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Room 60

Discover creative drinks in an atmosphere dripping with mature coolness at Room 60.
By Elizabeth Penrose
October 01, 2013
By Elizabeth Penrose
October 01, 2013

Located in buzzing Kelvin Grove's Queensland University of Technology creative precinct, Room 60 is a sanctuary away from the hustle and bustle of student life. The intimate space emits a cosy and comfortable feeling achieved by the dark hue of the walls and friendly faces behind the bar. Low hanging lights, stacks of vinyl records and mis-matched furniture ooze a vibe of mature coolness, making it a perfect setting for drinks or a light meal. The bar contains a raised stage enabling it to host regular events such as talks, music and public readings.

Room 60's drinks list is not your stock standard selection. Their fridge is full of locally brewed beer and cider and interesting options on the menu display creativity and flair. Elderflower cordial is a common choice of drink in the UK, but more of a rarity amongst Brisbane watering holes, however, Room 60 has made excellent use of this refreshing ingredient. Drinks such as the elderflower apple and lime cider or Wybrowa vodka and elderflower cordial with fresh lemon and soda are both lip-smackingly good.

Another exciting quirk on the drinks list is their range of deconstructed cocktails that offer an overall flavour experience. The #2 Sweet and Smooth features Canqueray gin, Japanese lychee marble drink and dark bitter organic chocolate. Each ingredient is presented separately and the flavours beautifully compliment each other to create a special treat for those with a wicked sweet tooth. The #3 Strong and Savoury showcases the delicious Croatian Orahovac liqueur, a delectable dried fig and crisp clean soda.

One item on the menu manages to combine the very best things in life – ice cream and alcohol. The adult's only ice-cream defines the word 'delicious' as the combination of coffee and vanilla ice-cream, a sprinkling of raspberries all smothered with Baileys Irish Cream is devilishly delightful. From its interesting décor to inventive drinks list, Room 60 offers an enjoyable and unique experience for its guests. Don't miss their quirky regular events such as the romance novel readings, trash movie nights or literary salon.

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