85 George Street
The newly renovated Villager Hotel is offering Brisbanites a wonderful place to retreat amongst the hustle and bustle of the city. Set in the style of a New York warehouse the design exposes the building’s original brick walls and hardwood beams, accentuated by antique industrial pendant lights. Whimsical wallpaper, flamboyantly upholstered banquette seating and quirky wall hangings all add to the charm of this heritage-listed building.
”The Villager’s Supper Club will fill a great void in Brisbane’s late nightlife options, particularly for the more discerning end of the market and also for the city dweller,” said owner Neil Shannon. The ‘gastro’ side of things is smart and well covered, almost too extensive to broach here with such limited space. As for the drinks it’s certainly worth noting a few of the available options.
There’s a full range of cocktails showing old, new and the twisted and for that afternoon session you’ll do well to work you way through the beer list knocking back a few top brews like; Holegate, Brewhouse White Ale, Rogers (mid-strength, but with a full weight of flavour) or a White Rabbit Dark Ale from the tap. The wines show a good range, although a bit slim in the Rieslings – Jim Barry stands alone, but it’s a cracker so you’ll not be disappointed.