We’re certain you’ll lick the grease from your fingers when you finish one of these burgers — but first you have to find it…
Deep in Fortitude Valley, the Greaser basement bar thrives with a bluesy rock’n’roll vibe and an American-inspired menu.
Located just off the intersection of Wickham and Brunswick Street is a hidden alleyway that leads you past a smoking lounge and, literally, through a bustling kitchen.
Once you’re in the basement of the building, push through the red door and discover American-style comfort food, crafted beer and whisky-based cocktails.
Find yourself a booth and be sure to order a pickleback – the American whisky cocktail made with pickles and pickle brine – or try a Pony Boy Palomas – a tequila, lime and grape juice concoction. These cocktails are a killer.
To sober you up after necking cocktails try some of Greaser’s pub grub with Angus beef burgers, crinkle-cut chips and hot dogs like you’ve never seen them, layered in pickled jalapenos, mustard, mayonnaise and cheese floss.
Greaser will have you nodding along to bluesy jazz while appreciating the interior of exposed brick, vintage photographs and sprawling graffiti amongst dim lighting.
Local and imported craft beers on tap include Green Beacon Cross Knot Kolsch, Hop Hog, Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Torpedo.
The Chef’s ‘secret ingredient’ — pickle brine — can be found in Greaser’s version of a Bloody Mary, the Red Snapper is the gin-based version of tomato goodness and concludes the list of drinks to try.
So if you’re looking for an underground hideaway give Greaser’s a go – if you can find it.
For more information, visit our dining guide.