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 includes a food menu that starts with brunch boards on weekends, and features snacks, pies and more in the afternoon and evening. Platters are the big thing, particularly make-your-own meat and cheese selections and everyone's certain favourite: five different types of jaffles. Drinks-wise, the choices are just as hefty, whether you're after a beer or cider on tap, or a wine from the lengthy list. We recommend perusing the spirits selections, especially if you're keen on boutique, Australian options — aka more than your usual dive bar fare.