The Cambus Wallace

Legend has it that the cargo of the Scottish Cambus Wallace, that shipwrecked off Stradbroke Island in the late 1800s, was the reason the island is in two parts now. Dynamite was it’s cargo, dangerous waters was its downfall. True tales like this are plentiful at the old world Nordic rum bar, The Cambus Wallace, in Nobby Beach, proudly named after the shipwrecked vessel. Its own cargo boasts more than sixty rums and forty whiskys, creating seaworthy concoctions like the maiden voyage cocktail or the black barrel old fashioned. On taps is its own craft ale, along with a rotation of other local craft beers.

Entertainment abounds, with DJs playing Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday, along with live jazz every Wednesday. Bar plates and share dishes marry perfectly with the golden spirits pouring aplenty every evening, with a pop-up restaurant appearing Sundays to keep the grub offering interesting.’

P.S. Keep September 3 free every year as The Cambus Wallace sinking party every might become as infamous as the original event.


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