The Prince Consort – Opening Soon
In case you missed it, Fortitude Valley live-music venue The Foundry has said goodbye to its 228 Wickham Street home to make way for a new knight of the night – The Prince Consort. The impressive building on the corner of Wickham and Brunswick (which also housed The Elephant Arms Hotel, Greaser and more) is currently undergoing a massive heritage refurbishment, reopening under the historic hotel’s original name, The Prince Consort. The site will be home to a collective of bars and eateries – The Prince Consort and Friends – brought to life by new owner Tilley & Wills Hotels, who owns the likes of Greenwood Hotel and Oxford Art Factory in Sydney. Greaser will continue to operate in the cellar of the building, soon to be joined by a further seven venues all offering completely different vibes. On the ground floor, The Prince Consort will nod to the building’s rich history with a classic English gastro-pub offering, spilling out to the open-air The Garden Bar. An ornate staircase will lead you up to luxe supper club La La Land, while further down the antler-shadowed hallway you’ll find The Bowie Rooms – which we hear need to be seen to be understood. Music will still be a huge part of the building, with The Yorke Suites on the top level set to provide space for music markers and creatives. At the heart of hotel is The Naughty Corner and finally, 400 Rabbits Cantina will take you on a Los Cabos-inspired taco and tequila adventure. The Valley Wine Shop will also remain on The Prince Consort’s Brunswick Street Corner. The mammoth multi-venue is due to open in late October – keep an eye on The Weekend Edition for updates!