East meets West in the heart of the West End at this pan-Asian cocktail haven. The intimacy of the space is underscored by the sensual red lighting, local artist designed chandeliers, fish-scale walls, the dome ceiling, and the sheer abundance of nooks within Lychee Lounge. Not often in Brisbane do you find a watering hole with its own Opium Den and samurai-inspired bar. The other main draw, however, is undoubtedly the mixologist’s list of cocktails, curated by award-winning cocktail creator Pez Collier, that source ingredients from exotic spirits and draw upon unusual flavour combinations to create unique sensory experiences. Head down on a Monday night to enjoy a share plate and a jam jar cocktail for only $10.
Opening hours: Sun-Thu 3pm-12am; Fri-Sat 3pm-1am
Watch out for: the Asian-inspired décor, mixologist’s list of cocktails
Address: 2/94 Boundary St, West End (Brisbane) QLD, Australia, +61 7 3846 0544