The Canberra nightlife scene is bursting at the seams; with a fantastic selection of beer gardens, lounge bars, clubs and pubs spread across the city.
Experience the vibrancy of the city, pair it back in ultimate sophistication amidst funky precincts, or enjoy cosy bars and restaurants in unexpected suburban areas. So sit back and enjoy, as we take you on the ultimate guided tour through our most loved spots in the capital.
The city slicker
For the ultimate city slicker, there’s no going past Kokomo’s. Nestled in the heart of the city, this newly established venue has definitely lived up to its hype.
Partnered with well renowned Asian restaurant Akiba, this venue shifts shape before our eyes, transforming from restaurant by day, bar by evening, and vibrant club scene by night. Canberra has never seen anything like it, and within two weeks of opening it has quickly become a must-visit when visiting Canberra.
The heavily tropical influence is unmistakeable; from the fit out to the menu, Kokomo’s takes you on a tropical journey as soon as you set foot in the door.
We recommend: The pineapple beer! Kokomo’s has partnered with one of Canberra’s best breweries, Bentspoke, to offer a specially crafted pineapple infused lager.
For the boutique bar seeker
Nestled amongst the funky urban precinct of New Acton, Parlour Wine Room is the ultimate food, wine, and cocktail indulgence. The cosy backdrop is the perfect scene for those chilly winter nights, and the wine list is to die for.
The wine list was created by iconic Canberran sommelier Peter Bell, and his passion and extensive experience of wine is unmistakeable and reflected vibrantly throughout the wine list.
The menu closely reflects the overall feel of the venue, with refined dishes that reflect exactly what good food should be about.
We recommend: Perfectly paired with cocktails and wine, their impressive tapas menu is to die for.
Read the full menu here.
The small suburban diner
For those looking for a ‘night out without going out’, the Meating Room is the perfect experience for you. Its unique industrial fit out and cosy underground setting makes it the ultimate unexpected suburban treasure.
The bar and restaurant boasts an extensive beer, wine, and cocktail list that plays the perfect complement to any night out with friends. The Autumn menu is the perfect combination of traditional favourites and fresh dishes made from the best local produce. The Meating Room is also a family friendly venue, equipped with a play area for the little ones.
We recommend: A fun twist on a traditional favourite, The Meating Room offers make your own Schnitzels.
Visiting Canberra to explore the nightlife?
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