I thought my bar hopping days were over. It’s not that I can’t take the liquor. What I can’t take, are the prices. Where are the days of $3 vodka and cheap OJs at White Chairs? It seems that at least some of the crowd I run with are still very much into bars so I’ve been to quite a few in the past while. As part of a continuing series, I’m sharing some of these visits so you too can seem like you’re ‘in the know’ with the young crowd you’re running with.
Name: Mr Henderson
Vibe: Easy going, relaxed, no pretensions. Great for a Sunday session.
Punters: Mid 30’s up. Locals channeling their inner suburban hipster. Parents escaping their kids for the night.
Size: Long and narrow with a decent courtyard out the back where food trucks pull up to feed the weekend crowd. Sometimes they even have pies from the legendary Goat Pie Guy.
Decor: Mr Henderson was the local boot maker for 50 years and ran his shop from here. Light & bright, clean lines, minimalist design, polished concrete & exposed brick. Lush potted greenery to soften things up.
Music: Nothing of note.
Specialises in: Beer (both on tap and by the bottle). A huge range. There’s wine too.
Do Try: Beers of the World including Mythos (Greece), Negra Modelo (Mexico), Moa (NZ), Clare Valley Bullseye (Australia)
Insider Tip: You can BYO food to Mr Henderson so bring along your fave bar snacks or plates to match what you’ll be drinking. Don’t feel limited to a bag of chips as you can even bring takeaway from local restaurants. Don’t be shy!
69 Brighton Rd
Sandgate Qld 4017