Don’t be deterred by the menacing Grim Reaper mural on the wall outside. The welcome is warm and so is the ambience inside this cavernous former warehouse in Brisbane’s historic Burnett Lane. The amber glow of 600 bottles of quality booze behind the bar will warm even the darkest of hearts.
From tiny bars tucked away in city laneways to casual, kitschy neighbourhood balcony bars, these are all well worth a visit.
Brisbane may be renowned for its sprawling pubs and beer gardens, where you can settle in for a laid-back session and soak up the year-round sunshine - but these days there’s a whole lot more to the river city’s booze scene than meets the eye.
Whether you’re looking for the best spot for cleverly crafted cocktails or a dive bar where you can drink with your dog, these are the pick of the bunch in Brisbane right now.