New Farm in Brisbane, Australia is a haven for outdoors types, with New Farm Park offering picnic spots, cycling routes and general urban rambling. Beyond the scenic tree-lined streets lies a vibrant nightlife. Here are the best bars.
In this airy wine bar in trendy Teneriffe, every wine on the extensive list has been individually researched, tasted and selected for maximum effect on your palate. Tapas-style sharing plates are expertly paired with some of the niche-est yet most flavorful wines in all of Australia, along with some buzzed-about Rieslings and Bordeaux. Claret House has become an established hit among locals and inquisitive tourists alike. Don’t be addled by the ceiling decor – the hanging chairs were intentionally put up there.
5/36 Vernon Terrace, Newstead QLD, Australia, +61 7 3257 0402
Humility is the operative word at this Brunswick Street venue, taking a refreshingly unpretentious approach to serving up great beer and hospitality. It’s also staggeringly good value for money with nothing on the food menu costing more than $22. That kind of budgeting is very welcome when you consider the riches offered on that menu: burgers, nachos, chicken schnitzel, rib fillet steaks and pork belly. With the money you’ll save on food, there’s all the more dollar to buy a craft brew at the bar such as from Green Beacon and Big Sky Brewing. PJ Macs is also an entertainment hub; the bar hosts live music nights on Saturday and it’s within spitting distance of the New Farm Cinema and Fortitude Valley entertainment precinct.
720 Brunswick St, New Farm QLD, Australia, +61 7 3358 6669