While the world has been a bit doom and gloom lately, we can't help but get excited by the prospect of new bar St Brigid opening in Doubleview, especially now that it's received council approval and got a liquor license to its name.
Not only is it coming to us from Hamish Flemming and Siobhan Blumann—the legends behind Mechanics Institute, Flipside, Mrs Brown Bar, Propeller and Guildhall—it's also the first true neighbourhood bar in Doubleview and we'd be willing to bet that the locals are going to lose it.
Hamish and Siobhan are based in North Freo but spend a good chunk of time in Doubleview with mates who have been begging them to bring the small bar vibes they are so well known for to the north side. So when they found the old Chinta site up for grabs they knew it was meant to be.
With lots of exposed brick, beautiful timber floorboards and seriously high ceilings inside, they'll be bringing those natural elements out into the courtyard and we're pretty sure once you take a seat out there you'll never want to leave. Did we mention they're planning an outdoor fireplace to keep you warm throughout winter?
It will be sitting pretty on Scarborough Beach Road with the rear boundary on St Brigid's Terrace and while that might have been enough to have the bar dubbed St Brigid, finding out ol' St Brigid herself used to brew beer out of bathwater really cemented the name for them.
They're hoping to open the bar this summer, so watch this space.
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