Bars & Pubs

The Milk Factory Kitchen and Bar Opens In West End

By Sophia McMeekin - 01 Oct 2014

Cue the pirate puns, because new nautical-themed Brisbane bar, The Milk Factory Kitchen and Bar is hauling anchor tomorrow. Housed on West End's Montague Road, in the Heritage listed, former Coronation Hotel, new Brisbane bar The Milk Factory is a live music venue, bar, and restaurant with a keen rum focus, and a 'floating' menu that's set to change every three months (first port is East Asia and the Philippines).

The latest offering from the gang behind Lady Marmalade and Shady Palms in Stones Corner, The Milk Factory ain't your cookie cutter kitsch bar. The handmade wooden bar is the focus of the space, with plenty of vintage under-the-sea paraphernalia about the place to keep you amused while you wait for your cocktail to be shaken. 

The Milk Factory cocktail list itself has a strong rum-lean, but all the classics are here for your swilling pleasure. The bar is under command of professional drink slinger Daniel Gregory, whose former residencies in Sydney's Baxter Inn and Shady Pines speak volumes—this guy knows his way around a rum bottle. Six beer taps will be flowing, and there's a small selection of wines on offer.

The kitchen's witty and creative bar food menu is the creation of Asher Blackford, former head chef of much-loved Brisbane restaurants, Jam Jar (which has sadly closed) and Survey Co., and will include the flavours of Hawaii, Korea, Japan, and the Philippines, with dishes like fried gelatinous rice and Kalua pulled pork, and wok-tossed cuttlefish with kimchi noodles lining the menu.

As well as the drinks and eats, new Brisbane bar The Milk Factory will be hosting live music six nights a week from all genres (follow them on Facebook for all the latest gig details).

The Milk Factory is open from 12pm this Thursday, the 2nd of October.

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