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City Winery's Newstead Pop-Up Bar and Bistro Carl's Is Closing — Then Reopening in a New Location

The City Winery team will also keep the tenancy at 22 Wyandra Street, and open a yet-to-be-announced new venue.
By Sarah Ward
September 16, 2022
By Sarah Ward
September 16, 2022

It's been more than three years since City Winery opened its doors in Fortitude Valley, giving Brisbane its first inner-city winery — but it's been four since Carl's started pouring vino. Initially, the latter was meant to be a six-month pop-up before the crew's flagship Wandoo Street venue launched; however, it has kept welcoming in customers ever since.

That'll change come Sunday, September 25, with the hole-in-the-wall wine bar and bistro closing in its current spot — for the best possible reason, because it has outgrown the space. So, while it is shutting the doors on Wyandra Street, Carl's will open them again in a yet-to-be-revealed new location sometime in the near future.

"We did think this day might come," said City Winery co-founder Adam Penberthy. "Our little home on Wyandra Street has been extraordinary — we've hosted everyone from the German Ambassador through to small weddings and probably half of the New Farm peninsula in the pint-sized wine bar, it's been a truly remarkable venue and the local support has been phenomenal."

Exactly where Carl's will move to can't yet be announced because Penberthy and the team are still looking at spaces. "We're in advanced discussions with a couple of landlords, and will hopefully be sharing the news of where Carl's will be moving too very soon," Penberthy said.


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Unsurprisingly, the bar and bistro's existing 22 Wyandra Street site holds plenty of memories — and the City Winery crew are keeping the tenancy. Expect a new concept to open in Carl's OG place, also soon and still with a big focus on vino.

"We're not sharing too much about the new concept just yet, but lets just say that Newstead locals won't have to walk too far for a wine in the not-too-distant future," Penberthy advised.

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Find Carl's Bar and Bistro at 22 Wyandra Street, Newstead until Sunday, September 25. We'll update you with details of its new location — and its replacement on Wyandra Street — when they're announced.

Published on September 16, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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