Frog’s Hollow Saloon, Brisbane City

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
Brisbane City
Queensland 4000

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Mon – Sun: 3:00pm to 1:00am

Paul founded The City Lane back in 2009 as a place to share photos of his travels around Europe with friends and family. The City Lane might have changed quite a lot since those early days but one thing that’s remained constant is Paul’s passion for food, travel and culture, and a desire to photograph and write about his experiences. Paul has a strong inquisitive nature that drives him to look beneath the surface in order to discover what really makes a city and its people tick, and what better way to do this than over a good meal or drink, with a city’s locals, at places that people who live in that city actually frequent. Paul is also a co-host of The Brunswick Beer Collective, a podcast that may or may not actually be about beer.


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