The Wright House Is the Two-Level Brewpub with a 'Mad Men'-Inspired Chophouse Coming to Woolloongabba

Decked out with interiors inspired by iconic architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this new drinking spot hails from the crew behind Casa Chow, Sasso and South City Wine.
Sarah Ward
Published on February 08, 2023

UPDATE, February 15, 2024: The Wright House is now set to open in 2024. Head to The Talisman Group's website for further details.


Brisbane's brewpub scene just keeps expanding, with spots to grab a freshly brewed beer over a bite popping up all around the River City. But, come September 2023, only one will boast two unique features: interiors inspired by architect Frank Lloyd Wright and a name that nods in his direction as well; and an intimate onsite chophouse that's all about a Mad Men-style theme.

The place in question? The Wright House, which is setting up shop as part of the growing South City Square in Woolloongabba. Catering to 300 people, it'll make itself at home across two levels, and offer yet another stablemate for Italian bar and eatery Sasso, Chinese Peruvian joint Casa Chow, Palm Springs-inspired gin-pouring garden bar Purple Palm, and European-influenced wine bar and wine shop South City Wine — all hailing from The Talisman Group, Vincent Lombino and Jared Thibault's hospitality company.

This time around, the outfit is focusing on the pub experience across both indoor and al fresco seating, and with craft beer pumping through its taps. One such brew will be whipped up by Aether Brewing exclusively for Talisman, while the rest of the drinks lineup will also span cocktails, spirits and Australian wines.

Menu details are still scarce, but the food range will focus on Aussie pub classics with American flavours — other than in the 30-seat venue-within-a-venue called The Office. That's the Don Draper and company-adoring chophouse on the mezzanine level, which'll go all in on US-favourite dishes. Think: prime rib, clams casino, shrimp cocktails, creamed spinach and twice-baked potatoes.

The Office will also boast a dedicated manhattan bar, which is where visitors will choose from a curated range of American and local whiskies. That said, because steak and wine is such a classic combo, expect an impressive vino selection as well, complete with South City Wine's entire wine list on offer.

Find The Wright House at 148 Logan Road, Woolloongabba from sometime in September — we'll update you with an exact opening date when one is announced.

Published on February 08, 2023 by Sarah Ward
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