About Us

Only Bitters was born out of frustration at not being able to procure the various bitters used in great cocktail bars around the globe at home here in Australia. The online store was created in June 2012 as a niche one-stop-shop to cater to cocktail enthusiasts in our part of the world. We take the hassle, time, and expense out of ordering from around the world, and have brought quality cocktail ingredients to the Australian market.

We aim to provide our customers with a carefully curated range of boutique bitters, tonics, cocktail syrups, shrubs, liqueurs, vermouth, and garnishes from around the world. We are also proud to feature Australian-made products that are exemplary or interesting additions to the world of cocktails. We have expanded into barware, cocktail books, and botanicals for the DIY enthusiast—including cinchona bark and powder for making tonic at home. 

Only Bitters is the brainchild and the labour of JD & Sophia—passionate cocktail enthusiasts located in Melbourne, Australia.

Our Retail Store

If you live in Melbourne or happen to be visiting, stop by our shop, The Bitters Lab, located at Shop 9, 397 Smith St, Fitzroy.

Immerse yourself in our one-of-a-kind retail store to experience the world of cocktail ingredients. Our bitters tasting table takes you through a myriad of flavour categories from berries to floral to hot & spicy.  We also have a range of tonics and shrubs for you to try in-store and barware to get a feel for.

Our entire online range (plus or minus a few items) can be found in-store, so please stop in and let our knowledgeable staff help you with your cocktail and barware needs. Stop in and see us, and sample from our extensive range of bitters and tonics samplers.  Our experienced staff can guide you along.

For store hours and more info, visit The Bitters Lab  website.