Three Interstate Bars Are Coming to Brisbane for One-Night Takeovers of Frog's Hollow Saloon and Alice

Sip drinks from Sydney's Bar Planet, plus Cry Baby and Memphis Slim’s House Of Blues in Adelaide, without leaving the River City.
Sarah Ward
Published on January 24, 2024
Updated on January 24, 2024

Brisbane's bar scene is no slouch. It's also far from sparse. You can love getting a drink in your own city and want a taste of ace watering holes from around the rest of Australia, however. For that situation, the hospitality industry invented bar takeovers, where one booze-pouring place drops in to run the show for a night at another such establishment — and Brissie is about to welcome three interstate joints to show off their beverages.

In February and March, for one night apiece, sipping drinks from Sydney's Bar Planet, plus Cry Baby and Memphis Slim's House Of Blues in Adelaide, will be on the menu without leaving the River City. Bar Planet and Memphis Slim's House Of Blues are headed to Frog's Hollow Saloon, while Cry Baby will do the honours at Alice, all as part of a month-long party series.

Cry Baby will be bringing the late-night party on Sunday, February 18 to kick things off, before Memphis Slim's House of Blues and Frog's Hollow Saloon make a perfect pair on Sunday, March 3. Then, on Sunday, March 10, Bar Planet will be heroing martinis all evening.

The two sibling Brissie bars also have another couple of parties on their agendas: a rave cave at Alice on Sunday, February 25, plus Frog's Hollow Saloon's second birthday party Sunday, March 24. Expect to celebrate all night at the latter. Expect plenty of bourbon as well.

"What better way to celebrate Frog's second birthday than by hosting five parties, and bringing three of our favourite bars to the city," said co-owner Peter Hollands, announcing the festivities.

If you're new to either local watering hole, Frog's Hollow Saloon goes big on whisky and cocktails in Charlotte Street, and takes its name from a part of the CBD that once previously swampy mangroves, then a red-light district. Over at Alice, 80s-era rock 'n' roll is usually on the playlist seven nights a week in a laneway off Elizabeth Street.

Frog's Hollow Saloon x Alice Events:

Sunday, February 18 — Cry Baby takeover at Alice
Sunday, February 25 — Jameson Rave Cave at Alice
Sunday, March 3 — Memphis Slim's House of Blues takeover at Frog's Hollow Saloon
Sunday, March 10 — Bar Planet takeover at Frog's Hollow Saloon
Sunday, March 24 — Frog's Hollow Saloon's second birthday bonanza

Frog's Hollow Saloon and Alice are welcoming in interstate bars in February and March — head to the Frog's Hollow Saloon and Alice websites for more details.

Published on January 24, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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