Hang out over a brew or two at neighbourhood bar and kitchen Suburban Social
We’ve said it once and we’ll say it again – we love a neighbourhood bar. That place you can roll up to any day of the week, settle in for an ice-cold pint, share some tasty bites and make your way home without exceeding your $6 minimum Uber fare. Those living in Chapel Hill and surrounds have been a little short on options when it came to nearby watering holes, until now. Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen opens its doors today and is ready to welcome locals with open arms and plenty of beer.
Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar & Kitchen has found its home on the corner of Moordale Street and Moggill Road, a spot that may be familiar to locals as a fruit market, hardware store or home-brew supplier, depending on how long you’ve lived in the area. While the bones of the building still remain (including the fruit market’s original barn door in the loading dock), the light-filled interior has been given a fresh new look, complete with a vibrant floor-to-ceiling mural, green and white subway tiles, industrial lighting and plants sprouting from mismatched pots throughout the space. Suburban Social is divided into three distinct areas, so you can settle in around the bar in the front room, kick back with a cold one in the loading dock and watch the world go by through the open barn door, or bask in the sunshine in the rear courtyard, which is set to open in time for the new year.
The laid-back bar and eatery comes from pals Kris Dadson and Luke Dillon, who want Suburban Social to be a go-to for locals, where you can bring your friends, family, kids, pets – heck, even your washed up volleyball companion – and hang out over a craft beer and good food. Local, organic and ethical produce is being used where possible, and the menu is planned to evolve over time to respond to the desires of regulars. Easy drinking food currently shapes the menu, with bar bites such as mac ‘n’ cheese nuggets, four kinds of chicken wings, pork belly paddle pops and cheese and charcuterie platters to snack on. If you couldn’t possibly meander home without a decent feed, Suburban Social has four burgers to choose from – the double cheeseburger, pulled beef cheek, buffalo fried chicken and vegetarian, and gluten-free friends are catered to as well. Stone & Wood, Newstead Brewing Co. and The Hills Cider Company are all on tap, plus you’ll find a wider selection of Australian beers and wine and some killer cocktails to keep your whistle wet.
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