The octagonal-shaped overwater bar Mr Percival’s was the second marquee arrival to open at the Howard Smith Wharves precinct. Designed with Brisbane’s incredible year-round weather in mind, the bar sits on a 600-square metre wharf branching out over the Brisbane River beneath the iconic Story Bridge. Everything from the elevated watering hole’s architectural framework right down to its logo has been informed by the incredible Anna Spiro Design, taking inspiration from dreamy European beach clubs and the octagonal rotundas that decorate Brisbane’s lush parks. The bar oozes endless-summer vibes, seamlessly blending the indoor and outdoor spaces adorned with the likes of striking green tiling, salmon-pink umbrellas and constellation details – a nod to sailors navigating their path home with the night sky. While cocktails will of course be a feature at Mr Percival’s, the waterside spot will also cater to those with an appetite. Mr Percival’s head chef Damien Styles, formerly of Burleigh Heads’ institution The Fish House, has taken inspiration from the Mediterranean with aperitivo-style snacks – think lobster rolls, whipped cod roe served with warm baguette and fried zucchini fritters.