May 11, 2018
The Lychee Lounge is one of the most distinctive places to drink in Brisbane. This West End hangout gets the balance just right, blending stylish surroundings with a laid-back, welcoming atmosphere; it’s the kind of place you could happily lose hours, sipping a drink, chatting with friends. The Asian-inspired décor is splendidly OTT they’ve gone for a decadent opium lounge feel that somehow just about works despite, or more likely, because of its excesses. Cocktails are superb and there are also Asian nibbles available if you work up an appetite. The high-end aesthetic is tempered by friendly service and its popularity is such that it can get pretty rammed on Friday and Saturday nights, so getting there early is advisable if you want to snag a table.