May 11, 2018
The airy, elegant Cru Bar is based in Brisbane’s smart James Street precinct. The onus here is on fine wine, and their cellar houses a pretty impressive collection, including a very good selection of rare and vintage wines. However, they also carry a good number of local and little known wines, so you don’t have to have a fat wallet to sample something special and memorable. The decor is striking, especially the distinctive French chandelier centrepiece and the long onyx bar, and a good chunk of the space is given over to wine bottles. The sliding glass doors keep the place feeling cool, even when the bar fills up and spills onto the street, as is often the case on a Saturday night.