A popular pub that marked a major shift in Brisbane’s burgeoning hospitality scene has closed 12 years after it opened.
Super Whatnot owner Simon Martin has announced the closure of the CBD bar, with Saturday being the last night of operations.
“It was my pleasure pouring alcohol in your beautiful faces,” he said on Instagram.
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“As nice as it was here, nothing works without you.
“Always with love, Super Whatnot.”
Martin tells leaflet The venue was still “doing well,” but it wanted to keep going.
“All good things come to an end, and this was probably a good time to call it quits,” he told the publication.
The cozy bar in an alleyway off the CBD shopping precinct was one of the first such venues to open after the Queensland government introduced small bar licenses in 2009.
Previously, city dwellers had to crowd into a few big pubs like Victory, Stock Exchange and Port Office.
The move has helped Brisbane carve its own way in small bar hospitality, with the city now boasting a scene that resembles a smaller version of alley-laden Melbourne.
https://7news.com.au/news/qld/super-whatnot-the-pioneering-brisbane-bar-shuts-after-12-years-of-operation-c-9522287 Super Whatnot, Brisbane’s groundbreaking bar, is closing after 12 years of operation