A sophisticated cocktail, live music and tapas bar arrived in Fortitude Valley at the end of 2019, and its name is as secretive as its vibe. Shhh! (yes, that’s the name) on Constance Street is a swanky speakeasy that blends contemporary charm and sophistication with the atmosphere of an upbeat club. The venue takes aesthetic cues from London’s prohibition era, with BSPN Architecture basing its design around a palette of maroon, navy, burgundy and gold. Adding to the sense of grandeur, Shhh! also boasts plush booth seating, chesterfield armchairs and a piano bar, but it’s the venue’s food and drink offering that cements its luxe status. Nibbles include small share plates (think pork-belly baos with sticky plum dressing), charcuterie boards and cheese platters, while Shhh!’s bar is amply stocked with gin (we’re talking 70 labels from Australia, France, Germany, UK, USA and Iceland) and a sizeable cocktail menu. Shhh! even boasts a VIP bottle service for the high rollers, with all drinks served by your own butler.


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