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Published June 23rd 2018
Plunder your tastebuds and down damned-fine grog
hellbound, steen jones, mural
Mural by Steen Jones

I have a soft spot for business names of the morbid or damned variety (see also my Netherworld review).

As such, I was a fan of the alternate-rockabilly-style diner Deathproof when it traded on Brunswick Street. While they sadly closed down a few months back, Hellbound picked up where Deathproof left off. Albeit with less Sailor Jerry branding and, as yet, no waffles.

Hellbound celebrated their opening night on June 8. Steen Jones, artist and owner of the former Deathproof, has even created a seafaring wall mural for the new owners, lit by the bright-white neon of the bar sign. It has continued the Deathproof spirit and is still a great hole-in-the-wall beer 'n' burger joint.

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Buttermilk-fried cauliflower with sauce of your choice

You've got your standard diner fare like chicken wings, onion rings, fries – potato or sweet potato - and buffalo cauliflower. If you were hoping for a salad, this is probably the wrong place, judging by the current menu. Their Veggie Burger option is likely as close as you'll get.

Speaking of, they have a range of burger options, including the Hellbound Heart Attack containing a menagerie of meats bathed in cheese and hot sauce that only the bravest dare to conquer.

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Dirty, dirty fries - absolutely worth it

If you're not feeling in a burger mood, you can definitely get a full meal's worth of food by sharing a few sides. The 'dirty' fries – cheese, bacon, jalapeno peppers and even pulled pork if you like – are definitely best shared, unless you're feeling very ambitious about your cheese intake.

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Sticky hot wings - ample napkins available

Dipping sauces for your deep-fried delicacies include ranch and sriracha mayo. Their Hellbound hot sauce has the fruity undertones and the Jack Daniels BBQ sauce is just as sweet-smoky as you'd hope for.

The most decadent of craft beers

As for beers, they've got tinnies, bottles and a few varieties on tap. On opening night they also offered a very small batch maple Imperial Stout, 'The Mountie', from those terrible geniuses of craft brewing, Stockade. At 12%, you should treat this one like wine - if there's any left by the time you visit. The beer selection is regularly rotated.

Currently, they open from 3pm-12am on weekends, and 5pm-12am Wednesday-Friday, but this might change.

Hellbound sits on Brunswick Street about halfway between the hub of Fortitude Valley and the Brisbane Powerhouse and Moonlight Cinema. This makes it a good weekend pit-stop between a late afternoon theatre show and the full-on Valley nightlife. New Farm Cinema is just a block away, so if that's your local cinema then this should be your local diner.

For your spiritous needs

As the new kids on the block, Hellbound are still pulling out all the stops on their food and service. With their passion for Australian craft beers and American-style diner food, there's every chance they'll keep developing their creative niche.

It's a great place for lovers of big, fearsome burgers, everything deep-fried and a whole lot of truly excellent and interesting beverages. It's a little bit pirate, part punk-rock and deliciously greasy. You don't need tattoos to enjoy this scene, but it might help you fit in.

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Why? If you're heckin' serious about burgers and craft brews, this should be on your list
When: 3pm-12am on weekends, and 5pm-12am Wednesday-Friday
Where: 697 Brunswick Street, New Farm Queensland 4005
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