Where: 22 Carraway St, Kelvin Grove
Opening Hours: Mon - Sat 4pm till late
Phone: 0402 112 994
Although QUT Kelvin Grove is known for its Creative Industries precinct, until recently there was little around the area to foster creative connections. Hearing the desperate call from campus goers in dire need of a retreat from the computer labs, Room 60 opened its doors and granted student’s wishes with a creative space to enjoy a drink and provoke a thought.
Cleverly mimicking the clichés of Brisbane’s university share-house culture, Room 60 is a collage of the stale and homely. Past the red wall outside, artistically covered in a vast collection of shoes, you’ll find a pseudo living room where retro seventies couches give warmth to a cold cement floor and walls of exposed brick, bright green paint and printed wallpaper play host to a range of imagery and art works. Owned by dancer and choreographer Clare Dyson, Room 60 doubles as a cultural space where a range of artistic expressions including poetry readings, philosophical discussions, spoken word recordings, artist talks, experimental film showings and even ukulele performances take place.
On the night we attend the works of Rachel Parsons are on display. Bird, Tori, Niao is made up of varying sized paper crane sculptures that double as lamps, adding stark light to the otherwise candlelit room. Combined together it's bohemian and cosy to say the least and an ideal spot to curl up and enjoy some home brewed beer or elder flower spritzer after a long day's work. Room 60 serves beer and wine and as well as some unusual selections including chilli ginger beer and their current special, Zubrówka polish vodka with cloudy apple juice and a slice of green apple. Simple snacks are also available, which are supplied from surroundings eateries.
Chilli Ginger Beer
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