5 Awesome West End Bars To Experience In Brisbane
By Diana Oros
A short stroll from the South Bank Griffith campus is the lively and culturally-loaded suburb of West End. With its amazing selection of restaurants, cafes and markets, West End is also home to a few great bars! Check out our top 5 bars in West End:
1. Archive Beer Boutique
100 Boundary St, West End
Boasting one of the best gourmet pub menus and largest selection of international and domestic beers, Archive sure sets the standards for Brisbane locals. Get your taste buds cranking with a sip of mango beer, the smokiest stout beer or a Stone and Wood to compliment your meal. With something happening every night of the week including beer trivia and live music, Archive has a great atmosphere. Check out Archive on Wednesdays from 12pm until late to grab a two for one meal deal for you and a mate – would highly recommend the pork chops!
2. Lychee Lounge
2/94 Boundary St, West End
Lychee Lounge is another local favourite that has been around for years. This intimate bar is perfect for catching up with a small group of friends or starting the weekend right. With a set mood of exotic accents and red lighting, range of share platters and friendly staff this West End favourite is best visited on weekends. We can highly recommend the signature Lychee Lounge Martini or perhaps a refreshing Boundary St Punch cocktail.
3. Lock n Load Bistro
142 Boundary St, West End
Just a short walk down Boundary St, is the vibrant Lock N Load Bistro. Lock N Load Bistro hosts live music and offers another amazing menu from top local chefs. Lock n Load is also a great breakfast spot especially if you would like a morning beer with your smashed avo. Check out the house made pork and duck sausage with hash potatoes, poached eggs and chilli jam, or take a bite out of the herb crusted pressed lamb shoulder with gnocchi parisienne for dinner – yum!
4. The End
73 Vulture St, West End
Nestled on the quiet corner of Boundary and Vulture streets is The End bar. Open the heavy doors to a wild little party inside, with an authentic eerie underground Manhattan touch paired with the happiest and friendliest bar staff you’ll ever meet. This trendy local bar serves up some of the grandest cocktails and whiskeys in town. Hang your coat, grab a drink and take in the unique wall art and music The End has to offer. Come in on Monday nights for $5 Asahi beers and gyoza dumplings delivered from across the road.
7 Browning St, West End
Love whiskey? Say no more. Boasting an astounding 400+ whiskeys from all over the world and an extensive cocktail list to match, Cobbler bar definitely delivers the goods. Set as a double storey speakeasy, the atmosphere is sure to impress with its candlelit mahogany interior, high quality traditional service and laddered stock of bottled whiskey. The perfect bar for a pre-date drink or nightcap, be sure to order yourself a whiskey cocktail!
Now that the semester is over make sure you head on over to West End for dinner and a drink with friends.