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Ardo's Hawthorne

The City Winery crew keeps adding to its neighbourhood vino bar chain, this time in Brisbane's inner east.
By Sarah Ward
September 05, 2023
By Sarah Ward
September 05, 2023

Everyone should have a go-to wine bar within a stone's throw of their house — the kind of spot that's compact but inviting, sports a highly curated vino list and boasts plenty of folks who know what they're talking about while you're getting sipping. Ardo's is that type of place, and it's seemingly on a mission to give every wine lover in Brisbane their own local outpost. When it opened in Hawthorne in August 2023, the chain notched up three sites since the year began.

The experience at each Ardo's is the same, just in different areas of Brisbane. So, wine fans in Brisbane's inner east now have easy access to the plonk-slinging chain's carefully selected range of vino, including over pintxos, cheese and charcuterie, on Lindsay Street just off Hawthorne Road.

Like its sibling sites, Ardo's Hawthorne is welcoming in patrons in for a glass and a bite, and will also let folks pick up their favourite tipples — or a new discovery — to take home. Offering a selection that you wouldn't just find at any bottle-o is a big source of pride, with Ardo's staff on-hand to chat you through its drops, help you make a choice and impart their expert knowledge.

Here, customers can enjoy wines by the glass and the bottle. The lineup rotates, but everything you see on the shelf is able to be drunk on the premises or taken away. As you're getting cosy, you'll also be surrounded by vino all across the walls, plus a wine tap that looks like an altar. And, you'll be tucking into seasonal snacks.

There are a couple of new inclusions for Hawthorne, too: gourmet seafood preserves from Conservas, which you can eat into bread and butter, or as a part of a pintxos platter; and Woombye Cheese's dairy goods.

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