Fortitude Valley’s Best Bars
Fortitude Valley is Brisbane’s nightlife capital and boasts a party scene that never sleeps. Whether you’re looking for a big night out, a few casual drinks with friends or just a quiet beverage after work, we’ve discovered the Valley’s must-visit watering holes.
Alfred and Constance
Where is it? Corner of Alfred and Constance Streets
Why is it special? Taking home the title of 2015’s Best Bar, and with three bars to choose from, it’s no surprise why this has been dubbed the ultimate spot to have drinks. Their famous cocktail jugs are a must if you’re out with friends.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Where is it? Level 11, 757 Ann Street
Why is it special? Runner up of the 2015 Best New Bar, the Eleven Rooftop Bar sits 11 stories up and promises 270 degree views of the Valley, Brisbane city and surrounding areas. For drinks with a view, you can’t go past this trendy hotspot.
Where is it? 315 Brunswick St,
Why is it special? This bar brings self-service to a whole new level, offering ice cold craft beer on tap from the walls and at your own table. This beer lover’s paradise offers 16 different options, with a rotating menu every week so you can get your hands on the latest on the craft beer scene.
Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess
Where is it? 51 Alfred Street
Why is it special? Live music, flowing cocktails and a focus on gin are all the makings of a top night out. Inspired by the British colonial outposts of late 19th century, this unique bar will trap you until the wee hours. Make sure you don’t go past their famous Spice Trade Punch.
Wine Merchant Grape Therapy and Drinking Den
Where is it? 153 Wickham St
Why is it special? This wine oasis is one of the Valley’s best kept secrets. Vintage and elegant, this unique wine bar has sourced the best from across the globe to ensure there is something for all tastes. After a hard day at work, we all need a bit of wine therapy!
Alquimia Tequila Bar
Where is it? 702 Ann Street
Why is it special? Say ‘hola’ to one of the Valley’s coolest new bars, which will be music to the ears of those who love a beverage with lemon and salt. With more than 80 varieties of Tequila on offer, there is a lot more to this bar than throwing back a shot, boasting a range of sophisticated and premium offerings.
Where is it? 367 Brunswick Street
Why is it special? Venture down a flight of stairs into a basement level labyrinth with four separate bars to delight your senses. A stones throw from Chinatown, this Tokyo inspired bar features a retro pool hall, a live music room, top Asian street food and last but not least, a menu packed with all the beverages you could imagine.