Brisbane is not the sleepy little town some would have you believe. Sure, we may have only just started Sunday trading, and we eat dinner at 6pm, but we're getting cooler, dammit, and the proof is in our Monday night bar scene.
It wasn't that long ago that the only bar you could hit on a Monday night in Brisbane was the Down Under (and if you weren't in the mood for a Snake Bite you were in real trouble). But things have changed around here. Now some of the best bars in Brisbane have cottoned on to our need for a bev' at the start of the week (and really, is there a night you need one more?).
We've put together a list of the best Brisbane bars that kindly keep their doors open on a Monday night for your drinking pleasure.
Gerard's Bar | New Farm
Oh, Gerard's Bar. How we love you. Not only home to one of the fattiest (read: best) burgers in Brisbane, Gerard's Bar have an epic charcuterie selection, and a cocktail list to keep you occupied until Tuesday rolls around.
Brewski | Petrie Terrace
This Caxton Street craft beer bar stays open on a Monday for all your frothy, malty needs. True Monday-enthusiasts that they are, Brewski's awesome bar menu is two-for-one on Monday nights. Their grilled cheese sandwich menu is named after the Seinfeld cast.
Happy Boy | Spring Hill
He's the new kid on the scene, but this cheery little boy isn't letting his age keep him home on a Monday! Happy Boy is a wine bar and casual Chinese restaurant doing business on a Monday, and making us very happy indeed.
The Euro | CBD
A seriously romantic fit out and one hell of a menu makes Euro-chic CBD restaurant and bar, The Euro, a no-brainer if you want to head out on a Monday night in Brisbane.
Iceworks | Paddington
Casual tapas bar, Iceworks is open on a Monday night for drinks and chow. Home to some of the best oysters in town, and their infamous Monday 'Triviarrr' quiz night, swat up on random knowledge and grab a pizza and paddle of beer for $15. We'd happily ring in the week here.
Soleil Pool Bar | South Bank
Cool down on a Monday night at Brisbane's hottest new pool bar, Soleil. The cocktail list at this very swish Brisbane bar is as flirty as the crowd, and is a sure cure for your Monday-itis.
Papa Jack's | Fortitude Valley
A touch of New Orleans debauchery is just what the doctor ordered on a Monday night, and Papa Jack's brings the southern heat. A delicious creole-inspired bar menu and a cocktail list straight out of the bayou makes Papa J's an easy bet for a weeknight kick off location.
The Wickham | Fortitude Valley
Brisbane icon, The Wickham has seen a few wild parties in her time, but thanks to a beautiful reno' and a cracking new beer garden space, this is now the perfect Monday-night casual drinks location.
Hotel Urban | CBD
Hotel Urban's Gazebo Restaurant & Bar is the perfect Brisbane bar to wile away a monday night. Their drinks menu is fab', and the view is even better.
Lock'n'load | West End
West End watering hole, Lock'n'load knows how to get down on a Monday, and their new summer cocktail menu is the fastest way to get in the holiday spirit we've found, short of a plane ticket. Our pick's the spiced rum sour served over vanilla bean ice cream.
Gordita | Fortitude Valley
If there was spot for a Monday night date in Brisbane, this is it. Gordita's all sexy low lights, insanely good tapas, and a cocktail list that'll have you forgetting you've still got four days to go.
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