For any night-owls who despair at early closing times, there’s a new bar in town that won’t go to sleep until you do.
Farrier is open until 2am every night of the week, making it a go-to place for late night suppers.
Tucked away under the iconic QA Hotel on James St in New Farm, Farrier has succeeded in turning an historical pub’s former horse stables into a hip new venue.
The backlit stone walls and low exposed beam ceilings create a cosy atmosphere that is a world away from the busy streets above.
In keeping with the stable theme, there are cowhide chairs and rustic stools scattered around various nooks and crannies, which accommodate for a large number of people but still maintains an intimate atmosphere. A little bit of Brisbane’s heritage has been captured beautifully in this space.
Making the most of its subterranean nature, Farrier has great acoustics for live music which it hosts most nights to create a chilled out place to be while you sip on your beverage.
The cellar bar serves up local craft beers, a diverse range of reds, whites and sparkling, and top-shelf spirits.
There are a great array of cocktails on offer as well, including classics like Espresso Martinis and Amaretto Sours, as well as more creative concoctions such as the Bohemian Mojito which adds a twist of lychee to the traditional drink.
It’s not just about the drinks at this bar, though. There is also a contemporary food menu created by head chef Jason Anderson, offering street-style Asian share plates that are perfect for grazing.
Must try items include the amazingly tasty BBQ Pork Steamed Buns with Hoi Sin Sauce, Bao filled with Peking Duck and Coriander, and Fried Cuttlefish with Lime and Hot Sriracha Chilli Sauce.
Those with a sweet tooth are also well catered for, with dessert options including Chocolate Satay Ice-Cream Bars, Deep Fried Coconut Ice Cream, and Chinese Donuts with Green Tea Ice-Cream and Sesame White Chocolate Sauce.
This menu is set to change with the seasons, to make the most of the freshest produce available.
If midnight feasting isn’t your thing, the kitchen also caters to the lunch crowd by opening at noon, 7 days a week.