You've probably heard the name Steen Jones before. He's the chap behind Few and Far Collective and now your new best mate for drinks and general carousing down the New Farm-end of Brunswick Street. Jones and Anthony Calligeros have transformed what was once wine bar Anise (RIP) into the newest spot for a nightcap or a Sunday sesh: Deathproof.
Pull up a seat at the bar and order a cocktail, or just get a Sailor Jerry and dry — the atmosphere is perfect for either. They have a pretty impressive backbar and a solid cocktail menu, with their signature cocktail (featuring apricot, lemon, pineapple, and house salted pineapple and cinnamon syrup) served in a glass skull.
Now, on to the other important part: the food. With a drink firmly in-hand, you can peruse the menu. Maybe get a basket of battered pickles or onion rings to snack on while you're waiting for your Reuben, wings or tacos. On Thursday nights it's all about the cheese with $10 toasties (the Sloppy Joe and the Los Cubano are solid faves), and you can never really go wrong with the ooze-fest that is poutine. And if you wake up with a hangover on Sunday — no judgement — then get to Deathproof for SOS Sundays for two-for-one chips or sandwiches to soothe your raging need for carbs.
Oh, and if you're admiring the artwork on the walls you'd better admire it while you can — the Deathproof guys are going to be changing things up frequently, featuring new artwork and menu items as part of a carefully managed visual refresh of the space. Partnerships with local artists, brands and events will make this an ever-changing space where you'll always be able to get a drink and some tasty eats on Brunswick Street.