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If you are a wine connoisseur, or just love drinking in lovely surrounds, then Benchmark Wine Bar is for you. They serve over 100 wines by the glass and more than 400 by the bottle from both new and old world countries.
Dine at Benchmark. Their menu is European based and French influenced. Try their popular tapas menu anytime of the day. Their philosophy for the cuisine you’ll enjoy is to serve the best possible produce daily in a simple and unique style, where both food and wine complement each other.
Head to the Hippo Lounge Bar for cocktails, wine and groove. Relax and indulge yourself at one of Canberra’s most sophisticated drinking venues.
Their friendly and efficient staff will happily guide you through their impressive array of exotic and classic cocktails. Will you martini, muddle or champagne it on your next visit?
Enjoy some of the city’s finest eclectic live music on Wednesday and Thursday nights.
If you're after old-fashioned pub culture, head to the Civic Pub in Braddon. They're only a few minutes walk from the city centre.
If you want a good game of pool, the Civic Pub displays all the classic pool hall traditions.
Enjoy their two licensed bars, music and a bistro. They also have backpacker accommodation upstairs.
Debacle is a casual joint close to the City specialising in snack-type dishes such as pizzas and tapas-style plates.
Try some of the best Modern Australian food in town. Their emphasis is on fresh produce.
Debacle is a relaxed, something-for-everyone pub which is a great draw for indecisive types who aren't sure if they want to drink, nibble or dine. Those same indecisive types may trip up ordering a drink however, as Debacle stocks more than 120 types and sizes of beer and more than a few wines.
Digress Restaurant & Lounge is situated on Akuna Street which is across the road from the Waldorf hotel. Our premise offers a unique, stylish and exotic ambience. With a menu consisting of a carefully designed fusion cuisine of Indian & Italian food, we use only the freshest of local ingredients to create a never seen before fusion in Canberra.
We have a creative list of cocktails that will tantalize your taste buds, made with the finest imported liqueurs from Europe.
We also carry a broad range of local and imported wines to choose from as well as many imported beers all from their true country of origin. Digress Restaurant & Lounge has two different elements. It has the lounge side which boasts a fusion Tapas menu alongside a fine dining restaurant. We believe Digress has the ideal atmosphere for intimate settings for small sizeable groups however can also cater for exclusive venue use for large private events.
The 20’s theme carries through to the décor with 1920's style chandeliers hanging from the high, original ceilings and vintage lounges creating warmth and old school charm.
1927 Cocktail Lounge is open now at 35 East Row, Sydney Building. Ph (02) 6247 4530.
For functions and events that require a truly unique atmosphere, Academy and CandyBar are available for function bookings 7 days a week with a variety of room configurations to fit your party size and budget.
We have four different size spaces available and our team of hospitality professionals are ready to look after you and your guests.
The Wig & Pen is a traditional brewpub and has been part of the Canberra social scene since 1994. It has ten different beers brewed on premises and regularly holds special events.
The food is traditional pub fare, with generous servings. All main meals have the brewers recommendation of the beer to match your choice of meal.
Come in for your brewery tour or just relax with your favourite pint.
Honkytonks is one of Canberra’s most hip place to be. With murals on the walls, Tom Skeehan’s stools scattered around the space and jugs of Sangria on offer, it is a breath of fresh air.
The bar serves sparking, champagne, red, white, Sangria, ciders, beer – you name it.
Take advantage of their Taco Tuesdays, by grabbing yourself two delicious tacos and a can of Tecate with a wedge of lime for $10 every Tuesday, all summer long!
It has become renowned for its friendly staff and quirky Cocktail Teapots. We pride ourselves in serving quality drinks and providing a comfortable environment to enjoy your well-earned nights out.
Mercury Bar is a perfect venue for a function. It is large enough for a serious function but small enough for an intimate party.
Mercury Bar ensure it is exclusively provided only for you for the function duration… and venue hire is FREE. Mercury Bar only requires a $300 deposit to book and confirm the date. Unfortunately we cannot guarantee the venue until the deposit is paid.
You need to know the following before booking Mercury Bar
• Mercury Bar is a licensed premises and every person in Mercury Bar must be 18+ with ID.
• Mercury Bar is a small intimate venue with a license to hold a maximum of 80 people.
