Uncover secret speakeasy The Walrus Club at Toowong
Hidden dens of mischief and debauchery, speakeasies were rife during Prohibition in the 1920s. While, these days, liquor flows (relatively) freely, raucous evenings of tomfoolery are just as seductive, even more so when the said saloon is hidden and elusive.
Set within the century-old brick walls beneath a well-known Toowong watering hole is The Walrus Club. Having quietly opened its doors last weekend, The Walrus Club is a dapper newcomer shaping a grandiose drinking experience heavily set in the yesteryear.
A locale that will appeal to those denizens well versed in the language of rum and elegant swills, this new lair serves up liquid gaieties of classic cocktails and tipples of exotic spiced rum and bitters. The club pays homage to Brisbane’s first floating distillery SS Walrus – a sailing vessel that was built in Cleveland in 1864 and granted a licence to produce rum from molasses in 1869.
A dimly lit space of leather, exposed brick, dungeon-like candles and vintage touches, The Walrus Club embraces history and reinvention.
The Walrus Club
543 Coronation Drive, Toowong
Open: Thursday to Sunday 4:00 pm until late
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