Canvas, Wooloongabba

The top end of Logan Road at Wooloongabba has really come of age.

The city council has finally completed road works in the area and the end result is a delightful precinct with a cosy ambiance. The quirky street lights have coloured 'shades' which I haven't seen before in Brisbane - well done!

But more importantly there's a new bar to investigate - Canvas.

Located next to Pearl Café at the top end of Logan Road, Canvas has been designed by owners Bonnie Shearfton, Tom Sanceau and Mark and Emily Nunes as a before and after destination for the many restaurants in the area.

It's funky interior certainly says 'come on in' and the comfortable chairs and booths invite both conversation and enjoyable drinking.

The focus, as befits a bar, is mainly on the drinks with a selection of boutique wines and craft beer. Using fresh fruit and premium spirits, they are into creating a twist on the familiar or something completely new. With names like Spanish Inquisition (Ketel One Vodka - Olorossa Sherry - Guinness Syrup, Dr Edwardien's Chocolate Bitters and egg white) or Player Hater (Johnny Walker Gold Label, Smoked Vermouth, Dr Edwardien's Chocolate Bitters, Scappy's Lavender Bitters) to inspire it's going to take stamina to work ones way through the list, but it must be done!

Canvas has an arty look with walls decorated with street art and a small menu of pate, rillettes, smoked fish and Serano ham that can be combined to suit your own preferences. If head chef Asher Kilner-Blackford keeps up the standard from opening night you'll enjoy a great selection of tasty bites.

Bottom line: A great addition to a blossoming strip. Make it a pre-dinner meeting point for your next night out.

Canvas, 16b Logan Road, Wooloongabba p 07 3891 2111

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