place for a laidback afternoon session with friends.
A hideaway bar within an iconic venue of Brisbane’s nightlight history, this underground local haunt is a 20 to 30-somethings’ wonderland. Home to pan-asian street food designed to share, Heya Bar is a plate to drink, eat, dance or play. Keep an eye out for their hidden bars and late-night dancefloor sessions.
It’s not every day that you can play Super Mario while sipping on your favourite beer (in public that is!). Netherworld is a one of a kind bar and arcade gaming lounge, showcasing the relics from its past life. A retro bar and kitchen pouring unique local brews and vegan focussed feeds, their games room features over 40 pinball and arcade machines, classic gaming consoles and board games for the old-school types.
Side hustle to their iconic sister restaurant, Gerard’s Bar is a sophisticated wine bar and eating house offering up the best of local and international wines, beers and liquors. Tucked away from the busy James Street strip, this small yet vibrant boutique bar is famous for their charcuterie platters and carefully curated menu of modern delights, made with seasonal and locally sourced produce.
The Pineapple Hotel
Arguably one of Brisbane’s most iconic pubs, The Pineapple Hotel is a favourite amongst the young and old for its hearty pub fare, classic tap beers and regular entertainment. This local hangout steps it up a notch come game day, as an influx of Gabba-goers make the most of its convenient location for pre and post-match drinks and feeds.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Featuring picturesque views over Fortitude Valley to the city skyline, Eleven Rooftop and Bar offers an appealing blend of modern dining, sophisticated beverages and serene surroundings. Contemporary décor with an exclusive feel, this lounge bar is loved for its idyllic location, best enjoyed with one of their signature cocktail creations or a drop from their generous drinks list.
A tiny 2 storey drinking house renowned for their high-class cocktails and simple modern bites, Apo is a unique gem hidden within the otherwise vibrant Valley nightlife scene. Passionate about the basics of great beer, wine, food and music, this boutique bar is rich in ambience and is a perfect spot to un-wind after work or for a late-night tipple and bite.
At Sixes And Sevens
A character-filled and homely setting oozing neighbourhood vibes, Sixes and Sevens is a social house serving up crisp drinks and modern Australian fare. Innately relaxed, come the weekend this beloved hangout takes it up a notch as their quaint front bar and generous outdoor courtyard bursts with local activity.