Thursday, 6 August 2009

Sling Lounge

I'd intended this post to be a scintillating rundown of Sling Lounge at West End. Unfortunately, it's going to be a bit more "broad brush" than usual.

Sling Lounge is a pretty innocuous looking spot from the street, just up from Tukka on Boundary Street. Luckily we nabbed some seats right at the front, which meant we could watch the always entertaining parade of people pass along Boundary Street as we sipped our cocktails.

As I ordered my first cocktail (which I think was a Polish Prince) I was counting on the webpage containing a full cocktail list. By the time I'd had two fairly potent cocktails at Sling Lounge, followed by a bottle of wine over dinner, any detailed recollection of the earlier cocktails had pretty much evaporated. I was however sharp enough to take a photo of their cool tiki glasses.

What I can tell you is that the list at Sling Lounge is huge - it's certainly the most impressive cocktail list I've come across in Brisbane. There are so many cocktails that it took me about 10 minutes just to skim through the list and pick my first drink. Not only is the cocktail list huge, but service is much snappier than it is at the Bowery or the Lark. There was a group of about 8 of us, but our cocktails came out pronto every time.

So if you're tired of the selection at your local bar, drop in to Sling Lounge next time you're feeling thirsty. I'll be going back next time I'm in West End, to try a few more drinks off their excellent list. Although I don't think it has the atmosphere of the Bowery, it's perfect for a few cocktails in West End.

Sling Lounge
153 Boundary Street
West End 4101
P - 07 3255 3522


Sarah said...

I love a good cocktail, but damn that is one awful website! We're not ones for going out drinking, but I'm thinking a visit might be in order nonetheless, given your recommendation :)

food bling, Brisbane said...

Agree about the website - the first time I clicked on it I thought it was broken. It's very very fiddly. At least the bar itself is good - its great place to start the night before having dinner in West End