Fortitude Valley is the place to celebrate the final days, weeks or months of being a “bachelorette”, but for those who don’t enjoy the thought of sweaty, half-naked greasy entertainers gyrating all over them, we’ve compiled a list of the very best bars in the Valley to make your hen’s party a night to barely remember!
Elegant and chic, Eleven Rooftop Bar is a popular choice when it comes to drinks with a view – the cocktails here are creative, fun and pleasing to the eye and palate. You can never go wrong with a classic, such as an Espresso Martini or Cosmopolitan, and Eleven’s take on these long-time crowd favourites are something you’ll just have to experience for yourself.
From one rooftop to another, Elixir Rooftop Bar is a charming venue to sip on a cocktail, sit back and take in the views of the city from above with your gal pals. The cocktail list includes Brisbane-themed gems such as the South East Spritzer and Ann St Highball, to exotic flavours like Caribbean Lemonade and Bonsai Bloomer. Fancy a liquid dessert? We recommend the Violet Crumble – a concoction of Jack Daniels Honey, Dark Crème de Cacao, Violet Liqueur, Aztec Chocolate Bitters and cream, decorated with a garnish of honeycomb – YUM!
Have you ever had a cocktail in a teacup? No, you say? Well, come on over to Our Place! Step past the oh-so-cute white picket fence and enter into this magical home away from home. Decked out like a Queenslander, Our Place gives off serious house party vibes. Recline on a floral armchair, chat among the dimly-lit lampshades and feel right at home. The house speciality is, you guessed it, an alcoholic pot of tea! Choose between Earl Grey infused with Chambord, Cointreau, cranberry and lime, or the English Breakfast mixed with Absinthe, Licor 42, apple and lime.
If you’re more into a timeless, brooding interior design and speakeasy setting, hit up Savile Row and their carefully curated 20-long cocktail menu. This opulent vintage-inspired cocktail bar is a world away from the bustling night-life you’ll find beyond its orange doors. The bartenders at Savile Row dabble in left-of-field flavours and exotic pairings, ensuring even the most adventurous of tastes are catered for! With around 900 spirits to choose from, this place definitely lives up to its reputation for fine-tailored drinking.
Renowned for its sophistication and jaw-dropping interior, Cloudland’s distinctive flair for all things glamorous is certainly not lost on its drinks. The Crystal Palais on the upstairs mezzanine level is the place to soak up the atmosphere with a cocktail in hand. With an in-house Italian restaurant, indulge in decadent cuisine, complemented by gourmet cocktails garnished with pretty additions such as rose petals, fruits and sugary treats. Cloudland is the perfect ladies night location for all you glamazons out there!|
Looking for more of a low-key vibe? The Osbourne Hotel offers sophisticated pub grub and an extensive drinks menu, making it the perfect place to meet with friends. Showcasing 94 beers on tap isn't the only impressive aspect the venue has to offer; creating cocktail sensations is also right up their alley. The Osbourne's Watermelon Margarita is a favourite amongst regulars - with Herradura Blanco Tequila, St Germain, watermelon and lime, it’s guaranteed to put you in the right mood for a great night out. Don’t even get us started on their High Noon! Just as the name suggests you’ll be on a high once you taste the flavours of Turmeric infused Don Julio Blanco, Passionfruit, Pineapple, Ginger and Suze. We can’t forget to mention the Strawberry and Black Pepper Caprioska – that one is a must try. Cocktail jugs also have a spot on the drinks menu and are a great way to try a few different cocktails by sharing with friends. With names like Rose Sangria, Summer Spritz and Pear Ginger White Sangria, you’re sure to pick a winner!
There you have it, for a hen’s party sure to satisfy any bride-to-be’s desires, don’t go past the legendary Fortitude Valley’s bar scene with cocktails in abundance!