Brisbane's best wine bars

Whether or not you know your shiraz from your merlot, or chardonnay from sauvignon blanc, let the city’s sommeliers teach you something new about vino at one of Brisbane’s wine bars.

1889 Enoteca

1889 Enoteca

At 1889 Enoteca you can dine underground in an old cellar set up wall-to-wall with wine and a long table. 1889 Enoteca’s wine list features a hand-picked collection of rare and unique wines, specialising in organic bio-dynamic and natural wine.

Grape Therapy

Grape Therapy is one of the Brisbane City’s best-kept secrets. Grab a bottle to go from the wine shop, or settle into a chesterfield couch with a glass and cheese board.


Coppa is the place to go for appertivo. Pull up a stool at the bar, order a serve of prosciutto and select from a range of Italian and Australian wines. It does a great wood-fired pizza too!

Cedar & Pine

A new addition to the bayside, Wynnum’s new wine bar and cafe lets you start your day with a long black and finish with a big red.

Malt Dining & Cellar

Malt Dining

Housed in the distinctive Wenley House on Market St of Brisbane City, Malt Dining oozes rustic charm with the exposed brick, original timber flooring and double-hung windows with a fine wine list to match.

Claret House

Claret House is a rustic wine bar located in the historic London Woolstores in Teneriffe. The wine list changes constantly, but you can always find at least 25 drops by the glass.

Felix Espresso & Wine Bar

Head down Burnett Lane to find this little Brisbane City gem. A cafe by day and bar by night, Felix serves up a thoughtful selection of Australian-made wine, beer and spirits, including organic varieties. You can also partner your drop with a dish from its seasonally-inspired share menu.


ARIA Restaurant Brisbane

One of Australia’s most-awarded wine lists, ARIA Brisbane most recently won Wine List of the Year from the Good Food Guide this year. A fine-dining restaurant, ARIA offers exquisite food with an equally impressive wine list to match. 


Tucked away down a laneway off Elizabeth St in Brisbane City, Strauss is only open 6.30-10pm Wednesday to Friday, so time it right and you’ll be in for a treat.

Gerard’s Bar

Little sister to well-known Brisbane restaurant Gerard’s Bistro, Gerard’s Bar offers a Spanish-inspired tapas and charcuterie menu to serve alongside an extensive range of wines.

Cru Bar + Cellar 

Recently winning the title of Best Wine Bar List in the Australian Wine List of the Year 2015 Awards, it's no wonder this bar is a Brisbane favourite. Choose your drop from Cru Bar's own wine cellar and match with food that never disappoints. 

Mr & Mrs G

Mr & Mrs G's

Settle into the comfortable lounges and enjoy your favourite bottle of red with views of the Story Bridge and Brisbane River to die for.

Bar Alto

Sit on the deck facing the river at the Brisbane Powerhouse before or after a show or exhibition to enjoy a good selection of wines accompanied by an Italian bar menu. Alternatively, pair your drop with the full lunch or dinner menu.


Most recently Bacchus was awarded a 3-Glass Rating (very highly recommended) at the 2015 Australia’s Wine List of the Year Awards. Head sommelier Andrew Giblin has designed a sophisticated and modern wine list.


Canvas, Woollongabba

Canvas is a vintage-inspired treasure in the heart of Gabba Village serving boutique wine and rustic food.

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