Brisbane nightlife

Brisbane: nightlife and clubs

Brisbane Nightlife: Located on Australia's east coast, the city of Brisbane is the ideal destination for backpackers looking for warmth, tropical beaches and nightlife. Here is the complete guide to the nightlife of the Queensland capital!

Brisbane nightlife

The capital of the state of Queensland, full of wonderful beaches and characterized by a tropical climate, Brisbane is a paradise for many surfers. This metropolis, which has two million inhabitants, is competing with Perth for the role of the third most populous and important city in Australia .

Nightlife Brisbane by night
Brisbane at night

With a mix of rooftop bars, Irish Pubs and sophisticated clubs, Brisbane loves to party and offers a good nightlife . From classic Australian pubs to very stylish super clubs with local and international DJs playing the best and latest dance music, Brisbane's nightlife is vast and spread out on both sides of the river, with plenty of options.

Mainly concentrated between Fortitude Valley and the CBD, most of Brisbane's clubs and discos are in close proximity to each other , and it's easy to move between the various nightclubs.

The Queensland capital's nightlife scene is dominated by sophisticated hip clubs, chic bars and an excellent live music scene. Brisbane is fast becoming the live music capital of the country , with internationally renowned concerts and plenty of nightclubs to listen to and watch artists and new musical talent.

The main nights for dancing and partying in Brisbane are from Thursday to Sunday. Almost everywhere, careful clothing is required, as the selection at the entrance is often rigid.

Brisbane nightlife discos
The discos of Brisbane

Where to go out in the evening in Brisbane: the neighborhoods and the nightlife

The epicenter of Brisbane's nightlife is known as Fortitude Valley , one of the best places to go clubbing in Australia and party in the city. A district entirely dedicated to nightlife, with many clubs and bars located next to each other. Come late at night to immerse yourself in Brisbane's party atmosphere, amidst live band sounds, laughter and club beats.

Nightlife Brisbane Fortitude Valley
Brisbane nightlife: Fortitude Valley

Brisbane's nightlife is also very active in the West End and in the South Bank . The West End has always been a melting pot of cultures. The local style is varied, alternative and vintage, while the South Bank is the entertainment hub for everything south of the river. Between the two, Fish Lane embraces all that is magical in laneway culture. South Bank nightclubs include many clubs with live rock or jazz music and some concerts are organized during the summer season.

Brisbane South Bank nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: South Bank

Located along the river, the Eagle Street Pier is home to many restaurants, bars and cafes. A lot of people come here after work to take advantage of the discounts offered with happy hour every Friday night.

Under the imposing shadow of Suncorp Stadium , Caxton Street is a long-standing entertainment area, home to a number of electrifying pubs and bars, as well as numerous restaurants of all ethnicities: Italian, Indian, Thai, modern and the iconic Gambaro , famous for its fresh seafood.

Brisbane nightlife Caxton Street
Brisbane Nightlife: Caxton Street

Clubs and discos in Brisbane

Family Nightclub fb_icon_tiny
(8 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday to Sunday from 9pm to 3am.
Voted the best nightclub in Australia , Family is one of the largest clubs in Brisbane , capable of seating up to 2000 people and spread over 4 floors, with 5 bars, 2 cocktail bars and even an ice bar. Known for hosting the best local and international DJs and artists, the club offers a selection of music ranging from House to hard-style, to rap and much more. Frequented by young people in their 20s, the Family Club is one of the reference nightclubs for Brisbane's nightlife .

Nightlife Brisbane Family Nightclub
Brisbane nightlife: Family Nightclub

The Met fb_icon_tiny
(56a / 256 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 9pm to 5am.
With five bars and three main halls to dance the night away, The Met is one of Brisbane's most popular and largest clubs , with five impressive bars spread across three levels in the heart of Fortitude Valley. The club hosts many famous DJs who play R'n'B, house and techno music all night long. With a state-of-the-art sound and lighting system, this Brisbane nightclub is always very popular and guarantees great party nights until the crack of dawn.

