Embassy Hotel reopens as craft beer bar
Following in the footsteps of Archive Beer Boutique, The Scratch, Tippler’s Tap and Green Beacon Brewing, a city-based drinking den has been given a new lease on life of the craft beer persuasion. Ditching the sticky floors and grimy club vibe for boutique drinking, the 85-year-old Embassy Hotel has reopened after renovations, with patrons now presented with rustic brick walls, vintage posters and exposed lightblubs upon entering the historic establishment.
Having been in the Conais family for 15 years, the now-dubbed Embassy Bar has been given the shake-up by brothers Demetri and Alex. Among the 16 craft beer taps, five will be on rotation and the lads have invested in a hand pump for the serious beer drinker’s pleasure. More than 100 bottles can also be found in the fridge, with a fair chunk of Australian brewers including Holgate, Fortitude Brewing, 4 Pines and Vale.
Formerly of Malt Dining, chef Rob Campbell can be found in the kitchen conceiving a menu of American-style food for the soul. Mindful to supporting local producers, Embassy Bar utilises Leavain bread, Byron Bay free-range beef, seafood from the Sunshine Coast, Coolana olives and Queensland-grown Sebago potatoes to build the menu. Small eye-catching bites include the Jalapeño and Cheese Poppers, Hand-cut Sweet Potato Fries with ranch mayo, and Stone and Wood Beer-Battered Onion Rings with cajun mayo.
The Corn Chip and Almond Crumbed Whiting with hand-cut shoestring fries, tartar and lemon can be found among the heftier options, alongside an array of sliders served with fries. And non-beer drinkers rejoice – a selection of wine, cider and spirits is also on hand.
178 Edward Street, Brisbane City
Ph: 07 3221 7616
Open: Monday to Wednesday 10:00 am to 10:00 pm, Thursday 10:00 am to 11:00 pm, Friday to Saturday 10:00 am to 1:00 am
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