The $300 deposit is redeemable on the night of the function or party in the form of a bar tab or towards food, music or security. After the $300 has been used you can top the bar tab up during the night with as much or as little as you like or even stop the bar tab after it has been spent. Mercury Bar cannot offer discounted or reduced price drinks during functions.
Muddle Bar on Canberra’s West Row is a fresh concept, designed for Canberrans and out of town clientele hoping to engage their tastes in something unique and opulent.
A combination of classic warm décor and ultra modern furnishings has created a comfortable environment that provides a level of creativity, style, service, warmth, and sophistication that you will love.
Our highly trained staff are some of the best in the country. And they will endeavour to make every visit to Muddle a special one.
The end result is a sensational new establishment for Canberra.
Set in the heart of Canberra’s rapidly evolving lakeside district, surrounded by the academic, law and finance precincts, the Uni Pub is a stylish five level venue offering something for everyone.
From after work drinks to business lunches, corporate events and birthday functions or partying well into the night in our fourth floor nightclub, The Uni Pub has all the features you could want in one venue.
What do you Krave?? How about Canberras new premiere hotspot Krave Niteclub featuring Live Bands, Recording Artists, Hot DJs, Sexy Dancers & a delicious food menu prepared by a very skilled Chef! If that sounds like something that you are kraving then why not come and “Krave” with us?
Krave Niteclub is located in the heart of the nations capital (that is Canberra for those who think its Sydney…lol) right smack center in the CBD (known as Civic) at the bus interchange. One of the best looking venues in Canberra, Krave Niteclub sports a double layered stage, lots of mirrors & not 1 but 2 really cool cages with poles in the center of them!
A variety of music is played or performed live in Krave ranging from R&B to Hard Rock and everything in between. Operating hours are Thursday – Saturday 10 til late with the occasional Wednesday thrown in for good measure.
Mooseheads is located in the Sydney Building, on London Circuit in the central Canberra region of Civic. Mooseheads claims to be the longest-established bar and night club in Civic.
Mooseheads was opened in September 1990, making it one of the longest-running nightclubs in Civic. The premises contains 4 levels, including one below street level. This basement level has long been a popular venue for University and ADFA students, and contains a pool table. The street level contains a pool table and several televisions, and is open every day except Sunday. During the day, the kitchen serves classic pub food including steaks, fish and chips and pizza.
The two levels above the street comprise the nightclub, and are only open on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights from 9 PM. The first floor holds the dance floor and the DJ Booth. There is a cover charge of $5 to get in to the nightclub on Saturday nights. Mooseheads is very popular with ADFA and ANU students.
Currently, on Friday nights, Mooseheads has live bands playing on the street level from the late afternoon, which often attracts a crowd of Canberra’s many public servants.
Binara one is the signature bar at Crowne Plaza Canberra and one of Canberra’s best bars. Enjoy light snacks, a varied lunch and dinner menu and something to share with friends from our tapas menu and canapés selections. The Binara Bar has an impressive range of wines and imported and local beers to accompany your bar meal.
The urban bar highlights a new standard of style and sophistication for the Canberra nightlife scene. The back lit bar, long lounge area, modern designer furnishings and outdoor terrace of Binara one help to create the perfect mood for after work drinks or pre-dinner drinks, enjoying a night cap after dinner or private cocktail party.
Come in to Kremlin Bar and Tapas for a chic, comfortable night out.
Kremlin is the perfect place for an after work drink or to indulge in one of our famous cocktails to kick off your evening.
Ask our experienced staff to mix you something special and enjoy our signature or classic cocktails.
Kremlin Bar has a range of international and Australian wines including many local varieties.
Choose from one of our craft, boutique or imported beers.
There are 4 sensational dining options including the Hellenic Bistro, Ginseng @Hellenic, the Hellenic Trattoria and the Hellenic Café which are all open for lunch and dinner seven days a week. Along with a state of the art Gaming Lounge, Sports Bar with all TAB facilities, Function Facilities, a children’s play area, 8 bars, free live entertainment, the Hellenic Club features 3 sensational outdoor areas. With member’s badge draws, great shows, raffles and other incredible giveaways this is the place to be.
Woden is the heart of the Canberra Southern Cross Club. It is where the Club was first founded and is the biggest venue of all six.
