Nightlife

Top Choice Bar in Central Brisbane

Super Whatnot

Trailblazing Super Whatnot remains one of Brisbane's coolest drinking holes, an industrial, split-level playpen in a former beauty school. Slip inside for cognoscenti craft beers, decent vino and crafty cocktails, s…
Bar in Central Brisbane

Gresham Bar

Tucked into one corner of a noble, heritage-listed bank building, the Gresham evokes the old-school bars of New York; we're talking pressed-metal ceiling, Chesterfields and a glowing cascade of spirit bottles behind…
Cafe in Central Brisbane

Coffee Anthology

True to its name, Coffee Anthology keeps caffeine geeks hyped with a rotating selection of specialist blends from cult-status roasters including Padre and Industry Beans. Tasting notes guide the indecisive, and you …
Bar in Central Brisbane

Brooklyn Standard

The red neon sign sets the tone: 'If the music is too loud, you are too old'. And loud, live, nightly tunes are what you get in this rocking cellar bar, decked out in NYC paraphernalia and buzzing with a mixed-age c…
Bar in Central Brisbane

Mr & Mrs G Riverbar

Mr & Mrs G spoils guests with curving floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the river, skyline and Story Bridge. It's a casually chic affair, with vibrantly coloured bar stools, cushy slipper chairs and hand-pain…
Wine Bar in Central Brisbane

Coppa Spuntino

Wrap up the day the Italian way at Coppa Spuntino, a slinky, contemporary wine bar with cut-price house vino, Peroni and Aperol spritz from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. Speckled with architect lamps, it's a grown-up spot for a…
Bar in Central Brisbane

Riverbar & Kitchen

A chilled-out spot for an afternoon ale or barrel-aged cocktail, Riverbar & Kitchen is true to its name, down by the muddy Brisbane River at the base of the Eagle St Pier complex. Decked-out like a boat shed, wi…
Cafe in Central Brisbane

John Mills Himself

No doubt Mr Mills would approve of this secret little coffee shop, occupying the very building in which he ran a printing business last century. Accessible from both Charlotte St and an alley off Elizabeth St, its m…
Coffee in Central Brisbane

Coop Espresso Bar

In the shadow of looming towers, cool-kid Coop brews some of the best coffee in town. It's a hole-in-the-wall operation, its inked baristas, hypnotic beats and expert brews providing brief respite for corporate type…
Bar in Central Brisbane

Sazerac Bar

While the space itself is a little peculiar (the gym flooring reveals its previous life), the floor-to-ceiling view is undisputedly shashing. Perched atop the Four Points by Sheraton hotel, this is Brisbane's highes…