Black Market Bar
Black Market Bar
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4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 1:00 AM
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 1:00 AM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Friday
4:00 PM - 2:00 AM
Saturday
4:00 PM - 12:00 AM
About
Located in Canberra’s cultural precinct. Find us in the basement nestled between Peppers gallery, Ovolo and QT Hotel. We offer a neighbourhood vibe to the area with a warming atmosphere, rockabilly and a food/drink menu to match. Catering to the residents, hotel guests, after work crowd and pre/post diners of the surrounding restaurants. Find beers on tap, a focus on local wines, select spirits and ‘comfort cocktails’. Your new local, BM.
Duration: 1-2 hours
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Veronica
5 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
We stayed at the hotel above and was recommended this hidden bar and it seems to be a great Canberra secret. It is a very small area and hard to find without help but definitely worth it. The staff are great and very charismatic.
Written 22 November 2019
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Michaela D
Canberra, Australia12 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2019 • Friends
I had my bridal shower at Black Market after originally visiting the bar with my sister a few weeks earlier. We were so impressed with Noriel and what he has done with the space. The food on the night was amazing - we had a mixture of antipasto platters, canapés and wood fired pizzas. He made us a signature cocktail. He and his team were super accommodating and catered to our every need. It was awesome and the vibe of the whole night was fantastic.
Written 21 October 2019
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ChrisF_Sydney
Sydney, Australia515 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2019
Tiny bar, nice retro decor that's warm on a cold night
Lovely barman who was friendly and chatty
Great spot for a drink after work.
Excellent for a function - we had a group meet for a private event.
Meat and cheese platters good to share
Highly recommended
Written 21 September 2019
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Dianna
Australia79 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2019 • Friends
I went to celebrate a milestone with friends. As it is owned by the same duo who own other well established places around town I thought this would be a sure bet but that was not the case.

The lighting was not mood lighting it was just too dark, we had to go up the stairs to use the eftpos machine. At one point I was not getting served because the bar tender was having a casual conversation and part of our cheese plate was lost.

It was also cold. I am in no rush to return which is a pity because the wine and spirits menu is commendable.

A shame
Written 27 June 2019
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SarahEmily
Bowral, Australia1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2019 • Couples
Noriel is the best cocktail maker! His knowledge is extensive, and his grasp on locally sourced wines and spirits is amazing. We love Black Market and will be back for the funky margherita's and addictive 'old fashioned's' as soon as possible! Thanks for a great night! Sarah and Mark
Written 13 April 2019
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2.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2019 • Friends
23/02/2019 - The drinks and cocktails are nice, with a variety of creative drink designs. Having been here a couple of times it was a nice place to have a chat with friends. However, one of the young bartenders working there is a complete tool and was antagonizing my drink choice which was completely uncalled for. After having ordered my drink, I received a drink I did not order. On top of that, he wanted me to pay for the drink which I did not order and sent back. Making fun of me,smirking and acting so incredibly unprofessionally was incredibly off putting and I could not wait to get out of the place fast enough. It is a real pity, as it was a nice place to have a chat when it first opened up...
Written 23 February 2019
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Thehungrymole
66 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2018 • Couples

The cocktails here are outstanding. World class. Highly recommend a visit. Maybe the music could do with a bit of adjusting ... mix it up a bit. Lovely barman. Clearly very talented.
Written 1 November 2018
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Beth S
Canberra, Australia65 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2018 • Couples
We are trying to explore our city more these days, and enjoyed an after work drink in the subterranean surrounds of the Black Market. The bartender was friendly but not over the top and knowledgeable about tequila - a plus in my book! Music was interesting and new for us and fit the atmosphere. Well worth a visit.
Written 19 October 2018
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melbtraveller09
Brisbane, Australia96 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
July 2018
An upmarket, cosy basement cocktail bar with a retro look - apparently styled on 1970's NYC bars, though I doubt any of those looked this fancy! They take their cocktails quite seriously here in many ways (though the fact their espresso martini's are pre-made seems quite odd - and annoying when you order the last 2 available), and with 3 shelves dedicated just to bespoke gins, there's plenty of fire power to choose from. This could be quite a good bar with the right service, unfortunately the night we visited (28 July), the sole bartender was more interesting in sitting chatting with his friends than serving customers - and there was only about 8 customers there, so he wasn't run off his feet by any means.
Written 16 August 2018
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Al V
Gregory Hills, Australia275 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
June 2018 • Couples
This place was recommended to us by an acclaimed chef. We checked out the reviews on google and TA and as cocktail lovers we decided to make a visit on the way to dinner reservations.
We knew the place was tricky to find and sure enough, I walked passed the entrance a couple times before we realised. We thought this was cute, fun but totally unnecessary for customers who are on a deadline for dinner or the movies.
Walked in at 4.55pm, dark, cosy, interesting and empty and we were abruptly told they were not open until 5pm. Ok, fair enough, we went for a short walk and returned at 5.10pm, greeted by the one same barman still in his hoodie and clearly not ready for business. We sat, alone on a Thursday night, asked for a cocktail list and pondered in the darkness with loud Rap noise in this underground hole.
We moved to the bar and watched Alexander make us us a couple of cocktails in his hoodie, then change into his work gear to the right of us afterwards. I asked for the bacon flavoured cocktail which sounded amazing in the reviews and stuff. Wow, between my wife’s cocktail and my bacon thing they were the two worst cocktails we’ve ever had anywhere......and we have had plenty in different parts of the world.
Alexander warmed into a polite and cheerful guy but....
This was a terrible experience from go to woe and did not live up to to the high expectations or reviews.
Not recommended when there are are so many better options nearby.
Written 25 June 2018
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Black Market Bar is open:
  • Tue - Tue 12:00 am - 1:00 am
  • Tue - Wed 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
  • Thu - Thu 5:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Fri - Fri 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
  • Sat - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am


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