Jordan and Cameron Votan have opened another ripper of a Brisbane haunt, this time it’s a classy wine joint by the name Snack Man.
Situated right next door to Happy Boy on East St, Fortitude Valley, Snack Man is one of only a handful of fresh wine bars popping up in the city.
In stark contrast to the light, bright and bustling space of sister venue Happy Boy, Snack Man is moody, refined even, the walls and décor a dark charcoal save for the impressive marble bar top.
Food-wise the kitchen is offering a choice selection of expertly crafted dumplings, buns and bar snacks until the new year, where they operation will expand to include larger, more hearty dishes in the same vein as HB.
The wine and cocktails at Snack Man are really the heroes here. Choose from drops along the back bar that you almost certainly won’t have heard of, let alone clapped eyes on in Brisbane.
Those after some hard liquor will fit in just fine; their expert mixologist is as at home putting together an espresso martini as he is creating something more ‘molecular’.
Snack Man also acts as a boutique bottle shop of sorts, so if you’re in the area and you’re after plonk of a different variety, this should be your first port of call.
Stop in for a drink pre-or-post feast at Happy Boy, or (like us) find yourself cancelling your booking and propping yourself up at the bar, surrounded by plates of crispy chicken ribs and baskets of har gow.
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