The Whisky (Bar) List

Our list of notable whisky bars across Australia!

Whisky* can be an expensive habit. Although it is hard to beat buying a full bottle of love* for yourself, and whisky clubs and bottle splits are a thing too, sometimes it's nice to venture out in search of destinations that professionally serve and supply our favourite juice.

Whether it's for the atmosphere, the killer cocktails (whisky or otherwise(!?!?)), the change of scenery or the access to drams not currently on pour at home, the following venues could be just what the doctor ordered - although likely NOT your hepatologist - remember, always drink responsibly.

This list is by no means exhaustive, or 100% accurate necessarily, but more of a handy resource to help us (and hopefully some of you) find a place to settle in for a nice relaxing pour of whisky. We will update this list and the information on each venue as and when more information becomes available. We would love to hear from any venues or people like you who patronise them about your experiences, good, bad or otherwise. Cheers!

*Whisky/Whiskey as appropriate / *Love also = Whisky/Whiskey

For any that we've missed, drop us a line at cheers@thewhiskylist.com.au and we'll get it added.

ACT (3)

  • Hippo Co. | Map | Located in the heart of Canberra - we love our whiskies, cocktails and good banter!  Come in for a dram or some live jazz on Wednesdays.
  • Hopscotch | Map | Sporting the largest range of whiskies (including scotches, blends, bourbons, Irish, French, Japanese and Australian) available in Canberra coupled with a wide selection of fine wines and craft beers on tap, you will be sure to find a delicious beverage to enjoy with anything from their imported wood-fired Argentine Grill
  • MollyThe journey of finding Molly is half the fun and once you arrive you’ll be treated to Canberra’s most extensive selection of whisky, smooth live jazz plus so much more in an authentic 1920’s speakeasy setting

NSW (58)

Byron Bay

  • The Bolt Hole | Map | Purveryors of good times & tasty cocktails, The Bolt Hole showcases over 300 whiskies & gin and serves craft cocktails, artisanal spirits, organic wines and craft beers from all over the world.
  • Roadhouse | Map | A perfect weekend cafe which converts over to a small, but well stocked cocktail and whisky bar in the evenings.

Newcastle

  • Babylon | Map | Hundreds of whiskies from all over the world for you to explore. Go on a journey of discovery from the island of Islay to rural Australia. 
  • Coal & Cedar | Map | You’ll need to be in on a few secrets to visit Coal & Cedar. This hidden speakeasy has no signage and no doorbell. Instead, you’ll need to text a special code to a number on the wall and a host will open the door and usher you inside. Rest assured, it’s worth the effort, having just won Best Regional bar in Australia 2016.

Sydney - Barangaroo

  • Bel & Brio | Map | Bar & Dining at Bel & Brio has a menu that takes inspiration from traditional Italian cooking styles to create dishes that are centred on fresh produce. The menu is designed for sharing and is complemented by an extensive wine list of over 800 wines. Start with a classic cocktail and enjoy a quick bite, a long lunch or dinner with family and friends.
  • Meat & Wine Co. Barangaroo | MapOn the hunt for the best steakhouse in Sydney? At our Barangaroo restaurant location, you’ll find all the premium steaks and world-class dishes that have earned The Meat & Wine Co a reputation for being one of the best steak restaurants in Sydney.
  • Nola Smokehouse & Bar | Open seven days a week, NOLA Smokehouse and Bar in Sydney's newest and most exciting precinct Barangaroo combines the warmth and hospitality for which the South is well known with a large American Whiskey Bar and French Quarter American whiskey lounge, and a Smokehouse restaurant space filling the 500sqm venue.
  • Shirt Bar | MapWe take our booze very seriously. With a love of dark spirits we have a huge selection of Whiskies and are a proud Scotch Malt Whisky Society partner bar. Our cocktails are based on seasonal ingredients and on what flavours are coming out of our kitchen. And we like to keep it local with our beers and wines.
  • Smoke Bar | Map | As the sun sets over Sydney there is no better place to be than at our rooftop bar Smoke. Exquisite design and unsurpassed harbour views are matched by classy cocktails and our moreish, creative bar menu.

