It seems as though we just can’t get enough of all things new in this city, but geez, when a new bar opens it really gets our knickers in a twist.
We’ve been keenly watching these guys renovate their corner block, and my, she’s a beauty! Setting up shop on the corner of Brunswick and Robertson Street, Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen flung open its doors for the first time over the weekend, and is a welcome edition to the bar scene in the Valley. More dive bar (in a not-gross way) than gimmicky meat-market, this is a new watering hole with an old soul.
A custom-designed mural by Brisbane artists Frank & Mimi takes pride of place behind the bar, with copper beer taps, vintage pendant lights and exposed brick walls decking out the space. If it’s moody atmos' you’re looking for with your knock-off drinks, Bloodhound Bar brings it in spades.
The bar features a heap of local (and not so local) brews; take your pick for Belgian, stout, lager, and cider varieties (they really like beer), with taps on regular rotation. Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen also have a cracking wine list, and a solid selection of the hard stuff on the back bar for your consumptive pleasure.
The food menu at Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen is decidedly Mexican; a welcome change to the influx of American-style eateries of late. Choose from a few shared plates of traditional style dishes like ‘Tequeños de Queso’ (fried wonton pillows filled with melted haloumi and jalapeños… Frighteningly addictive), or a few of their speciality tacos—top picks are the Pescado (spicy fish) and the Bloodhound original (ale braised beef cheek).
Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen is the perfect Brisbane bar to settle in for a casual sesh with pals or a big night on the tiles, and mark our words, will no doubt become the local haunt in no time.
Image credits: Ariana Gillrie