Nightlife Brisbane The Met
Brisbane nightlife: The Met

Nightlife Brisbane The Met Girls
The Met, Brisbane

Prohibition Brisbane fb_icon_tiny
(206 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Thursdays from 7pm to 3am, Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 5am, Sunday from 8pm to 3am.
Located in Fortitude Valley, the Prohibition is one of the best nightclubs in Brisbane . This club celebrates the speakeasy legacy. With a majestic entrance, a trendy bar and a clandestine atmosphere, Prohibition provides the perfect setting for a night out with friends. With usually free admission, the club offers a wide range of musical genres, including jazz, funk, vintage blues, rock and, of course, lots of house music.

Brisbane Prohibition nightlife
Brisbane Nightlife: Prohibition
Brisbane Prohibition Australian girls nightlife
Australian girls at the Brisbane Prohibition

Friday's Riverside fb_icon_tiny
(Riverside Center, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane) Open Monday and Tuesday from 11.00 to 22.00, Wednesday to Saturday from 11.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 11.00 to 24.00.
One of the most popular places in Brisbane's nightlife , Friday's is a rooftop bar and club that is always very popular on weekends, especially by university students. Enjoy a classy cocktail overlooking the Brisbane River or dance on the dance floor. This place is a Brisbane institution and is a popular spot for after work drinks. Thursday evening is dedicated to university evening.

Brisbane Friday's Riverside nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Friday's Riverside
Nightlife Brisbane Friday's Riverside Girls
Friday's Riverside, Brisbane

Flying Cock fb_icon_tiny
(388 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 3am.
Live music, young people full of energy, some irresistible cocktails, and a huge dance floor: this is the Flying Cock . Open until 3am and with a casual atmosphere, this Brisbane club hosts live rock bands on weekends until late at night and DJs playing from midnight onwards. The always crowded and sweaty dancefloor offers hip-hop and pop songs every Friday night and House music on Saturday night.

Nightlife Brisbane Flying Cock
Brisbane nightlife: Flying Cock

X & Y Bar fb_icon_tiny
(648 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday to Sunday from 9.00pm to 3.30am.
This unassuming disco bar offers live music nights seven nights a week, with space for up-and-coming bands, up-and-coming DJs and sound creators. The place is packed every weekend with a hyperactive crowd of sweaty young people. The interior is like a bunker furnished with road signs, barbed wire fences and wooden cabins. There's a less busy cocktail bar downstairs than the upstairs dance floor. Their renowned resident DJs know how to entertain people, with dance and hip hop music. The right club if you are looking for a grunge atmosphere and live music, all immersed in a club atmosphere.

Brisbane nightlife X & Y Bar
Brisbane nightlife: X & Y Bar

Cloudland fb_icon_tiny
(641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Tuesday through Thursday 4pm to 3am, Friday to Sunday 11.30am to 3am.
Located in Fortitude Valley, Cloudland is an incredible Brisbane superclub offering four floors featuring cutting-edge décor and design reminiscent of The Great Gatsby atmospheres, including a retractable glass roof, large chandeliers, a waterfall and a vertical garden. They have regular events, several bars and a restaurant. It's just worth a look. The dress code is quite strict, there is live music every weekend, while there are free salsa lessons on Thursdays.

Brisbane Cloudland nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Cloudland

Birdees fb_icon_tiny
(608 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Monday to Thursday from 5.00 pm to 3.00 am, Friday and Saturday from 3.00 pm to 3.30 am, Sunday from 3.00 pm to 3.00 am.
Birdees unassuming Brisbane club that has long drawn a rowdy crowd of backpackers and students. Birdees contains three bars, a Tiki-style rooftop bar and a swimming pool for those who want to soak up the Brisbane summer vibe. There is always a party every night of the week until late at night.

