You'll want to come for two key things: craft beer and finger-lickin' bar food.
Greeted by spunky bartenders, you'll feel welcome as soon as you walk into Yard Doggs in Fortitude Valley — formerly Yard Bird. With old wooden kegs as dry bars and a long, bench-style table, this pub has a laidback and friendly vibe. The bar staff are helpful and keen to explain the setup to uncertain-looking newcomers.
Yard Doggs has two specialties — craft beer and finger-lickin' bar food. The Southern American/Mexican-influenced menu provides you with one of life's greatest challenges: what flavour chicken wings should you order? Well, we'd recommend the original buffalo, chipotle barbecue or the death sentence wings for most daring among us.
As you sip your beer among walls covered in tattoo art and No Country For Old Men playing silently on the TV, you'll feel as if you're hanging out in the living room of your hip older cousin. The kitchen bell indicates that your food is coming and may render nerdy eating partners to lines of poetry such as 'ding a ling here come the wings'.
We recommend you book ahead because the venue can get very busy.