Bars & Pubs

Brisbane’s Best Suburban Drinking Spots

By Rachel Lay
24th Aug 2016

Brisbane's best Suburban Bars

Suburban drinking spots hold a special place in our hearts. Mainly because of the significantly cheaper Uber fare that comes with any suburban drinking sesh (think of the savings!), but, there’s nothing quite like the bragging rights that come with having an epic local.

Behold, our round up of our fave suburban drinking spots, for your Sunday seshing pleasure.

Cardigan Bar


Cardigan Bar in Sandgate is quite the hidden gem. Even some locals haven’t cottoned onto this one yet. There are some great local beers on tap, the option to BYO food, a chock-full bar menu and live entertainment, pretty much all the time. There’s even a constant stream of local art on display if you ever need something nice to hold your gaze. This quirky laneway spot wouldn’t feel out of place in NYC, let’s just put it that way.

Todd & Pup


Todd & Pup in Moorooka is more widely regarded a breakfast spot, but did you know they have beers on tap? They’re open for dinner on Friday nights and make for perfect suburban drinking. Plus, they’re dog friendly. Who doesn’t love drinking with their dog?

Fitz + Potz


Fitz + Potz is probably Nundah’s worst kept secret; this Brisbane bar is seriously popular. For rooftop drinks sans wanky dress code and exxy uber receipt, this is your go-to. The quirky fit out is adorable and makes for fun exploring. There’s also a burgeoning amount of vegan (hello vegan jerky!) and gluten free options. Our highlight though has to be the jaffle platter, because, what could possibly be better than that.

The Brass Barrel


The Brass Barrel is a hidden gem of a Brisbane bar in Rosalie, and prime pickings for suburban drinking. Their cocktail list is the best thing ever: there’s a cocktail with gummy bears and they do a mean espresso martini. Plus, their snack game is on point too. With baked camembert and a seriously epic burger amongst their ranks we’re all about their menu, too.



If a bar has an Instragram account dedicated to their four legged visitors, then you know it’s going to be good. We’re talking about Remy’s – the sprawling deck of activity on Paddington’s Latrobe terrace. Perfect for beers in the sun or a double bacon cheese burger or two — there’s also a vegetarian option with all of the halloumi — some bao, or a salad if that’s what you’re into. Make sure you check out their happy hour specials too.

Junk Bar


Ashgrove’s Junk Bar is anything but junk in our humble opinion. Their quirky interiors, mismatched furniture and collection of board games (if you can even classify chess as a board game) make for a perfect suburban drinking session.

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