Gin bar & function venue | Dutch Courage | Brisbane
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Gin bar

About Dutch Courage


Queensland’s first gin bar

Hold on to your pith helmets comrades, and be transported back to a period in history when the gin & tonic was invented, when explorers of new frontiers would face adventure with a sense of humour, where formality during the day gave way to carefree partying and socialising at night, and campaign tents and mess halls were the place to be.

Welcome to Dutch Courage, a plantation-style gin bar & function venue where good drinks and good times are celebrated.

Set over two storeys, DC’s lower level is kitted out with vintage campaign furniture, hessian curtains and authentic safari touches. Here, the Main Bar offers an innovative cocktail menu and boasts an impressive spirit collection, including over 140 gins, craft beer on tap, wine & champagne. Upstairs is our mezzanine level, complete with its own dedicated bar and ideal for function bookings.

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When it comes to good drinks, we are all about adventure, exploration, experimentation and fun. And as Queensland’s first gin bar and three times nominated as Australian Gin Bar of the Year (2017, 2018, 2021), our staff also know their stuff.

Our menu of over 140 gins is sure to turn heads and get tongues wagging. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery across the flavour spectrum with gins made from the likes of finger lime, mango, blueberries & pink pepper! We also have an impressive house cocktail list, plus a range of wines and craft beers so there’s something for you, no matter your mood.

Slingsby rhubarb gin tonica



Situated in the sought after Alfred St precinct, Dutch Courage offers a unique and exciting venue for your next occasion.

With its dedicated mezzanine level designed for your privacy and including your own, exclusive bar, Dutch Courage offers a function destination like no other. Soak up the DC atmosphere all in the comfort of your private, designated event space.

DC can cater to groups of up to 45 on the mezzanine level or 100 in the whole venue.

Canape & cocktail or sit-down arrangements are available. Conditions may apply depending on date and time of your event.

Let us tailor a DC experience for you. Talk to us!

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Please note we are now a walk-in venue and no longer take reservations for groups of up to 6 people.


For larger group booking requests including functions, cocktail classes and gin tastings, please contact us via email


    G/F 51 Alfred St
    Fortitude Valley
    Brisbane QLD 4006

    Opening Hours

    Thu-Fri : 4.30pm-late
    Sat: 3.00pm-late
    Sun: 3.00-8.30pm

    Mon-Wed: closed


    Please see Google for up-to-date trading hours.


    We are at 51 Alfred St, opposite the entrance to the Valley Metro car park and Fortitude Valley train station.




    Park at Valley Metro when visiting Dutch Courage! The car park entrance is directly opposite us. Go to



    Fortitude Valley train station is only two minutes walk away, through the Valley Metro car park on Alfred St. A late-night service departing at approx. 3.45am operates on weekends. Check Translink for the latest timetables.



    The nearest major bus stops are located in the precinct bordered by Wickham, Warner, Ann and Ballow St which is located five minutes walk from Dutch Courage. Late night services operate on weekends. Check Translink for the latest timetables.



    We’re less than 5 minutes walk from the main Valley thoroughfares of Brunswick, Ann & Wickham St. Just head down the Brunswick mall, cross Wickham St, pass the entrance to the train station on your right, and take the next right which is Alfred St. About 100m in, we’re on your left with the big wall of booze. You can’t miss us!