Below is a list of the top and leading Bars in Canberra. To help you find the best Bars located near you in Canberra, we put together our own list based on this rating points list.

Canberra’s Best Bars:

The top-rated Bars in Canberra are:

  • Tipsy Bull – offers cracking cocktails and fine-ish dining options
  • Hippo Co – serves up creative cocktails and whiskies
  • The Civic Pub – the favourite pub of the locals in Canberra
  • High Jinks – where you can enjoy classic AHD gin and cheese platters
  • White Rabbit – hidden in the heart of Canberra

Tipsy Bull

Tipsy Bull Bar in Canberra

Tipsy Bull starts off our list as the most Google-reviewed bar here in Canberra. You can enjoy fine-ish dining options and cracking cocktails at this top-notch bar. This is also dubbed as the gin bar in the capital city. As a matter of fact, their sample collection is composed of more than 230 varieties of gin.

Moreover, this is a great place to hang out with friends on your night out. They also serve dairy-free, gluten-free, vegan, and vegetarian dishes to meet your special dietary requirements.


Cocktails, Gins, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Options, and more


Address: 2/5 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6248 7999


“This place has it all – the service, the drinks and the food. Our waitress was absolutely brilliant, her knowledge of gins was second to none. We decided to try their tartar and it was delicious and we wanted more. They have an endless variety of gins and take the time to explain their origin, flavours and pairing. Awesome place – can not wait to have another drink here (and some food) next time in Canberra. Top marks for the service.” – David Gava

Hippo Co

Hippo Co Bar in Canberra

Hippo Co comes next on our list. This popular bar is conveniently located in the heart of Canberra. You can share your love for innovative whiskies and cocktails in this laid-back venue.

In addition to that, you can book a whisky tasting with your friends here. Their package includes six whiskies paired with an exquisite cheese platter. Whether you are a seasoned whisky enthusiast or beginner, you will surely have loads of fun at Hippo Co. Head on out to Hippo Co today!


Whisky Tastings, Live Music, Masterclasses, and more


Address: 1/17 Garema Pl, Canberra ACT 2601


“Fantastic joint! Great food and extensive whisky list. The staff were very helpful and knowledgeable. Live jazz band on Wednesday night we went in. Excellent all round!” – Aashish Patel

The Civic Pub

The Civic Pub in Canberra

The Civic Pub is a well-known bar based in the suburb of Braddon. This is another exciting place where you and your friends can find refreshing beverages and an extensive gastro menu.  Truly, their tender steaks and burgers go perfectly well with their wines and beers.

Moreover, they have two spacious function areas where you can hold private functions. Their Whisky Room can accommodate up to 20 guests for lunch and dinner. On the other hand, their Lounge Area is perfect for a 40-person event. Make an enquiry today to learn more!


Pub Menu, Beers, Wine, Function Rooms, and more


Address: 8 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6248 6488


“Fantastic pub with great food. Service was quick even though the venue was full and the staff were friendly. Nicely furnished and comfortable seating. If eating, make sure to book so you get a table.” – Greg Young

High Jinks

High Jinks Bar in Canberra

High Jinks is a must-visit bar in the city. The team at High Jinks has formed a partnership with Adelaide Hills Distillery, the 2020 Icons of Gins Distillery of the Year winner. Together, you can enjoy a world-class cocktail-tasting and making workshop.

In addition to that, you can also sign up for their monthly cocktail classes where you will learn from experts in the business. To provide unique and flavourful cocktails, they make use of the finest and freshest local produce. Get in touch with them today to learn more!


Cocktail Classes, Pub Menu, and more


Address: Basement 2/15 Edinburgh Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6152 0718


“Great bar atmosphere. Super friendly staff. The 5-star rating is well deserved. Highly recommend!” – Lillie Ng

White Rabbit

White Rabbit Bar in Canberra

Finally, White Rabbit completes our list of the best bars here in Canberra. You can find this hidden gem in the heart of Canberra as well. Here, you will enjoy indulging in decadent and marvellous creations like no other.

The bar is also an excellent venue for parties. In fact, they can accommodate up to a hundred guests at a time. If you fancy afternoon tea, then you can join their Tipsy Tea event which is held every weekend. Here, you will be provided with savoury light bites and desserts.


Bar Menu, Cocktails, Tea, Function Area, and more


Address: 65 Northbourne Ave, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6257 7779


“We chose this venue and were not disappointed. The furnishings are beautiful and spacious. Grace and her team were friendly and attentive and the food was superb. Would highly recommend this venue to anyone who might be looking for something a bit different 🙂” – Neb