Raise A Glass, Here Are 17 Of Brisbane’s Best Wine Bars
Pour it upBy Isabella Pesch | 19th June 2023
Does a glass of full-bodied wine and a delicious spread of antipasto to share with your favourite people sound like your ideal night out? We couldn’t agree more, and fortunately, Brisbane is filled to the brim (pun intended) with wine bars to make your deal plan a reality.
Whether you’re out on the town with the BFFs, searching for date night ideas, or looking to improve your wine knowledge, we’ve got enough bars to cover everyone’s palates. Don’t miss a drop! Here are the best wine bars in Brisbane:
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
- Brisbane CBD
- North Brisbane
- East Brisbane
- South Brisbane
- West Brisbane
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
- A - Z
- Z - A
A short drive to Wynnum will get you to Adelita: a funky bayside spot sporting coastal decor, marble countertops, and rich forest green hues to set the mood. You’ve got over 150 boozy options to choose from at this local haunt for baysiders, and a decadent modern Australian menu to accompany if you’re feeling peckish.
This cosy enoteca is your one-stop shop for flavoursome homemade tapas and a premium selection of bottles. Be greeted by Danilo – a top-tier sommelier with a world of knowledge on all things wine. Browse the walls before settling in for the night with your drink of choice and a delicious spread of antipasto.
The latest concept developed by the genius team at City Winery, Ardo’s is your neighbourhood newcomer in the vino industry. Pouring up a crisp glass in their marble and stone-finish venue, Ardo’s invites you to have a taste of their diverse range of global drops and bite-sized eats inspired by Spanish pintxos.
Elevate your tipple at Banc – a ritzy bar atop one of the city’s heritage-listed buildings. Head on up from Queen St and be greeted by lavish velvet furnishings and soaring arched ceilings. This stylish spot is simply the place to be for a tasty drop.
Fortitude Valley, Brisbane City
Enter this warehouse-turned-micro-winery and get set for a journey of the senses. City Winery is a popular hub with multiple locations throughout Brisbane CBD, so you’ll never have to travel far for a boozy afternoon. Cellar door tastings are on all day long, so grab your bevvy besties and get your drink on.
Cordeaux Social Club
West-enders you didn’t think we were going to leave you out, did you? One of the trendiest places around is right at your doorstep. Cordeaux Social Club is a more relaxed and light bar to enjoy a chilled arvo of plenty of bevvies and good conversation, alongside an ever-changing seasonal menu.
After a long (and we assume successful) shopping trip along the bustling James St, why not turn in for the day at Cru Bar? Pull up a chair in the expansive outdoor seating area or the onyx bar and take in the city atmosphere accompanied by a refreshing glass of white, red, or pink.
Tucked away on Bakery Lane, Dark Red is serving up over 60 carefully selected wines amongst an ultra-intimate atmosphere. Hannah Wagner – the owner of the pocket-size hideout – encourages engaging conversations and customer connection to learn what her clients want, brimming with reccs to share. Puppy pats are also on the cards with Daisy the resident cutie!
This uber-stylish and urban bar is tucked away in South Brisbane’s infamous Fish Lane, and it’s got enough bottles to put a smile on everyone’s face. For the peckish people in your group, opt for La Lune’s tasting menu – a perfect way to heighten your dining experience with carefully picked wines to accompany.
Fire up the group chat and lock in a date to visit this gorgeous bar in South Brisbane. Focusing on smaller producers, Maeve is always showcasing fresh and exciting options for your beverage. The spacious dining area radiates warm and friendly vibes, perfect for bringing the family or your besties for a relaxing luncheon or dinner reservation.
This warm and inviting eatery is the perfect spot for a stunning glass of sparkling and aromatic Mediterranean bites. The selection ranges from local Aussie and NZ wineries to the grapevine fields of France and Italy. Hang out here and be greeted by the welcoming and super-friendly staff, bound to guide you to your perfect beverage.
When the Salt Coffee crew set their sights on the vino game, they knew what they were doing. Niky is the trendy sibling designed for city slickers and wine mums alike. Snag one of their limited seats and enjoy a chilled bevvy and great memories with friends. Pair your poison with one of Niky’s flavoursome and fresh plates, thought up by the creative mind of Chef Jianng Jeonng.
From the team behind Blackout Cafe comes another Paddington essential. Noir is full of cosy and low-key vibes to help you unwind after a long work day. Return to this northside hotspot to taste all the options on the rotating wine list and when hunger strikes, opt for the antipasto made with locally sourced produce.
South City Wine
Oozing ambience, South City Wine deserves a top spot on your date-night list for peak wining and dining. Settle in for an intimate night of decadent European eats and fragrant, natural wines to complement. We highly recommend pairing your pinot noir with the duck L’orange.
The Wine Experience experts can smell quality drops from a mile away. Guests that arrive at this rustic bar will be looked after by the staff well-versed in vino. After a drink or two at the bar, pop into the huge store next door, where you can find your favourite flavour of the day at an amazing value.
The guys at Wineism led by expert sommelier Ian Trinkle are always keen to help find your new favourite drop, be it for opening tonight or for saving for that special occasion. It’s your top spot for friendly advice and a perfect curated selection of wines, all tucked away in this trendy venue.
A true favourite of seasoned wine warriors, Wineology is a must for levelling up your tastebuds. Head to the counter to collect your swipe card before beginning your journey to finding your fave beverage. And, of course, the Italian Enomatic dispensers temperature-control the bottles before pouring your drop for the ultimate tasting experience.