Molly is a top spot in which to gather with friends for a colorful cocktail. There’s no advertising or bar sign here, just a plain brick wall with a large door, so make sure you don’t miss it. Step inside and you’ll be met by a contemporary interior and a huge drink selection. The bartenders are extremely professional and experts in their craft; don’t miss their espresso or apple martinis.
Benchmark Wine Bar is a small boutique restaurant with an extensive wine selection located on the edge of the city. The wine, food and service here is impeccable, and the tasty tapas served goes extremely well with one of the merlots or sauvignon blancs on offer by the glass. A top spot for a drink with some delicious food, try the zucchini flowers and pork belly accompanied by a glass of New Zealand chardonnay.
65 Northbourne Avenue, Canberra 2601, Australia +61 2 6262 6522
Bentspoke Brewing Co is the place to be for beer lovers. The ale selection incorporates everything from light lagers to full-bodied beers and dark stouts, and there is a diverse collection of draught varieties too. The staff here are all trained in the art of ale and on hand to dispense advice about the different offerings; if you can’t make up your mind, ask them for a taster.
Unit 48/38 Mort St, Canberra 2612, Australia +61 2 6257 5220
Mint Garden Bar is an outside bar set within the beautiful Gorman House site of Canberra, and is surrounded by theaters and charming studio spaces. A top spot in which to stop for a drink after a show, the wine selection here is arguably one of the largest in the city, with vintages sourced from France, Argentina, New Zealand and Australia. There is a great choice of Scottish whisky, too.
Batman Street | Braddon, Canberra 2612, Australia +61 2 6249 6050