Dutch Courage Officers' Mess
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THE DUTCH COURAGE STORY

The Dutch Courage Story

Hold on to your pith helmets comrades, and be transported back to a period in history when explorers of new frontiers would face adventure with a sense of humour, where formality during the day gave way to carefree partying and socialising at night, and campaign tents and mess halls were the place to be.

Welcome to Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess, a place where good food, good drinks and good times are celebrated.

Set over two storeys, DC’s lower level is kitted out with vintage campaign furniture, hessian curtains and authentic safari touches. Here, the Main Bar offers a comprehensive and innovative cocktail menu and boasts an impressive 240+ strong spirit collection, including over 100 gins, craft beer on tap, wine & champagne.

Upstairs is our mezzanine level, complete with its own dedicated bar and ideal for dining, larger groups and function bookings.

Open until the early hours on Fridays and Saturdays and midnight mid-week, DC is also the ultimate late-night hot spot for nocturnal explorers who love live music and resident DJs spinning house, funk & disco.

Discover Dutch Courage, dine in relaxed plantation style, enjoy an original cocktail creation from our experienced bartenders, listen to good music, let your hair down and party with friends.

DINING

Dining at DC is about fresh flavours delivered with passion, and a genuine desire to connect with diners through the food on their plate.

Embark on a culinary journey of discovery, with Head Chef Mark Maric’s grilled meat & share plate menu drawing on the spices and cooking methods from North Africa, particularly Morocco. Explore your adventurous side and feast on baked cauliflower w pistachio pesto, crispy fried duck w orange & radish salad or for something more substantial, spice-crusted salmon w red pepper puree or grilled goat shank w house made harissa.

Savour your DC dining experience upstairs on our plantation-inspired mezzanine, overlooking the main bar. This unique dining environment offers a dedicated bar and provides an ideal space for  larger groups and function bookings.

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DRINKING

When it comes to good drinks, DC is all about adventure, exploration, experimentation and fun!

Our DC bartenders have a strong pedigree of delivering quality drinks minus the arrogance. We love that and so will you. Whether it be a dry gin martini, old-fashioned or something custom-made just the way you like it, we always say YES!

In addition to our original cocktails, our 120-strong list of gins is sure to turn heads and get tongues wagging. Gone are the days of the stuffy London Dry bottle collecting dust behind the bar. We’re turning old-hat notions of gin on its head by showcasing top-of-the-range tipples from distillers in Australia, US and Europe. Get ready to embark on a journey of discovery with our exciting range of contemporary gins across the flavour spectrum!

Be Courageous and experience one of these daring DC Gins…

  • Hoxton (grapefruit, coconut)
  • Brockmans (blueberry, blackberry)
  • Ophir (cumin, chilli)
  • Gin Mare (olive, basil, rosemary)
  • Audemus Pink Pepper (honey, vanilla, pepper)

Mix with one of seven tonic waters including Fever Tree, Fentimans & Quina Fina.

OUR DRINKS

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  • GET TO KNOW OUR DIRECTOR EXTRAORDINAIRE, MATTHEW HILAN! The driving force behind Dutch Courage is our owner and manager, Matthew Hilan. Leading the charge when it comes to all things gin in Brisbane, and no doubt inspired by his time in the air force, Matthew......

  • LET’S START WITH THE BASICS, IF YOU WANT A PASSABLE, TOTALLY ACCEPTABLE DRY MARTINI, IT’S ACTUALLY VERY EASY. HOWEVER, LIKE MOST SIMPLE THINGS, IT’S VERY EASY TO DO IT RIGHT BUT EVEN EASIER TO DO IT WRONG.   Start with pouring 60ml of quality London......

WHAT’S ON

FUNCTIONS

Situated in the sought after Alfred St precinct, Dutch Courage Officers’ Mess offers a unique and exciting venue for your next private event.

With its dedicated mezzanine level designed for your privacy and including your own, exclusive bar, Dutch Courage offers a function destination like no other. Soak up the DC atmosphere all in the comfort of your private, designated event space.

DC can cater to small groups of 15, up to larger groups of 130.

Function packages including drinks, canapés/platters, cocktail or sit-down arrangements are available. (Conditions may apply depending on date and time of your event.)

The DC Mezzanine is an ideal space to host the following events:

  • Product launches
  • Corporate functions
  • Private events
  • Birthday celebrations
  • Christmas parties
  • Birthdays
  • Engagements

Let us tailor a DC experience for you. Talk to us!

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GET IN TOUCH WITH US

G/F 51 Alfred St
Fortitude Valley
Brisbane, Queensland 4000
Email: info@dutchcourage.com.au
Phone: +61 (07) 3852 4838

Opening Hours
Tue Thu: 4:00 pm  12:00 am
Fri Sat: 4:00 pm  3:00 am
Sun: 4:00 pm  12:00 am

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