“Where should we go for a drink?” If this question has you more stumped than pumped, we have seven intriguing new (or at least new-ish) options for you.

 

 

1. Butler Wine Bar, South Brisbane

 

The Lune Co. team have entered the after-dark scene and it’s impossible to have a bad time at their newest venue, which feels like everyone’s local neighbourhood bar (no matter where you live).
 
What croissant queen Kate Reid and her brother, Cameron, have created is a warm, woody, vibey space serving boutique Australian wines and select small plates.
 
It’s true there are no croissants, but there are these amazing spiced madeleines with brandy caramel if you’re craving something sweet with your whiskey cocktail.

2. Maggie May, Newstead 

  

Since its October opening, this freshly minted 1970s supper club has been serving drinks, dinner, lunch and brunch with panache at Gasworks Plaza. The fit-out must be seen to be believed and the drinks are something else! So much fun and so much to look at

3. Niky, Newstead

 

Everyone seems to be having a great time at this former garage on Doggett Street since it’s been transformed into a chic new-wave wine bar by the Salt Coffee founders.

 

With a thoughtful list of wines (twinkling pet-nats and memorable skin-contact options), NIKY has something for everyone and the atmosphere can’t be beat. Beer drinkers are well taken care of too, don’t you worry.

 

4. Superfly Disco, Fortitude Valley

 

 

As the night rolls on, go all out at this Studio 54-esque nightclub with light-up dance floor and a hand-selected roster of DJs playing our favourite songs from every era.

 

You can either grab a booth or hit the dance floor straight away (many do!). Superfly is run by the same team as Brooklyn Standard and Suzie Wong’s Good Time Bar team.

 

  

5. Allonda, Newstead

 

Catch up with friends at the sophisticated bar upstairs from the (excellent) Italian restaurant and peruse the 90-bottle wine list.

 

The white chocolate negroni is a great place to start and did we mention there’s a burrata bar? No wonder Allonda has fast become a neighbourhood go-to.

 

6. Parched, West End

 

 

Award-winning West End brewery focusing on life’s uncomplicated pleasures: beer, live music and good times.

 

While the aim here is to change the minds of non-beer drinkers, there is a great selection of delicious wines from the owner’s favourite boutique and family-owned vineyards.

 

 

7. Revel Brewing Co, Bulimba

 

Down the river end of Oxford Street, you’ll find this gem of an independent brewery with its loyal crew of regulars enjoying craft beer and home-made woodfire pizza.

 

Founder and Director Jay Neven loved Bulimba’s brewing heritage so much he was driven to open Revel in 2016, re-activating a piece of Brisbane’s history in the process.

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