Explore the best brews in Brisbane City, from craft beer on tap to classic bier steins. Eat and drink your way through the city’s micro-pubs and boutique bars. But before you go beer-hopping, make sure you look your best with a shave and cut. The CBD is home to Brisbane's most unique barber experiences and a good haircut makes the beer taste better— trust us.

Jimmy Rods Shave Saloon

For the ultimate sip and shave experience, head to Jimmy Rods Shave Saloon. Have a drink in the whiskey bar then sit back in their red leather recliners for your cut-throat shave or haircut. Perfect for Friday arvo drinks, this pairing of bar and barber is a must for anyone who likes a drink and has hair.

John Mills Himself

This hideaway bar is thinking globally by drinking locally. Sourcing local craft beer within 180km by road, the John Mills bar calculates the kilometers your drink has travelled and includes it in the menu so you can make choices to reduce your carbon footprint. You can also taste their own in-house creations. The charming heritage building also houses Urban Hair Loft so you can get cut at the bar or the hairdresser. Your options are endless.

The Emporium Barber 

The Emporium Barber - Post Office Square

The Emporium Barber is a full-service grooming boutique off Adelaide Street. Enjoy a traditional cut-throat shave with complimentary beer and coffee from their espresso bar. 

Just brews

Isles Lane

Ice-cold beers and lobster rolls?! Isles Lane has the ultimate selection of beer-enhancing snacks, keeping everyone happy. Tucked away in Post Office Square, this newly opened kitchen and bar is receiving lots of attention. Isles Lane pours local craft brews from 12 taps. Menu favourites include the beer-can chicken and roasted bone marrow, so get the gang together to taste all the share plates while washing back a cold one.

Brew Cafe and Wine Bar

Hidden down Burnett Lane, Brew is The City's jack-of-all-trades. Offering coffee and food by day (think Canadian hotcakes and a big breakfasts), it brews a different kind of vibe at night, transforming into a wine bar. This little laneway gem serves stubbies, tins and craft beer on tap.

Embassy Craft Beer Bar

This is the ultimate rustic bar. Embassy Craft Beer Bar is the purveyor of craft beer and has a menu with a modern American twist. It also has Brisbane CBD’s largest collection of craft beer. Featuring 16 taps and one traditional hand pump, Embassy’s beers range from trusted classics to the unique.

Riverland Brisbane

If you’re struggling to decide on where to go, head to Riverland. Two 40-foot shipping containers are fitted-out with a beer garden, an industrial-style bar and street kitchens, complete with a riverside view. With 16 tap beers and ciders, and an extensive bottled range, even the biggest enthusiast will find something perfect.

Bavarian Bier Cafe

Located on Eagle Street Pier, you’re guaranteed spectacular riverfront views. Bavarian Bier Cafe offers a selection of beers using water purified for over 40,000 years (there’s a legit Bavarian law for beer purification) and stein sizes to suit everyone. Experience right here in Brisbane City, the Bavarian culture that is celebrated throughout the world.

Just barbers

Culture Kings Barbershop

The Culture Kings Barbershop

What do artists, celebrities and sport stars have in common? Culture Kings. Culture Kings has talented barbers with serious street cred. Get your mild to wild look in this high-energy environment.

Col Nayler Barber Shop

Col Nayler

This iconic barbershop has been around since the 1950s. Col Nayler Barber Shop specialises in men’s haircutting and styling with two city locations. Walk-ins are welcome, which is perfect for CBD worker in a hurry.


Step back into the past. Bogarts Gentlemen’s Hairdresser is not your typical barber shop, offering men’s haircuts, grooming services, and premium products in a hole-in-the-wall nook at MacArthur Central.

By Brittany Mohr

Brittany’s ultimate weekend involves wine (rosé) and cheese (manchego) at La Lune, seeing a live show and going for a wander along the Brisbane River. Passionate about the leafy Western suburbs, she’s a lady of fine tastes so naturally her best kept secret is #treatingyo'self to a session at luxe day spa One Wybelenna. Bliss.