Savile Row is a Fortitude Valley hidden treasure that is hands down one of Brisbane’s best bars – an opulent speakeasy-style vintage lounge bar hidden behind a closed orange door.
Open the door, step into a darkened entry foyer and part the black curtains to enter a mysterious dark wood panelled parlour lit by candles, leading to the stunning main bar area, which looks as if it may have been here since Prohibition, a world away from the gritty streets outside.
A gorgeous crystal chandelier overhangs the bar, which is overlooked by an upstairs wraparound gallery of dim lit cosy booths, couches and cabaret style tables and chairs, and all under a corrugated iron roof with exposed rafters.
A staircase behind a heavy wood-panelled wall leads upstairs, otherwise pull up a seat at the bar, which is lined ceiling to floor with a staggering line-up of spirits including some 400 whiskeys, 60 rums, 50 tequilas and 40 gins.
Savile Row has its own signature list of 20 bespoke cocktails such as the Hedwig – Ketel One Citroen vodka, lemon thyme kirsch, fresh pineapple, fennel seeds, cardamom & coconut sugar.
Otherwise the canny bar folk can make up any one of 200 classic cocktails on request and boutique beer and wine is also available.
Need to know – As is the case with Saville Row’s sibling Kobbler, no food is served and customers are welcome to BYO snacks. Look for the (closed) orange door on Ann St, just a couple of doors along towards Brunswick St from The Beat nightclub.
667 Ann St