Bacchus (South Bank, QLD)

Aurum Tea
After passing Bacchus numerous times on my way to South Bank Cinemas, me and a few friends found ourselves lounging in their couches after a movie one night.  The location is pretty unbeatable, as it's located in the Rydges hotel two blocks down from the cinemas and restaurants in South Bank.  Only hearing about this place in an article, Bacchus originally made an impression on me for being described as an upscale bar housing a swimming pool.

We didn't go into the swimming pool that night, but the place is a slightly upscale lounge, with dim lighting, and excellent service.  Upon arriving, the bartender came around to fill a couple of glasses with chilled lemon water.  Their cocktail creations weren't as appealing as I had hoped, but I ended up ordering the Social, a mix of Patron Silver, Dolin Bianco, house strawberry and rhubarb cordial and fresh pink grapefruit juice (20).  The drink tasted mostly like the Patron, and was a bit bitter - and while I do enjoy Patron, it didn't taste much like a "mixed drink."  The Dionysus was also a bit of a miss, as I don't think I like Maraschino liquer much...  The Aurum Tea (28) for two was decent, and came in a fancy tea pot that "steamed" with a coke on the side to add.  It was quite the interesting and fun presentation as we played with the liquid nitrogen...


Price: 20AUD/drink | $$
Rating: 3.5/5

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Corner of Grey and Gleneig Street (via Rydges Hotel)
South Bank, QLD
#: (07) 3364-0843
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