Fancy a lovely drop of pinot? How about a sauvignon, dahling? No no, it’s just GOT to be the Chablis this evening! Wine really is the best isn’t it? With cheese, after work or fuelling a deep conversation.
If you can’t make it to the Barossa, we’ve got you covered. Here are our picks of the best wine bars in Brisbane where you can exercise your knowledge of grapes, meet up for a late-night rendezvous—and drink incredible wines.
Greenglass in the CBD is the type of place where you let the staff choose your drop with confidence. Not only is an entire wall in their stunning space dedicated to wine, owner Cameron Votan is dedicated to showcasing small batch Australian wines. As an added bonus, you should also head to Greenglass for exceptional French fare and Coffee Supreme coffee during the day.
Bloodhound Bar in New Farm is the perfect late night rendezvous spot. Grab a glass of your favourite red and head to a booth in their moody, dark, wooden back room. To extend beyond the wine menu, have a try of their craft beers and bar snacks.
A dry rose, a charcuterie board and a seat on the front terrace is simply heavenly at Gerard’s Bar—it is widely regarded as one of Brisbane’s best wine bars for a reason. Pair your next shopping sesh with a post-fashion fix right here. Bottle of crisp white cracked open.
Brisbane’s city laneways do not get explored nearly enough as they should! One great reason to get exploring is Super Whatnot in Burnett Lane. Among the attractions here are live DJ sets, a great selection of local and international wines, delish tostadas, a genius small-space fit-out and their unexpectedly hilarious Instagram feed.
Lovable liquor location, Maker in South Brisbane has an epic selection of wines and cocktails (gin with whipped orange and grapefruit anyone?) If the drinks alone can’t get you in the door, let me mention that seating only around 10 people, it has to be one of Brisbane’s top date venues. All in all, Maker has all the makings of an exceptional bar experience.
If you feel like heading out for a beverage with a side of rich Brisbane history then The Gresham in the CBD is your guy. Not only was the building constructed all the way back in 1881, but—fun fact—it was one of the first buildings in Brisbane with electricity. Although our wine bar antics may have changed a little along the way to 2017, The Gresham sure is a fun venue to a sit and reminisce about a time gone by. With a large glass in hand, naturally.
Hoo Ha Bar
South Brisbane cafe by day, Hoo Ha Bar transforms into a pretty fab watering hole by night. Visit Hoo Ha on a Thursday, and you’ll be in for their weekly trivia night. The best bit about it is you can hit up a bottle of their bubbly if you win!
La Lune Wine Co
Gorgeous Brisbane wine bar, La Lune Wine Co has an extensive list of international wine to match with their incredible dishes. Oysters and kangaroo tartare not enough for you? Well, one cannot have wine without cheese! On the menu is a selection of delicious cheeses that will compliment your wine very nicely. Wine AND cheese = heaven!
Proud Henry (formerly Grape Therapy) is our kind of Brisbane bar; a wine bar-come-ginoteca! Stocking more than 80 kinds of gins—including some super rare releases—from around the world plus a fantastic selection of wines from all corners of the globe, Proud Henry is perfect for a lazy weekend sesh. When it comes to food, kick back with a small-but-delicious selection of bar snacks plus some mean looking charcuterie boards ideal for sharing (or not).
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