Brucie’s Gin & Wine Bar
If you’re into Australian craft gins and seek out natural wines, then you’ll want to make a beeline for Brucie’s Gin & Wine Bar. Located on Queensland Avenue, Brucie’s shares its venue with daytime cafe Addiction Coffee House. It’s a cafe by day, then from 4:00 pm Thursday to Sunday, the space transforms into Brucie’s. On the gin list there’s local names like Granddad Jack’s, Brookie’s and Ink Gin, as well as interstate sips like Tasmania’s Sheep Whey Gin, South Australia’s 23rd Street and Sydney’s Poor Toms. You’ll also find an extensive collection of cocktails, with classics like southsides, whisky sours and martinis each given a new-age spin. The cellar list gives a nod to Australia’s natural-wine movement, with drops from the likes of Shobbrook Wines, Delinquente and Gentle Folk on pour by the glass. There’s also craft brews, ciders and hard lemonade for those that want to crack a tinnie. Brucie’s also serves a series of grazing boards, brimming with all-local produce like hard and soft artisan cheeses, cured meats and breads. You don’t have to leave your pup at home – Brucie’s is dog friendly!