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This Ann Street favourite is finally back with three venues in one after a massive $9-million makeover.
By Sarah Ward
July 26, 2023
By Sarah Ward
July 26, 2023

The GPO is finally back — and it's become a trio of spots behind the same historic facade. Fancy hitting up a 1920s-themed lounge bar? You now can. Prefer a contemporary dining venue? That's on offer, too. And need a new post-work drinks spot? Step right in.

Those three spots are The Gatsby, TAMA and The Tax Office, aka the results of a massive makeover. It was in August 2022 that it was revealed that the 136-year-old GPO site was being taken over by Artesian Hospitality, with news of its key staff, three-venues-in-one setup and opening date unveiled since. Then, from early July, GPO started welcoming Brisbanites back through its doors. Now, the full trio of its hangouts behind its heritage-listed facade.

Head to The Gatsby not just for cocktails, but for hanging out around the venue's old vault — a reminder of the location's previous iterations. This joint is a late-night, walk-in-only cocktail and whisky bar on the building's upper level, with lavish decor and an upscale mood.

TAMA is found on the site's ground level, complete with a private dining room, a cellar stocked with 1000 handpicked bottles of vino and champagne, and Executive Chef Richard Ousby guiding the menu.

And at The Tax Office, folks can sit around an island bar and tuck into pub food-style snacks, plus beers both bottled and on tap, and a curated wine list.

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