The Top 13 Craft Beer Bars Brisbane Has On Offer!

The Brisbane craft beer scene is bigger than it’s ever been and it’s getting more popular by the day!

Different, and many would say ‘superior’ to your average lager and ales; craft beer is manufactured from start to finish in a small, independently owned brewery. The entire craft beer brewing process takes place in a microbrewery with the taste, flavours and texture all uniquely created by the brewery owner.

Each microbrewery produces a craft beer with a distinctive flavour which is revolutionising the way we drink beer here in Brisbane. Craft beer bars are making beer much more of an experience to immerse yourself in rather than traditionally ‘grabbing a beer’ as we’ve always done before.

With the rise in popularity of craft beer, Brisbane is now home to many microbreweries which brew and produce their own beer and the Queensland capital is the prime location to try a broad range of distinctive craft beers, each one different to the one before.

As locals to the area, here are nine craft beer bars Brisbane is home to which you should make an effort to visit if you want to try some of the best craft beer around!

Brisbane Brewing Co.

Brisbane Brewing Co is located on Boundary Street in the West End and is considered a local attraction for visitors and residents alike. With stylish décor and a spacious beer garden, Brisbane Brewing Co. is a perfect place for a catch up with your mates or to celebrate a special occasion.


Brewski has something for everyone! With over 200 bottled craft beers on sale, and eight different beer taps every day, no two visits are the same! Located on the infamous Caxton Street (number 22 to be precise!), an excellent value menu and an awesome fun and friendly atmosphere awaits!

Green Beacon Brewing Co.

he award winning Green Beacon Brewing Co. won 2016 ‘Champion Medium Brewery of The Year’ and ‘The Champion Specialty Beer’ award for their Bourbon Barrel Strong Ale making this Teneriffe-based microbrewery well worth a visit! With an enticing range of seafood, share plates and bar snacks on the menu, The Green Beacon Brewing Co is the ideal place to spend the afternoon or evening bonding with your mates over a craft beer!

The Scratch Bar

If drinking’s your game, The Scratch is the name…that you’re looking for! Oh, nobody said we were poets!! Beer is our thing and let us tell you that The Scratch can offer you (in their own words!) some ‘damn good drinkin’. One of the crusiest craft beer bars Brisbane has to offer, The Scratch is located in Milton and you can BYO food, take advantage of one of their finest cheese platters, or visit just to take advantage of their rotating draft beer menu.

Newstead Brewing Co.

he Newstead Brewing Co. is located in a funky warehouse style building on Doggett Street and is one not to miss! The impressive microbrewery and restaurant boasts a timber bar, brick walls and it’s maintained its original industrial theme through the decor.

As well as eight of its own craft beers on tap, this craft brewery also has an extensive range of cocktails and an excellent wine list available making this a great place to celebrate all occasions!


Archive consider themselves one of the best Brisbane craft beer providers, and with over 400 different bottled beers from across the world, and 22 rotating beers on tap, they’re definitely worth a visit! Situated in Brisbane’s West End; Archive is open seven days a week from 11am and with a lunch and dinner menu to die for, and live music every Friday & Saturday night; you’ll be glad you made the visit!

All Inn Brewing Co.

On the outskirts of Brisbane, craft beer bar All Inn Brewing Co is our weekend craft brewery of choice! Closed for brewing during the week, the brewery in Banyo is only open to the public on weekends, but the live music, monthly food trucks and the vast array of craft beer makes the trip out of town well worth it.


Ahhh, Saccharomyces; not only the most essential organism in your beer, but also a pretty awesome craft brewery to hang out! Saccharomyces is ‘more than just an ordinary pub’, and the staff there have worked hard to bring you a traditional craft brewery with a contemporary twist.  With rotating beer and food menus; you’ll have a different experience every time you visit this Brisbane craft beer bar, located on Fish Lane/Mervale Street.

The Catchment Brewing Co.

One of the newer craft beer bars Brisbane is home to is The Catchment Brewing Co situated on Boundary Street. Founded in 2014 by two local families, this large space has upstairs balconies where you can enjoy one of the craft beers on the ever-changing menu, listen to some live music and watch the world pass you by. With an extensive food menu, a large range of whiskies and wines, this is the newest, yet one of the best, craft beer bars Brisbane has to offer!

Fritzenberger Brew Pub

Over on Petrie Terrace is the Fritzenberger craft brewery. Specialising in, but not limiting themselves to, gourmet burgers, fries and of course; the craft beer! They’re open seven days a week and will even brew your own personalised beer for your celebration or special occasion.

Bacchus Brewing

If you can’t make it to any of the craft beer bars Brisbane is home to, but you still want to get involved in the Brisbane craft beer scene; Bacchus Brewing deliver! For just $10 delivery a carton, they will deliver their premium craft beer to you anywhere in Australia! But that aside, if you’re in the area, the Capalaba location is well worthy of a Sunday session so get involved if you can!

Ballistic Beer Co.

