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The Highball Express

82 Alinga St | Level 1, Canberra 2601, Australia
+61 2 6257 6971
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Waited for ages to be served at the bar. Ordered some food and also waited for ages, but it never... read more

Reviewed 28 March 2018
Chris G
via mobile
Disappointed!

Looking for somewhere different for a function and was pleasantly surprised by the cuban concept... read more

Reviewed 19 February 2018
Lele079
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Queanbeyan, Australia
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good29%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible0%
14 Oct 2017
“Great atmosphere - light and bright with great rum cocktails”
1 Oct 2017
“A place for secluded cocktails”
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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82 Alinga St | Level 1, Canberra 2601, Australia
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+61 2 6257 6971
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Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Waited for ages to be served at the bar. Ordered some food and also waited for ages, but it never showed up even though the place was basically empty (Tues night). Tricky to find, but that might be part of the appeal - nice inside....but...More

2  Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 19 February 2018

Looking for somewhere different for a function and was pleasantly surprised by the cuban concept, looked great. The marketing pitch was great, promising a lot however, they didn't quite deliver on the night. The grazing table and cuban platters were way overpriced for the what...More

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Reviewed 28 December 2017

The concept and fit out is fantastic... so promising. BUT we waited for around 40 minutes for our cocktails ( out of the 10 we had, 2 were good, rest were watery). It took about 1hr and 10 before we got our food order; there...More

Thank Julie L
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Reviewed 22 December 2017 via mobile

The fit out is great, they have nailed the use of the old building. It takes to you to another place far from Canberra. Fun menu, Jamaican beers in medicine looking bottles and good cocktails and wine. Definitely a Rum Bar.

Thank jksmits
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Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Highball Express is a rum bar hidden away in Canberra city. It's an interesting concept attracting the more sophisticated punters but I'm not overly pleased with the slow service, high prices and lack of availability for both food and drinks. It's a good show watching...More

Thank elite-eats
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Reviewed 2 December 2017 via mobile

Instant fun; as you walk up the steps you feel it’s going to be good and it doesn’t disappoint. Casablanca feeling, you expect Bogart to be there. Excellent cocktails and excellent cocktail waiters. Martini, dirty and good and the large group I was with all...More

Thank dazza48
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Reviewed 14 October 2017

An upstairs bar which is a hidden delight. In the trendy style of a tiki bar with hundreds of different rums and rum cocktail offerings. Friendly staff with lots of natural light and space (the one thing the trendy Melbourne laneway bars do NOT have)

Thank Richard F
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Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

This place would be best described as a hidden gem of Canberra. One of those secret niche places, that people may not have heard of before but wont disappoint if you go there. I went there for a friends birthday, staff were nice and helpful...More

Thank Jamie K
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

We attended a cocktail class here for a hens function & it was fantastic value for money$$. Included 3 cocktails with punch bowel and nibbles at the end. Atmosphere was great. Bar staff were lovely and interactive. The cocktails delightful. Highly recommended.

Thank Rase90
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

Went there last night (sat 29) for the first time with a group of friends. We were a bit worried as our ages ranged from 25 up to mid 40s and we wanted somewhere that we could still have a decent conversation and not be...More

2  Thank Kate C
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