You have spent the day visiting South Bank’s top attractions, the Queensland Museum, the GOMA and the Wheel of Brisbane, and you’ve even cooled off in the afternoon at the Streets Beach infinity pool. But where exactly can one seek after-dark libations in Brisbane’s South Bank precinct? We profile the coolest bars, pubs and secret hideouts scattered around on the left side of the river.
Overlooking the glistening nighttime city and jutting out over the South Bank mangroves is Stoke Bar, the riverfront expansion of Stokehouse Restaurant. Bar nibbles here are inevitably delectable, showcasing plates that twist on modern Mediterranean cuisine, including panko-crumbed gurnard with chips and lime aioli and slow braised beef cheek with white polenta and gremolata. Take a glass of wine out onto the timber deck, and return back to yourself amidst the chilled out sounds of the soul music soundtrack.
A slice of the Big Apple on the big Bank, Manhattan Line is passionate about only three things: whisky, beer and American street food. We’re talking mountains of hot dogs with every topping under the sun, ketchup, mustard, dill pickle, peppers, caramelised onions, spicy beef chilli and many more. You’ll also find sloppy joes, buffalo wings and tofu dogs for vegetarians. There’s even a Scottish contingent on the menu in the form of deep fried Mars bars. Drinks on offer include bourbon cocktails and Stone and Wood craft lager.
Address: 3A Little Stanley St, South Brisbane QLD, Australia