The recent addition of the state-of-the-art Events Centre has propelled it into a new league, making it a serious contender for the National Capital’s top conference and event venue. For years Woden’s main entertainment venue, Top of the Cross, has been providing the Canberra community with a constant line-up of quality, live entertainment. Woden also boasts three affordable quality restaurants, ranging from award-winning contemporary French cuisine to bistro fare and features two fantastic children’s play areas. Centrally located in the heart of Woden’s CBD, it provides members with plenty of secure, under-cover parking and a range of other great facilities.
The George Harcourt Inn (opposite Cockington Green) was built in 1980 and named after a local landowner, George Harcourt. George was a bit of a lad in his time. He was a good businessman, a keen sportsman and, generally, an all round man’s man — and an Englishman to boot.
More recently, The George was taken over by a couple of Canberra folk and as a result, underwent a face lift that has recharged this cosy meeting place for years to come.
Your hosts Gil and Colleen offer the best of live music, great food and a cool kick-back atmosphere, giving The George a unique ambiance. This fine establishment has great appeal to those who don’t want the *kachink* of pokies and the constant drone of TV screens in the background. The noise has been replaced with the sounds of cruising music as a background for good conversation and relaxation.
Located on Liardet Street, just around the corner from Cooleman Court, Raiders Weston is a great meeting place for those living in the Weston Creek area. With plenty of free parking, including 6 disabled car spaces, you'll never need to worry about finding a convenient place to park.
With our state of the art bar, espresso coffee machine, gaming lounge and full Keno facilities, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Raiders Weston is committed to upholding the principles of Responsible Service of Alcohol and Responsible Conduct of Gaming to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for all our patrons and visitors.
The Irish Club is one of the friendliest places in Canberra to relax with friends.
The Club was officially registered as an incorporated association in 1975 and in 1982 moved to its own premises at Oatley Court, Belconnen ACT. It moved to its present location at 6 Parkinson Street, Weston in 1986.
The Club has just been completely refurnished and looks great. Food Service is now done in-house and we are developing a new menu. The focus will be on pub-style food with a touch of Irish from our newly named, Molly Bloom's Kitchen, though we're also taking advantage of our Chef's expertise to include some great dishes from his Fijian homeland.
Our support of local sports and recreation groups, as well as Canberra's Irish organisations, shows our commitment to the wider community and to fostering Irish culture
Once you visit you will understand why the club is so popular. Its relaxed, welcoming atmosphere has an underlying "Irishness" which is hard to find anywhere else.
With a membership of over 6000 and growing, the club can offer great facilities and entertainment.
There's always something going on at the Canberra Irish Club.
Why not come and see for yourself.
P.J O’Reilly’s is a traditional Irish pub that prides itself on excellent service, mouth-watering cuisine and a wide variety of beverages, including our trademark beer Guinness on tap.
P.J’s has been an integral part of South Canberra’s community for over 11 years, and has built up a great regular clientele of local workers and residents.
Whether you are looking for a lunchtime or evening meal, a night out dancing or just a friendly catch up over some beers; P.J O’Reilly’s will cater for all your entertainment needs with our diverse weekly line up of events. Open 7 days, it will be hard not to find something you love about P.J’s.
Our newly established reputation guarantees quality of service and entertainment to all patrons, with a family friendly atmosphere and dynamic bar staff.
At Zierholz Premium Brewery we’re dedicated to creating the freshest, most flavoursome beer you’ve ever tasted.
Our beer is handcrafted in Canberra using traditional brewing techniques to enhance its distinctive fresh taste.
Each brew is nurtured with care and attention to create a satisfying balance of aroma and flavour.
Because it’s locally made, it’s as fresh as you can get.
We only use the finest local and imported ingredients to create a great range of beers to cater for anyone’s tastes. Our beers are simply made with Malt, Hops, Water and Yeast in accordance with the famous German Reinheitsgebot, the “Beer Purity Law”.
You won’t encounter any preservatives or chemicals in our beers.
With cosy corners and an open fire in winter, or sun-filled veranda’s and open courtyards in summer, this bar is perfect for a catch-up or quiet get-together with friends. Choose from a large selection of ales, wines, spirits or your favourite cocktail.
With an extensive wine list, a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Charlie Black is the perfect place to unwind after a hard day at the office, or just a casual catch up with friends or colleagues.
Located in Manuka, Charlie Black overlooks an outdoor courtyard and the bustling streets of Manuka.
