Bars & Pubs

BYO Food While You Drink: Brisbane’s Best BYO Bars

By Rachel Lay
3rd Feb 2016

What is it about alcohol that makes you want to eat like, a lot of food? What ever it is, we’re not quite sure, but we do know that there’s nothing worse than needing to bail on the squad to grab a cheeky kebab or heaven forbid, Maccas. Thankfully we aren’t alone in this ish and a new trend has popped up in Brisbane: bars with BYO food.

Mr Henderson


These guys know the struggle is real when you need a bite to eat on a night out. Not only do they have a BYO food policy, they also hook you up with on site food trucks.

The Bearded Lady

West End

The Bearded Lady is too busy being one Brisbane’s best bars to get preoccupied with things like feeding people: that’s up to you. And lucky for you, West End has a pretty choice selection of food.

The Scratch


The Scratch answers many a prayer: local and Aussie beers on taps and BYO food. As if beers could get any better, these guys let you pair them with take away goodness like Thai too. Winning!


West End

If a 150 strong selection of whiskey whets your whistle, then Cobbler is the place for you. Throw in whatever your fave food may be and call it a dream come true.

Grape Therapy

Fortitude Valley


We love food and we love puns, so Grape Therapy in Fortitude Valley is obviously an instant winner in our books. Plus, if you love cider this is the spot to be at: they specialise in boutique cider and wine, have tapas on the menu and encourage you to bring your food.

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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