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The Bars You Have to Visit in Brisbane CBD

Local Events
8th December 2023

We’re all guilty of wanting a cheeky drink on a Friday night or a delectable cocktail at sunset on a Sunday, especially when you’re on holiday. Keep scrolling to see our best recommendations for Brisbane’s top 7 bars as voted by Brisbane locals.

Maya

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Maya has to be one of the best bars in Brisbane CBD, and it’s only a 6-minute drive from your View Hotel Brisbane room. Featuring a stunning white and blue palette, desert cacti, an abundance of greeny throughout, and, of course, Mexican cuisine. Maya was created to be shared with loved ones, with small plates ranging from ceviche to playa tostada and large plates featuring mouthwatering stone axe wagyu steak.

Quick tip! Sunset offers stunning views of Brisbane that you won’t want to miss.

Located at 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane, QLD 4006
6 minutes from View Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Sixes and Sevens

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Sixes and Sevens is the place to go if you want to spend a more relaxed afternoon in Brisbane. There is a homey atmosphere in the contemporary outdoor space with historical touches all over. The potato gem poutine, fried chicken burger, crispy pork belly salad, and Frank’s hot sauce-drenched popcorn chicken are all must-orders. Customers can choose from a variety of boutique beers on tap, wines, ciders, cocktails, and jugs on the drinks menu.

Located at 67 James St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
7 minute drive from View Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Cielo Rooftop

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We know there are many options in the CBD for an afternoon snack and cocktail, but when visiting Brisbane, the locals highly recommend Cielo Rooftop bar. You’ll never want to leave with its bright yellow booths and stunning views of the city skyline. You can also buy a cocktail tree at this rooftop bar in Brisbane! That is difficult to top. If you’re more of a foodie, Cielo Rooftop has you covered with scrumptious prawn rolls, burrata, and ricotta cannoli.

Located at Rooftop, 209 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
A 7-minute drive from View Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Felons Brewing Co

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There are few better places to end the day than Felons Brewing Co, which offers waterfront views of the stunning Brisbane river and a buzzing atmosphere. To make matters even better, your Brisbane accommodation is only a short drive away. Enjoy one of their fantastic craft beers, sparkling bubbles, and an impressive selection of seltzers. If you have time, stop by Barrel Hall for a sensory experience and a German-inspired beer hall. You won’t regret checking it out; the locals say it is one of the best pubs in Brisbane!

Located at 5 Boundary St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
10 minute drive from View Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Ling Lings

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With neon lights, bustling lanterns, arcade games, and so much more, this restaurant should be on your list when visiting. The Asian bar and eatery is located in the heart of Fortitude Valley and is only a 7-minute drive from the View Hotel Brisbane. Chairman baos, kim chi-fired rice, and crispy Chinese pork belly with tasty carmelised soy sauce are among the fresh, authentic, and delicious options. We almost forgot about the blushing geisha cocktail! Featuring vodka, bubblegum liqueur, raspberry, and lemonade.

Located at 11/351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Only a 6 minute drive from View Hotel

 

 

Valley Hops Brewing

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Valley Hops Brewing is the ideal place to enjoy Brisbane’s skyline as well as an impressive craft beer. This lovely garden rooftop bar serves six signature beers brewed on-site, including tropical ale, mango, and passion fruit sour. Not to mention the wood-fired pizzas! Their wood-fired pizzas include funghi, gamberi e zucchine, and a classic but delectable margherita.

Located at Rooftop Brewery, 641 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Only a 7 minute drive from View Hotel Brisbane

 

 

Chester’s Bar

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According to the locals, Chester’s Bar is a must-visit! This is a winner with an inviting and warm atmosphere. This bar, located on the ground floor of View Hotel Brisbane, serves craft cocktails and a variety of other delectable drinks. Chester’s Bar is the place to go if you want something impressive and convenient.

Located at Kingsford Smith Dr &, Hunt St, Hamilton QLD 4007
On the ground floor of View Hotel Brisbane

The next time you’re in Brisbane, check out some of the top bars we’ve listed. And when you do, make a booking at View Hotels in Brisbane to take advantage of the convenient location – it’s the ideal way to explore Brisbane!