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BrewDog's New Three-Level Fortitude Valley Beer Bar Opens on Brunswick Street This Week

What's better than one Brisbane bar by the Scottish beer behemoth? Two, with its second settling into heritage-listed Tranberg House.
By Sarah Ward
November 07, 2022
By Sarah Ward
November 07, 2022

Not content with opening its first-ever Down Under venue in Brisbane back in 2019, which also doubles as its Australian base, Scottish craft beer behemoth BrewDog is now going one better. Come 12pm on Friday, November 11, the booze-loving company will also launch its second Aussie spot in the Sunshine State capital — courtesy of a three-level beer bar in Fortitude Valley.

The brand's OG Murarrie location in Brisbane's east was always meant to be its debut step on the path to more Aussie outposts; however, we all know what's gotten in the way since then. Now, BrewDog is going full steam ahead on its expansion plans, including teaming up with Australian Venue Co to set up bars around the country, with sites on the way in Melbourne and Sydney. But welcoming beer lovers into its second Brissie venue is happening first.

As initially revealed midyear, Brisbanites keen on a BrewDog beer in a BrewDog bar will now be able to pick between two locations. That said, BrewDog's Head of Australian Operations Calvin McDonald doesn't expect that it'll be a difficult choice. He loves the OG Brissie venue and is excited about the new Valley watering hole — but he also thinks that the Murarrie spot will continue to draw in eastsiders, while the new Brunswick Street digs will appeal to everyone else.

Folks keen on checking on BrewDog's Valley home will find it in the heritage-listed Tranberg House building across the road from the Valley Metro complex, nestling into all three levels, all with their own bars pouring brews from 20 taps each. On the entry level — from Brunswick Street — beer lovers will find a space that caters to 115–120 people, while the big drawcard is the beer hall-style lower-ground floor that'll fit around 120 folks as well. Then, up on the top storey, patrons will find two six-metre-long shuffleboard tables, as well as a space that'll be able to be used for functions.

Brews and food-wise, BrewDog will keep doing what its doing — pouring its own beers, celebrating other local brewers, and sticking with a pub grub-heavy menu that spans pizzas, burgers, vegan eats and the like. That includes serving up a 50-percent plant-based culinary lineup, complete with two-four-one vegan meals on Mondays, and doing $25 all-you-can-eat wings on Wednesdays.

Also, to mark the Fortitude Valley bar's opening, BrewDog is also giving the first 200 customers through the doors from 12pm on launch day the chance to win a year's worth of beer. If a new bar wasn't reason enough to say cheers, surely that is.

Find BrewDog Fortitude Valley at Tranberg House, 235 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, from 12pm on Friday, November 11 — open afterwards from 11am–12am Thursday–Saturday and 11am–10pm Sunday–Wednesday.

Images: Markus Ravik.

Published on November 07, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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