Shhh! is a stunning prohibition style gin bar hidden behind heavy blue velvet curtains on a Fortitude Valley street corner.
From the owners of the Osbourne Hotel next door, Shhh! takes patrons back to a glamorous past era, with leather curved booths, a library, chesterfield couches and arm chairs, oil paintings and a butler service.
With a curved bar taking pride of place in the centre, Shhh! is a split level venue with all kinds of cosy nooks and crannies perfect for groups, parties or intimate date nights. Decor is an eclectic mix of art deco, steam punk and London gentleman's club, with features such as crystal light fittings, lamps, scraped back brick walls, vintage drinks trolleys, hat stand, vases of flowers and a monkey sculpture chandelier.
Gin is the star of the drinks menu at Shhh!, a gin lovers paradise. Here you can enjoy a variety of creative gin cocktails including Passionfruit Gin Mule, Basil Smash, Plum Sour, Counts Negroni and Sloe Times Fizz, as well as an entire Gin and Tonic menu featuring the likes of strawberry and passionfruit tonics paired with boutique gins.
Patrons are also invited to go around the world, one gin flight at a time, with Indian, Sicilian, Mediterranean and Aromatic gin flights available. Meanwhile there's a range of some 58 bespoke gins from Australia of the world available to be enjoyed as a mixed drink, along with other premium spirits. There's also a decent wine list including champagne (GH Mumm, Perrier Jouet) and sparkling, white, rose and red, a smattering of natural wines as well as craft beers.
More than a gin lounge, Shhh! also has a delicious food menu to share, with small plates such as haloumi fries and hummus, chicken satay skewers with Asian pickle, pea and mint arancini or calamaris strips with wasabi mayo available. And for something more substantial there's the likes of pork and fennel sausage rolls and charcuterie or cheese platters.
Cnr Ann St