Best Bars in Canberra

Updated 3 weeks ago


  • Natural wines, great food and a tasteful soundtrack – it's no wonder this is Canberra’s most acclaimed bar. Set within an 1920s heritage building with a window overlooking London Circuit, it also happens to be one of the capital’s best-looking venues.

  • This prohibition-style speakeasy packs in hundreds of drams from around the world, which members can store in their own personal locker. Otherwise it’s all about creative cocktails, lobster rolls and live jazz.

  • The sprawling HQ for one of the east coast's most recognisable craft beer brands packs in a taproom and a commercial-scale brewery. Plus, a food truck by Brod Burger slinging ’burgs, wings and fries.

  • Canberra’s most celebrated craft brewery. It’s the best spot to try one of Bentspoke’s award-winning brews (there’s a decent food menu too), whether you’re an out-of-towner or just after an after work bev.

  • At this wine bar and bottle shop, you can stop by for a vino or two and a charcuterie board, or buy a bottle to take home – or to the park across the road.

  • This energetic, late-night East Asian diner is filled with neon lights and has one of the largest sake lists in Australia.

  • Bar Beirut is about as close as you’ll get to the nightlife of Lebanon’s capital without leaving Canberra. To eat, it's meze such as smoky baba ganoush and flatbread, and larger dishes to share. Grab a drink from the in-house Martini cart and catch belly dancers every Wednesday and Thursday.