Sydney - CBD

  • Alleyway Whisky Bar | Map | With quality, quick food, regularly changing whiskies, craft beer, selected wine and bespoke cocktails ALLEYWAY delivers the small bar experience to the Sydney CBD.
  • Burrow Bar | MapA hidden basement in the heart of Sydney, escape the bustle and unlock nostalgic sensations.
    We aim to tantalise and remind you of simpler times. Whether you prefer a cocktail, craft beers, boutique spirits, or a glass of wine... every visit is a different experience.
  • Door Knock | Map | We are a cocktail and wine bar hidden far below from the hustle and bustle of Sydney’s CBD. Our wines lean more on the biodynamic, minimal intervention and natural styles, while our dynamic cocktail list offers something for everybody. 
  • Duke of Clarence | Map | Hidden in the heart of the CBD, an 18th-Century inspired London Tavern dedicated to cocktails, cask ale & unmistakeably British eats.
  • J&M | Map | An intimate whisky and cocktail bar hidden away upstairs at angel hotel.
  • Kittyhawk | Map | A French restaurant and cocktail bar with amazing food and exceptional cocktails. 
  • Marble Bar | Map | Drink, dance and live the speakeasy lifestyle in this heritage-listed underground bar and music venue. Built in in the former Adams Hotel in 1893, the Victorian structure was painstakingly dismantled, transported and reassembled in Hilton Sydney 1973 – where the restored mahogany bar and marble archways still awe guests to this day.
  • Palmer & Co. | Map | An underground prohibition-style bar, celebrating a time when booze was banned, yet free-flowing.
  • Ramblin Rascal Tavern | Map | Ramblin' Rascal Tavern is the best Rockin, whisky/brandy, dive bar in the Country!  A solid back bar adorned with over 300 delicious brown spirited bottles of the nectar of the Gods, mostly Brandy and over a century of whiskeys! The back bar is accompanied by brown leather booths, plush red carpet, and oak whilst banging out some dirty blues and Rock n Roll cranking through until the early hours of the morning(well as early as this state gov will let us).
    Enjoy. 
  • Restaurant Hubert | Hubert is a French restaurant located in the heart of downtown Sydney. We are open for lunch Thursday to Friday, and dinner through to late night supper Monday to Saturday.
  • Rockpool Bar & Grill | Map | With an emphasis on excellent produce and a precise and attentive service style, the adjoining bar is the perfect spot for pre or post lunch and dinner drinks, or a more relaxed dining experience.
  • Stitch Bar | Map | Hidden behind a faux seamstress and down a grand staircase is Stitch Bar, regularly named one of the best bars in Sydney. Stitch Bar is the perfect drinking den to enjoy a rare whiskey while trying a burger or hot dog. The cocktail bar with American diner style food will leave you salivating for more, while the drinks will keep your whistle whet.
  • Swinging Cat | Map | Step away from the urban chaos and straight into this sleek cocktail bar to experience our version of New Orleans’ vibrant bar scene. The interiors are reminiscent of New Orleans’ French Quarter; from the gas-lit street lamps to the velvet-lined entry, you’ll be transported straight to the corner of Rue Royal and Conti.
  • The Baxter InnLocated in the basement of a building block in the middle of Sydney’s CBD, in an unmarked alleyway and down a fire escape you’ll find a bar full of people and character. And Whisky.
  • The Captain's Balcony | Map | Located in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, The Captain’s Balcony is a chic and sleek venue. An ideal function venue, we run business meetings during the day, after work drinks in the evening, and parties and celebrations all week long!
  • Uncle Ming's | Map | Uncle Ming’s is an opium den inspired cocktail, japanese whisky and dumpling bar - a celebration of Asia.
  • Zeta Bar | Map | Zeta Bar offers an exclusive terrace escape in the heart of Sydney’s CBD, overlooking Queen Victoria Building. Sample award-winning cocktails crafted by Zeta mixologists and discover how we push the boundaries of Sydney’s cocktail culture. Reserve your table in the VIP lounge or unwind in a chic private booth.

Sydney - Circular Quay

  • Grain | Map | Sydney spirits and cocktail bar, Grain by Four Seasons Hotel Sydney, is all about the fine craft of drinking. It’s a celebration of the passions, people and products that have come together to create Sydney’s local, in the heart of The Rocks.
  • Meat & Wine Co. Circular Quay | Map | The Meat & Wine Co is intimate and sophisticated inside the heritage-listed hotel, where contemporary interior design paired with subtle African influences make the restaurant enticingly unique. Rustic wooden walls, original arched windows, luxurious leather seating, and stone features make this the ideal setting for business meetings and romantic dinners alike.

