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Best bars in Canberra

Gastropub
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“It's The Dock. Perfect for watching a game or bringing a group. Food is great”
  • 18 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Great Asian fusion place down near Canberra centre. Stays open longer than most. ”
  • 21 locals recommend
Bar
“If you love drinking beer it's highly recommended. No preservative, no headaches, nice and fresh. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Bar
“Great local pub. So close. Cheap delicious wings on Wednesday and they often has live music and theme nights. It get busy and lively after work on a Friday and super busy on a Saturday night. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“Speakeasy - Wooden Door, Odgers Ln Find Lemongrass Thai, go down the laneway, look for the wooden door on the right hand side, go up the stairs, keep going… Great whiskey and cocktails.”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“Old fashioned whiskey bar with great selection of rare and premium whiskies. Also hosts cocktail masterclasses and whiskey tastings”
  • 13 locals recommend
Bar
“Look. It may not be the classiest of bars (or even a penthouse) but Fridays and Saturdays go off with dance floor bangers and espresso martinis. Don’t wear your good shoes.”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
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“Canberra's Oldest Pub. Been here for over 150 years. A great place for a quiet or loud night at the pub. Sports a wood panelled interior, leather lounges, craft beer and spirits, and looooong wine list. Best beer on tap is ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Bar
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“A contemporary joint with streetside seating. Really yummy pub food, plus live music and sport.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“Kendall Lane. Their lunch special $20 for meal & wine is a bargain. On Friday afternoon and weekends make sure you reserve a table”
  • 12 locals recommend
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“This hidden gem is hard to find. You'll feel like you're being led into trouble as it's only accessible via a fire escape. Don't let the outside fool you....the stairs are worth it once you get inside as you'll find an amazing assortment of cocktails expertly made by the talented staff. Well worth a visit.”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“Because why wouldn’t you name a Mexico styled bar Honkytonks? Sangria jugs and tacos on tap.c”
  • 6 locals recommend
Cafe
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“Inside Peppers Hotel on Edinburgh Ave. Traditional Italian and Wine Bar *Our favourites: Campagnola pizza, red wine & whiskey sours. Hint: ask for a table in the bar area, the restaurant gets noisy. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Sports Bar
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“"The Lighthouse Waterfront Pub now feels like a well defined gastro pub and bar in the heart of Belconnen, overlooking the lake, the light streaming in through the new and improved wide panel windows. The look and feel has completely changed the place. The hanging foliage, along with the larger than life light bulbs, has really brought an upmarket atmosphere to the venue." -Outin Canberra”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
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“First Floor, 65 London Circuit (Melbourne Building, look for the doorway to the left near Lemongrass Thai – also recommended) Good Food 2018 Bar of the Year winner - need we say more. Tuesday – Thursday 5pm – Late Friday - 3pm - 1am Saturday 5pm – 1am ”
  • 9 locals recommend
Pub
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“A classic pub that hasn't changed much over time, other than big tables and reliable menu. Great for groups looking for quick feeds. Lots of pool tables out the back. Always screens major sports events.”
  • 4 locals recommend