Welcome to the Hot 5 with Balter. *Basically the hottest beer and food blog series going around the internet. (*as voted by the person who wrote this Blog).
At Balter we love spreading the message of good beer but we can’t have the good beer movement without the support of good beer venues. That’s why we’ve taken the liberty of showcasing some of our favourite Balter venues from around OZ. The ‘Hot 5’ will run fortnightly, so make sure you lock it in your calendar if you want to see what’s going on around you!
Enjoy : )
1. Burgster, Gold Coast, QLD
It’s no secret Kiwi’s are good at stuff. There’s the All Blacks with footy, Taika Waititi with film, Sam Neil with acting, and Sir Edmund Hillary who was good at climbing things just to name a few. So when it comes to Burgers it’s no surprise that they’re good at that too… Welcome to Burgster.
Started by a bunch of Kiwi mates and their ladies, Burgster is an institution when it comes to Hamburgers on the GC. All their burgers are mean as but
their fried chicken burger has won our hearts. Add a side of truffle fries and a schooner of XPA or Pils and you will achieve 100% skux status just
like Ricky Baker! (watch Hunt For the Wilderpeople if you don’t know what we are talking about) Hidden just off the highway at Palm Beach, Burgster
caters for small and large parties. So whether you’re local or visiting, you better add them to your GC food bucket list.
4. Leftys Old Time Music Hall, QLD
“Home to knee-slapping country music and dive bar-style American eats, this is one Brisbane bar that will quickly become your new local—think hidden bars, taxidermy statues, leather salon booths, whiskey apples and sloppy joes” Urban List. Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky-tonk saloon meets bordello – conveniently beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton St. Set in the majestic old Baroona Labor Hall. The beautiful heritage listed building has previously housed tailors, communists, punk rock kids & strippers.
So when you boil it all down Lefty’s pulls together the classic formula for an epic night out with mates… Good music + good beer = good times.
5. Room for A Pony, TAS
From time to time, we tend to forget about the great island of the south, Tasmania. Just a short swim over the Bass Strait, you’ll find Room for a Pony. No, we’re not talking about a paddock for your steed. We’re talking about an epic little bar in North Hobart.
Described as a cafe/bar or as they like to put it ‘grub, plonk and joe,’ Room for a Pony is giving us mad fomo being up here in QLD. Think beer, bar snacks (five spiced chicken wings, cheeseburger sliders, fries) and woodfired pizzas!
So, make sure you gather up the pals for your next arvo beer or steezy Sunday session, we guarantee you won’t regret the extra $5 uber ride from the city to ensure a good night.