Hungry? Thirsty? Been in the vicinity of any bars and restaurants in Brisbane of late? Have you noticed a trend? Of course you have. While you’ve been nursing a glass of whiskey, swilling a beer and munching on a burger or a hot dog. All over the city, everything American is in.
Nestled among the eateries and hangouts on South Bank’s Little Stanley Street, The Manhattan Line is the latest addition to the US-obsessed lineup. The atmosphere might have the vibe of seedy dive-bar mixed with Brisbane’s penchant for outdoor spaces, covered in graffiti inside and sprawling onto the footpath outside; however, the menu is a Yankee-lover’s delight.
Specials come and go, so there’s always something new on offer, but New York-style street food is The Manhattan Line’s specific niche. Think chilli dogs, string fries with aioli, and buffalo wings with blue cheese sauce. To drink, if you’re not wondering which American whiskey to choose, you’ll want to pick from a list of themed cocktails, or knock back a good ol’ old fashioned.