Brisbane Birdees nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Birdees

Down Under Bar and Grill fb_icon_tiny
(308 Edward St, Brisbane) Open Monday to Thursday 11.00 to 3.00, Friday 11.00 to 5.00, Saturdays 17.00 to 5.00, Sunday 17.00 to 3.00.
A cheap, crazy disco bar frequented largely by backpackers and students. There are always lots of people and a few parties every night of the week and it's a great place to mingle with other travelers. There is usually a few themed parties that draw crowds, such as Lady Night and wet t-shirt contests.

Brisbane Nightlife Down Under Bar and Grill
Brisbane nightlife: Down Under Bar and Grill

Capulet fb_icon_tiny
(188 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 9.00pm to 3.00am.
Located in Fortitude Valley, the Capulet is a nightclub that regularly hosts nights with international electronic music and big parties for dancing in Brisbane until late at night.

Brisbane Capulet nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Capulet
Nightlife Brisbane Capulet beautiful girls
Capulet, Brisbane

The Foundry fb_icon_tiny
(321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Thursday to Sunday from 7.00pm to 4.00am.
With an intimate atmosphere, The Foundry is a two-level complex that features a creative space, a concert hall that can accommodate up to 300 people and a Rock'n'Roll bar.

Nightlife Brisbane The Foundry
Brisbane Nightlife: The Foundry

Crowbar fb_icon_tiny
(243 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 5.00pm to 12.00am, Friday and Saturday from 5.00pm to 3.00am.
The Crowbar is an alternative club that hosts the best punk, hardcore and metal bands in town.

Brisbane Crowbar nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Crowbar

X Cargo fb_icon_tiny
(37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open daily from 7.00 to 1.00.
Spread over three levels, X Cargo is a huge playground for nightlife in Brisbane . At night it resembles a giant multi-story beer hall with illuminated trees, towering walls graced with street art, all sorts of nooks and crannies with patio furniture, and rooftop bar areas connected by bridges. The various areas are inspired by the American glamorous style of the 60s, with three bars where you can order a drink. Always very well attended.

Brisbane X Cargo nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: X Cargo
Nightlife Brisbane X Cargo girls
Beautiful girls at X Cargo in Brisbane

Retro's Cocktail Lounge fb_icon_tiny
(32/321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 9.00pm to 3.00am.
It might be retro, but this Brisbane nightclub is far from old-fashioned. With sparkling disco balls and neon lights brighter than bowl-shaped cocktails, Retro's is perfect for dancing the night away. The playlist ranges from 80s, 90s and 00s music, as well as today's hits, with occasional themed nights. A list of classic and original cocktails complete the charm of this vibrant nightclub.

Nightlife Brisbane Retro's Cocktail Lounge
Brisbane nightlife: Retro's Cocktail Lounge

The Empire Hotel fb_icon_tiny
(339 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Monday to Thursday 11.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday 11.00 to 2.00, Sunday 11.00 to 22.00.
This very popular nightclub has three levels with bars and clubs and is known for its party atmosphere and live music.

Brisbane nightlife The Empire Hotel
Brisbane nightlife: The Empire Hotel

Sky and Lotus fb_icon_tiny
(Level 1 and 2/234 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 10pm to 5am.
Sky and Lotus is a Brisbane nightclub that features R'n'B, Hip hop and Soul music across two levels of entertainment and occasional special guests.

Nightlife Brisbane Sky and Lotus
Brisbane nightlife: Sky and Lotus

Our Place fb_icon_tiny
(299 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Thursdays from 21.00 to 3.00, Friday and Saturday from 21.00 to 5.00.
Another Brisbane club with free admission and pop and dance music ranging from 70s classics to modern day hits. Great party atmosphere and always very busy.

Brisbane nightlife Our Place
Brisbane nightlife: Our Place

GPO fb_icon_tiny
(740 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Friday and Saturday from 8pm to 5am.
Frequented largely by Latinos and Asians, this club is a huge hit every weekend with both floors filled to the brim and is the perfect place to party with people of different nationalities.

