Bars & Pubs

10 Bars to Hit This Easter Long Weekend in Brisbane

By Sophia McMeekin
2nd Apr 2015

It’s the Easter long weekend in Brisbane, which means you have two options. 1. Eat chocolate in your boxer shorts and watch Gilmore Girls re-runs or 2. Hustle your friends, go out on the town, and make the most of this glorious occasion.

We’d never tell you what to do, but we think you already know the right choice. These are the best Brisbane bars open this Easter long weekend in Brisbane. Hop to it.

Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

Fortitude Valley

Open from 6pm this Friday, Saturday, and Sunday night, Dutch Courage is ready and waiting to ply you with gin and bar snacks this Easter long weekend.

Riverbar & Kitchen

Brisbane CBD

Riverbar & Kitchen are serving up a Hot Cross Bun Martini to mark this glorious Easter long weekend in Brisbane. What the heck’s even in that, you ask? It’s a mixture of spiced rum, lemon, lime, cinnamon, toasted marshmallow syrup, and egg white! This special drink is available from Thursday to Easter Monday. Riverbar are also dishing up a seafood-heavy menu for the occasion, including an epic soft shell crab burger.

Soleil Pool Bar

South Bank

If lounging by the pool at Soleil Pool Bar this Easter Sunday, punch bowl, and Easter eggs for company doesn’t appeal to you, you might want to reassess your priorities. With live music and DJs til, late and a pool you can actually swim in (it’s BYO togs), Soleil is the place to been seen this Easter long weekend.

The Fox Hotel

South Brisbane

Kicking off from 2pm, the Fox Hotel will be going off this Easter Sunday with their I’m In Love With The Cocoa bash. This multi-level party will be spruiking limited edition Nutella vodka and their Ferrero Rocher cocktails will have you falling in love with cocoa, too.

NEXT Hotel Brisbane

Brisbane CBD

Brisbane pool bars don’t come much cooler than NEXT Hotel Brisbane’s Pool Terrace, open from 4pm till late all Easter Long Weekend. 


Fortitude Valley

Kicking things of this Thursday night (that’s tonight, yo) from 5pm, you know Laruche’s going to be bustling. They’re also open Saturday and Sunday, closed Good Friday.


West End

Cobbler is in it for the long haul this Easter long weekend, open every night: from 4pm this Thursday, 3pm on Saturday and Sunday, and 5pm on Monday, if you’ve got a hankering for a whiskey this weekend you know where to head.

Alfred & Constance

Fortitude Valley

A&C are throwing a free Easter Sunday House Party this long weekend, with live music from 12pm and special guests, The Jungle Giants on the decks as night falls. A&C is also open this Good Friday, and Saturday. Aren’t they sweet?

Gerard’s Bar

New Farm

Open from 3pm Thursday, and 12pm Easter Saturday and Sunday, kick back at Gerard’s Bar this Easter long weekend with cocktail jugs and sobrasada dagwood dogs. 

Archive Beer Bar

West End

Archive is closed on Good Friday (boo) but open the rest of the weekend (yay!). Kicking things off from 11am today, and open from 11am Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, craft frothies and great pub food await you.

Find more of what’s open this Easter long weekend in Brisbane here!

Image credit: Hannah McCawley

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