- Food & Booze
Brisbane's best wine bars
Quit whining and start wining.
We’ve given up the goon to go on a quest to find you the best of the best, and it comes in red, white, pink and sparkling. Put down the pint and raise your glass to Brisbane’s best wine bars.
Mr Chester | Fortitude Valley
Wine + Cheese = Love. We’re no mathematicians, but this is one equation we can justify. The wines at Mr Chester are hand-picked by their in-house sommelier, with selections including big Mendoza reds, delicate Tassie sparkling and Adelaide Hill whites. Get over your Monday blues with test kitchen nights, and savour something new over pizza and pasta with friends.
Le Bon Bar | Woolloongabba
Le Bon Bar translates to “the good bar,” and it CERTAINLY lives up to its name. This bar sits pretty in Woolloongabba’s iconic French eatery C’est Bon and offers guests a relaxed space for a drink or two. With a small plates menu designed for sharing, the only thing that tops off this delightfully French experience is the generous wine list. With drops from around the world and a focus on French varietals, this joint is tres, tres bon.
Greenglass | CBD
Located between a topless bar and a discount chemist you’ll find the classy city oasis Greenglass. Climb the unmarked stairwell and follow the corridor into the brightly lit, French-bistro inspired wine bar and cafe, featuring 110 bottles on display and even more in their extensive cellar. With a focus on affordable, boutique wine sourced from Spokenwine and a fresh, seasonal menu you’ll have no problem finding a match for the evening – no Tinder required.
La Lune Wine Co | South Brisbane
It’s hard not to fall in love with this hidden Fish Lane wine bar, especially with a name that translates to ‘The Moon.’ With a lengthy list of international wines, expertly paired with a list of European-style food offerings, La Lune is a welcome escape from busy South Brisbane. Each week brings a different wine of the week, and a different region for their wine club. Sign up for the opportunity to try exclusive wines!
The Old Seven | Camp Hill
Relaxed and overflowing with decadent wines, this cozy spot is bringing a taste of France to the south side. Café by day and wine bar by night, The Old Seven’s menu features delights like loaded duck toasties, fromage, charcuterie and over 100 wines. Get comfy in a massive antique armchair, grab a rosé and sip your night (or day) away.
The Silver Fox | CBD
No, we’re not talking about George Clooney. This inner-city wine bar is just as attractive in our eyes, though. Everything from the comprehensive wine list, to the single malts, cocktails, cheese platters and charcuterie are presented with class and flare, and make for the perfect knock-off spot.
Local Larder | Ashgrove
Suburbanites rejoice! Forget about catching a $20 uber or a five-year bus to the Valley (it seriously feels like a journey to Mordor), it’s time to embrace your new local – Local Larder – Ashgrove’s own boutique wine bar. Munch on plates of charcuterie and cheese and sip on rare and interesting wines by the glass and bottle from around Australia. Make the inner city come to the burbs for once!
Valley Wine Bar | Fortitude Valley
With a focus on natural wines, this joint is a welcome reprieve from the clubs and pubs of the Valley. The Valley Wine Bar boasts an extensive selection of Australian and imported products, including Queensland producers La Petite Mort. You’ll forget you’re in Brisbane as you enjoy a glass or two and graze on charcuterie, cheese pate and jerky. Rosé yes way!
Cru Bar + Cellar | New Farm
With more than 650 wines on their menu, as well as 4,000+ bottles from around the globe in their cellars, it’s no secret that Cru is serious about wine. With more than 60 of their wines available by the glass, it would be rude not to try at least a few – paired expertly with their menu of course.
Baedeker | Fortitude Valley
Like wine itself, the heritage-listed building that Baedeker is housed in just keeps getting better with age. The team from Grape Therapy not only has a stellar wine list, but also offers you the added bonus of selling every bottle on offer from their joint retail room. This will seem like a brilliant idea after a few glasses, admittedly we can’t guarantee the next day….
Maeve Wine | South Brisbane
They say it’s all in the name, and Maeve means “she who intoxicates…” Enough said. The ever-evolving list has every drop you could ever ask for, serving up until midnight every night of the week alongside some classy Euro-style bites. This South Brisbane hotspot seems to be winning every award under the sun, so it’s definitely worth popping by.
You had us at merlot!