Beside the iconic Stokehouse Q restaurant, and watching over the city, Stokebar Q is a bar that celebrates what it means to live in Queensland – a locale by the water at River Quay at South Bank. Perfectly framing the big skies of Brisbane this revamped venue features a Hand & Fork menu that champions local produce curated by the master craftsman himself Chef Richard Ousby, cocktails that can be explored for hours and music to chill by.
If the location sounds familiar, it is… Stokebar Q stands where Stokebar did. With increased seating, booths, intimate spaces and a private lounge, Stokebar Q is larger, extending the boardwalk experience with wrap-around lounge seating in a canvas of warm grey, blue, pastel green and orange.
The spanking new menu lists clever palate pleasers including mozzarella and bolognaise jaffle – (our mouth is already watering!), salted cod fitters with sheep’s milk yoghurt, grilled haloumi with burnt honey and fresh mint (who doesn’t love a plate or two of haloumi), Australian produced salami and salumi and pickle and fried chicken bites. It doesn’t stop there. Think roasted chats with grilled chilli salsa, minute steak with grilled lemon and chimmi churi, fish and chip and spanner crab and buckwheat noodle with sweet corn and basil… Run, don’t walk!
Let’s not forget about the new signature cocktails that are on offer! The Goodwill Rising pays tribute to the closest bridge to Stokebar Q and features Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fig jam, ginger, pineapple shrub, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, lemon & vanilla sugar crisp. The Diamantina is a nod to the wife of the first Governor of Queensland, Lady Diamantina Bowen, and stars Pennyweight Constance Fino, Manly Marine Vodka, thyme, cucumber, lemon oil, topped with soda water and served with nori & citrus caviar nestled in an oyster shell.
Music is also a big part of Stokebar Q and every Friday evening and Sunday afternoon the cool tunes of DJs will wash over Q-goers like waves from the Citycat, and live acts will feature each month.
Stokebar Q has one of the best seats in down and you’ll be spoilt with unbeatable views of the Brisbane River, accompanied with a backdrop of the city skyline… It truly is a seat like no other.