Here at Style, we love finding a sneaky local that offers more than a good parmie and a TAB, and now we’ve discovered the first suburban Brisbane rooftop bar worth adding to our list of fave suburban watering holes.
Sometimes you just don’t want to iron that fancy shirt, put your face on or pay for that ride to the city or Valley that you know your mates won’t chip in for like they promised they would. Instead of ditching the squad for a night of Netflix and chill with your cat, there’s plenty of reasons to trade a night of inner-city drinking for a relaxed catch-up in the ’burbs. Nundah, to be exact.
Atop Slightly Twisted espresso lounge at the corner of Nundah Village is a vibrant vintage bar with charming character and chilled vibes. And, even though its owners, Brett Fitzpatrick and Cassie Potts, describe Fitz + Potts as a “dive bar”, they still reckon you’ll love the venue as a whole.
From the retro “dive bar” interior with big cushioned lounges and wallpapered walls to the astro-turfed beer garden on the deck with beach umbrellas, a bamboo bar and pink flamingos, every area looks and feels different to the last.
Their eclectic choices haven’t been lost on menu offerings either, with edamame and Picklehead pickles as snacks, jaffle platters and cheese platters for the sharers, and for the sweet tooths (THAT’S US!), ice-cream pots with a twist. We would recommend the Honey and Walnut Gundowring ice-cream, which is served with a nip of brandy. We're pretty obsessed with ice-cream this summer, so this is pretty much perfect. Yum!
A rooftop bar wouldn’t be complete without top-notch brews, and Fitz + Potts won’t disappoint with a large range of locally-sourced and independently-owned Australian microbrewery beers and ciders on offer. They even keep a specials board at the bar to let you know what’s pouring from their six taps at all times.
Yep – the ’burbs are calling our names this summer.
No heels, no make-up, no running into that one-night stand in the cab line. Bliss.
Fitz + Potts
1180 Sandgate Road, Nundah