An American-style diner dedicated to wings and beer.
July 01, 2023
There's no doubting what Winghaus specialises in: wings. Seating 240 both inside and out, the brand is an offshoot of Rockpool Dining Group popular Bavarian spots. And when it opened on Edward Street in the Brisbane CBD, European and American-inspired joint became the hospitality empire's first such venue in the country.
Chicken is main culinary attraction — buffalo wings specifically — although you can also tuck into fried wings dusted in either chipotle or habanero powder, or opt for boneless chicken tenders. They're all available in servings of ten, 15, 20, 50 or 100 pieces, with eight hot sauces and six dips on offer, including teriyaki, blue cheese, ranch dressing, and honey and mustard.
For folks hankering for other US-style bites, think burgers slathered with Texas barbecue sauce, sides such as onion rings, potato gems and corn ribs and salt and pepper calamari. And if you like your desserts both sweet and warm, a selection of deep-fried chocolate bars are a certain highlight, with patrons able to choose from hot, gooey Mars, Snickers and Picnics.
While the food menu skews American, European influences come through in the drinks and decor. Like The Bavarian, Winghaus features a stein chandelier made from 200 one-litre glasses, and serves German brews such as Löwenbräu, Paulaner, Franziskaner, Spaten and Hofbräu. US tipples like Goose Island also feature, plus Aussie beers such as Pines and Pirate Life. And, cocktail-wise, the bar's taps pump out margaritas, sangria, spritzes, negronis sand espresso martinis.
Brisbanites can also expect plenty to keep them entertained at the diner-style spot, whether you're settling in at the long bar or getting cosy in a leather booth beneath neon signs. Given that sports memorabilia lines the walls, it should come as no surprise that big-screen TVs can play up to 30 live sports games at a time — and that you can use your phone to listen into your game of choice. If you're not interested in whatever match happens to be on — or sport in general — you can hit the Winghaus pinball machines and arcade games instead.
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