Jump on The Manhattan Line in South Bank
South Bank’s newest foursome is now complete, as The Manhattan Line rolls in to Little Stanley Street. Serving up American street food and a healthy dose of cocktails, the graffiti-strewn bar coins the term ‘grunge al fresco’.
Joining Bourbon Street, Hop & Pickle and Tomahawk Bar in its pocket on the Little Stanley/Grey Street strip, The Manhattan Line fits in to the last of the four corner spaces, taking over the spot left vacant by Sardine Tin. The latest venture from the owners of Fortitude Valley’s Fourth Wall, The Manhattan Line has a dive-bar feel in an open-walled setting, with the staff fondly referring to it as ‘grunge al fresco’. Many of the walls and surfaces are covered in graffiti, some done by local graf artist Powell, others by staff members, friends and the occasional passer-by. The bar has a distinct urban New York look, highlighted by its American-inspired hot dog menu and Yankee-themed cocktail list, as well as a strong focus on whisky and beer.
Similar to its sister venue Fourth Wall, The Manhattan Line pours a killer cocktail. Bar manager Alissa Gabriel knows her stuff – she was recently named the Queensland champion in the Bacardi Legacy Global Cocktail Competition and is soon to compete for the national title. Together with the team, she has concocted a fun list of cocktails, including the 5 Boroughs cocktail on tap, a sweet and tangy rum punch with Captain Morgan’s, Aperol, citrus and juice. You can also select from the range of bottled cocktails made fresh every week, such as the Manhattan Skyscraper, Clockwork Orange and Cherry Cola. When hunger strikes, dig in to your choice of downtown or uptown dogs – much more than your average hot dogs. Try The Empire State with a beef frankfurt, caramelised onion, crispy bacon, house fries, Jack cheddar cheese, yellow mustard and Manhattan ketchup, or the Chicago Style beef dog topped with celery salt, caramelised onion, red peppers, fresh tomato, American green relish and a pickle spear. Munch on side snacks of shoestring fries and beer-battered onion rings, or the buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce.
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