For the young and the young at heart
There have been whispers circulating for months about what has been going on with the heritage-listed house on South Brisbane’s Grey Street, and we’ve finally been given a glimpse of what’s to come…
The iconic Queenslander has been a hallmark feature of South Brisbane for years, having previously housed South Bank Police Station and Spaghetti House during World Expo 88. Now, it is set to reinvent itself once again with a major facelift transforming it into one of Brisbane’s biggest party destinations.
Little Big House is the latest venture by hospitality group, Solotel (Riverbar & Kitchen and Aria Restaurant), and is set to breathe new life into South Brisbane this December.
Blending the history of the heritage building with the fun vibes that Solotel is known for, we’re expecting the soon-to-be-opened pub to become the perfect venue where old meets new.
Little Big House will be located in South Bank’s Southpoint precinct, which is a mixed-use retail and dining destination that recently underwent a $600M upgrade. Southpoint is a buzzing lifestyle spot created by the Anthony John Group (Emporium), that is positioned at the southern end of Grey Street and also incorporates the South Bank train station.
Solotel Director Bruce Solomon said it was the building’s history and charming façade as well as the location that attracted the group to Southpoint.
“South Bank is a premier destination – and we’re really excited to bring a fun new experience to the area. This is my third venture in Brisbane with Matt (Moran) and we can’t wait for the locals to see what’s inside. The building and its history really demanded we create something special.”
If one thing is true, it’s that Brisbane-locals are suckers for a damn good house party, and Little Big House is shaping up to be the hottest house party destination, just in time for the silly season. The heritage listed Queenslander has been raised to allow for endless party vibes downstairs while keeping its iconic verandas perfectly intact upstairs. To encapsulate the feel of long summer nights, palm trees, foliage and fairy lights have been dotted throughout the venue.
If good vibes, people watching, great music and a delicious cocktail (or two) sounds like your idea of a good summer party, you’ll need to put Little Big House at the top of your summer hit list.
We’ve even heard whispers that the party won’t stop at the D-floor with the promise of a karaoke room to be featured somewhere in the venue. Sounds to us like it’s time to start brushing up on our Bohemian Rhapsody lyrics!
We haven’t heard much about the menu yet, but with Solotel behind the project, we’re expecting big things from the menu and beverage list. What we do know so far is that the drinks menu will be simple, fun and have an emphasis on quality seasonal ingredients from local Queensland suppliers. The food will stick to your traditional pub favourites with a focus on classic rotisserie roasted chicken, meats and seafood.
We’ve also been told that Little Big House will feature an additional element to the business with takeaway coffee available for locals on-the-go. We aren’t certain if this will be available upstairs or not, but we’re assuming the coffee will be served on the ground level around the neighbouring retailers, including Neil Perry’s Burger Project.
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