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Southern Carnival at Brooklyn Standard

Brooklyn Standard is an oldie but a goodie. A quick walk down the stairs and you’ve warped into another decade and country. Finding yourself suddenly in New York, the atmosphere is funky and intimate. Luckily you do not have to take a plane to this bar. It is as simple as heading to Eagle Lane in Brisbane City.  

It never gets boring at Brooklyn Standard. They’ve got live music every night from 7:30 with a wide range of different music genres and groups. The food tops the entire ‘New York Underground Bar’ experience perfectly.

Just recently, Brooklyn Standard hosted The Southern Carnival brought to them by Southern Comfort. The Southern Carnival ran for four days bringing New Orleans to Brisbane. Although the menu served was different to what they usually provide, the food was fresh and tasty. I only have high hopes for their normal menu which consists of Cheeseburgers, Yankee Hot Dogs, Fries, Jalapeño Poppers, Mozzarella Sticks and Onion Rings.

In true traditional New Orleans style, most of the food provided during the Southern Carnival was full of flavour and spice. Instead of bar nuts there was spicy popcorn which was addicting. The Fried Chicken was extra crispy was crispy but not too oily. The Popcorn Shrimp was super spicy but so crispy that you could hear it.

The Southern Comfort cocktails were definitely a highlight. Southern Hurricane, Lazy Boy and Slow Comfortable Screw featured on the cocktail menu. Southern Hurricane was fresh and so easy to drink.

The only disappointing aspect of Brooklyn Standard is the service. Through the hustle and bustle of the busy bar, the staff can come across as careless and occupied having too much fun of their own.

Brooklyn Standard is still a great bar to escape reality and have a good time with good food, drinks and music. There are not too many other bars quite like this one in Brisbane.


Quirky New-York-Style Bar with lots of character, good food and plenty of drinks to enjoy. Live music is from 7:30pm every night and is not something you want to miss!


Eagle Ln, Brisbane City QLD 4000

Phone - 0405 414 131

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Opening Hours
Monday-Friday: 4pm-Late
Saturday: 6pm-Late
Sunday: Closed

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