Sydney - Darlinghurst

  • Eau De Vie | Map | Eau-de-Vie Sydney is an intimate, dimly lit, jazz infused speakeasy created for the discerning bon vivant. Let our amicable host and expert team of bartenders, transport you back to a much forgotten era where great service, cocktails, tommy guns and good times were king.
  • Shady Pines Saloon | Map | Super shady

Sydney - Haymarket

  • Banchō | Banchō is a cocktail and whisky bar located in Sydney's Chinatown. We're proud to be one of the first small bars in Chinatown, with a focus on quality cocktails, world whiskies and delicious bar snacks. And we're excited to bring a quality drinking experience to Chinatown.

Sydney - Hills

  • Crooked Tailor | Map | In the heart of The Hills District, Crooked Tailor was one of the first bars in the area to be open late and is fast becoming one of the locals favourite Castle Hill restaurants.

Sydney - Manly

  • The Blind Barrel | Map | The Blind Barrel is an American-inspired restaurant/bar that’s all about the fine craft of eating + drinking.
  • Hemingway's Manly | Map | Hemingway's offers the best coffee, brunch and lunch during the day transforming into carefully curated restaurant and cocktail bar at night

Sydney - Marrickville

  • Lazy Bones Lounge Restaurant & BarLazybones Lounge Restaurant & Bar features live music seven nights a week, with fantastic food and a wide range of beverages including an extensive range of whiskies & cocktails served by friendly helpful staff. There is a small cover charge that goes towards live music.
  • Where's Nick | Where's Nick is a small bar at 236 Marrickville in Marrickville. We have many nice things.

Sydney - Newtown

  • Cottonmouth Records | Map Beer, Whisky, Vinyl
  • Earls Juke Joint | Map | Nola inspired, hospitality focused, neighbourhood cocktail bar. Music that traces the evolution of black music, with a focus on the roots of hip hop.
  • Webster's Bar | Map | With a selection of over 500 whiskies, the Bourbon bar & cocktail lounge, Webster's is an ideal place to sample rare and limited drams from across the globe.

Sydney - North Shore

  • Anatta | Map | We’re just a group of neighbourhood guys that like eating, drinking, and having fun with our friends. Whether it’s our cocktails, our wine list or our food, we go to great lengths to source excellent examples from small, integral suppliers with a great hand for quality, and a fond eye on the environment.
  • The Hayberry | Map Burgers, Booze, Blues & Rock 'N' Roll

Sydney - Parramatta

  • Meat & Wine Co. Parramatta | Map | The Meat & Wine Co Parramatta. Situated in the tallest building in all of West Sydney, Meriton Suites Church St. We return to the area with a new venue, new look and the unique experience our foundation is built on.
  • Nick & Nora's | Map | Nick & Nora’s is a cocktail and champagne bar that brings the golden era of glamourous and decadent post prohibition soirees to the modern day - sky high over Parramatta.

Sydney - Potts Point

  • The Roosevelt | Map | Slip back in time to an era when drinking was taken seriously. Long lunches washed down with martinis, cocktail hours to finish the day and whiskies long in to the evening.

Sydney - Pyrmont

  • BLACK Bar & Grill | Map | BLACK Bar & Grill perfectly marries a contemporary Australian grill with a stylish wine bar and million dollar views of Sydney Harbour and the city. Chef Dany Karam creates classically inspired menus influenced by the great American grills and contemporary European cuisine.
  • Lumi | Map | Beneath a multitude of pendent lights creating an intimate atmosphere, LuMi Dining comes to life under the guidance of Chef Federico Zanellato and his wife and Sommelier, Michela.
  • Sokyo | Map | A Japanese-inspired restaurant with a global flavour, Sokyo blends the best of Sydney and Tokyo.

Sydney - South

  • Archie Rose Distilling Co. | Precisely three metres from the distillery and flanked by a wall of ageing whisky casks, the bar showcases the full Archie Rose spirits range, including a number of unreleased products, while also offering an interesting selection of local craft beers, award-winning biodynamic wines and food by local producers. The bar is the perfect place to pull up a stool and settle in.

