What's the lowdown?
The team behind Woolloongabba bar, Canvas, have opened another boozer on Logan Road. What was once Crosstown Public House is now Electric Avenue, a handsome bar and bistro that tips its hat to Woolloongabba's history as an antique-shopping hotspot.
There's taxidermy, mid-century lampshades, vintage dolls of varying creepiness, a bit of bric and a lot of brac.
Why should I care?
Because Canvas is bloody ripper joint and its owners Bodie Schofield and Dan Rodriguez are sure to bring the same good times to Electric Avenue.
"We really want to light up Logan Road," Rodriguez says. "Make it an even more awesome precinct to enjoy some of the best food and booze in Brisbane. By the end of the night we want people to be dancing."
Nick Royds, award-winning Canvas head bar bloke, is rocking down the Avenue as a co-owner, too. It will be a very nice place to drink a very nice sazerac.
What's on the menu?
The cocktail list isn't anywhere as big as Canvas, but you can still find a handful of gems including the Welcome Back to Brixton ($17), a riff on the British classic cocktail, The 20th Century, with Tanqueray, white-cocoa liqueur, lillet and lemon juice.
There's Estrella on tap, a healthy amount of wine by the glass and an even healthier amount of whisky on the pour - more than 140 drops from Hellyers Road peated malt ($12) out of Tassie to Old Pulteney 17YO ($17.50) from the Scottish Highlands.
Chef Will Quartel (ex-Sourced Grocer) is on the pans whipping up minimum-fuss, Euro-style dishes such as blackened duck breast with smoked royal blue potatoes, pickled and roasted carrots, pistachio cream and dried olive crumb ($34).
A small list of bar snacks includes pork crackling with pecan-salt and pepper ($8) and a house burger ($16) served with a side of "Aussie Old Bay" chips. If Electric Avenue's house-made Old Bay is only half as good as the much-loved American spice blend, we're in.
Anything else I need to know?
There's a (not really that secret) hidden bar upstairs. It's called Jack Rabbits and it stocks a bunch of delicious things you'll have to discover for yourself.
23 Logan Road, Woolloongabba