Bars & Pubs

Brisbane’s Best Bars For Day Drinking

By Desta Cullen - 17 Dec 2015

I don’t want to be too transparent here, but I think we’re all adults so it’s safe to say that I’m quite a loyal student of the school of day drinking.

There’s nothing like taking a tipple during the daylight hours (after 11am, we’re not heathens okay) to give you a thrill of sheer recklessness.

There are only certain Brisbane bars that we would deign fit for satisfying our needs—it’s quite a niche style of drinking, after all.

In typical Urban List fashion, we’ve done the pre-swigging for you to lighten the load, and protect your liver.   

Suns out? Drinks out!

Soleil Bar

South Bank

Soleil means sun in French, so this makes just makes sense, you know? Poolside DJ beats and killer Sunday sesh, daytime drinking: nailed. Shine on Soleil.

Jamie’s Italian


Brisbane’s home of amaze-balls Italian and some of the best Aperol Spritzs too. Which by the by, is a perfect day drink. Thank you, Jamie's!

The Bleachers

West End

Day drinking needs to be sensible so shoving a burger in your face while downing a frothie at West End hip-kids locale, The Bleachers is just the ticket.

Laruche Kiosk

Fortitude Valley

New laneway hideaway—tucked in behind its big sis’ Laruche—Laruche Kiosk brings the goods for a pre-nightfall tipple. Get a little tipsy and then abuse your credit card at the rest of the shops in Bakery Lane. So risqué.

Buffalo Bar


An awesome beer garden, great craft beer and some of the best American nosh this side of the equator, Buffalo Bar is one of our go-to anytime of day or night. Check out their schedule for all the American sport, which is streamed live from the US.

Riverbar & Kitchen

Eagle Street Pier

Riverbar & Kitchen has umbrellas set up out the front so clearly they know a thing or two about imbibing while the sun’s out. Grab a Pimms jug and something to nibble on and you’ll be daytime laughing.

Shady Palms

Stones Corner

Like a mirage in the day drinking desert, Shady Palms serves up cool-beats, casual nosh, and very, very good times. Cocktails, craft beer, and wine are all on the menu here so whatever your poison is, you are sorted. Palm paraphernalia is of course everywhere, adding to the very satisfactory tiki vibe.  

Image credit: Ariana Gillrie

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