One of the most interesting small bars to open in Brisbane since the bar licence was introduced is Canvas.
This vintage inspired cocktail bar is in the heart of the popular Woolloongabba Antique Precinct. Nestled amongst some of Brisbane’s best caf?’s, restaurants and antique centres, Canvas provides a mystical sanctuary where you can enjoy delectable cocktails, mixed by some of Australia’s top bartenders, boutique wine, craft beer, and rustic French/Spanish inspired food boards.
The interior of this intimate bar is quite different from anything else in Brisbane. Talented interior designer, Alexa Nice, brings a quirky blend of edgy and opulent design to the venue using recycled materials to bring as much of Brisbane into the bar as possible.
Recycled timber panels and planter boxes filled with flowers and ivy adorn the walls and most of the furniture was sourced from local second hand/vintage shops and auctions. A captivating ‘Where The Wild Things Are’ style mural on the feature wall and sketches throughout the menu were done by local Brisbane street artists.
Since opening in July, Canvas has been nominated for a number of awards and was recently named ‘Best Bar’ in the 2011 Courier Mail Food & Wine Guide. Pop into Canvas and enjoy live music on Sunday afternoon, Tapas and Tequila on Tuesday, or the Absinthe Green Hour on Thursday. Open from 3-midnight every day except Monday.