BRISBANE | Frog’s Hollow Saloon is a cocktail and whisky bar named after the former name of the part of Brisbane’s CBD where the bar stands. The area was once a mangrove-filled swampland called Frog’s Hollow, a name that held on as the area evolved into Brisbane’s first red-light district.
A swamp and red light district no more, the area retains links to its past in its heritage buildings. The space is full of character, lots of exposed brick and timber, with old wine barrels around the venue, a wagon wheel suspended from the ceiling, saddles slung over bar stools and on the walls, and country hats between the bar.
The team behind Frog’s Hollow Saloon have some serious pedigree behind them, having worked in some of Australia’s top bars. Cocktails and whisky are a focus here. Try the Ryomen Fizz, a blend of Jim Beam Black, Blackberry Syrup, Yuzushu, and Yuzu Soda. If you’re in the mood for a whisky on the rocks or neat, the staff will happily guide you through the extensive list.
If you’re looking for wine and beer you’re also well suited with a carefully curated selection of quality options. There’s also a very decent list of other spirits like gin, rum, and mezcal.
For food, it’s a small selection of bar snacks. Things like pickled eggs, biltong, and chicken liver pate.
Frog’s Hollow Saloon
26 Charlotte Street
Mon – Sun: 3:00pm to 1:00am