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Brisbane's Best Cocktail Bars

18 Jul 2017

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Brisbane’s bar scene is booming. From your favourite timeless classic cocktails to modern experimental sips, Queensland’s capital is delivering the goods when it comes to wetting your whistle.
Whether you’re mingling with friends or treating yourself on date night, pull up a chair at one of Brisbane’s best cocktail bars.

Blackbird – 123 Eagle St, Brisbane

This luxurious riverside bar is reminiscent of the roaring 1920s, and the perfect place to treat yourself after a long week. Offering 180-degree views of the Brisbane River, Blackbird is home to an impressive drinks menu.
Cocktails are categorised by era, giving you a taste of the millennium, the ‘80s, the ‘40s, and the Golden Era.
Our drink pick:
Molls Martini – Vodka, elderflower liqueur, passionfruit, and apple, shaken and served with sparkling wine.

Gerard’s Bar – 13a/23 James St, Fortitude Valley

Whether you’re looking for something light and refreshing or dry and aromatic, you’ll fall in love with the creative cocktails being shaken up at this industrial-chic space. Gerard’s Bar offers delicious cocktails along with an impressive selection of wine, champagne, sherry, and port.
Enjoy your favourite glass with their mouth-watering Spanish charcuterie. Perfect for sharing with friends as the sun goes down.
Our drink pick:
Cucumber Fizz - Gin, cucumber, green tea, lime, whites, soda.

The Gresham – 308 Queen St, Brisbane

Leave the kids at home with grandma and treat your tastebuds to some of the highest calibre rum, whiskey and wine in the country! The Gresham is the only heritage-listed bar in Queensland and offers an awesome list of tasty cocktails.
Take in the venue’s beautiful Victorian sandstone architecture and cosy up by the fire during the cooler months.
Our drink pick:
Sunnyboy – Vodka, coconut, passionfruit, vanilla, pineapple, butter.

Mr & Mrs G – 1 Eagle St, Brisbane

Perched on top of Eagle Street Pier, Mr & Mrs G is a sophisticated wine bar and cocktail lounge. Floor to ceiling windows allow for stunning views of the Brisbane River and the Story Bridge at this stylish venue.
Bring your friends and dip your straws into one of their famous cocktails to share, or browse their endless selection of spirits until something catches your eye.
Our drink pick:
King Kong Sour – Bulleit Rye whiskey, D.O.M. Benedictine, banana, chocolate, citrus, cinnamon.

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