Strike up an Engaging Conversation with the Best Drops at the Top Wine Bars in Brisbane!
“A bottle of wine is just like a painting- the more you know, the more you see.”
We are so “grapeful” to have these intimate bistro-style settings and sophisticated bars with the approachable and knowledgeable staff in the city. Whether you wish to impress someone or you are just out for casual drinks, wines are perfect to strike up a good conversation with.
Explore everything from wines to grapes and indulge in divine drops at the best wine bars in Brisbane.
Here is the list:
1. Clapham Junction Wine Bar, Banyo
Situated in the north of Brisbane, this charming wine bar and charcuterie joint is expanding the flavours and the adventures of the locals. Clapham has a stock of combination of boutique drops that might be unknown to a few and yet tempting at the same time. Walk down to taste wines like Aglianico, Tempranillo, Barolo and Vermentino while munching on extravagant charcuterie and cheese.
Contact: +61 (04) 9285 3279
2. The Old Seven, Camp Hill
Flaunting an intimate atmosphere with classic French vibes and a killer list of drinks, The Old Seven can sweep you away from the hustle and bustle of the city. Enter to find their unique range of more than hundreds of local and international wines from across Australia, France, Italy and Spain. They also have 22 wines by glass with a few delectable cocktails and gourmet bites.
Contact: +61 (07) 3398 1853
3. CRU bar, Fortitude Valley
CRU bar can be called a heaven for wine lovers and a perfect place to land for after-work drinks. Head over to indulge in the aroma of exquisite wines served with some of the tastiest dishes by award-winning chef, Richard Ousby. If you are an expert, you’ll go gaga over their wine menu. And if you are a newbie, don’t fret, you can always find something that’ll suit your taste. If you would like to take something back home, the on-site bottle shop has a gigantic range to choose from.
Contact: +61 (07) 3252 2400
4. Maeve Wine, South Brisbane
Established near the Southbank cultural precinct, Maeve Wine is an ideal spot to experience a glass or two before a concert or exhibition launch. You’ll find a selection of wine list that inclines towards smaller producers and is less common. You can get wines by glass or bottle. If you are a serious wine lover, you might like Coravin or some limited bottles like Burgundy and Bordeaux that are simply swoon-worthy!
Contact: +61 (07) 3846 7783
5. Mr Chester Wine Bar & Bistro, Fortitude Valley
Mr Chester is Brisbane’s first and best wine bar serving contemporary wines preferring smaller producers and focusing on stories behind every glass to understand its origin. They have a curated wine list covering Tasmanian sparkling, white wine from Adelaide Hills and Swan Valley’s lip-smacking red wine. Must visit!
6.Wine & Larder Bistro, Ashgrove
A piece of good news for wine and cheese fanatics, Wine & Larder Bistro in Ashgrove welcomes you with their excellent wine list. Their current rebranding assures you with a Parisian escape, rivalling French menu with a clever selection of dainty wines. Flaunting a selection of over 230 bottles, the locals would prefer to keep this gem hidden. But we have revealed this on our list for the serious vino lovers who would like to take wine-and-cheese pairing classes and improve their knowledge.
7. Grape Therapy, Brisbane City
The name Grape Therapy itself manifests a portrayal of what you can get here. Well, if you have figured out “an abundance of fine wine”, you are absolutely correct!
The wine list is filled with remarkably rare vino and small-batch boutique surprises. You’ll find the wines from the best-growing regions across the world. Their list has secured Two Glasses at Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards 2019. Do we need any other reason to visit?
Contact: +61 (07) 3102 7213
8. Le Bon Bar, Woolloongabba
Dwelled inside C’est Bon, Le Bon Bar is a mini French Quartier that provides elegant and cosy spaces for the locals and visitors to feast and stick around right from the breakfast espresso to the post-dinner drinks. Sit down at their front bar to sip on a few drinks and then move upstairs to the patio. Serving drinks and bites with a French flavour, it is not surprising that this spot is absolutely adored by the wine lovers in Brisbane.
Contact: +61 (07) 3891 2008
9. Proud Henry, Fortitude Valley
A charming oasis established in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Proud Henry is a perfect getaway from a stressful life. Head over to unwind with bottles of artisan wines that are hand-picked from their voyages around Australia and across the world. For the people who are interested in vintage, this place takes you back to the 1920s with their bottomless choices of gins- worth a sip!
10. Carl’s, Newstead
An intimate wine bar and bistro that is hidden on Wyandra Street, Newstead, Carl’s features a list of interesting drops from Australia and abroad. The wine bar got its name after Brisbane’s first winemaker, Carl Gerler, and offers a full range of Gerler wines. You’ll be dazzled by their ever-changing bites menu prepared by a talented chef to match your fav vino perfectly. Ready for some after-work drinks?
Contact: +61 (07) 3073 5297
Does this list match your wine-tasting plans? If yes, call up your drinking buddies and head over to any of these drinking destinations that can sweep you off your feet!