Brisbane’s Best Bars for a Night Out

Looking for Brisbane’s best bars for a night out? New to Brisbane and want to know some of the coolest spots to grab a beer?

What about the best places to party in Brisbane?

We’ve rounded up some of the best bars and clubs in Brisbane: including places that are suitable for both the start and the end of the night. Take a look and let us know if you have any favourites.

A Guide to Brisbane’s Best Bars

Friday’s Riverside

Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle Street, Brisbane QLD 4000, Australia
+61 7 3832 2122

Fridays Riverside - The Valley - Brisbane

Friday’s Riverside is a Brisbane institution. It has been voted the best waterfront dining restaurant, and with a number of bars in the area, this is one of the trendiest places to enjoy a drink on the river.

Friday’s Riverside has an extensive range of wines, spirits and cocktails at their club, The Glamour Bar.  You can enjoy dancing the night with the bar’s electrifying music, including many top local DJs.

For more information, visit their page or call +61 7 3832 2122.

The Met

256 Wickham Street Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
(07) 3257 2557

The Met in Brisbane

The Met is a great bar for TGIF parties and Saturday night escapades.  During Fridays, local and international talents take over the bar to come up with a night full of great music and stirring dancing.  On Saturdays, expect the dance floors to be rammed with revellers. Two levels of dance floors are available, and both get crowded fast.

For the club’s VIP packages and events reservation, check their VIP information page.  Prices vary for each event and additional charges may occur for the larger gatherings.

For more information and bookings, call (07) 3257 2557.  The Met is open from 9pm to 5am every Fridays and Saturdays.

Oh Hello

621 Ann St., Fortitude valley QLD
07 3257 7081

Oh Hello bar Brisbane

Oh Hello is a gig spot slash night club located at Ann Street in Fortitude Valley.  It is mostly visited by a younger crowd, with many ‘modern’ acts booked in the headline spots.

The venue pulls a number of DJs, both local and internationally based. It has a bright and colourful interior, like something straight out of a New York City warehouse. Open 9pm til 5am, Thursday to Saturday.

For more information, you may email or call 07 3257 7081.


608 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley Queensland 4006
(+61 7) 3257 3644

Birdees Brisbane

Since 2003, Birdees has been the students’ and backpackers’ venue of choice for a fun-filled night in Fortitude Valley. The name Birdees is taken from a scene in the movie The Party.

There are 3 bars in Birdees, a relaxing beer garden, a pool, a function room and plenty of private booths. Check out their function space, The Aviary, which is an eyecatching tiki-inspired rooftop.

ALso look out for their regular events: Turnt Thursdays and Game On Mondays.

For tickets and rates, email

Wooly Mammooth

633 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, 4006
(07) 3257 4439

Woolly Mammoth

Situated on Ann Street of Fortitude Valley, Wooly Mammooth is another top venue making for a lively night out in Brisbane. It is a home of craft beer and live music. If you are a beer fan, this place should definitely be on your checklist.

It’s not quite as in-your-face as other top Brisbane bars, but it certainly has its charm.

Wooly Mammoth has three different areas for recreation – the Alehouse, Garden Bar and Mane Stage. Each area has a distinct theme. There’s a giant jenga and bocce in the garden bar — don’t miss it!

Wooly Mamooth is open from 4pm onwards on Tuesdays to Thursdays and 12pm onwards on Fridays to Sundays.

What bars do you recommend for the best night out in Brisbane?

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