Gin & cocktail bar, restaurant, function venue | Dutch Courage Officers' Mess | Brisbane
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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 the gin & tonic was invented, 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 gin bar, restaurant & function space 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, crispy fried duck or for something more substantial, spice-crusted salmon or grilled Darling Downs goat shank.

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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GIN & COCKTAILS

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!

As Brisbane’s first gin bar, we pride ourselves on our menu of over 120 which is sure to turn heads and get tongues wagging.  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! Have you tried these?

Hoxton (grapefruit, coconut)

Brockmans (blueberry, blackberry)

Ophir (cumin, cardamom, chilli)

Gin Mare (olive, basil, rosemary)

Audemus Pink Pepper (honey, vanilla, pepper)

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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!

FUNCTIONS

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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: 4pm – 12am
Fri – Sat: 4pm –  late
Sun: 4pm –  12am
Mon: closed

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FIND US

Car

Park for $6 flat rate after 4pm midweek and all day weekend at Valley Metro when dining at Dutch Courage! The car park entrance is directly opposite us. Go to www.secureparking.com.au, click on Valley Metro, weekend/evening parking then in the offer code section, type “DUTCHCOURAGE” for this special offer.

 

Train

Fortitude Valley train station is only two minutes walk away, through the Valley Metro car park on Alfred St. A late-night service departing at approx. 3.45am operates on weekends. Check Translink for the latest timetables.

 

Bus

The nearest major bus stops are located in the precinct bordered by Wickham, Warner, Ann and Ballow St which is located five minutes walk from Dutch Courage. Late night services operate on weekends. Check Translink for the latest timetables.

 

Walk

We’re adjacent to Alfred & Constance, Alfredo’s and Kwan Bros and less than 5 minutes walk from the main Valley thoroughfares of Brunswick, Ann & Wickham St. Just head down the Brunswick mall, cross Wickham St, pass the entrance to the train station on your right, and take the next right which is Alfred St. About 100m in, we’re on your left with the big wall of booze. You can’t miss us!