The concept behind was born out of frustration at not being able to procure the various bitters used by great craft cocktail bar professionals from around the globe, here in Australia. The online store was created as a niche one stop shop to cater to cocktail enthusiasts in our part of the world. No more worrying about customs duties or limits, or large shipping fees from buying from overseas online retailers. That's what we do.

Following our Australian launch in 2012, we opened to the New Zealand market, and we are now shipping most places worldwide.

We aim to provide our customers with a carefully curated and very broad range of boutique bitters, tonics, shrubs (drinking vinegars), cocktail syrups, bitter liqueurs, vermouths, and garnishes from around the world. We are also proud to be building our Australian-made range, and have also expanded into some very unique barware items. For inspiration, we also carry great Cocktail Books, and for the DIY enthusiast, we now import cinchona bark and powder, the raw ingredients for making your own tonic. 

Onlybitters is the brainchild and the labour of JD & Sophia, passionate cocktail enthusiasts located in Melbourne Australia. is part of The Only Group Pty Ltd.   

Our Retail Store

The Bitters Lab - Shop 9/397 Smith St. Fitzroy, Melbourne (near corner of Rose St.). The entire online range (well.. 99.9%) is also available in-store!  Stop in and see us, and sample from our extensive range of bitters and tonics samplers.  Our experienced staff can guide you along.

Trade Customers

 If you operate a bar, restaurant, or bottle shop, we welcome your trade enquiries. Contact Us

We would love to hear from you

Obviously a sophisticated individual with a love of the finer things in life, like great craft cocktails! You know that Bitters make things just taste better/different.

Do you know of a brand of Bitters not carried on the site? Please  leave us a note in Your Comments and we will endeavour to do something about it. Do you make your own bitters, and would like to have the site retail it for you? Send us an email via Your Comments . Lets see what we can do.

WARNING: Under the Liquor Control Reform Act 1998 it is an offence

  • To supply alcohol to a person under the age of 18 years (Penalty exceeds $19,000)
  • For a person under the age of 18 years to purchase ore receive liquor. (Penalty exceeds $800)
  • Liquor License No. 36124234