Best Wine Bars in Brisbane

Updated 1 week ago


It used to be that a killer line-up of wines – by the glass and bottle – was enough to make a wine bar noteworthy. Now, it’s the bare minimum. The wine bars in this guide have the food, decor and ambience to match their wines. Above all, though, they’re fun.

Unlike in restaurants, wines don’t play second fiddle here – they’re the star. Sure, you’re likely to find your favourite classic varietals, but these venues will also push you to try (and enjoy) the latest in biodynamic, organic and natural wines.

  • Share some charcuterie at the more casual cousin of Gerard’s Bistro.

  • If you’re after the cream of Italian dining in Brisbane, look no further. This place serves real-deal Roman food, and is officially recognised as one of the world’s best Italian restaurants outside the motherland for its stellar wine list.

  • An ultra-contemporary Australian wine bar.

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  • A slick, understated laneway boozer and pintxos joint from a former Masterchef star.

  • A small, French-inspired wine bar for Fish Lane.

  • One of the city's best destinations for wine buffs.

  • A European-style wine bar and bistro in South Brisbane.

  • This urban winery boasts a cellar door, a 70-seat restaurant and beautiful 20-seat private dining room.

  • A Valley bolthole pivots towards spirits.

  • A bar-slash-bottleshop hosts a boutique-wine library specialising in natural drops, alongside charcuterie or even BYO food.

  • Day or night, this beautifully designed venue is a draw.

  • Italian eats with a riverside view.

  • 100 wines, charcuterie boards and just 35-seats.

  • The prolific publicans behind some of Melbourne's most popular venues are pouring minimal-intervention wine and classic cocktails at this handsome suburban spot. To eat it's cheese boards and woodfired pies from the pizzeria next-door.