Whiskey is undoubtedly the hottest drink in town and these bars know just how to treat it right. Come with us now as we explore some of the best whiskey bars in Brisbane!
Nant Single Malt Whiskey is famous the world over, and not without good reason. These leading Hobart distillers are no slouches on the hospitality front either, as this darkly regal, multi-chandeliered venue firmly demonstrates. Order a Black Ray Whisky Espresso Martini and settle in for a rich selection of whiskeys served up by staff who truly know their stuff. Find out more
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From the tranquil forests of Japan to the great white peaks of Canada, The Laneway’s rocking a tasty range of whiskeys from all around the world. The place is tucked away in a hidey-hole off Spencer Lane, but it’s certainly worth the extra detective work to track down. It’s bright, fun, the food is sublime (especially the burgers), and the Monkey Shoulder blended scotch is always a favourite. Find out more
“One of Brissy’s little gems. Always a nice feed, great wine list and bar. Lovely atmosphere and attentive host & wait staff. Different areas to chill out and unwind. Always worth a stop for corporate or personal night out.” – Amanda Cassar
A venerable Brisbane icon, The Gresham stands proud as Queensland’s only heritage-listed bar. All royal reds, polished wood and plush green seats, this place is an alluring mix of classic splendour, fascinating antiques and enough whiskey to satisfy the thirstiest drinker. The American selection is wonderful, and we can’t go past a tumbler of the Whippersnapper. Find out more
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Malt Dining is three levels of pure, rustic elegance, and it’s definitely built to impress. Cocktails are the order of the day here, and the whiskey ones will make you very glad you made the trip. The ‘Taste of Islay’, for example, features 12-year-old Bowmore, elderflower cordial, angostura bitters and Fee Brothers Orange Bitters, and it’s as bracing as a windy stroll down the Scottish coast. Find out more
“Excellent venue for after work drinks. Classy and modern with old school charm. Fantastic cocktails and very friendly bar staff. My favourite city bar so far. My only complaint is that you best get in before 6pm for any chance of a seat!” – *funnybunny*
Bathed in a sexy red glow, Kwan Brothers is a bit like a cross between a Singaporean hawker market and the sort of nightclub Don Draper would be seen at. The drinks list is long and diverse enough to suit anyone’s tastes, and we’d heartily recommend ‘The Eastern Sour’, a rich cocktail made from aged Japanese whiskey. Find out more