Brisbane GPO nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: GPO

The Zoo fb_icon_tiny
(711 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) The Zoo is an icon of the local indie music scene in Brisbane , with regular concerts of everything from hip hop to jazz to rock and pop, folk, dub and reggae.

Nightlife Brisbane The Zoo
Brisbane nightlife: The Zoo

Barbara fb_icon_tiny
(105/38 Warner St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 4.00pm to 1.00am, Friday and Saturday from 4.00pm to 3.00am.
One of the best clubs in Brisbane . This hipster venue hosts themed nights and guest DJs to keep you dancing the night away. The club also organizes Vinyl Nights , where everyone can bring and play their own vinyl.

Brisbane Barbara nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Barbara

Press Club fb_icon_tiny
(339 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open daily from 6pm to 3am.
This stylish and very trendy lounge bar offers relaxing house music all weekend, while every Thursday and Sunday evening there is live jazz music which provides the perfect accompaniment to the typical house cocktails. A sophisticated place that attracts a crowd of more mature people who know how to have fun.

Brisbane Press Club nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Press Club

Brooklyn Standard fb_icon_tiny
(Eagle Ln, Brisbane) Open Monday to Wednesday 16.00 to 24.00, Thursday and Friday from 16.00 to 3.00, Saturdays from 18.00 to 3.00.
Tucked away in an alleyway in the CBD, Brooklyn Standard is a basement bar that offers live jazz, funk and blues music six nights a week and free pretzels. The place is small and the dance floor gets crowded very quickly.

Nightlife Brisbane Brooklyn Standard
Brisbane Nightlife: Brooklyn Standard

The Milk Factory fb_icon_tiny
(48 Montague Rd, Brisbane) Open Sunday to Wednesday 11.00 to 22.00, Thursday to Saturday 11.00 to 24.00.
Located across the river, the Milk Factory hosts live music ranging from jazz to rock 'n' roll to rap and hip hop.

Nightlife Brisbane The Milk Factory
Brisbane nightlife: The Milk Factory

The Brightside fb_icon_tiny
(27 Warner St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Thursday to Saturday 6pm to 3am, Sunday 11am to 5pm.
Another popular Brisbane club with live music located in Fortitude Valley.

Brisbane Nightlife The Brightside
Brisbane Nightlife: The Brightside

The Triffid fb_icon_tiny
(7/9 Stratton St, Newstead, Brisbane) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
The Triffid is a Brisbane concert venue that hosts performances by top talent and bands that perform live music all night, 3-5 nights a week. There is also a pre-concert beer garden to relax and have a drink before the main event.

Brisbane nightlife The Triffid
Brisbane nightlife: The Triffid

Brisbane's bars and pubs

The Victory Hotel fb_icon_tiny
(127 Edward St, Brisbane) Open daily from 10am to 5am.
Known for its noisy parties and relaxing outdoor garden, Victory Hotel is a lively Brisbane pub built in 1885. Upstairs is the dance floor with a great party atmosphere and live entertainment every night. of the week. It is big, cheap and, above all, it is never empty. Discounts on frequent drinks throughout the week draw a lot of people, and Thursdays and Sundays are peak nights.

Nightlife Brisbane The Victory Hotel
Brisbane nightlife: The Victory Hotel

The Royal Exchange Hotel fb_icon_tiny
(10 High St, Toowong, Brisbane) Open daily from 10.00 to 4.00.
Known to Brisbane youth as 'The RE' , this disco club is Queensland's favorite student destination. Renowned for its laid-back vibe and huge beer garden, this place has been a Brisbane nightlife since 1876. Wednesdays and Sundays are college nights, where DJs lead the party into the early hours. of the morning.

