As our long-awaited clocks strike 5pm and laptops are forced to hibernate, you should be well and truly charged to roll out, and roam all the Brisbane bars this weekend.
We’re on a mission to drink and eat ourselves into oblivion—it’s what weekends in this town were made for. So step up guys, here are our picks of Brisbane bars and cafes to check out this weekend.
Sixteen Antlers in the CBD is equipped with spectacular scenery and a cocktail menu well equipped to lift your weekend spirits. Located on the sophisticated 16th floor of the Mercure Tower, have their mixologist create custom-made cocktails as you munch on their delish truffled mushroom arancini. Sounds like a match-made in Brisbane bar heaven. Pop a bottle and pop on in.
We get it, it’s been a long ass week so you’ve locked yourself in for a liquor-based evening. Where better to plant your feet than one’s Aperol paradise, The Apo. It serves a mean extra spiced Bloody Mary, is central and neighbour to plenty of places you will crawl from later on. The service is always a pleasure and the bar has atmosphere to boot.
There’s nothing like a slice of Rogue Bar on a breezy Sunday morning with their speciality pancakes parked in front of you. Let’s get real here, pancakes with blueberry, salted caramel, chocolate ganache, popcorn and vanilla ice cream are always justifiable in our eyes. Their drinks menu is just as dreamy; try their peachy keen cocktail or damn-fine take on a margarita.
Double Shot Espresso
If you’re chasing freshly baked muffins or decadent goodies then search no further than Double Shot. It’s a special nook of New Farm’s Oxlade Drive laden with on point caffeine and a great food menu!
Mouth-watering is the only way to define Brisbane bar The End’s beverage menu. Located in the trendy hub of West End, it boasts a very impressive selection of cocktails. The bar plays 90’s films and has an authentic feel heritage to the space’s previous Trash Video shop. The dark interior creates a chilled vibe and they use a swish of Amaro Montenegro in just the right way.
The Common Café
Picture yourself being a lean, green machine yet still have operating taste-buds, The Common Café is another wholefoods extravaganza that offers delish, nourishing vibes. Bountiful bliss-balls, salads and vegan options for all, if you’re back on the health wagon after Friday night, then make a beeline to Common and fuel your body.
Your fave Brisbane bar not on the list? Check out our directory and check out something a new. Dare you.
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