Three industry veterans have joined forces to open a whisky bar in Brisbane CBD called Frog’s Hollow Saloon.
Peter Hollands (The Gresham, Bacardi National Brand Ambassador), Nick Winter (Bianca Restaurant, The Gresham, Mjolner Melbourne) and David Robinson (Hot Tamale, Snapper Rocks, Hanky Panky Lounge Darwin) hope the bar will be Brisbane’s first true saloon-style venue.
Frog’s Hollow is situated in what was Brisbane’s first red-light district by the same name and will open at 3pm on Thursday, March 24.
The 12-metre bar top is located within the John Reid & Nephews building at 26 Charlotte St. The heritage façade shows off the beautiful brick work and double sash windows of early Brisbane.
Inside, the 50-year-old floorboards and exposed ceiling represent the passing of time.
“Brisbane, after a couple COVID years is looking for somewhere easy to gather with friends,” Hollands said. “Along with building a beautiful venue we wanted a space that was easy just to come on in, walk up to the bar and get a drink. We’ve got one of the strongest teams I’ve ever worked with, and we believe our offering is going to be unique to the Brisbane bar scene.”
“Service should be f**king fun! I’m a huge believer in hiring based on personality and passion,” Winter added. “We got extremely lucky that our team is also incredibly talented. Talent and personality make for an amazing service, and we can’t wait to share that with Brisbane!”
“Brisbane is a city I have spent a fair bit of time in over the last six years and to be involved in opening a Frogs with Peter and Nick, two guys I really respect their passion, skills and understanding of the industry, I couldn’t be more excited,” said Robinson. The space is beautiful and exactly what we were looking for. The team is incredible super talented hospitality professionals. Really exciting time ahead.”
Frog’s Hollow Saloon is open seven days a week from 3pm to 1am.
Pictured above: (left to right back row) Lily Morris, Thiago Silva, Magnus Moore, Martin McConnell, Liam Murphy; (left to right in front row) Peter Hollands and Nick Winter