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Published November 7th 2012
Eating & drinking in two vintage Queenslanders
There are some gorgeous venues popping up in the valley. We saw Fourth Wall Bar open in August, and now Alfred & Constance Bar will open from Friday 9 November.
Located next door to Limes Hotel and Rooftop Cinema on the corner of Alfred and Constance streets in Fortitude Valley, A&C have renovated two existing heritage houses to create a multifaceted venue, with a beer garden and three different bars to choose from.
The Vanguard Beer Garden has a wood-fired oven made from convict bricks, where the speciality food served will be pork, as well as chicken and salads, and you'll be able to choose between local and international wines, premium beers and ciders, with 20 on tap.
The cafe trades 7am to 2:30pm and converts into Alfred's Late-Night Dessert Cafe and Bar at night. With a variety of flavours of soft-serve ice-cream and other sweet treats, it'll be worth a visit. The Hidden Bar is located underground and will be mostly a functions area.
Upstairs you'll find the White Lighting Tiki Bar. With an extensive cocktail menu, word on the street is that it's the place for debauchery. Located next to the Tiki Bar is the Hemingway Room. Furnished with old upholstered furniture, you'll feel like you stepped back in time. Between these spaces, you'll find a yellow piano converted into a DJ booth.
A&C have held three fabulous pre-opening events around the Tiki Bar theme. The first one was held at the Bulimba Festival, the second located just next to the site being finalised, and the third was Tiki Pop-Up Bar at sister bar Limes Hotel, so the buzz has been building towards the grand opening event on Friday 9 November. For more details on the opening weekend, click here.
You can like Alfred & Constance on Facebook here and join their mailing list on their website here.