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High Jinks

4.8
4.8
17 Reviews
$40 and under
Cocktail Bar

Discover High Jinks, your friendly neighbourhood bar. Stroll through the garden opposite the Nishi building or up Kendall Ln to find us in the basement. Take the elevator, or the stairs between Ily and Parlour. Feel a true neighbourhood vibe with a warm atmosphere, rockabilly tunes and good old fashioned hospitality from a passionate and creative team. Select from a range of tap beers, local wines, choice spirits and signature cocktails. And nibble on tasty bar fare and antipasto platters to nourish the soul. Whether you live, work, visit or dine in the area, High Jinks is your local.

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Booked 11 times today
  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, Speakeasy

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
    Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (02) 6152 0718

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
  • Screening

    • Contact tracing information collected

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What 17 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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    Best Service

  • Canberra

    Best Ambiance

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    Best Value

  • Canberra

    Fit for Foodies

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  1. A

    Angecd

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall4food1service4ambience5

    Highly recommend. Cocktails were delicious. The ambience was very cool.

  2. YS

    YvetteS

    Sydney

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Every cocktail we tried was divine. The ambiance was great. Service impeccable and loved the background music. So much fun! Next time we’ll get food as well.

  3. J

    Jodie

    Canberra

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Great cosy bar. Very attentive staff and service. We had a cheese platter, the patatas bravas and a pizza. The food servings were large and everything was yummy. My Plum Tree cocktail was delicious and it was heartwarming to see the bar was donating money from each cocktail to support interstate bar staff doing it tough due to COVID-19.

  4. d

    debbiew

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were very kind, considerate of one of our dietary requirements. They matched cocktails to our tastes and service was impeccable. Will definately be back.

  5. f

    funnyfish

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 17, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cocktails were interesting and delicious; not many food options, but what they had was very tasty and well done.

  6. SN

    SilvieN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    I love this place so much. Such a nice little gem in Canberra with amazing staff, service, and tasty cocktails and nom noms.

  7. JC

    JamesC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Cool, funky little hidden gem. Good feel and good atmosphere.

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Hi James, It's a always a great vibe when you join us - spread the word...you're an Ambassador now ;) Cheers!

  8. HR

    HaydenR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent quality of service, great menu, and nice cosy vibes

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Hi Hayden, Glad you dropped in - we do our best to make sure you sink into the lounges and lose time. Drop in again soon.

  9. ML

    MLS1

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 2, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Great little bar for after work drinks on a Friday night.

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Hi MLS, Glad you dropped by - we're always happy to help you unwind on a Friday. It's a great vibe to start the weekend on. Cheers!

  10. R

    Razzle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Highjinks has a great atmosphere and the staff take the time to have a conversation with you and make you feel like the most important guest they have. Will definitely be back.

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Hi Razzle, Thanks for leaving this warming review - the team feels proud as it's really encouraging for them to read this. We love what we what we do and enjoying sharing our bar with you. See you soon!

  11. ME

    MelissaE

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely food and drinks, outstanding service. Great vibe. We loved it and will be back.

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Hi Mel, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We love what we do and we're glad you dropped by! See you soon.

  12. GS

    GlenS

    Brisbane

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    So glad we found this place had a couple of great cocktails and really engaging staff always with some good suggestions.

    High JinksResponded on July 10, 2021

    Thanks, Glen - We're glad you found our place too! We've got a changing cocktail of the month. Drop in sometime for a try. Cheers,

  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Canberra

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2021

    overall2food3service1ambience3

    Unfortunately this just wasn’t what we had hoped for, and may have just been a bad night. The pros: great drinks and when attended the staff could answer a questions about the cocktail menu. The cons: great service to start and after round two we were forgotten! Repeat requests for service were met with “just 2 minutes” but no one came. No forks to eat shared food with, offered toothpicks, and looks like from other reviews I t wasn’t the first time no meat available on a Saturday night for the meat and cheese board. Had high hopes for high jinks, maybe next time.

    High JinksResponded on June 14, 2021

    Hi there - Our team is generally on the ball and so we're genuinely disappointed that was your experience - We pride ourselves on a service and we will definitely review our procedures to prevent any future issues. Moving forward, more cured meats will be on offer and forks will now be an option. Thank you, we appreciate your feedback. Kind regards, Team High Jinks

  14. IG

    IanG

    London

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cosy spot. Cocktails hit the mark and staff are excellent.

    High JinksResponded on June 14, 2021

    Thanks Ian! It is a great spot - we glad you enjoyed the drinks and the staff looked after you. Cheers,

  15. P

    Patt

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 5, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic and friendly staff that were always willing to provide great advice about the drinks on offer.

    High JinksResponded on June 14, 2021

    We love what we do! We hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Patt

  16. CD

    CaitD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great cocktails, fun intimate ambience, good service. Food is quality. Overall, a little pricey but excellent quality - worth the money for a night out.

  17. SB

    SharonB

    Canberra

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    A bit expensive but very nice ! 2 beers and 2 cocktail and a cheese plate $75!!!! No meet for platter ! 4.45 on Saturday night and out of stock ???? Should be more nibblies options Olives were a bit soggy .

FAQs

High Jinks is rated 4.8 stars by 17 OpenTable diners

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Make a reservation

2 people

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Booked 11 times today
Google Map for High Jinks

B 2 15 Edinburgh Ave Canberra, AU-ACT 2601

  • Neighborhood

    Canberra City

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner
    Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–12:00 am
    Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–2:00 am
    Sun 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Cocktail Bar, Wine Bar, Speakeasy

  • Dining style

    Home Style

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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