Canberra - Bars & Nightlife
Canberra has a reputation of being a bit staid and conservative, but underneath there is a strong party atmosphere especially among the younger inhabitants. A large university population helps to fuel a busy night scene.
Academy and Candy Bar
You will find a stylish nightspot at Academy and Candy Bar drawing a young dance crowd. The Candy Bar, upstairs, serves great cocktails in lounge-bar setting. Make sure you check the website for upcoming events.
Live bands and DJ’s at the Holy Grail help create a buzzing atmosphere at this popular inner city pub/restaurant. A night, Holy Grail will be filled with entertainment and great food.
ICBM and Insomnia
At this two-in-one venue there is a party lounge downstairs and people who listen to the latest dance beats upstairs. ICBM is one of the most famous clubs in Canberra with its diverse atmosphere.
Casino Canberra has everything for entertainment. With its 40 gaming tables with roulette, blackjack, poker and keno in a laid back atmosphere there is plenty to choose from if you are in a gaming mood. The casino has two excellent bars for enjoying a cold beer and relax for a bit.
King O’Malley’s Irish Pub
A wide selection of Australian and International beers accompanied by great pub food you will find at King O’Malley’s Irish Pub. In this busy, noisy but convivial pub atmosphere the friendly staff will take good care of you.
Hippo Bar Lounge
The Hippo Bar Lounge with its upstairs location is overlooking busy Garema Place. This is a cool venue for the younger crowd.