The Valley’s whimsical new bar | Gourmand and Gourmet

The Valley’s whimsical new bar

Closing your eyes and escaping to your happy place has never been this easy, thanks to the mystical and creative geniuses behind Lost Boys Cafe, and the soon to open Skull It juice bar. With their new hideout just opened in Bakery Lane in the Valley, The Tree House is a new Brisbane bar that will have you thinking you just stepped into Neverland. The fit-out will not only have you forgetting that you are only a hop, skip and jump away from the bustling Fortitude Valley, it also instantly transports you back to your childhood. The bar definitely lives up to it’s name, with a literal tree house feel, from the tree trunk tables and chairs and cascading leaves from the ceiling, right down the tiki cocktail cups. The drinks and tapas menu is a welcome change to the scene, with organic, preservative and additive-free booze, and a tapas menu that features organic and vegan eats to match. The chef has crafted a very hipster friendly menu that includes the likes of freekeh chilli-stuffed peppers, polenta fries with aioli and more. Offering an impressive collection of craft beer and local spirits, they can almost guarantee a healthy hangover (if consumed in moderation, of course), vowing to only add flavour to your night, not your drinks. Organic liqueurs  are stars in a list of fanciful cocktails that will make add a dash of magic to any night. Predicted to be hotspot in the coming months as the perfect bar to start your night, The Tree House has all bases sorted, even down to the tapas with a smorgasbord of fine organic cheeses, house made pickles and jams, flatbread and pesto on offer. And a hangover-curing juice at Skull It next door in the morning. You can find The Tree House in the newly opening Bakery Lane (694 Ann St, Fortitude Valley) for a sneak peek before their official launch on the 2nd May. They’re open: Monday-Thursday: 5-9pm Friday-Saturday: 5-12pm Sunday: 5pm-late Words by Sheldon Hikaiti