Riverside nightlife, Brisbane

From classic watering holes on every second corner to sophisticated bars with where you can lie back and listen to music that never stops – our pubs, bars and live-music venues are the perfect meeting places. Our urban villages entice, with a range of intimate nightspots and live music. In particular, West End and Fortitude Valley are perfect to see emerging bands, enjoy live indie-rock, get up close to national and international acts or groove to innovative jazz bands. 


Australian Gourmet Traveller has singled out Brisbane's whisky saloon Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall as the best bar in the country.

Firefly is a bistro in the heart of The City offering great pizza, coffee and drinks.

From laid-back local pubs with live music that never stops, to chic cocktail bars run by some of the best bartenders in the country – new nightlife in Brisbane caters to all tastes.