By Miranda Cook
Between the contemporary bar where intricate balls of fairy lights hang effortlessly and the jaw-dropping view, you won’t know where to look when you step into Bar Pacino. Giant glass doors stretch from the ceiling to floor unveiling the whopping 180-degree view which includes the Story Bridge, Kangaroo Point Cliffs and Riverside.
By now, I hope you’ve realised Bar Pacino isn’t your average drink stop in the city. It’s a little bit of everything all rolled into one; it boasts luxury and elegance, while also telling a story of tradition and family.
The Petroccitto family has moved mountains since Grandfather Petroccitto migrated to Australia 64 years ago, and is now proud to bring an authentic slice of Sicily to the CBD with postcard perfect Brisbane as the backdrop.
Early birds can catch an Australian and Italian infused breakfast from 6.30am. Your tastebuds will be doing back flips for the slow roasted tomato variations to eggs all ways, or for something lighter opt for the smashed avocado and lemon.
You’ll want to, but probably can’t, leave room for the to-die-for pizza and pasta menu which begins at 12pm. The pasta is homemade and bursting with rich tomato and creamy flavours which once enticed Brisbanites to travel thousands of kilometres to get a taste. Guess what? Now it’s at your doorstep.
Whatever you drink choice - stiff, sweet or seasonal - Bar Pacino can shake, stir and whip it good. Its impressive list of custom-made cocktail concoctions will get you in the mood for a casual afternoon in the sun or a night out on the town. Or if you like to stick with what you know, opt for a minty fresh mojito or bubbling bellini. The Don Peppe is The Godfather of the beverage menu as it pays tribute to Grandfather Petroccitto - a delicious drink that celebrates family history, new beginnings and the blending of two cultures.
175 Eagle St, City
P 3221 2397