80s Inspired Bar Set To Open In Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is set to welcome a new bar that will be filled with 80s vibe.

Called Blute’s Bar, the new venue will open in the Brunswick Street Mall underneath Black Bear. The owners are targeting to open the bar in mid-April 2018.

Jesse Barbera, one of the owners of The Brightside and Black Bear Lodge, named the new bar after his friend for more than 30 years, Jon Blute. The two grew up together in the United States before Mr Barbera moved to Brissy to open a number of live-music venues with business partners.

Blute stayed behind and pursued a career in a law firm. Back in the days, the two always dreamt of starting their own bar and now, that dream is in the works and slowly turning into reality.

The bar will take inspiration from classic Australian pubs of the 1980s, complete with exposed brick walls, tiles, and Australian hardwood. A deck area and a beer garden will also be made.

They will offer 14 beer taps and an extensive wine list.

The 350-seat bar will also showcase their personal stuff such as their portraits and other replicas they currently have in their homes.

Food will also be available and brunch every weekend is included in the plan.