Nightlife Brisbane The Royal Exchange Hotel
Brisbane nightlife: The Royal Exchange Hotel

The Wickham fb_icon_tiny
(308 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open daily from 10am to 3am.
Established in 1885 as the ' Oriental Hotel' , the Wickham is known for being a gay friendly bar and hosting live music nights. Housed in a stately historic building, the Wickham has four bars, including event spaces and a club upstairs. Recent renovations have given the corner bar an industrial-chic rejuvenation while the Garden Bar is a bright outdoor courtyard with wooden tables, perfect for relaxing, sharing a few chips or pizza and a few jugs of cocktails. This friendly bar also offers DJ nights with a dance floor to let you dance, as well as board games and giant Jenga for real party animals.

Brisbane nightlife The Wickham
Brisbane nightlife: The Wickham

Eleven Rooftop Bar fb_icon_tiny
(757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Tuesday to Friday from 8.30 to 3.00, Saturdays from 12.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 24.00.
With a view that sweeps across the city, the Eleven Rooftop Bar is a sophisticated rooftop bar and club where you can spend classy evenings. Frequented by people aged 25 to 40, this bar open day and night requires elegant attire.

Nightlife Brisbane Eleven Rooftop Bar
Brisbane nightlife: Eleven Rooftop Bar

Greaser fb_icon_tiny
(259 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Wednesday to Saturday from 5.00pm to 3.00am, Sunday from 5.00pm to 12.00am.
Tucked away down a Fortitude Valley alley in the basement of a 130-year-old building, Greaser is a laid-back bar with rebellious, retro American-style rock'n'roll music. You may need a map and a compass to find it, but as this is probably the hippest bar in Brisbane, it's worth looking for. Late in the evening the DJ takes over and plays great music.

Brisbane Greaser nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Greaser

Blackbird fb_icon_tiny
(Riverside Center, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane) Open Sunday through Thursday 11.30am to midnight, Friday and Saturday 11.30am to 5am.
Blackbird brings glitz and glam to the banks of the river. Located at the Eagle Street Pier and popular with trendy Aussies and beautiful Australian girls, this large bar offers uninterrupted views of the Story Bridge and the Brisbane River.

Brisbane Blackbird nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Blackbird

Elixir Rooftop Bar fb_icon_tiny
(646 Ann St, Brisbane) Open Wednesday and Thursday from 16.00 to 22.00, Friday from 16.00 to 3.00, Saturdays from 13.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 13.00 to 22.00.
One of Brisbane 's first rooftop bars, the Elixir offers the chance to relax on a rooftop terrace right in the heart of Fortitude Valley. This sophisticated spot offers a typically Manhattan vibe, offering a wide variety of cocktails to enjoy at sunset, including a fine selection of spirits and fine local beers. This rooftop bar is a true subtropical oasis, with sleek, minimalist decor and lots of greenery around.

Brisbane nightlife Elixir Rooftop Bar
Brisbane nightlife: Elixir Rooftop Bar

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse fb_icon_tiny
(633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Thursdays from 16.00 to 1.00, Friday and Saturday from 12.00 to 3.00, Sunday from 12.00 to 22.00.
Overlooking Ann Street, this two-story venue offers music nights, a craft brewery with more than 30 types of draft beers downstairs and a light and airy garden lounge.

Downstairs, in the alehouse with exposed brick walls, leather lounges and neon signs, you can sample boutique beers from across Australia and locally brewed draft beers. Upstairs, however, there is a bar surrounded by a lush garden, with colorful chairs and a retractable roof, where you can sip a few cocktails or a good wine. Also upstairs, there is live music and DJ nights on weekends.

Brisbane Nightlife Woolly Mammoth Alehouse
Brisbane nightlife: Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

Southbank Beer Garden fb_icon_tiny
(30ba Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane, Brisbane) Open daily from 10.00 to 24.00.
This beach hotel is located in the heart of South Bank in Brisbane. An open-air, open-plan venue covered with hanging plants, Southbank Beer Garden is the perfect place to have a drink with friends, sunbathe and admire the beautiful city of Brisbane. Also on the weekend there is live music.

