Looking to dine and draank the weekend away now that spring has well and truly sprung? If you've got any sense you'll head to West End, Brisbane's ultimate 'burb for revelling and merriment making, but once you get there the decision of which charming venue to frequent may leave you stumped. What you need is an iconic West End bar whose food chops are equal to the drinks list. We know the very place.
Whatever your weekend lingo—whether you're after a cracking breakfast, perhaps lunch or dinner with your besties is on the cards, maybe share plate grazing in-between coffees, or beers then cocktails into the early hours—there's one Brisbane bar that has you covered. Enter: Lock'n'Load.
LNL has been designed from the ground up for ultimate eats, beats, and drinks experience.
This iconic Brisbane bar should be on high priority for your weekend shenanigans in the warmer months. Need more convincing? Here are 5 reasons why Lock'n'Load should be your go-to session spot:
Free Fries Fridays
Start your weekend off in the best way possible, with a hot chip induced food coma. Add to the side one of their epic burgers, and wash it down with some cocktails or hops-y liquid gold. Logically, this is the only way to successfully begin a weekend.
Reconnect with your inner zen (with a beer in hand) in their plant adorned, tranquil courtyard. The weather is warming, people! Let the sun’s rays, a light breeze, and cold brews take you to your happy place. Sometimes, there’s no other way to reach full weekend potential than by putting your feet up and soaking in some sun in an open courtyard, especially when there’s alcohol involved.
Food, Glorious Food
Sweet or savoury, Lock ‘N’ Load has it well and truly sorted. The menu features fresh, seasonal produce and each meal embodies West End’s eclectic but homey vibes. Hero combos such as the twice-cooked pork belly with crispy bacon, braised cabbage, peas and mustard cream sauce have us licking our lips. If you’re not feeling the full main meal fare, graze your way through their extensive snack and share platter menu. Finish up with the Strawberry Meringue, Meringue Roulade, Chantilly Cream, Lemon Curd and Strawberries, or one of their many other awesome desserts.
Beer Towers + Jugs Out Saturdays
Boutique brews need not be left unmentioned, especially with the range on offer. Turn your Saturday day drinking into night drinking, with beer towers and original recipe cocktail jugs from midday. Need an energy hit to groove the night away? Hit up one of their famous espresso martinis. Finish up the weekend with a classic chilled Sunday sesh, accompanied by yet another beer tower for good measure.
Lock ‘n’ Load isn’t just renowned for their epic brews and eats, expect awesome live entertainment. Join your fellow punters on the D-floor, and groove along to the beat of some of Brissy’s greatest local artists.
Want to know more? Check out Lock n Load on the Directory.
Image credit: Yaseera Moosa