Sydney - Surry Hills

  • Button Bar | Map | A subtle pirate themed cocktail bar hidden behind an unassuming wooden door, Button Bar is one of the locals favourite bars in Surry Hills.
  • Keg & Brew | Map | With over 30 taps including 3 hand pumps pouring an extensive selection of craft beers, ciders and golden oldies and a great range of bourbons, we’ve got something for everyone.
  • Mjolner | Map | Mjølner is a place where sophistication and opulence meets revelry and decadence. Mjølner is created in Thor’s image and delivers a unique dining experience, offering our guests escapism with the enjoyment of fine food and world class beverages.
  • The Whisky Room | Map | Sit back and enjoy a dram of your favourite malt or let our bartenders guide you through our eclectic selection of over two hundred different expressions. With skillfully prepared cocktails, a range of all Australian gins, boutique wines, and a hand-picked beer list, The Whisky Room aims to accommodate every palate. 
  • The Wild Rover | The Wild Rover is your local Surry Hills neighbourhood bar. A swashbuckling, foot stomping, riotous escape from pomp, it’s designed as if it had always existed, but has only recently been found. An Irish folk barn crossed with New York chic set in an unassuming clothing house, hidden from street view.
  • Toko | Map Toko Sydney, located in the heart of Surry Hills, Sydney’s premier dining precinct, offers diners the chance to experience the informal style of Japanese “izakaya” dining. Combined with Australia’s world renowned fresh produce and complimented by stunning contemporary design, the Toko dining experience lasts long after diners have left the restaurant.
  • Tokyo Bird  | Tokyo Bird is a laneway small bar inspired by cocktail and whisky bars of Japan, as well as Tokyo's yakitori stalls and bustling izakaya. Opened in late 2014, Tokyo Bird specialises in Japanese whisky, Japanese-inspired house and classic cocktails, and yakitori charcoal-grilled chicken on skewers.

Sydney - The Rocks

  • The Doss House | The whiskies take centre stage at this unique basement bar, with the collection sitting at about 200. Australia, Scotland, Ireland, Japanese and America are all represented with the more premium bottles encased in bespoke oak cabinets throughout the venue.
  • Hotel Palisade | Map | Step back in time as you enter the character filled Public House located at ground level of Hotel Palisade. If you listen closely you might still hear the jeers of the larrikins and ‘wharfies’ coming to drink after a day waiting for ships to dock or the cries of mothers calling in their little ones after a long day of riding billy carts and playing mock war games on the streets.

Wollongong

  • Howlin Wolf | Map | Howlin’ Wolf Bar sets the benchmark not just for Wollongong, but for whisky bars everywhere. With fresh cocktails, aged whisky, live beats and shit banter, you can’t overlook the Wolf 

QLD (25)

Brisbane - CBD

  • Blackbird | Blackbird bar is inspired by the opulence of The Great Gatsby, the Roaring Twenties and the speakeasies of the Prohibition era. The expansive space, boasts 180 degree river views and luxurious decor which ignites the experience within.
  • Brooklyn Standard | Map | Voted "Australia's Best Live Music Bar 2015". Liquor, live music, fine wine, cold beer, cocktails and great food. No booking required just come on down!
  • Death & Taxes (Coming Soon)
  • Grape Therapy & Drinking Den | Come to one of Brisbane’s finest wine bars and enjoy a bit of our kind of Therapy! Amidst the bottle-lined walls of our intimate underground establishment friends are made and business is done, all in the company of a good bottle or two.
  • Malt Dining | Map | Malt Traders is a locally owned and operated purveyor of fine consumables. Our focus is on unique and sustainable, small parcel and craft beverages. We recognise that in the world of small business it is the grass roots relationships that enable us to succeed.
  • Regatta Hotel | Map | Welcome to a world of whisk(e)y, come and imbibe! Our Whisk(e)y Bar is an intimate nook of worldly drops including an array of Japanese, American, Irish, Australian and Scottish whiskies.
  • The Boom Boom Room | Map | An underground cocktail lounge where bank vaults once were. Enjoy chapters of interesting concoctions, impeccable service, luxe booths plus live jazz and mo-town sounds. Eclectic, premium and above all, fun.
  • The Gresham | Map | The Gresham offers some of the highest calibre rum, whiskey and wine in the country, and the extensive and artistic cocktail list are only able to be crafted by the best bartenders in the industry.

Brisbane - Fortitude Valley

  • Bowery | Map | Taking its name from the New York street where dimly lit dive bars are a dime a dozen, The Bowery channels the warm and eclectic style of its namesake. Hidden between the flashing lights of surrounding nightclubs in the Valley, The Bowery is a slice of downtown New York waiting to welcome you with a warm hug and a Mojito.
  • Finney Isles | Map | Cocktails + Wine + Charcuterie, theses are a few of our favorite things. #NotAnIrishPub #BigBlueDoor
  • Press Club | Located in the heart of Fortitude Valley, the Press Club oozes an understated warmth and classic character. Home to some of Australia’s most award-winning barmen; be prepared for some seriously impressive cocktail creations and an amazing night out.
  • Saville Row | Map | The idea behind the bar is a simple one, Just cocktails and spirits. It’s not a whisky bar. It’s a bar, you can come and have a really good drink.

