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Brisbane's best wings

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Thanks to the trend of American food that Brisbane has enthusiastically adopted, the term ‘finger lickin’ good’ is no longer confined to KFC buckets that double as helmets.

Now, there are plenty of spots not just wingin’ it, but getting our sticky, saucy favourite down to an edible (and delectable) art form. We’ve rounded up Brisbane’s best wings for a list that’s sure to ruffle your feathers.

WingHAÜS | CBD

Listen up, chickens, because there’s a new super fly guy in the haus! Newcomer WingHAÜS is an American sports bar/Bavarian beerhall whose crunchy wings can’t be beat. Head in anytime to score their crunchy buffalo wings served in everything from traditional hot sauce to teriyaki or Texas BBQ.

The Fox Hotel | South Bank

Let’s be frank, Brisbane… and by that, we mean scoffing down Frank’s Hot Sauce-coated buffalo wings available at the iconic Fox Hotel! Sidle into the Long Bar to enjoy these irresistible wings with blue cheese for just $15 dollarydoos.

Red Hook Brisbane | CBD

 New York street food specialists Red Hook is serving up wings dipped in batter and fried to absolute perfection. There’s no need to carry extra hot sauce in your bag either! Red Hook serves up not one, not two, but four saucy flavours, including buffalo, hickory, F**** U Hot, and the signature Red Hook glaze.

King of the Wings | Roaming food truck

King of the wings in both name and nature, this travelling trailer has truly taken “expanding their wings” to a whole new level. Turns out their compact truck actually boasts five flavours to choose from, including our personal favourite: the Bee Sting, a honey sesame sensation with a sweet chilli kick.

Shady Palms | Stones Corner

Shady Palms doesn’t just have a mean breakfast menu complete with a comfy couch to eat it from, they also do some darn good wings that go down all too well with an ice-cold beer. Dig into their southern fried chicken wings, which come coated in a spicy buffalo or bourbon glaze and paired with sage mayo. Nothing shady here.

Seoul Bistro | Sunnybank

Sure, buffalo wings might be the forte of the States, but Seoul Bistro is definitely giving them a run for their money with their Korean-inspired crispy chicken wings! For a unique fried chook experience, we suggest opting for either the yang nyum (sweet ‘n’ spicy) or honey wasabi wings paired with kim chi fries. So many yums! 

5 Boroughs | Multiple Locations

Is this the Manhattan Project reincarnated? Because New York-inspired 5 Borough’s chicken wings are a tastebud explosion just waiting to happen! Enjoy them buffalo style and doused in either OG Frank’s Hot Sauce and blue cheese dressing or a decadent bourbon glaze.

The Burrow | West End

Perhaps you can resist their amazing pizzas, but The Burrow’s Johnny Two Hats’ buffalo wings simply can’t be ignored! Fly in today to wrap your fingers around these golden fried wings, tossed in chipotle buffalo sauce and served with a stout infused BBQ dipping sauce. We don’t know who this Johnny is, but we dip our hat to him.

You’re going to need some extra napkins! 

Words by Tayla Trask and Jacqueline Pon
- – the gourmands flocking to these chicken wing joints.