Just on the outskirts in Salisbury, the Ballistic Beer Co offers a great location to eat, drink and be merry! You’ll find craft lager on the menu at this beer bar created with the sole purpose to ‘prove the lager haters wrong’! We think they’ve done just that, if you’re more lager than craft beer, don’t miss Ballistic Beer Co!

White Lies Brewing Co.

Located in Sumner, this Brisbane craft beer bar is open Friday through to Sunday and features international food trucks, an indoor putting green and access to some classic games such as Connect 4 and Uno! If one thing’s guaranteed, it’s that you won’t get bored! If you don’t like the food that’s on offer, don’t worry, you can order take away from any of the local restaurants and have it delivered while you enjoy your beer!

With such a large selection of Brisbane craft beer bars, it can be hard knowing where to start. With each one an institution in their own right and giving their patrons a completely different experience than the one before; food, entertainment, location and of course, the craft beers are all unique and the preferred microbrewery of choice is left to the individual.

At Hops and Brew, we’ve created interactive brewery day tours to make sure you see the best craft beer bars Brisbane has to offer, and you don’t miss a thing! Let us take care of the details, so all that’s left for you to do is relax and enjoy the best craft beer Brisbane is currently showcasing!

Contact us today to book your tour which will take you to some, if not all, of the awesome venues mentioned here. Further details available on request.

Bucks party ideas Brisbane style!!

Give your mate a send-off he’ll never forget (unless of course he wants to!) with the most epic bucks party Brisbane has ever seen!

Your best mate has taken the plunge, and it’s time to organise the event he’s been dreaming about since he was knee high to a grasshopper. And no, I don’t mean the wedding; it’s time to plan his BUCKS PARTY!

Now I don’t want to put any pressure on you, but the bucks party is one of the most anticipated days of any guy’s life! And whether you’re the best man, brother, or you’re just lending a mate a hand; for the sake of the groom-to-be and everyone around him, your bucks party planning HAS to go well!

Fortunately, you’ve come to the right place, and as the bucks party capital of the world, we have no shortage of Brisbane bucks party ideas! No matter where you are in Australia, the capital of The Sunshine State has something for every member of your group, and we guarantee that with our help, you won’t let the Brisbane bucks party down!


What better way to raise comradery between the Buck and his boys than with a game of paintballing to stir some healthy competition? Start your day by getting the testosterone running high as you test your strengths against each other to see who will be crowned the ultimate paintball champion!

Whatever the Brisbane weather has in store, the indoor facility at SPEC OPS means that you can still go into combat against your mates to get your bucks night started, whatever the weather!

Go Karting

If you’re looking for Brisbane bucks party ideas to decide who’s the leader of your pack, go karting is just the ticket! You need skill, confidence and a steady nerve to beat the rest of the group and if you don’t; well, we all know that you let them win anyway!!
SLIDEWAYS Go Karting has the best 400-metre track in Brisbane and is conveniently located just five minutes from Brisbane airport and ten minutes from the CBD.

Putt Putt

Grab your beers and tee off in style while enjoying some fresh air with the lads!
Whether you’re a group of golfing fanatics who want to hit the driving range, or you want a relaxing game of mini golf, VICTORIA PARK’s putt putt is fully licensed and is the ideal location to take your Brisbane bucks party to the next level!
With an 18-holed mini golf course and a two level, floodlit driving range, come rain, hail, or Queensland sunshine, this all-weather location won’t stop play.
With any luck, I’m sure this won’t be the only place to get a birdie on the day!

Fortitude Valley

Drinks, drinks, drinks!
If you’re looking for bucks party ideas, Brisbane nightlife won’t fail to disappoint! To send the groom-to-be off in style, head down to The Valley to drink and dance the night away. No bucks night is complete without shots for the boys! In the Valley, you’ll find clubs, bars and restaurants to suit all tastes so whether you want a quiet dinner to help the buck contemplate his future, or you want to party hard until the dawn chorus starts to sing, there’s something for everyone!

Brisbane Brewery Tour

The Brisbane brewery scene is fast becoming a force to be reckoned with and is the best way to get your Brisbane bucks party started!

Starting at 11.30am the Hops and Brew tour will give you a taste of FIVE of Brisbane’s best breweries and the day is fully guided and includes full transport, beer tasting, nibbles and food plus you’ll get an in-depth behind-the-scenes look at how the beer that you love so much is made and by whom.

With a full day of fun on the cards, we will drop your back to your Brisbane pick-up point at 6.30pm leaving you to enjoy the night that lies ahead.

Package It Up!

Whether you’re a local or you’re visiting from out of town for the Brisbane bucks party, Hops and Brew can provide you with a brewery tour and package it up with any of the above activities to really give the guy of the hour the send-off he deserves.
Don’t waste your one opportunity to make a name for yourself as the legend among your group of mates! Help the buck say goodbye to the single life in the way that he’s been dreaming about for years, and make some awesome new mates in the process!

Contact Hops and Brew to find out more about the bucks party ideas Brisbane has to offer!