It’s no surprise that the minute Friday rolls around, it’s not long before the office is buzzing in anticipation for the weekend.
Whether you’ve had a rough week and need to blow off some steam or you’re ready to celebrate your wins, nothing beats sharing after work drinks with your team after a helluva week.
Forget about that meeting that went WAY too long ‘cause its time to kick-off the weekend the right way and we know Brisbane’s best spots for after work drinks.
Oktoberfest Brisbane | Bowen Hills
Dust off your Dirndl, Oktoberfest is back again! Oktoberfest Brisbane has earned its spot in the top 10 Oktoberfest events across the globe and this year the German festival promises to be bigger and better. If you’re an Oktoberfest Brisbane novice, you can expect to see lots of pretzels, steins of beer, boisterous singalongs with an authentic Bavarian Oompah Band, and plenty of milkmaid braids. We promise no one will judge you for wearing your lederhosen to the office - casual Friday’s, right? Taking place over two massive weekends, October 6-8 and 13-15, it’s time to say goodbye to your usual Friday after work drinks routine and make your way to the Oktoberfest Brisbane bier hall for drinking, dancing and a whole lotta prosting! Rally your work mates and book your tickets for the ultimate after work drinks session from 4pm Friday. If you have a crew of 10 or more and book online, you can score your tickets on the cheap!
Netherworld | Fortitude Valley
If you want to introduce the colleagues to something epically cool, Netherworld is sure to impress everyone from the design team through to accounting. This arcade bar, conveniently located in The Valley, is home to more than 15 vintage pinball machines, 25 arcade games, video consoles, classic board games, and more. If your competitive streak is working up quite the appetite, their diner serves up some pretty delicious eats that will keep you going through the 5 rounds of Daytona races. Full disclosure: your colleagues will probably rave about this for weeks and will definitely put you in charge of planning all future office outings.
Holy Moley | Fortitude Valley
Nothing says bonding quite like mini golf. If you’re one to chat about business on the green, make sure you bond with your colleagues over Brisbane’s very best - Holey Moley in The Valley. With 18-themed holes across two levels, this bar-come-mini golf course is one of the cooler ways to hang out with your colleagues (without risking alcohol poisoning or significant embarrassment). Work your way through holes inspired by Snoop Dogg, Alice in Wonderland, and Nirvana, while enjoying some of the best drinks from their fully-stocked bar and delicious eats from a rotating roster of food trucks. Score!
Strike Bowling | Fortitude Valley
Of course you can spend a couple of hours shredding the lanes and indulging in fries and hotdogs, but we recommend you head straight to the karaoke suites at Strike Bowling in the Wintergarden. Whether it’s Greg from HR belting out a Mariah Carey solo, or the quiet receptionist cutting into a powerful rock ballad, there’s no denying that karaoke is a pretty awesome way to get to know your colleagues. The full bar menu includes a wide selection of drinks and eats, meaning you can settle in for the evening. We won’t blame you if you need a drink or two before taking to the stage: a little Dutch courage never hurt anybody.
Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall | Caxton Street
Known for it’s colourful history and in more recent years its one-of-a-kind atmosphere, Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is one of Brisbane’s favourite venues that appeals to everyone whether you’re 18 or 80. The main bar offers a wide selection of whiskey, American and Aussie beers, wines and sparkling, spirits mixed with juiced apple and never-ending free popcorn. From live swing bands to secret rum bars, there is never a dull moment at Lefty’s.
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