Brisbane Petrie Terrace

  • Lefty's Old Time Music Hall | Map | Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky-tonk saloon meets bordello – conveniently relocated from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton Street, Brisbane City!

Brisbane Portside

  • Byblos | Map | Byblos Bar and Restaurant combines imaginative Mediterranean cuisine with lavish hospitality, luxurious surroundings, and a world-class drink selection. The award-winning venue is located in Hamilton on the beautiful Brisbane River.

Brisbane Sunshine Cost

  • Boston Shaker Bar | Map Indulge all of your senses with quality, comfort and fun in a relaxed intimate atmosphere with friends. A time when men dressed as men in suits and ladies could get all dolled up in their favourite heels and feel glamorous.
  • The Double Barrel Bar | Map | The Newest Whiskey - Cocktail - Tapas bar on the coast. Come in and enjoy our wide range of whiskeys from around the world in a relaxing environment whilst trying our delicious tapas to accompany them.
  • Rick's Garage | Map | Rick's Garage is the only licenced mechanical workshop in Palmwoods, on the Sunshine Coast. With award winning burgers, chips & coffee - you can't go wrong!

Brisbane West End

  • Cobbler Bar | Map | Cobbler boasts an astounding 400+ whiskeys from all over the world (Scotland, American, Canadian, Irish, Japanese and Australian varietals). Upon your visit to Cobbler, you can select from the extensive cocktail list (changed seasonally). We also have a variety of beers on tap and a large range of tequila. Cobbler is a beverages only, walk in venue where you can BYO food.

Brisbane Woolloongabba

  • Naked Whisky Bar | Map | The Naked Whiskey Bar, with over 300 whiskies, offers one of Brisbane most comprehensive ranges of whisky from all around the world. We are dedicated to constantly improving our range of products and offering customers not only a superior product but an experience that will delight the senses and hopefully leave you with a greater appreciation and understanding of the most delicious and yet complex of spirits.

Cairns

  • Three Wolves | Map Hidden down a red brick laneway in the heart of the Cairns CBD, Three Wolves offers patrons a unique and premium small bar experience. Proudly supplying a speciality whiskey, spirit, cocktail, wine and beer selection to folks who enjoy exceptional beverages as much as we do! Our drinks are complimented by delectable eats that allow you to drink, eat and repeat.

Gold Cost

  • Etsu Izakaya | Map Etsu Izakaya is modern Japanese izakaya style dining. Our dishes are designed to be shared and served steadily during the course of the evening. Order again and again, share with your friends or come by yourself and sit at our dining bar.
  • Lockwood Bar | We here at Lockwood are a speakeasy style Cocktail bar that leans very heavily toward Malted Drams of all walks and life. We truly believe in quality products and fine drams and although our offering is 80% cocktails, single malt Whisky runs rapidly through our veins and our range is both approachable & unique with a few obscure and rare bottlings.
  • The Cambus Wallace | An old-world nautical themed rum & whiskey bar

Noosa

  • Whisky Boy | Map | The Whisky Boy environment is meant to be inclusive of all walks of life, regardless of your knowledge of whisky. We employee a staff that is happy to assist you pick a whisky, if it’s your first whisky ever, or just your first whisky with us, including whisky flights, and boilermakers. The bar also offers 20+ gins, and a full complement of other wines and alcohols to perfectly suit your evening.

Palm Beach

  • The Scottish Prince | Named after the Gold Coast whisky wreck of the same name, this restaurant and whisky bar pays homage to a bygone era.

SA (12)

