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Bar Hop – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse

I may have finished with my job but that doesn’t mean the bar hopping has stopped. Between birthdays, get togethers and PR companies spending before the end of the year, there’s hopping galore! I was invited* to attend the launch of spring menu at the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse and have to say it was nothing like I thought it would be.

Name: Woolly Mammoth Alehouse
Location: Fortitude Valley
Vibe: Relaxed on non gig night. Friendly staff who are happy to chat when it’s not too busy.
Punters: Mixed – mid 20’s through to late 40’s. On the night I visited there were couples grabbing a casual meal and small groups enjoying some hump day revivers. The mix would change when a band plays – drawing fans from whatever era or genre the band represents.
Size: Huge. This is wide venue that stretches far back into the block. It’s also over two levels with a roof top space and stage for live music.
Decor: I can’t believe how much Woolly Mammoth reminded me of the bars in small towns across the USA. Wood paneling, a few animal heads, neon signage, plenty of space. It’s fun without being over the top. Though, there is a giant stuffed mammoth as you walk in.
Specialises In: Beer. There’s a separate bar dedicated just to craft beers. Friendly staff can suggest something different. Can’t decide? Try a tasting paddle of four for $14. There’s the usual wines and spirits too. I was pleasantly surprised to see bottles of Barossa Yelland & Papps available.

Music: Background tracks that aren’t too loud to talk over. This is also a live venue with lots of upcoming bands but there are the classics too. The Superjesus was the next big draw card. Music for all crowds – Folk Alt. Country, Sarejevan Pop, Blues…
Do Try: The Black Onyx Wagyu T-Bone. Not so much a steak as a mammoth hunk of meat. Cooked to perfection, the meat is tender and rare, despite the size of the serve. The menu says ‘serves 1 – 3’ however, with the fried chat potatoes, grilled mushrooms and salad, this is a meal for more. It was more than enough for the four of us.

four pictures of steak and salads from Woolly Mammoth Alehouse Insider Tip: 2-4-1 meals on Wednesdays and, all craft beers for $5 on every Sunday arvo 12 – 6pm.
Verdict: A week later and Mr Tiffin has already revisited with a group of his mates. He says these are some of the best beers he’s tasted of late. It’s a winner.

*TIFFIN was invited as a guest by Woolly Mammoth Alehouse to taste their new spring menu and discover a secret world.

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse
633 Ann St
Fortitude Valley  Qld  4006

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10 comments… add one
  • Stephen November 8, 2016, 7:48 pm

    Sounds a bit prehistioric to me. Is there a jukebox in this Siberia?

    • Fiona Ryan November 10, 2016, 1:27 pm

      I think you’re dating yourself there with your pre-historic music references. It would be an easy way to spend a Sunday arvo.

  • Summer November 8, 2016, 9:30 pm

    Those meals look yummy ♥

    • Fiona Ryan November 10, 2016, 1:26 pm

      It was a huge meal. If you are in the area, it’s worth visiting.

  • RobertL November 8, 2016, 9:43 pm

    You had me at “giant stuffed mammoth”.

    • Fiona Ryan November 10, 2016, 1:23 pm

      I think that poor mammoth is somewhat abused when the drinks kick in.

  • Tandy | Lavender and Lime November 9, 2016, 1:56 pm

    I’m a huge fan of craft beers.

    • Fiona Ryan November 10, 2016, 1:24 pm

      Anthony particularly enjoyed the dark tasting paddle. He tookhis mates back the next week and they had a great time tasting.

  • sherry from sherrys pickings November 11, 2016, 3:07 pm

    i am definitely showing my age here Fiona when I say I am just too over the hill for such shenanigans:) I just can’t fit into one of those pairs of micro shorts so I would be totally out of it…

    • Fiona Ryan November 14, 2016, 8:59 am

      Lol Sherry – there were no micro shorts at this venue but I hear what you are saying.

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