Brisbane City has a very decent selection of watering-holes for post-work drinks or weekend affairs…

Here’s our toast to the top 10 bars for a drink and a good time in Brisbane, as voted by locals on Urbanspoon.

1. Canvas Club

The Canvas Club is Woolloongabba’s favourite hangout because of its carefully-curated craft-beer and boutique wine selection.

Canvas is comprised of a leather lounge bar and a fairy-lit courtyard garden – which becomes the perfect setting on the weekend for a casual drink.

Where: 16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba

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2. John Mills Himself

John Mills Himself, the latest addition to Brisbane’s nightlife, has found a home in a multi-story block down an Elizabeth Street alleyway.

The venue has a focus on all-local-liquor – all the wine, liquor and mixers are Australian products.

Where: 40 Charlotte St, Brisbane

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3. Kerbside

If you’re a sucker for antiques and all-things-old, then you’ll love Kerbside – all the furnishings have been sourced from the council’s curb side pickups.

It’s a beer-lovers heaven with live music each week. Getting your drink might be hard, but there’s plenty of places to sit and enjoy.

Where: Constance St, Fortitude Valley

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4. Verve

Verve’s claim to be Australia’s best underground cider house is considerably close to the truth. Found in the basement of the Metro Arts building, Verve is a casual option for a Friday-night drink.

Where: 109 Edward St, Brisbane CBD

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5. The Gresham

The Gresham Bar is a whiskey and bourbon saloon oozing old-world charm with an eccentric touch.

Walking through Gresham’s large cedar doors, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped back in time thanks to the soaring 7m-high pressed-metal ceiling, dark timber floorboards, Chesterfield couches and an antique Victorian fireplace.

Most of the cocktails are whiskey-based.

Where: 308-322 Queen Street, Brisbane

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6. Junk

Junk is Brisbane’s original hole in the wall. Behind the velvet curtain lies a charming, suburban bar with an enjoyably-casual atmosphere.

Junk Bar has also been celebrated for its great service and friendly faces.

Where: 215 Waterworks Road, Ashgrove

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7. Lychee Lounge

Lychee Lounge is a one-stop-shop for a Friday night. Patrons claim that the cocktails are amongst the city’s best, and the food menu matches ideally.

Lychee’s space also makes for a great spot for group bookings.

Where: 2/94 Boundary St, West End

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8. Dandy’s Rooftop

The Fox Hotel’s rooftop bar has been recently refurbished into an adult’s urban playground.

It’s a vibrantly coloured, birdcage-laden bar with a retro tennis club-themed garden – visit on a Sunday afternoon and see for yourself…

Where: 71–73 Melbourne Street, South Brisbane

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9. Room 60

Kelvin Grove’s Urban Village is home to the student hub, as well as the recently-opened Room 60. It’s a bar-meets-amphitheatre, where game nights, artist talks and live music performances take place weekly.

Room 60 is the perfect place for a wine-lover to channel their inner creative.

Where: Shop 22 Carraway St, Kelvin Grove

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10. Laruche

If pairing a sublime cocktail with live music sounds like perfect night to you, Laruche is your destination this weekend.

The flamboyant décor also makes for an impressive venue choice for a cocktail party, corporate function or engagement.

Where: 680 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.

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