Suzie Wong's Goodtime Bar

Fortitude Valley

Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar is a cool Hawaiian-themed dive bar in an historic Fortitude Valley building, accessed by a retro refrigerator door, behind which is the coolest place in Brisbane to let your hair down.

Inside, the neon lit main bar has seating along the exposed handmade brick wall, which is awash with vintage posters and collectables. There's a bandstand in the front corner, whilst further inside, a lamp-lit wallpapered room is a cosy place for group gatherings.

Out back, there's a pocket-sized courtyard with surfboard-shaped benches.

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

Being a good time bar, five nights a week at Suzie Wong's punters can hit the dance floor to live music, from acoustic sets to bands of every music genre from rock'n'roll to country and western, blues and funk. Music is piped throughout so even if you're in the courtyard, you can still hear the band.

On Friday and Saturday, there's acoustic acts from 7.30pm, and bands from 10-2. On week nights, bands play from 9pm.

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

With so many good times to be had, here are some of the nights you won't want to miss: 

Jam Nights (2nd & 4th Wednesday of the month) - Join the amazing house band up on stage if you're up for it. and either play along with the house band with an instrument of your choice or get on the microphone and sing your heart out! 

Wild West Wednesdays (1st & 3rd Wednesday of the month) - A dedicated wild night of country music with the bands rotating each week. It's a wild fun night where you will get to hear some of Brisbane's best country artists perform on stage while you kick back and knock down a few Jack Daniels and fresh apple juice, or get your boot scootin' on!

Pan Am Sundays - Turning back the clock to the good ol' days when Pan Am ruled the West Coast skies and West Coast Coolers, Guava breezers and Jager bombs were the coolest drinks at the airport bar. Bands rotate weekly and the fun goes until late with drink specials all night. This Sunday night event is a favourite haunt and frequented by a lot of hospitality workers blowing off steam after a hard week!

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

There's no food served at Suzie Wong's but the drinks menu is what the good times are about. Start with the signature cocktails, perhaps a Hawaiian flavour such as Blue Kahana Shot (Nusa Cana tropical island rum, coconut and lime), Suzie's Colada (Havana Club 3yo and 7yo rum, coconut, lime and bitters), Suzie's Death (3 types of rum, pastis, apricot, apple, pink grapefruit and fire), or the popular Unsolicited Life Advice (tequila, capano banco, lime, jalapeno and watermelon).

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

For beer drinkers, there's 4 beers on tap, including Suzie Wong's House Lager and Hawaii's Kona Big Wave Golden Ale, Blue Moon Belgian White and Young Henrys, while cans and stubbies include Kana Longboard Island Lager and Rock Pale Ale, Estrella Damm (Spain), Budweiser (USA) and Australian craft beers from Mountain Goat and Gold Coast's Balter brewery.

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

There's also a unique selection of boutique wines (red, white, rose, orange and sparkling) by the glass or bottle, including Whistler Thank God its Friday Shiraz, Motley Cru Pinot Grigio and Tar and Rose Prosecco.

Pan Am Sundays, Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

Nice to know - Suzie Wong's is owned by Drunken Monkey Group (the savvy folk behind Brooklyn Standard and Fat Angel Sports Bar and Grill).

Need to know - You need to open the heavy outer entry door to find the fridge door. Pull the handle and enter!

Drunken Monkey Group are valued partners of Must Do

Check out our full list of Fortitude Valley bars HERE

Suzie Wong's Good Time Bar

678 Ann St

Fortitude Valley

Opening hours

3252 0202


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