It’s 5pm on Friday. Noisy birds screech as they take flight from the giant fig trees on Bourbong Street. As the sun sets, a little sign in the window of an unremarkable shopfront illuminates a single word: BERT’S.
Past the brass bollards and over the threshold is a wonderous 1920s inspired cavern. Bert’s is a bar that will transport you back to the roaring era of jazz, surrounded by sparkling glassware, art deco fixtures and luxurious leather lounges.
Let your hair down, rest your weary feet and dream of where you’ve been and where you’re headed. It’s a chance to embrace the pioneering spirit of the bar’s namesake, aviator Bert Hinkler. A small but fine selection of worldly cuisines combine to create an exceptional menu of share plates.
Quality local spirits are given equal prominence to imported drops, resulting in a beverage offering that could hold its own anywhere around the globe. It’s an unfussy, stylish and fitting tribute to Bundaberg’s favourite son. Here’s to you Bert!
We can’t give away all the trade secrets, but here are the ingredients so you can mix yourself a Bert’s cocktail – any way you like it.
Bundaberg Spiced Rum, Stones Green Ginger Wine, Bundaberg Ginger Beer, Orange Juice and a Wedge of Lime.
FRENCH PEAR MARTINI
Grey Goose La Poire Vodka, St Germaine Elderflower Liqueur & Prosecco.
Sierra Silver Tequila, Lime Juice, Agave Syrup & De Kuyper Blue Curacao.
ESPRESSO DELLA CARAMELLO
Kalkie Moon Classic Vodka, Bundaberg Royal Liqueur Salted Caramel, Simple Syrup & Fresh Alowishus Espresso.
Kalki Moon Classic Gin, Lemon Juice, Sugar Syrup & Prosecco
Kalkie Moon Pink Gin Rose & Elderflower Liqueur, 23rd Street Distillery Rose Vodka & Prosecco.