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Holey Moley Is Bringing Its OTT Mini-Golf Hijinks (and Drinks) to a New 350-Person Chermside Bar

From November, you'll be able to tap, tap, tap your way through themed putt-putt holes and sink cocktails mid-shopping.
By Sarah Ward
October 04, 2022
By Sarah Ward
October 04, 2022

2016 might now seem like a lifetime ago, but it's when the very first Holey Moley started pairing pop culture-themed putt-putt courses and cocktails in Australia — right here in Brisbane, in fact. Since then, the OTT chain has spread across the Sunshine State and interstate, including opening a second Brissie spot in the Wintergarden in 2019. There's always room for more places to tap, tap, tap and sip, sip, sip, though.

To the delight of northsiders, Brisbane will score a third Holey Moley come November, setting up its greens at Chermside shopping centre. If you're known to pick up your Christmas presents at the huge Gympie Road spot, consider this an extra-festive piece of news — because this year's browsing and buying can now include a mini golf break.

Holey Moley Chermside won't be small, catering to 350 people when it launches on Friday, November 18. Patrons will play their way around 18 holes, channelling their inner Happy Gilmore before hitting the Caddyshack bar. If you've been to the chain before, you know the general setup, vibe and menu — it'll just be in a different location.

Those courses will include four new designs that've been exclusively tailored for the Chermside venue: Surfs Up, Dart Board, Moonshot and the Mini Sonic Loophole. They'll be joined by a heap of the brand's well-known decor from other venues, however, such as The Simpsons' Evergreen Terrace and The Flintstones' Bedrock n Roll. And, some holes will take their cues from Brisbane and its weather; 'tis the place for it, after all.

At the bar, expect an 80s and 90s theme, as well as creative concoctions and stomach-lining bites to eat. Again, well-known faves like the Sugar Caddy and Rub a Dub Tub cocktails will be on offer — the latter served in a tiny bath tub that even has rubber ducks floating in it — while the snacks lineup will feature ingredients sourced from local Australian producers.

When it opens, the Chermside Holey Moley will mark the sixth site in Brisbane for Funlab, the company behind it (and Strike Bowling, Archie Brothers and B Lucky & Sons), as well as the ninth in Queensland.

Find Holey Moley Chermside at Chermside shopping centre, on the corner Gympie and Hamilton roads, Chermside, from Friday, November 18.

Images: Eugene Hyland.

Published on October 04, 2022 by Sarah Ward
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