Adelaide - CBD

  • Baddog Bar | Map | If the light's on, we're home.
  • Bank Street Social | Map | Bank Street Social is an underground bar in Adelaide’s West-End with a big focus on local. We serve up fresh pizza packed with regional produce, killer cocktails and the best in local SA beer and wine. The back-bar holds an enviable sipping-list of premium gin and whisky from Australia and around the world. And on the weekend you’ll find one of the best dance-floors in town with DJ’s spinning up house, disco and party jams till late.
  • Clever Little Tailor | Map | Quality liquor & delicious bar snack food
  • Hains & Co. | Adelaide’s most awarded small bar, Hains & Co is a nautically inspired Gin & Rum bar with a penchant for Whisky & Cigars. We’ve dropped anchor in the middle of Adelaide’s CBD, serving fine libations with exceptional hospitality – an institution for anyone that is serious about their drinks.
  • Maybe Mae | Map | Cockail bar in Adelaide's West End. You will find us in the basement of the tunnel between Peel St. and Leigh St.
  • Malt & Juniper | Map A spirit focussed whisky & gin bar
  • NOLA Craft Beer & Whiskey | Map | NOLA is a New Orleans inspired bar and eatery located in the heart of Adelaide, with a focus on Creole and Cajun soul cuisine. We boast a curated selection of Independent Craft Beers on our 16 taps, Whisk(e)y collection of over 200, and a banging cocktails selection. Come past on Thursday night to watch some live local talent jam out on the upstairs stage, or just pop in anytime and soak up the good vibes. 
  • Rob Roy Hotel | Map | Whisky done well.
  • Suzie Wong Bar | A full on speakeasy style whisky and cocktail lounge in the basement of Red October with the biggest collection of whisky in South Australia at around 500 bottles
  • The Bibliotheca | A small library-themed whisky and cocktail bar combined with a book exchange, perfectly executed classic cocktails and very solid spirits collection
  • The Collins Bar | Map | The Collins Bar is a contemporary cocktail bar located at the heart of the Adelaide CBD. Modern, stylish, and sophisticated, The Collins is an exclusive escape from city life that stands for exceptional service, a relaxed lounge atmosphere, and cocktails to excite, intrigue and amaze. There’s always something marvelous being mixed behind the bar, and something captivating happening in front of it.

Adelaide Thebarton

  • Wheatsheaf Hotel | Map | Real beer, real wine & odd whiskey, live bands, exhibitions of fine arts.

TAS (9)

Bruny Island

  • Bruny Island House of Whisky | Specialising in Tasmania’s rare & collectable single malts and home to Trappers Hut Single Cask releases & Seclusion Limited Release Gins, both exclusive to our cellar door.

Burnie

  • Spirit Bar Tasmana | Map | Spirit Bar Tasmania showcases a wide range of spirits, ciders and wines produced around Tasmania but we also have a couple of historical twists to add ourselves.

Hobart

  • Evolve | As a luxury lounge bar, Evolve offers a sophisticated and intimate hospitality experience on Hobart’s historic waterfront. Its ornate design, rare spirits list and engaging service are befitting of Hobart’s most enviable wharfside location, within the MACq 01 Hotel building.
  • Gold BarGold Bar is a cozy speakeasy style bar hidden in the back of an old mill on Hobart's Waterfront. They have a real passion for Australian craft spirits, with an impressive collection of Australian whiskies and gins with a focus on Tasmanian products.
  • Lark Distillery | Situated on the Hobart waterfront, Lark Cellar Door and Whisky Bar offers the opportunity to taste Tasmania’s finest whisky and other distilled spirits in a warm and inviting atmosphere. The bar ranges over 150 premium malt whiskies.
  • Society Salamanca | Map | Welcome to Society. Located in Salamanca, Hobart. Specialising in fine cocktails, gin and whisky. Crafted here in Tasmania and abroad.
  • The Salamanca Whisky Bar | Map

Launceston

  • Kingsway | Map | Tasmania's best Wine Whisky and spirits and beer, Launceston's best musicians and artists.
  • Grumpy PiperLaunceston's best whisky bar and Australia's only bagpipe museum. We stock more than 275 Scottish, Tasmanian, Australian, Irish, Japanese and world whiskies, as well as a range of whisky based liqueurs. We also have a range of Tasmanian craft beers, meads, soft drinks and wines, and we can offer you a choice of gins, rum and vodkas.

VIC (28)

