By Rebecca Harris

Brisbane’s Woolloongabba is shaping up as the city’s new hotspot, with the opening of a trendy small bar tonight (July 2).

The brainchild of Marco and Emily Nunes, Tom Sanceau and Bonnie Shearston, Canvas Cocktail & Wine Bar aims to bring a little bit of sophistication to the often overlooked suburb.

One of the first bars in Brisbane to open under Brisbane City Council’s small bar license, Canvas takes a stylish approach to food and drink, offering boutique wine, craft beer, absinthe fountains and ice hand-carved directly from ice-blocks.

Marco Nunes said that it had taken over 12 months of hard work for the bar to come to fruition.

“As a team of four we’ve been developing and refining our concept for some time, but finding the right venue was critical for it to come to life,” he said.

“We’ve observed Brisbane residents starting to look for smaller venues outside of the Fortitude Valley precinct. Our research identified the residents of the Eastern suburbs didn’t have an appropriate venue and we believe they want a unique and intimate social experience as an alternative to the existing pubs and clubs.

“When we found this location nestled amongst some of Brisbane’s trendiest restaurants and shops, we knew we had found the home of Canvas,” he added.

Canvas will be open Tuesday to Thursday from 4pm – 12pm and Friday to Sunday from 3pm – 12pm.


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