Groundhog Social – Opening Soon
As the beloved flick Groundhog Day indicated, being stuck in a time loop has a lot of detractors, but having the ability to relive a delicious meal over and over again is not one of them. Groundhog Social is a forthcoming cafe and bar that will be looking to deliver that kind of consistency to locals of bayside suburb Manly. The venue comes from the team behind popular Holland Park West boozer Three Brews Bar, who have been searching for another opportunity around Brisbane for the past six months. A free tenancy on the Manly esplanade caught their eye and, after noticing a handy gap in the market for their brand of hospitality, immediately got to work stripping the space and building it back up from scratch. Groundhog Social will boast a capacity sitting somewhere between 110 and 130 patrons, with a fresh, modern and clean interior colour palette of peach, mint and white. As for the food and drink, Groundhog Social will start the day off right with a morning service featuring a breakfast menu of recognisable classics (think generous portions with a few signature tweaks) and caffeine from Coffee Supreme – both approachable blends and rotating single origins. For the afternoon and evening menu, the kitchen will pivot to a tapas-style offering, with share plates on offer alongside an ever-changing selection of craft beers (Brisbane breweries will be a focus), cocktails and a list of top-notch wines curated by award-winning wine writer Tyson Stelzer. Groundhog Social is aiming to open by early November – we’ll have more info as it comes to light!