There’s a new bar in town, it’s called Q, and it’s arriving September 3.

At home on the river, beside the iconic Stokehouse restaurant, and watching over the city, Q is a bar that celebrates what it means to live in Queensland – a popular spot by the water at River Quay at South Bank, a design that perfectly frames the sky of Brisbane, a Hand & Fork menu that champions local produce curated by Chef Richard Ousby, cocktails that can be explored for hours and music to chill by. With a fabulous vibe and no pretention, this is Q.

If the location sounds familiar, it is. Q stands where Stoke Bar did. A four-week, million-dollar transformation will see Q come to life – the redesign takes more advantage of the river’s edge, with increased seating, booths, intimate spaces and yes, there’s a private lounge. Q is larger, extending the boardwalk experience with wrap-around lounge seating in a canvas of warm grey, blue, pastel green and orange.

Q’s Fork & Hand menu stars some 20 clever palate pleasers, like the mozzarella and bolognaise jaffle (omg, what?), salted cod fitters with sheep’s milk yoghurt, grilled haloumi with burnt honey and fresh mint, Australian produced salami and salumi and pickle and fried chicken bites (can you even imagine?). It doesn’t stop there.Think roasted chats with grilled chilli salsa, minute steak with grilled lemon and chimmi churi, fish and chip (yes, you read right!) and spanner crab and buckwheat noodle with sweet corn and basil.

Let me introduce you to two from Q’s Library of Libations! Goodwill Rising pays tribute to the closest bridge to Q and features Don Julio Blanco Tequila, fig jam, ginger, pineapple shrub, vanilla syrup, lemon juice, lemon & vanilla sugar crisp.

The Diamantina is a nod to the wife of the first Governor of Queensland, Lady Diamantina Bowen, and stars Pennyweight Constance Fino, Manly Marine Vodka, thyme, cucumber, lemon oil, topped with soda water and served with nori & citrus caviar nestled in an oyster shell. It’s brilliant.

While the name and interior, cocktails and menu changes, the stunning views will remain the one constant at this iconic Brisbane bar. Bring on September 3.


Where – River Quay, South Bank

Open – September 3, 2018

Contact –  07 3020 0600

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