Now a regular installment on Brisbane's winter social calendar, Customs House's annual winter igloo bars have returned to their famed riverside spot—just in time for a bit of socially distanced drinking. Once again, the beautiful igloos have had an Aspen-themed makeover and are being brought to you in collaboration with iconic champagne house, Veuve Clicquot.
Each beautiful igloo has a very apres-ski vibe and are positioned right along the riverside. All befit with luxe faux furs, comfy armchairs and Aspen-style decor, a stint inside will whisk you away to a cabin in the mountains rather than sub-tropical Brisbane. You'll need a minimum of four people to book, with space for six inside, so get a gang together and brave the cold.
Once you're ensonced inside and snuggled up under a blanket, you can sip on glasses of Veuve Clicquot NV for $22 or go all with with bottles for $120, as well as winter-worthy cocktails like frosty Polish Mules (Belvedere Pure, elderflower syrup, Fever Tree ginger beer, Angostura bitters and lime) or espresso martinis.
The food menu this year has a Queensland take on winter, featuring indulgent Hervey Bay scallops with cauliflower puree and chorizo crumb, whole baked brie with thyme and crostini or the now iconic citrus-poached Moreton Bay Bug croissant with lime mayo.
Champagne, hearty winter feeds and a cosy igloo to yourself, what a way to spend those chilly wintery eves. So, break out the knitwear and make a beeline for Brisbane’s pop-up igloo bars.
What: Veuve Clicquot Chalets by Customs House, pop-up igloo bar
Where: Customs House, CBD
When: From Friday 24 July 24, Fridays and Saturdays 4pm–late and Sundays midday–5 pm
For more info and to book an igloo for yourself, hit up Veuve Clicquot Chalets by Customs House site.
Image credit: Customs House