Get a slice of New Orleans at swinging new cocktail joint Seymour’s Cocktails and Oysters
Tucked away behind a lush red curtain is one of the most happenin’ hotspots outside of the French Quarter! Never one to rest on their laurels, the minds behind iconic venues such as Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Sonny’s House of Blues and Hope and Anchor have struck pay dirt again, converting the space that formerly housed Ginger’s into Seymour’s Cocktails and Oysters – a vibrant bar that offers everything the name suggests, plus more.
It felt like it was yesterday when we were extolling the virtues of Ginger’s on Caxton Street, but like any evolving city you have to expect changes – thankfully for everyone involved Ginger’s replacement Seymour’s Cocktails and Oysters is set to be just as entertaining as its predecessor. The team behind Ginger’s and now Seymour’s (Jamie Webb, Jason Scott and Simon Shearer) have drawn inspiration from the vibrant New Orleans bar scene for this venture, particularly that of the storied French Quarter. As a nod to Seymour’s Bar, which operated in New Orleans in the 1940s, Seymour’s on Caxton Street blends the blues and jazz-infused aesthetic of generations past, overhauling the space with a brand new bar stocked high with spirits of all kinds. Booth seating occupies the opposite wall, as does an old-school piano, which will be played on Friday and Saturday nights by some seriously talented ivory ticklers.
As the name indicates, Seymour’s Cocktails and Oysters specialises in two things – oysters and, well, cocktails. Bar manager Dan Gregory has created an exquisite list of cocktails to enjoy – the brown spirit-heavy list harkens back to the flavours of New Orleans, with the sazerac an instant crowd pleaser. The bar concocts its own syrups and is even ageing its own whisky on site. Seymour’s only stocks Australian craft beers with the exception of Guinness on tap, which should be good news for fans of stout and oyster pairings. Ten white wines are available and include predominantly dry whites and champagne, while the red selection leans closer toward the lighter end of the spectrum. All oysters are sourced from the finest suppliers in Brisbane, and are joined by other bites such as Reuben sandwiches and tasty cheeseburgers.
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