Sip, snack and live your best life at some of Brisbane’s best watering holes on this Bar Safari
The weather is cool, the drinks are flowing and the charcuterie boards are making the rounds – autumn feasting in Brisbane has commenced! So you can sip and snack at The City’s most iconic bars and hidden gems, Dine BNE City has teamed up with some of your favourite spots for Bar Safari. You can expect delicious nosh, decadent drinks and a damn good time.
When you want to spritz up your life
Persone: If you’re looking to soak up the best the city has to offer when it comes to bites and bevvies, Brisbane Quarter’s Persone should be on your bucket list. The Italian-centric eatery is slinging sashimi tuna with crispy squid crackers and negroni syrup, alongside a refreshing Aperol spritz for just $20. Now, that’s a bargain.
Vapiano: Searching for an arvo snack that will leave you with change from a $20 note? Make tracks to inner-city pasta and pizza purveyor Vapiano to snag your choice of spritzer and garlic bread or bruschetta for just $15. Consider sticking around for something meatier – a salami pizza, perhaps?
Port Office Hotel: Old-world charm and sophistication abounds at Port Office Hotel, which is a primo place to perch with a spritz in hand. For a wallet-friendly $20, you can sip on an Aperol spritz while nibbling on pumpkin arancini.
When you’re craving brews and bites
The Croft House: Seeking somewhere to throw back a sudsy sip at sunset? Look no further than The Croft House. It’s here where you can enjoy a craft beer paired with any item from the bar snack menu for just $20. Think spicy buffalo chicken wings with blue cheese aioli, crispy pork belly with bush tomato relish and fat chips with truffle-scented aioli – yum!
Hellcat Maggie: Does the pub call your name when the clock strikes 5:00 pm? Visit laneway bar Hellcat Maggie, and enjoy a schooner of tap beer or cider with your selection of bar snack. Tuck in to menu heroes like cheeseburger spring rolls, popcorn chicken, baja fish tacos, mac-and-cheese arancini, mozzarella sticks and much more.
Fat Angel Sports Bar: Lovers of American eats are probably very familiar with Fat Angel Sports Bar, which offers a dynamite menu packed with American classics like jalapeno poppers, burgers and wings. For only $20 you can devour a Classic Fat Angel Cheeseburger and knock back a pint of Coors draught beer. Now, that’s a match made in heaven.
When cheese is life
City Winery Cellar Door: City-based oenophiles can find grape juice of the highest quality at the City Winery Cellar Door on Edward Street – and now they can taste six Gerler wines and enjoy a delicious cheese platter for $20! Your tastebuds are in for a treat.
Grape Therapy: Those with a penchant for pinot noir can get their fix at Grape Therapy, where you can go on a journey of vinous discovery. For $35, you can enjoy any house paddle (with your choice of wine, whisky or sake) served with a mini cheese board. That’s Saturday afternoon sorted.
Navala Churrascaria: Cheese takes centre stage at Brazilian-inspired eatery Navala Churrascaria. It’s here where you can indulge in a selection of tapas served with a house beer or wine for $15. Imagine cheese bread, arancini balls, cheese croquettes and sweet potato chips.
When you want to pair seafood with superb sips
Mr & Mrs G: Friday got you feeling particularly fancy? Head to one of the most sought after riverside locations, Mr & Mrs G, and grab a bottle of Moet NV and a platter of six oysters for $135 – there’s not a more lavish way to roll into the weekend.
Madame Wu: Perched at Riparian Plaza on Eagle Street, Madame Wu dishes modern Asian delicacies in a luxe setting. Take a seat on the balcony to enjoy Story Bridge views and tuck in to its stellar dining deal – smoked ocean trout salad or a serve of steamed duck buns with a glass of Mumm champagne for $35.
Super Whatnot: What’s better than tacos? Fish tacos, of course! This is exactly what you can wrap your hands around at laneway bar Super Whatnot, which is offering a salivation-worthy Ensenada fish taco served with a margarita for $20. We suggest treating yourself to another round – you might as well.
To book into these lavish lunchtime destinations, roll on over to the Dine BNE City website.
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