Sabotage Social

Fortitude Valley


Sabotage Social is like that elusive urban bar you’re always looking for but can never find.

Picture of man peeriong though door of Sabotage Social bar in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

Then miraculously one day you stumble upon it on the cusp of the Valley, carved out of the shell of an ex-Chinese restaurant in a character-laden historic building.

Sabotage Social bar in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

Here, behind some studded wooden doors, presided over by a portrait of heavy rock royalty the Beastie Boys is a bar that evokes the lost spirit of the Valley – a spacious dim lit underground whisky and cocktail lounge with a secret backyard.

Sabotage Social's stenciled back yard in Fortitude Valley

Chesterfield couches, exposed patches of rustic brick peeping out under rendered concrete, wicked cocktails named Freddie Mercury, a chandelier of crystal whisky decanters and black and white photos of a lost Valley when trams, Victorian pubs and art deco department stores ruled set the scene inside. Meanwhile out back is a brick and stencil art courtyard featuring a rustic brick archway, pot plants, strings of coloured lights and tiny scrap of sky.

Chesterfield lounges and art work inisde Sabotage Social bar in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Taking centre stage behind the stunning back lit bar inside is a royal box of whisky and fresh fruit infused vodka on tap from glass urns. Top shelf whisky, bourbon and other spirits , wines and boutique beers add to the mix and the succinct but delish menu of tapas/antipasto bar food is served on skateboards.

Sabotage Social Bar

Need to know: Every day is free dress day at Sabotage Social, where the mantra is make yourself at home-away-from-home.

Cocktail served by Sabotage Social bar in Brisbane's Fortitude Valley

Sabotage Social

Gipps St cnr Wickham Tce

Fortitude Valley

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Gipps St cnr Wickham St Fortitude Valley

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