Melbourne - CBD

  • 1806 | 1806 is Melbourne’s most unique, full service, cocktail & whisk(e)y bar. Combining “prohibition-era” decor, and quirky, insightful staff, with a repertoire of classic cocktails to please everyone from the casual patron to the connoisseur, 1806 is an experience like no other.
  • Beneath Driver Lane | Map | Melbournes' basement laneway blues bar - descend into another world of blues, cocktails, French bar food and global wine till 3am every night.
  • Blue Diamond | Map | Perched 15 floors up and sky-high Blue Diamond is Melbourne’s premier penthouse live entertainment cocktail and cigar lounge. With meandering balcony and terrace spaces you can take in the breathtaking panoramic views with your favourite tipple. Adorned with plush art deco-inspired decor you can be excused for mistaking Blue Diamond for a 1920s Manhattan speakeasy.
  • Boilermaker House | Map | Boilermaker House is a blues filled temple devoted to malt whisky, craft beer and delicious cocktails.
  • Collins Quarter | Since 2007, Collins Quarter has seamlessly entwined business and pleasure from breakfast until well after dark. Our perfect mix of purpose-built rooms, intimate nooks and open spaces offer a variety of settings for almost every occasion.
  • Eau De Vie | Map | A bar straight out of 1920’s prohibition America, from the moment you walk in you are taken back to a much forgotten era. Once inside you can sit up at the bar, at one of our shared high tables, our low banquette and coffee table seating, or a more intimate and private booth.
  • Hihou | Map | Older brother to Izakaya Den and nephew of Kappo. Hihou is an exclusive destination for Japanese food, sake and cocktails.
  • Lui Bar | Map | Lui bar is the epitome of class and charisma. Whether you seek an intimate Tête-à-tête on our chaise lounge clusters or an elegant bar-side celebration, every seat enjoys spectacular views over Melbourne. Boasting an extensive wine, Champagne, beer and spirit collection, plus a tempting snack menu, Lui bar is ideal for a casual pre or post-dinner tipple or for a dedicated evening of fun and frivolity.
  • Mjolner | Map | Mjølner is a place where sophistication and opulence meet historic Viking features and contemporary Scandinavian design across two expansive levels. Boasting an 80-seat restaurant complete with exquisite private dining rooms on the first floor and a fully seated basement speakeasy bar below. Mjølner is created in Thor’s image and delivers an unique and indulgent dining experience, offering guests escapism and the enjoyment of fine food and world class beverage.
  • The Toff in Town | Map | The bar and kitchen play host to your dinner and supper until 3am weekdays and 5am on the weekends.
  • The Whisky Boutique | The Whisky Boutique itself is a bespoke space designed to encourage experiencing whisky from all over the world. From sampling to buying and taking home, The Whisky Boutique has you covered. From some of the most famous single malts to the more obscure small-batch brands, everything is available to buy. 
  • Whisky & Alement | Map | Our ever-changing menu of over 1000 whiskies features everything from the classics to independent bottlings, right through to some of the rarest whiskies in the world. Pair that with tasty cocktails and a rotating list of amazing local and international craft beers, and our friendly, cosy bar has you covered.
  • Whisky Den | Map | Outstanding range of whiskies and a cozy atmosphere

Melbourne - Brunswick

  • Biff Tannin's | Map | Biff Tannin’s has an extensive and exciting whisky list with a focus on unique and uncommon whiskies from all over the world. We also have a large selection of renowned and popular whiskies. With over 250+ whiskies you’ll be sure to find something you love!

Melbourne - Docklands

  • Woolshed | Map | Boutique beers, stunning wines, whisk(e)ys, rums, bourbons, vodkas, tequilas, gins, cognacs, ports, a vast range of classic and house cocktails, the list just goes on, there’s something for everyone!

Melbourne - Fitzroy

  • Bad Frankie | Map | Bad Frankie showcases the range of boutique Australian spirits from across the country and complements these spirits with the iconic Jaffle.
  • Black PearlNestled deep within the heart of Fitzroy, Black Pearl is Australia’s most awarded bar, receiving both local and international acclaim.
  • The Elysian | Map | The Elysian Whisky Bar is a small and cosy whisky and cocktail bar located on the lower end of Brunswick Street in Fitzroy. About 350 bottles of rare and interesting whiskies on the shelves, with a focus on Independent Bottlings from around the world. Playing jazz and old classics most nights, do drop by to enjoy a relaxing night with some great drinks.
  • The EverleighSince launching in 2011, The Everleigh has grown from strength to strength with recognition across Australia, recently taking out national Cocktail Bar of the Year at Australian Bartender Magazine’s annual Bar Awards 2018, and internationally where they received a nomination at the Spirited Awards for Best International Cocktail Bar.
  • Glamorama Bar | Map
  • The Kodiak Club | Map | Melbourne's only Bourbon Bar was created by a tight circle of friends, the Kodiak is based on the small neighbourhood joints that define America's bar culture. We serve modern, regional American bar food, amazing American Whiskeys, boutique beers and classic cocktails in a friendly, inviting atmosphere.
  • The Noble Experiment | Map | A venue with simple, great tasting food, delicious cocktails and a relaxed environment. 

Melbourne - Footscray

Melbourne - Hawthorn

  • The Kilburn | Map | The Kilburn Cocktail and Whisky Lounge has always been about fine cocktails, fine whisky and good times.

Melbourne - Northcote

  • Buck Mulligan's | Map | Buck Mulligan's is a specialty Irish Whiskey Bar and Bookshop. Come in and browse our books, or grab a drink or a snack from our main bar. Our cosy snug is perfect for whiskey tastings and book groups and our courtyard is a lovely leafy spot to while away the day (or night).

