Food & Drink
Four Ultra-Chic Cocktail Bars in Canberra
When your company flies you out to Canberra, Bravofly suggests you take time out of your hectic schedule to visit these four ultra-chic cocktail bars!
Located in the thriving Garema Place pedestrian zone in Civic, Canberra, Hippo Co is one of the coolest cocktail bars you’ll ever come across.
Its drinks list is exhaustive, with a rage of top notch whiskeys and scotches, as well as elegantly crafted cocktails that dance on the tongue and slide down a dream. When you’re there, you just have to try the West Side Martini, where they shake up fresh lime juice with beefeater gin, NV Absinthe, fresh mint and sugar; it’s the gentleman’s drink of choice. This cocktail establishment is also noted for its thriving jazz scene, making it the perfect bar for a little laid back networking.
If you’re looking for something a little wilder, why not take a trip to the Knightsbridge Penthouse in Braddon, on Canberra’s frenetic Southside. You’re sure to get a truly epic cocktail bar experience.
The Knightsbridge is known for its upscale-rock décor, sumptuous menu, expert DJ’s and killer cocktail list. When you’re there, take the time to try a delicious Aperitif cocktail. A smooth mix of sparkling wine and Aperol it is the perfect pre-dinner concoction to wine and dine your new colleagues with.
Located on the major thoroughfare of Northbourne Avenue, deep in the heart of inner city Canberra, the Kremlin Bar is the ultimate in classic comfort. The perfect place for you and your colleagues to take a load off after a long day in the boardroom.
When you’re there, please take the time to try its infamous tapas menu. It’s out of this world. Its varied cocktail menu is notably outstanding, with a classic drink to suit you, no matter your mood. Bravofly would suggest you try one of the bars cocktail making master classes and gain a new life skill, or if cocktails aren’t your thing, sample one of the bars many craft, boutique or imported beers.
Sage Restaurant & Mint Garden Bar
Housed in one of the Australian capital’s oldest, most architecturally stunning buildings, the Sage Restaurant & Mint Garden Bar in the unique Gorman House Arts Centre, is a sight to be seen.
Take the time to visit at night and see the establishment turn into a fairy-lit wonderland, more reminiscent of a classic European Terrace bar with its elegant horticultural spaces than a water hole down under. When you and your colleagues are destressing in this picturesque garden setting after a long day full of flow charts and spreadsheets, you need to try one of the bar’s expertly crafted cocktails. The use of premium ingredients and fresh herbs grown in house makes them pure quality in a glass.