Style meets substance at Grange’s new haunt Quincy’s Bar and Cafe
Brisbane’s suburban bar scene just welcomed a stylishly appointed newcomer into its midst with the arrival of Quincy’s Bar and Cafe in Grange. Inspired by the work of acclaimed architect Archibald Quincy Jones, the swish subterranean spot combines the harmony and balance of excellent design with a quality boutique hospitality offering. Part community hub, part stylish suburban haunt – Quincy’s has been made by locals to cater to the needs and wants of the people.
Until recently, Base Architecture’s Shawn Godwin had only experienced bars from one side – the customer’s side. That all changed when Base Architecture moved into its current site on the corner of Thomas Street and Days Road in Grange. Discovering a sizeable space underneath the building, Shawn received a lightning bolt of inspiration to turn the subterranean space into a coffee-hub-cum-bar Quincy’s Bar and Cafe – giving Grange locals a place to grab a drink on a weekend and a pick-me-up in the morning. Drawing inspiration from the aesthetic and approach of Archibald Quincy Jones, Shawn got to work designing his perfect bar, resulting in a fit-out that boasts a chic meshing of steel, brick and concrete that offers style without pretension, a sense of flow and warmth throughout.
Quincy’s Bar and Cafe is a venue that morphs throughout the day to cater to the needs of the local community. In the morning a coffee nook pours Mocopan Coffee and a selection of bagels and danishes for the grab-and-go crowd, before the bar opens in the afternoon on Friday, Saturday and Sunday for tipples and nibbles. An on-site kitchen (housed in a renovated bank vault) serves up bites such as Tiger Buck jerky, garlic dill crisps, olives, bar nuts and a charcuterie grazing platter piled with Barossa Criso bread, Duroc jamon, Cremeux triple-cream brie and kalamata olives, while Crust Pizza next door can deliver straight to your table. The bar has taken a craft focus when it comes to the drinks, opting to source some of the best local drops over international brands. The beer taps pour drops from Stone & Wood and Green Beacon, while the back bar features wine and champagne, gin from Humpybong Distilling Company and Hippocampus as well as Mr Black cold-press coffee liqueur.
Quincy’s Bar and Cafe is now open! Find it in the Stumble Guide to see contact details and opening hours.
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