‘Stranded’: New Bar to Open in Fortitude Valley

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The team behind The Zoo is getting ready to launch ‘Stranded,’ a new bar and bottle shop in Fortitude Valley.


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The new venture will occupy the old headquarters of QMusic and APRA AMCOS at the upper-floor tenancy of Winn Lane on Winn St to transform it into a cocktail-oriented bar that can accommodate up to 80 guests.

The ground floor, which was once home to Tym Guitars, will be turned into a bottle shop. For drinks, the focus will be on tequila mezcals but martinis and wines from organic producers will also be on offer. 

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The owners envision the place to be a refined yet comfortable space for people who love great music, quality food and unique cocktails.

A pedestrian walkway will connect the place to a 500-capacity bandroom, making it easier for guests and staff to move between the venues. Refurbishments are also underway for the team’s existing kitchen that currently offers pizzas and tapas.

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The full menu is not available yet, but guests can expect plenty of skew share plates to feast on such as the likes of mezcal-infused beef cheek slow-cooked for around 32 hours. 

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Now celebrating its 30 years in the hospitality business, The Zoo has become one of Brisbane’s oldest and most beloved live music venues.

It has welcomed some of the world’s most famous acts, including The Pixies, The Black Keys, Paul Kelly, Lorde, Nick Cave and the Dirty Three, Ben Harper, Powderfinger, Silverchair, Violent Soho and Mogwai to name a few. 

Stay tuned to The Zoo’s Facebook page for updates. Those who want to get in early prior to the opening can book for pre-launch access at the Stranded Bar’s website