Nightlife Brisbane Southbank Beer Garden
Brisbane nightlife: Southbank Beer Garden

Dutch Courage Officers' Mess fb_icon_tiny
(51 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Tuesday to Sunday from 4.00pm to midnight.
Dutch Courage Officers' Mess has united gin lovers across town and created a cult following for this often forgotten spirit. Inspired by the British colonial outposts of the late 19th century, the bar offers over 80 types of gins, 240 spirits, signature cocktails and is popular with a lively crowd on weekends. Upstairs there is also a veranda where more intimate seats are available. Every Tuesday night there are board games and mugs of beer for just $ 7.

Nightlife Brisbane Dutch Courage Officers' Mess
Brisbane Nightlife: Dutch Courage Officers' Mess

Heya Bar fb_icon_tiny
(351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 3am.
Popular Japanese-style bar with an intimate atmosphere, offering Japanese draft beers and other Japanese spirits. The dance floor gets crowded on Saturday nights, when the djs on the console play a mix of pre 2000 dance music. When you are tired of dancing, head to the other end of the room, drop some coins in a pinball machine or in a pool table. and your night is ready.

Nightlife Brisbane Heya Bar
Brisbane nightlife: Heya Bar

Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar fb_icon_tiny
(142 Constance St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Although Melbourne is famous for its rooftop bars, it is Brisbane's mild climate that makes it an ideal city for hosting rooftop nights. It is for this reason, among others, that the Limes Hotel rooftop bar is such a happy place. Located in a quiet area of ​​Fortitude Valley, Limes Hotel is one of Brisbane's popular boutique hotels with a convenient rooftop bar. Here you can have a cocktail, enjoy some DJ sets, listen to live jazz music or watch a movie in the Rooftop Cinema.

Nightlife Brisbane Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar
Brisbane nightlife: Limes Hotel Rooftop Bar

Little Big House fb_icon_tiny
(18 Southpoint, 271 Gray St, Brisbane) Open Sunday through Thursday from 11.00 to 24.00, Friday and Saturday from 11.00 to 2.00.
Located in a historic building dating back to 1889, the Little Big House is a typical Australian bar with a relaxed and vibrant atmosphere, with two floors where there are as many bars, open front and side balconies where you can sip a beer and admire the view. Downstairs there is a karaoke room, pool tables and the DJ console where the party goes wild. Very busy, especially during the Sunday sessions.

Nightlife Brisbane Little Big House
Brisbane nightlife: Little Big House

Rics Bar fb_icon_tiny
(321 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane) Open daily from 5pm to 3am.
Very lively on the weekends, this bar offers live music, a young crowd, alternative music and cheap drinks. Enter its large courtyard and feel like you are at a friend's house. During the week it is a fun place to meet the locals.

Nightlife Brisbane Rics Bar
Brisbane nightlife: Rics Bar

Sixteen Antlers fb_icon_tiny
(Level 16 Pullman & Mercure Hotel Cnr Ann &, Roma St, Brisbane) Open Tuesday to Thursday from 15.00 to 22.00, Friday and Saturday from 14.00 to 24.00.
Perched atop the Pullman Brisbane King George Square, Sixteen Antlers is a rooftop bar offering a selection of craft beers, curated cocktails and quality wines to enjoy while taking in one of the best views over Brisbane city. The bar is quite small and with an intimate atmosphere, with DJ sets every Friday evening, good cocktails accompanied by tasty appetizers.

Brisbane Sixteen Antlers nightlife
Brisbane nightlife: Sixteen Antlers

The Stock Exchange Rooftop fb_icon_tiny
(131 Edward St, Brisbane) Open Monday to Wednesday 11.00 to 24.00, Thursday to Sunday 11.00 to 3.00.
This classic city center hotspot, located in the old Stock Exchange building dating from 1863, has recently been refurbished and now features a fantastic rooftop beer garden. The panoramic terrace and the bar host live music most evenings and DJs on Sundays. Every Thursday night, however, there is a special student night with beers and fried chicken. Tucked under the glittering skyscrapers, this pub has the perfect atmosphere for an afternoon or evening drink. Decorated with fairy lights and hanging plants, this rooftop bar has the atmosphere of a garden party.

Brisbane Nightlife The Stock Exchange Rooftop
Brisbane Nightlife: The Stock Exchange Rooftop

Dandy's Rooftop fb_icon_tiny
(71/73 Melbourne St, Brisbane) Open Thursdays from 17.00 to 2.00, Friday from 16.00 to 2.00, Saturdays from 14.00 to 2.00, Sunday from 14.00 to 24.00.
Dandy's Rooftop is a fun and playful space located atop the Fox Hotel in South Brisbane. With bright umbrellas and colorful wooden tables, this place screams "summer" all year round. Cocktail pitchers, good vibes and tasty bar food.

Brisbane nightlife Dandy's Rooftop
Brisbane nightlife: Dandy's Rooftop

The Bowery fb_icon_tiny
(676 Ann St, Brisbane) Open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm to 3am.
Inspired by Prohibition-era New York bars, the Bowery is one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane and offers live jazz music during the week and great DJ sets on the weekends. The bar is home to some of the best mixologists in town, so don't forget to try at least one of their innovative cocktails.

Brisbane Nightlife The Bowery
Brisbane nightlife: The Bowery

Lefty's Old Time Music Hall fb_icon_tiny
(15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace, Brisbane) Open Sunday and Wednesday 5.00pm to 4.00am, Thursdays 5.00pm to 1.00am, Friday and Saturday 5.00pm to 3.00am.
Lefty's Old Time Music Hall is a 19th-century American saloon-style bar with live music that looks like an old western bar, with leather and dark wood accessories, stuffed animals, and candle-lit tables. Their massive whiskey selection isn't even to be discussed and adds a lot to the atmosphere of the place - order a whiskey and apple juice (the house specialty). The dance floor heats up with live country music from Tuesday to Sunday.

Nightlife Brisbane Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
Brisbane nightlife: Lefty's Old Time Music Hall

Riverbar Kitchen fb_icon_tiny
(71 Eagle St, Brisbane) Open daily from 7.00 to 24.00.
This cool, nautically themed bar and restaurant will take you from the center of the business district to a faraway vacation spot. Find a seat under the yellow and white striped umbrellas and order a cocktail to share (jugs priced at $ 30) while taking in breathtaking views of the Brisbane River and Story Bridge.

Nightlife Brisbane Riverbar Kitchen
Brisbane nightlife: Riverbar Kitchen

The Walrus Club fb_icon_tiny
(543A Coronation Dr, Toowong, Brisbane) Inspired by the Prohibition era of the 1920s and 1930s, this speakeasy-style bar is named after the SS Walrus , a 19th-century floating distillery. The suggestive place has exposed brick walls, arches, rum chests, candelabra and comfortable leather sofas; all befitting ladies and gentlemen on a mission to sample some of Brisbane's best cocktails.

Brisbane nightlife The Walrus Club
Brisbane nightlife: The Walrus Club

Newstead Brewing Co. fb_icon_tiny
(85 Doggett St, Newstead, Brisbane) Open daily from 10am to midnight.
Brisbane micro brewery that also offers an affordable gourmet menu to pair with its award-winning beers. Recommended for all fans of craft beers.

Nightlife Brisbane Newstead Brewing Co
Brisbane nightlife: Newstead Brewing Co

Brisbane Brewing Co. fb_icon_tiny
(124 Boundary St, West End, Brisbane) Open Monday through Thursday from 16.00 to 24.00, from Friday to Sunday from 11.00 to 24.00.
Brisbane Brewing Co.
Beer enthusiasts can't miss a trip to Brisbane Brewing . Located at the end of a cozy alley, this brewery and restaurant produces eight of its on-site beers. You can also sample five types of meats and cheeses while visiting the brewery, all washed down with fine beer.

Brisbane Nightlife Brisbane Brewing Co
Brisbane nightlife: Brisbane Brewing Co

Map of discos, pubs and bars in Brisbane