From classic gin and tonics to innovative cocktails, Brisbane’s best gin bars tantalise both seasoned gin connoisseurs and curious newcomers alike!

Brisbane is not just a sun-soaked paradise, but also a burgeoning epicentre for cocktail enthusiasts, particularly gin aficionados. Over the past few years, the Brisbane’s bar scene has witnessed a renaissance, with a notable surge in establishments dedicated to the art of gin.

That’s why we’ve found these five exceptional gin bars in Brisbane that promise a unique and unforgettable drinking experience. Join us as we explore the finest spots in the city to sip, savour, and celebrate the timeless allure of gin!

 

Covent Garden

Covent Garden is the ultimate place for gin lovers in south-east Queensland. This dash of heaven takes plenty of inspiration from the Covent Garden in London’s West End, but with a sharp focus on Australian-made gin concoctions. We recommend you tickle your palate with a cocktail like Clockwork Orange ($20) that sees Four Pillars Rare Dry Gin, Aperol, peach, passionfruit and lemon unite. If you’d rather be spontaneous, you can take your taste buds on a journey through 200+ gins, matched with a gluten friendly dining menu.

Covent Garden | 142 Boundary St, West End Brisbane, QLD 4101

 

Dutch Courage 

Welcome to Queensland’s first ever gin bar! At Dutch Courage you’ll find good food, amazing drinks and the perfect spot to celebrate – it’s simple. Stretched out over two levels, expect eclecticism – everything has found a home here, from vintage furniture, safari touches, over 150 gins and even an impressive spirit collection boasting over 250 bottles. That being said, naturally gin is their pride and joy, and comes directly from distillers across Australia, the United States and Europe.

Dutch Courage | 51 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

 

Eleven Bridges

Eleven Bridges in Brisbane is the gin bar that’s got everyone buzzing! Perched in the heart of the South Brisbane, this gin joint celebrates the art of gin with a dazzling array of locally crafted and international gins. The sleek and modern interior pairs perfectly with its warm, welcoming atmosphere, making it the ideal spot for a gin-credible night out. And, with an extensive range of gin and tonics from distilleries all over the world, Eleven Bridges is the place to sip and savour at this sensational Brisbane gin bar.

Eleven Bridges | 35 Peel St, South Brisbane, QLD 4101

 

Nosferatu

Nosferatu in Brisbane is where gin lovers and thrill-seekers unite for a spine-tingling, gin-spilling good time! Setting up shop inside a romantic industrial-inspired shed surrounded by beautiful hanging garden beds and picturesque gin distillery, this establishment is the perfect spot for a moody cocktail in the evening. Born from passion and perfected in the shadows, unearth the forbidden elixirs of Nosferatu, one of the best gin bars in Brisbane!

Nosferatu | 26 Jeays St, Bowen Hills, QLD 4006

 

Proud Henry

One of the best gin bars in Fortitude Valley, Proud Valley is a charming gin bar boasts a staggering selection of over 280 gins from around the globe, including artisan, hard-to-find and unusual styles. For those after a more adventurous night, the Gin Safari will take you through a tasting tour through five hand-pick gins that you will simply adore. The cosy, vintage-inspired decor is set against the backdrop of some incredible live soul, jazz and even funk musicians that Proud Henry hosts each week. Whether you’re indulging in a classic gin and tonic or a unique cocktail, this is the ideal spot to unwind, explore new gins, and enjoy the good company.

Proud Henry | 153 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006

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Feature image: Photographed by Charles Givens. Image via Unsplash.