The courtyard is a great place to unwind and watch the world go by. Inside also boasts a great atmosphere, with wooden floors, a great club lounge and a beautiful fireplace.
Our Chef Alex O’Brien works with the best produce, and delivers an exceptional culinary experience with a superb daily menu. Specials change every day, and the kitchen is open from 12 noon until late every day.
So come and unwind with us for lunch, dinner or just a casual drink and some nibbles.
With a 15 year history, Legends has become one of Canberra’s most well known dining destinations.
Based in the heart of Canberra’s inner-south, Legends encompasses a warm, home-away-from-home feel, with an authentic Spanish twist.
Whether you’re wanting an intimate dinner for 2, a casual ‘unwind’ drink & nibble on the balcony, or a function up to 150 people, Legends is sure to satisfy
The Belgian Beer Cafe, Little Brussels is a welcome addition to Kingston, it is also one of Canberra’s most unique venues offering Belgian fare and over 40 Belgian beers.
Since being taken over by Chef/owner Alex Denham in April 2010, Little Brussels has once again become popular with locals and visitors alike.
Reflective of its authenticity, Little Brussels serves up a menu unlike anything else in Canberra.
The Belgian Beer Café, Little Brussels is popular with corporate events, lunches, dinners, after work drinks and functions.
There's something so agreeable about being able to unwind in a bar that resides in the heart of a suburb.
Located at the leafy Ainslie shops, Edgar's Inn is the perfect location for a relaxing drink, hearty dinner, low key lunch or catch-up coffee.
Hostage Bar and Tapas has a funky modern feel, great food, and creative cocktails you’d be a chum to miss it. Hostage brings a different type of experience to the Canberra bar/café culture with a splash of Spain… Tapas! Lets face it, who doesn’t like to enjoy some yummy snacks while relaxing in the sun with a drink or coffee. The folks in Spain sure know how to do it properly.
In a large art-deco inspired corner building, Sub-Urban fashionably dominates the inner north suburb of Dickson, bringing flair and a metropolitan feel to the suburb.
Sub-Urban encompasses the best of an Aussie pub, the sophistication of a wine bar and the functionality of iconic Italian Restaurant Belluci’s’ inside.
Situated far enough from the city block to set it apart, but close enough to make it more than easy to get to, Trinity bar’s reputation precedes it. Accessible and extensive cocktails are delivered in a relaxed setting throughout the day, and then drank with gusto at night accompanied by tunes from some of the biggest national and international dj’s around.
Ideally suited for anything from birthday functions to after work drinks, and every night in between, Trinity’s ability to bring together anyone with an interest in delicious drinks or good musicsets it apart in its own little corner of Canberra.
With plenty of old fashioned wooden booths and nostalgia, Tilley’s offers a relaxing venue to dine in and sip your favourite beverage and enjoy the world gently passing by. With plenty of seats inside and outside it’s the perfect place for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Locally owned and operated since 1984, Tilley’s is an internationally acclaimed live music venue and is considered a true Canberra icon.
Knightsbridge Penthouse is for the lovers. For those who love a gin martini, an Old Fashioned, a cold local beer, a spiced rum, cheeky glass of wine, or tequila straight up.
For 8 years it’s been a home for the professional connoisseurs of soul, funk, disco, hip hop, and modern boogie music every weekend, and a quirky lounge room for those who yearn for a late night adventure.
Affectionately known as ‘Knighty’, we aim to provide a place to relax with good friends, to meet new ones, and enjoy a good late night hotstep with a cocktail in hand – slighty off the beaten Northbourne track.
Be mesmerised by the twinkling lights in the window and eclectic decor, the charming and knowledgeable staff, the cocktail list, the ever-changing artwork, and the beautiful women and handsome men who call Knighty their local.
The Ainslie Football & Social Club has played a vital role in the Canberra community for 80 years. The Ainslie Football Club is a leading and major club in the Canberra region. Our primary objective is to foster Australian Rules Football and Sport.
Always committed to sport and its value, the Club is dedicated to helping in its development, offering support to a large range of sporting organisations.
The Duxton is the perfect venue for your next function. We have large and small spaces to cater for corporate events, birthday parties and special occasions. Our functions team can work with you to design a menu to fit your requirements.
With free parking and a convenient central location, why not make Duxton the venue for your next function or party.