After-Work Drinks in Brisbane

Updated October 26th, 2021


It's hard to find the right venue for work drinks.

Chances are, you'll be rolling with a large group of diverse ages and tastes. You need a big bar with an egalitarian streak – one that offers Champagne alongside XXXX, without judging your office get-up.

Some of our choices are smaller or more specialised. But for the most part, we've gone for the true all-rounders, where everyone can find a seat and a drink they like. Go on, get that weekend started.

  • Watch the sun set while sipping cocktails and easy-drinking beers.

  • Plenty of outdoor seating and a shareable food menu make this one a winner.

  • It's a bit of a trek from the CBD, but a 400-person capacity, TV screens for sport and plenty of beers on tap make it one of the strongest choices on this list.

  • Queensland's only heritage-listed pub has a refined charm that's perfect if you're drinking with an older group.

  • Arrive early, nab a table on the front deck and share charcuterie and cocktails.

  • Stay downstairs and graze all night, or score one of the two petite balconies and people-watch on Boundary Street.

  • Like Aether, this one has plenty of everything – space, atmosphere, beer, food.

  • Good beer and comfort food. Nothing more, nothing less. Just what you need after a hard day at work.

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  • Gins galore and plentiful share plate options.

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  • Drop into this pseudo German garden bar for Berlin summer ambience, craft beer and UNO.

  • Booze and salty, booze-friendly food in a relaxed setting.

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  • A boundary-pushing cocktail bar from the team behind CBD laneway bar Death and Taxes. It takes service to a whole new level, with roving Martini carts delivering expertly made seasonal drinks to luxurious leather booths.

  • Probably a bit uptight for most workplaces, but if you have a few co-workers who are into wine, this will be a hit.