Baedeker

Fortitude Valley

Occupying the landmark heritage-listed Mill (circa 1909) on Constance Street, Fortitude Valley, Baedeker is like stumbling across an old world bar from another century.

Featuring handmade brick walls, cobbled flagstone floor, vintage Chesterfield couches, wine barrel on the bar, luggage racks of old steamer trunks, taxidermy and 1920s chandeliers, Baedeker is evocative of the time when its German traveller namesake wrote the world’s first travel guide.

If the old brick walls of Baedeker could talk, there'd be fascinating stories to tell, from the early days as a flour mill to its years in World War II as an army barracks, and today one of the Valley's most atmospheric bars, full of nooks and crannies and secrets.

With myriad enchanted places to make your own, Baedeker has four fabulous function spaces, including two private dining rooms (one whose entrance is behind a secret bookcase), and a magical outdoor garden bar.

In keeping with the setting, Baedeker's wine and beverage menus have been curated with history firmly in mind. The lists feature old and rare wines, classic cocktails, boutique producers, distilleries, and breweries. As much as possible the lists are Australian, complemented by selections from around the globe.

Want to learn more about Baedeker's wines?  Then enjoy a good glass (or two) with Venue Manager, Stephen (Steve) Hazlett, who hosts regular informative, fun, and educational Wine Tastings in The Cellar. He will cover all your Australian and International favourites starting with Champagne (on September 29), Australian Sparkling, Pet Nat’s, Riesling to Rose, Pinot Gris vs Grigio, Chardonnay and more. Also keep an eye out for upcoming wine dinners from talked-about Australian and New Zealand producers, including a series featuring magnum wines from their extensive cellar.

Baedeker is the perfect place to enjoy a pre or post-dinner bite to eat, with a delicious selection of bar snacks such as wagyu brisket taco, Brie and blue cheese plates or Momofuku style pork Bao buns.

There is also house made chicken liver pate, fresh Tasmanian pacific oyster, or Baedeker's famous house nuts with crunchy bread bites and, for something sweet, chocolate Moulleux with passionfruit gel. For those with an appetite, there as a more substantial dinner menu that is equally delicious.

Need to know - Whether it’s an intimate dinner for 18 or a multi-space function for 130+ people, Baedeker is the perfect venue for any event. From birthdays, engagements, weddings, launch parties, corporate dinners and every other celebration in between. Feel like a ‘Sneaky Mid-Weeky’ Dinner? Book The Cellar or The Sunroom private dining rooms for a three-course dinner with ten of your best mates!  Pricing starts at $75 per person for a maximum of 18 people.

Good to know - Planning office drinks or need help to bulk up your home cellar for the festive season? Baedeker’s Pick Up & Take-Home packs allow you to pick and choose from their extensive beverage menu. Contact Steve for a copy of the beverage menu and to order your pack. Email: manager@baedeker.com.au

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Baedeker Wine Bar

111 Constance St

Fortitude Valley

Opening hours

0499 770 169

 

Map

111 Constance St Fortitude Valley

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