Winghaus Is Brisbane CBD's New American-Style Diner Dedicated to Wings and Beer
Now open on Edward Street, it's serving up 40 beers — and negronis and margaritas — on-tap, plus wings in lots of ten, 15, 20, 50 or 100.
After opening several German-themed beer halls around the city, plus a colourful Mexican cantina (with another one on the way), Rockpool Dining Group just keeps expanding its Brisbane footprint — this time, with a European and American-inspired joint that specialises in wings.
Named Winghaüs by Bavarian, first announced back in August and seating 240 both inside and out, the new concept is an offshoot of the hospitality empire's popular Bavarian spots. Now open on Edward Street in the CBD, it's the first venue in the country.
Chicken is main culinary attraction — buffalo wings specifically — although you'll also be able to tuck into fried wings dusted in either chipotle or habanero powder, or opt for boneless chicken tenders. They'll all be 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 deep-fried pickles, plus New York-style cheesecake. 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, Winghaüs 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 attempts 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 pinball machines and arcade games instead.
Find Winghaüs by Bavarian at 144 Edward Street, Brisbane. It's open from midday till late seven days a week.
Published on October 09, 2019 by Sarah Ward