Brisbane's Gresham bar named best in Australia

9 September 2015

The Gresham

Brisbane’s favourite whisky saloon, The Gresham, has been named Australia’s top dog, taking out the Bar of the Year title in this year’s Australian Gourmet Traveller Restaurant Awards. 

Tucked away in the corner of the heritage-listed National Australia Bank, there’s no wonder The Gresham was the winning pick. The bar oozes old-world charm with soaring 7m high, pressed metal ceilings, dark timber floorboards, Chesterfield couches and an extensive range of whiskies, many of which you won’t find anywhere else in Australia. 

Brisbane’s evolving bar scene really is kicking goals. This is the second year in a row that Brisbane has taken top spot, with Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall claiming the award in 2014. 

For more laneway haunts, bustling beer gardens and speciality cocktail lounges, take a look at our list of Brisbane’s best bars