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    Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Thought i'd re-open this old thread and introduce my favourite drinking hole here in Brisbane. Camduncan and Hightower know of this bar and as i work just down the road its been a haunt of mine for a bit. It's 'The Bowery Bar' in Brisbane, voted the best bar in Australia on JJJ radio recently. Apart from the excellent selection at the Byblos Bar at Portside, Brisbane, Australia, it has one of the best bourbon ranges on offer here. Stagg runs for a hefty 50 hard earnt dollars a pop but there are plenty others that are better priced to savour. I go here to try ones before i buy them.

    Anywho the bar has a classy NY city kind of feel and is well worth a visit if you're in this part of the world. Anyone else got some pics of nice bars they might call their second home?

    Cheers all!
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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    I remember a big night of Mint Juleps (they make a mean Woodford Reserve MJ), Manhattans, Staggs and Hirsch 16's at the bowery. IIRC, Cam called in sick the following day

    I prefer Byblos as it has more atmosphere, not to mention great food

    There's a new high end bar opening in the Valley called Zuri Lounge - it is opening on 10.10.2008 and it is going to be very high end (they are going to have bathroom attendants and valets)


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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    They don't get much of a crowd, do they?
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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Quote Originally Posted by DrinkyBanjo View Post
    They don't get much of a crowd, do they?
    At fifty bucks a shot for Stagg, I can see why.
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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    My favorite is Smitty's Bar and Grill. It is at least 10 ft from my recliner and has the best selection I can find. Buffalo Trace is about $1.00 a shot. The greatest part is this woman who works there, she will even sleep with me! But that depends on the number of shots I have :-) Tim Smith

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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Quote Originally Posted by swampguy View Post
    My favorite is Smitty's Bar and Grill. The greatest part is this woman who works there, she will even sleep with me!
    Now that's my kinda bar!

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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Quote Originally Posted by swampguy View Post
    My favorite is Smitty's Bar and Grill. It is at least 10 ft from my recliner and has the best selection I can find. Buffalo Trace is about $1.00 a shot. The greatest part is this woman who works there, she will even sleep with me! But that depends on the number of shots I have :-) Tim Smith
    Yeah but the tipping situation is just crazy in those kinda places...every dime you ever have made and ever will make...plus if you go drink somewhere else one night you don't even want to know what could happen...
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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Yep, Im headin' to Smitty's Bar & Grill for my next pour.
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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    There's a new high end bar opening in the Valley called Zuri Lounge - it is opening on 10.10.2008 and it is going to be very high end (they are going to have bathroom attendants and valets)
    Ahh yes, i walked past the old Sunbar last week and saw they were doing some renovations, looks fantastic!

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    Re: Your favourite Bourbon bar Version 2 >

    Quote Originally Posted by swampguy View Post
    My favorite is Smitty's Bar and Grill. It is at least 10 ft from my recliner and has the best selection I can find. Buffalo Trace is about $1.00 a shot. The greatest part is this woman who works there, she will even sleep with me! But that depends on the number of shots I have :-) Tim Smith
    Now there's an idea! Instead of the standard bar stool furniture maybe we start a bar with a bunch of recliners lined up along the bar where you can rock on with a bourbon in hand and a cigar in the other! Fantastic!

 

 

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