Southpaw bar has filled the space for a small watering hole on the bustling Gertrude Street strip surrounded by cafes (De Clieu), small restaurants (Anada) and clothing boutiques (Dagmar Rousset)
White picket fences and mod grass out the front, mismatched lamps, exposed brick, a fireplace, DJs on Friday and Saturday nights, and a barbeque every Sunday combine to achieve an intimate and comfortable space and this cosy local.
At Southpaw, you’ll find a well-rounded micro-brewery beer list, an assortment of cocktails, and a concise wine menu. Simple bar snacks inlcude “Aunty Ro’s sausage rolls” and bowls of fat-cut chips or antipasti plates. For something more substantial there are also a handful of hearty main courses.
Though known above all as a bar, Southpaw’s strongest attribute may actually be it’s brunch menu. Caramelised peach and pecan pikelets will remedy the weariest Sunday morning traveller. With a sheltered courtyard, spacious booths, and cosy corners, Gertrude Street drinkers can enjoy the bounty of languid summer afternoons as well as snug winter nights at Southpaw.