1st Edition: Comic Book-Themed Bar and Restaurant Lands at the Valley

1st Edition: Comic Book-Themed Bar and Restaurant Lands at the Valley

Discover 1st Edition, the latest bar and restaurant to find a home on California Lane in Fortitude Valley that will definitely delight every avid comic book fan.



1st Edition is an intimate bar and restaurant that serves up signature cocktails named after popular comic book superheroes, perfectly paired with delectable dishes that fuse Asian-inspired dishes with American, Mexican, and French influences. All these, from the creative imaginings of Marc Grey and chef Steve Maiden, the ‘dynamic duo’ to thank for this one-of-a-kind venue.

Photo credit: 1st Edition / Instagram
Photo credit: 1st Edition / Instagram

True to its comic book theme, finding this watering hole is a bit of an adventure. It lies hidden down California Lane, much like the Batcave, with a fit-out that features Batman and Spiderman murals, and a bar top lined with comic book covers-filled panels that seamlessly blend with the neon-lit atmosphere of the bar.

Once settled, guests can go ahead and sample their signature cocktails, which are as excitingly named as they are fun to try — Mysterio (Butter Vodka, Peach syrup, apple, passionfruit, whites & passion smoke bubble); Harley Quinn (Dry gin, lemon, Persian fairy floss, gold flakes, and rose Cuvee); and Doctor Strange (Violette Rubard & Bramble gin, lemon, lavender, and simple syrup).

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Photo credit: 1st Edition / Instagram
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Harley Quinn / Mysterio | Photo credit: 1st Edition / Instagram

After a refreshing cocktail (or two!), check out their mouth-watering bites that come in sharing sizes. Try the Cheeseburger Gyoza with Kimchi Mac; MB7 Wagyu with onion soubise and greens; Kingfish sashimi with watermelon yuzu, orange and coconut; Red Duck Curry with Pineapple, Lychee, Slaw; and Spanner Crab with burnt butter, cucumber, artichoke.

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MB7 Wagyu / Red Duck Curry | Photo credit: 1st_Edition / Instagram
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Kingfish sashimi /Cauliflower Popcorn | Photo credit: 1st_Edition / Instagram


1st Edition can accommodate only 22 guests and offers three 90-minute seatings, so bookings are a must. And if you happen to visit on a Friday or Saturday late evening, expect the DJ to come spinning some club hits from the loft.

1st Edition is located at 22 McLachlan Street in Fortitude Valley. They are open from  5.30 pm till late evening, Wednesday to Saturday.

1st_Edition | California Lane, 22 McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley