Sunnybank’s first venue serving Craft Beers & Cocktails | Southside Bistro

Location: Sunnybank

At least, 60% of our feed on Instagram is made up of food from Sunnybank, and you know what, I wouldn’t have it any other way. As a resident of the area, I am proud to rep my hood; cheap Asian eats, misspelled menus, dodgy parking, rice burner cars, the whole thing. But Sunnybank is changing, and if you ask me, over the next 6 months it will transform into a foodie destination.

South Side Bistro has opened up in the Bank with a different approach to things. Firstly the menu is out of this world amazing, with offerings like escargot, a sizzling brownie (and hell it sizzles), bao pork belly burgers and a deep fried matcha ice cream bao (my new favourite). But it’s not just the menu alone that makes the venue, the whole atmosphere is unlike any other place in the area; it is relaxed and clean cut, it almost reminds me of a lobby café in New Farm. I could literally spend the whole day there; and now you can. Things are changing up, and they have officially got their liquor license (as of today), making them the first Sunnybank venue supplying craft beers. If you live on the South Side you would realise what a huge deal this is. We no longer have to drive for over half an hour for Sunday sessions when we can have it right in our back yard. Alcohol can be served from open (9:30 am) until they close at 12pm. Yes, I am just a bit excited!

Oh and here’s another spin to the story, they are pet friendly too. So why not bring ya pooch along?


Their Peach & Vanilla Lemonade $7 – Literally cannot wait till this is transformed into a cocktail! 


Pork Belly Bao with Cheese Fries – Perfect dish alongside some cold beers!


Chilled vibes at The Brunswick Hotel

The Brunswick Hotel has changed things up a bit with the upgrade of their Beer Garden and a greater focus on the food. And don’t we all just love food. They have also moved away from the focus on larger beer brands and have embraced craft beers which are trending in Brisbane at the moment. Could this be the next ‘it’ spot for your Sunday sessions? We were invited to a Garden Party at the historic site and were left with nothing short of good compliments for the place. The vibe was chilled, the brews were on point and the food, oh the food.. They have definitely come along way from the traditional pub grub image with canapes like onion tart, seared scallops topped with chorizo and arancini.

Here are some snaps of the delicious share plates on offer:

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Written by Aliyah Ravat