Room 60: Cultural Space and Bar
Dani Maynard | On 31, Oct 2013
Nestled in the creative hub of QUT Kelvin Grove, Room 60 was the perfect place to celebrate after a long evening of uni presentations.
The dimly lit barâ€™s classic vintage dÃ©cor and assortment of quirky furniture pieces give it a really cool and cosy atmosphere. Thereâ€™s even a bookshelf with games like Scrabble and Pictionary so you can set up camp with some friends for a good old fashioned games night.
Although the inside is quite small, thereâ€™s a nice outdoor area at the front with plenty of tables and chairs so itâ€™s still suitable for a larger group.
Room 60â€™s not just a bar though, itâ€™s a space that cultivates creativity and culture.
It hosts a variety of events including live music, cult film screenings, erotic novel readings, artwork displays and discussions, and student projects.
Room 60 also tees up with QUT to present The QUT Literary Salon, a monthly event with readings from some of the universityâ€™s most talented creative writers.
It also has a pretty serious drinks menu, with a special â€œdeconstructedâ€ range of delicious spirits presented on a small tray in tiny, cute glasses.
The â€œSpicy and Full of Loveâ€ is bursting with sweet, sour and hot flavours and includes delicious Japanese ume plum wine, tamarind rolled in sugar and chilli, and a slice of buerre bosc pear.
To accompany the range of posh beverages, the bar also serves a variety of snacks and treats such as wasabi peas, thai corn chips, hot chips, and coffee with ice-cream and baileys.
You can also order pizza which comes from the neighbouring business, win!
Room 60 is the perfect place for a casual drink, snack, games night, or night of creative entertainment.
My only gripe was the price.
The food and many of the beers were reasonably priced, but as a vodka drinker I found it a little above average.
Although my vodka, lime and soda was delicious, it was $9 which is just a tad too steep for a casual drink with friends.
The service was excellent though, as the bartender was lovely and was happy to recommend her favourite drinks.
Overall I really enjoyed my first time at Room 60 and I am disappointed that I’ve only just discovered this wonderful little gem at the end of the uni semester.