Every dive bar needs a beer garden, plus a deck, retro lounge, rooftop space and ample bamboo and AstroTurf too. You'll find all that at Fitz + Potts, as well as a funky hangout that's as relaxed as its location. We don't just mean its spot on Nundah's Sandgate Road — we also mean its breezy vantage on the second storey of an old Queenslander.
Indeed, the décor of 70s wares screams instant chill, whether you're nestling into the kind of couch your grandmother still has, or settling in under a beach umbrella and next to a pink flamingo. If you need some more help forgetting your worries, a screen playing movies can probably assist, particularly if you like flicks from the 80s.
Yes, there's more to Fitz + Potts than meets the eye — which, in a recent development, includes a 100 percent vegan menu. It's still serving up snacks, pies, cheese platters and jaffles (including a five-jaffle platter and a dessert jaffle too), but without any meat, dairy or animal products. Tuck into sticky miso eggplant skewers, fried lotus root chips, or edamame and wasabi-stuffed bao, or vegan ice cream pops in three flavours.
Drinks-wise, choose between a beer or cider on tap, a vegan wine or a three-page selection of vegan cocktails. The latter includes four types of martini, three boozy cold press juice beverages and plenty of old faves like mojitos, whisky sours, old fashioneds and sangria.
Updated December 2, 2018.