Oh hey Broadbeach, it’s been awhile since we’ve had the pleasure. But what a pleasure it is today thanks to the launch of a brand new gin and wine bar smack bang in the middle of Surf Parade.
It’s called Brucie’s Gin & Wine Bar and it’s named after (very good boy) Brucie, a Frenchie who will absolutely steal your heart while you sip sweet, sweet cocktails in the winter sunshine.
The newbie can be found inside an existing Broady favorite, Addiction Food and Coffee House that now becomes Brucie’s from Thursday to Sunday nights and a space offering both coffee and cocktails is our new favourite thing.
It was a dream 10 years in the making for owner Hannah Hughes who has lived the hospo life for quite some time and decided to bring a little bit of her own personal magic to the Gold Coast.
And Brucie’s it is.
The white-washed space twinkles with fairy lights and drips with greenery and there is both indoor and outdoor seating options so you can enjoy an intimate little time or people watch out in the midst of the Broadbeach nighttime scene.
The drinks menu is an impressive one, as you can imagine, with Australian spirits and wines making up the majority of tipples on offer.
The cocktail list is lengthy so there are plenty of reasons to go back for more with absolutely zero judgement from anyone.
A few favourites of ours include I’d Guava have you with gin, Pampelle Ruby Aperol, lemon and guava and it’s a sweet, refreshing sip in the prettiest of purple hues.
The Risky Sour was also a taste sensation with whiskey, cherry brandy, lime and sweetened with a hint of vanilla – bitey and delicious, this was an absolute winner.
Mint to be another goodie with fry gin, lime, mint and a housemade cucumber syrup it’s a chilled out version of the classic dry gin martini and you might want to sip a few of those.
In terms of wine and beer, it’s an all Aussie adventure with all your favourites gracing the menu, including a few unique little Pet Nat wines that we think you’ll adore. Beer lovers can slurp on Black Hops, Burleigh Brewing Co. brews from around these parts and there’s a few out of towners on there too.
Dining-wise its five-star charcuterie boards for everyone with all the delicious produce piled high on those sourced locally too.
What we’re saying is, within the one space there is coffee for your morning needs, wine and cocktails for your evening needs and charcuterie boards for your all day every day needs.
Oh and Brucie himself.
Everything you could possibly want. Head down to Broadbeach to check it out for yourself.
LOCATION: Shop 5/24 Queensland Ave, Broadbeach
HOURS: From 4pm until late Thursday to Sunday
Words and photos by Kirra Smith