For most of Brisbane’s short history as a legit’ city, and when it comes to late-night dining*, it’s been more like a dystopic wasteland (sans Tom Hardy, sadly) than buzzing, on-the-pulse metropolis.
*This does not mean open until 10:30 or drive-through Maccas, btw.
We love our dear city’s many charms but when we found out that new Brisbane bar and late night supper club, Farrier Bar was galloping on in to town, we were giddy with excitement.
Housed in what used to be the cellars of Queens Arms in New Farm (and before that, the stables of this old pub), Farrier Bar, is proof that Brisbane’s no longer a one trick pony.
Here you’ll find a succinct street nibbles list, a substantial meal offering, and a more-ish supper menu, with a decidedly Asian bent.
Our pick of the dishes was melt-in-mouth Nagoya whole fried chicken with pickled carrot, and the Peking duck bao with fried mushroom and coriander.
The drinks menu is equally charming with a range of top-shelf spirits, local and international wine, craft beer (Hop Hog’s Pale Ale is on tap), and the bartenders know their way around the classic cocktail list—with some house specialities, like the Black Mojito, thrown in.
The exposed brick walls, glowing lamps and casual layout is perfect for a cosy winter’s night catch up with friends or a romantic date, and there’ll be live music playing throughout the weekend, too.
A glittering oasis in the desert of Brisbane’s late-night dining scene, Farrier Bar is open seven days a week, 12pm to 2pm, and we predict it’s going to be popular.
Image credit: Ariana Gillrie