Australia (okay, so the coast perhaps!) may not endure sub-zero degree temps, nor will we ever know the nose-numbing pain of commuting through sleet and snow, but, gee wiz do we love a themed pop up bar!
Because who can resist a wintery-looking watering hole, stunning igloo bars have popped up along the river in sunny old Brisbane!
In partnership with Absolut Vodka, the hertiage listed Customs House in the CBD have well and truly gotten into the wintery spirit, bringing chic Nordic style and chilled vodka to the sub-tropics—and we LOVE it!
With stunning views of the Brisbane River, the igloos are draped in Nordic-style faux furs, luxurious armchairs perfect for whiling away a chilly evening, and chic AF décor that feels more like a cabin in Norway than the Brisbane CBD.
On the drinks menu inside these stunning winter wonderlands are a selection of hand-crafted winter cocktails (using signature Absolut vodka, and their Spiced Absolut Winter, of course!), and hand-picked wines, beers and spirits that match the wintery vibes.
Food-wise, you can’t go past the epic cheese platter featuring Swiss Gruyere and triple cream brie, alongside hearty Nordic bites like venison stew, and crispy pork cheek sliders. Our pick? The chocolate fondue (of course!) accompanied with strawberries and marshmallows for dipping and toasting!
So what are you waiting for? Break out the winter woollies and make a beeline for Brisbane’s coolest pop-up bar! You can bet your domestic flights will be cheaper than getitng to Norway...
What: Absolut Igloo Bar
Where: Customs House
When: From 18th May, every Thursday–Saturday from 4pm til late, Sundays from 12pm–4pm. Until September.
For more info, Hit up The Absolut Igloo Bar site.
Image credit: Customs House