With winter approaching, we could all use a little extra warmth in our lives (even if it doesn’t get that hot in Brissy, we can still pretend). Fortunately, these five fine establishments are more than happy to oblige!
With its sleek couches, glossy green bricks and rustic hanging lamps, Sixes and Sevens is one of the coolest and trendiest places around. Fortunately, a huge fireplace is there to add a little homely charm, churning out more heat than Brisbane in the summer time! Speaking of homely charm, you have to try the chicken and mushroom pie here. It’s like a giant, pastry-coated hug!
“Awesome anti pasto plate and a good place to start off your night. Lots of awesome nooks in the bar if you’ve got a few people coming, you can feel like you’ve got your own private space.” – Anna9003
Described as Brisbane’s very first “après-ski” bar, The Alliance Hotel’s Chalet bar is a gorgeously decked-out space that’s so cosy you could stick your teapot in it. Rich red walls, a proper stone fireplace, fluffy rugs, vintage ski memorabilia… it’s like Christmas in the Alps! If you’re peckish, we’d heartily suggest giving the mushroom moussaka try. Hot, filling and thoroughly delicious.
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Perched atop the St Lucia golf course, Hundred Acre Bar offers panoramic views, comfy armchairs, and all the fancy booze and gourmet food you can reasonably ingest. It’s a wonderful place to spend a chilly afternoon, with the warmth of the fire permeating through every nook and cranny. This place is designed to impress, and the salmon fillet with honey soy and cashews only makes things better!
“What an amazing gem hidden in St Lucia! We came in for a cooking class and were amazed at what we walked into. Seating is setup like you’re walking into someones living room – couches, tables and chairs around a closed in fire (they even have throw rugs for when you get cold!). It’s clear that they have spared no expense creating this unique venue.” – Elliot Dellow
Take your taste buds away to sunny Spain with a trip to Toro Bravo, where authentically yummy tapas, wines, beers and cocktails reign supreme. The roasting, charring, searing and smoking of the kitchen combine with the glow of the fireplace, creating a gloriously toasty atmosphere. The food is pretty much all fantastic, but the crispy roasted pork belly deserves an extra special mention.
“Have been going to Bravo for years and always been pleased with the experience. The Staff are attentive and efficient, the food is always sensational. The current chef is probably their best yet. I hope he stays. Atmosphere A+. The bar is well run, one of the best in Brisbane.” – spresso
Everyone’s favourite sprawling cathedral of booze and desserts packs a beautifully ornate, almost futuristic fireplace, and there’s nothing like gathering round it for a big old plate of Belgian waffles when the weather goes south. God bless you, Cowch. We honestly don’t know what we’d do without you.
“Cowch . South brisbane. Great variety of food and drinks. Also not too expensive for what you get. Great atmosphere and open till late everyday” – The healers