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

Canberra’s Best Pubs:

The top-rated Pubs in Canberra are:

  • The Civic Pub – Canberra’s favourite pub
  • King O’Malley’s – offers an all-day menu and function menu
  • Assembly The People’s Pub – offers a modern pub experience
  • Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub – a lively bar with a pub grub menu
  • Hippo Co – offers whisky, cocktails, and live jazz

The Civic Pub

the civic pub in canberra

First up, we have The Civic Pub at the top of our list. This top-notch pub offers refreshing drinks and a delectable pub menu. In fact, this is said to be Canberra’s favourite pub. Here, you will surely have a great time with your friends on your night-out.

Moreover, it is conveniently located in Braddon, ACT. They provide a wide range of imported and local beers. Additionally, they have that perfect bottle of wine that you’ve always been looking for. Check out their function areas as well!


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


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


“Great little pub, dressed very fancy for a pub. the large pool room is a very nice addition. Has Bulmers on tap and also provides a dog menu. Also a great place to hang with your best mate.” – Alex Davis

King O’Malley’s

king o'malley's pub in canberra

King O’Malley’s is a popular pub in the city. Ironically, this pub is named after a politician who advocated the alcohol ban in Canberra. You will find world-class menus and top-notch function rooms here.

Surely, you will find that this is a great place for catching up and unwinding with friends after a busy day. Get ready to dance the night away with their live music. They have different function rooms for up to 50 persons. They also serve your favourite Irish meals!


Dine-In, Pub Drinks, Live Music, Bistro Meals, and more


Address: 131 City Walk, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6257 0111


“My spouse and I had lunch at King O’Malleys Irish Pub on a cold Canberra weekday. The meals were delivered to our table with friendly banter from the waiter. We both had a daily special; I had the Guinness Pie with chips and my spouse had the chicken curry. Both meals were excellent although the curry was a bit hot. One comment, in a true Irish Pub there, would have been mashed potato and a baked potato (or two) as well as the chips – just kidding, the chips were great! The meal was very enjoyable and was washed down with a nice beer.” – Javier Tye

Assembly The People’s Pub

assembly the people's pub in canberra

Assembly The People’s Pub comes next on our list. If you want to get that modern pub experience here in Canberra, this is an excellent spot for you. This is managed and owned by an enthusiast and young team that provides world-class level customer service.

Whether you want to indulge in a hearty breakfast or pub dinner, they have great choices for you. Additionally, the place comes with a sports bar and bistro area. You will surely love its beer garden as well.


Breakfast and Dinner Meals, Beer Garden, Sports Bar, and more


Address: 11 Lonsdale St, Braddon ACT 2612
Phone: (02) 6174 0440


“Good vibe, sunny courtyard, moody booths inside, or tables out the front to people watch. Cocktails are good, coffee decent enough. Also, we had breaky there one day and dinner another night. Kids menu made the kids happy. Clean restrooms. Two thumbs up.” – Karly Furber

Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub

mooseheads pub in canberra

Mooseheads Pub & Nightclub is a go-to pub in Canberra. You can conveniently find this top-class bar in Sydney Building. It is a lively bar that has four exciting levels. This includes a nightclub where DJs play the best in RnB music.

Moreover, this has been one of the favourite pubs in Canberra since 1990. You can expect to have a great time whenever you choose to come here for your night out. Prepare to party all night long at Mooseheads!


Pub Meals, Drinks, Live Music, Function Venue


Address: 105 London Cct, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: (02) 6257 6496


“Incredible venue, incredible food, unbelievable service. Unmatchable in Canberra. 85/10 would recommend to fellow raiders fans. Unmatchable” – Ash Boys

Hippo Co

hippo co in canberra

Finally, Hippo Co completes our list. If you love cocktails, whiskey, and live jazz, this is the place to be. This lodge-style bar also whiskey tastings every Thursday and Saturday. These tastings are led by their in-house whiskey specialists. You and your friends will surely enjoy this informative and fun experience.

For more than 20 years, several of the best jazz musicians from around the globe have stepped foot in Hippo Co. Check out their website to learn how you can avail of their gift vouchers today!


Cocktails, Whiskey, Whiskey Tastings, Gift Vouchers, and more


Address: 1/17 Garema Pl, Canberra ACT 2601
Phone: 0406 336 734


“Love the comical sign you find halfway up the staircase, as you reach the top floor you are welcomed by friendly staff. The open floor rustic decore creates a saloon-style setting, as we walked to the bar we were instantly in awe of the overwhelming variety of alcohol perched high above us. Also, we enjoyed great banter with the bartenders as we watched them make our delightful cocktails, I enjoyed all the background stories about each bottle and cocktail. This was such a pleasurable experience. I am so glad we decided to walk in one Saturday night.” – Ivamere Ratulailai