Melbourne - Southbank

  • Eureka 89 | Map | Fine food & wine with breathtaking floor to ceiling views across metropolitan Melbourne, Eureka 89 is the city’s most impressive events and dining venue.

Melbourne - South Yarra

  • Zhou Zhou Bar & Lounge | Map | Zhou Zhou is a cosy and intimate drinking den tucked just above Oriental Tea House where you can sip on a wide range of special cocktails, craft beer and spirits, whilst chowing down on some of the best dumplings and yum cha in town.

Melbourne - Thornbury

  • Carwyn Cellars | Map | Our shop is just the beginning. Beyond the fridges you'll find our 28 tap craft pub and beer garden. Our tap list is a constantly rotating, vast and adventurous representation of the best local and international beer we can find. Our back bar holds 300+ whiskies, gins and more and we play favourites with our wine list daily. Whether you're after a lazy afternoon pint or a boozy adventure, we'll take care of you.

Melbourne - Windsor

  • The Woods of Windsor | Take a breath, take a seat and enjoy the venue that is The Woods of Windsor. With an extensive and ever-growing list of whiskies supported by a unique list of signature cocktails, choosing a drink is never an easy task.

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Perth - CBD

  • Alabama Song Bar | Alabama Song is a little bit honky-tonk and a whole lotta country. Specialising in whiskey and bourbon, you’re guaranteed to have a rockin’ good time once you enter through the bat swing doors at Alabama.
  • Bar Lafayette | Map | Bar Lafeytte is an artisan cocktail bar in the Perth CBD. Offering a diverse wine list and boutique beers, we have a civilised food menu to compliment our cocktail creations. Located on the ground floor of the beautifully restored Perth Technical School at Brookfield Place, Bar Lafayette caters for all occasions and boasts many intimate spaces to relax and unwind.
  • Bobeche | Map | Cast your imagination to a period of wry wit and mischief where you are enveloped with the impression of being somewhere dark and mysterious. This carnival style bar offers old world spirit on spirit cocktails, tap beer and fine wine.
  • Goody Two'sGoody Two’s is inspired by the refined and cheeky underbelly of the Japanese ‘after work’ culture of going out for skewers and a whisky.  Both experiences have been recreated in the heart of the Perth CBD.
  • Halford Bar | Map | Located in the basement Safe Room of the 1897 Titles Building, Halford is a contemporary take on the great 1950s late night lounge bar, when conversation was king and elegant decadence met the modern world.
  • Helvetica | Helvetica has a range of over 500 different whiskies including some of their own bottlings with great beer, wine, and cocktails to compliment. There are regular tastings hosted at the bar by the incredibly knowledgeable staff to help educate guests, introduce people to new, interesting whiskies and share rare and incredible drams with as many as possible.
  • Joe's Juice Joint | Off the laneway and down the stairs is the rock ‘n roll den that is Joe’s Juice Joint. With everything you want from your classic dive bar – fried chicken, cheese burgers, pinball, a serious backbar, a cracking beer selection and a classic rock playlist – come early and leave late.
  • Mechanics Institute | Map Mechanics’ Institutes were places of learning established in the 1800′s to provide adult education to working men. As the original public libraries, they provided an alternative “third place” to gambling halls and pubs. In this spirit Mechanics’ Institute Bar in Northbridge was established in August 2012. Nestled amongst the heritage rooftops of Northbridge in Perth, Western Australia, we offer an escape from the everyday below.
  • Old FaithfulOld Faithful Bar & BBQ specialises in American Style BBQ, with an emphasis on low and slow cooking, craft beer and and amazing whisk(e)y collection
  • Tiny's | Map | The drinks menu offers craft beer, seasonal cocktails and small batch wines, while Tiny’s Liquor Emporium will serve over 300 wines and a range of spirits.
  • Varnish on King | Tucked in the basement of a heritage building right in the heart of Perth’s CBD, is Varnish on King - paying homage to American Whiskey and home to Perth’s most extensive showcase of bourbons, ryes, Canadian and Tennessee whiskey.

Perth - Mosman Park

  • Samson's Paddock | Samson’s Paddock is a bar and restaurant situated in Mosman Park. Work on the most recent incarnation began in 2014, but the site has a history of being a favourite watering hole for local people since Lionel Samson first purchased the land back in 1831. These days, instead of a row of resting horses tied up outside and Mad Rob ready to pour you the only tipple in town, you’ll find a huge selection of craft beers, wines, and spirits from all over the world – and a growing menu created from locally sourced ingredients that continues to excite taste buds from all over Perth, and beyond.