American spirits take center stage in the “Thanksgiving Hour”

‘Happy Hour’ will turn into ‘Thanksgiving Hour’ as The Gresham joins some of Australia’s leading bars to celebrate the end of lockdown with “Cheers! Spirits from the USA.”

As people go out to celebrate the easing of lockdown and restrictions in the final weeks of 2021, bars and restaurants are making the most of the influx of customers eager to celebrate their newfound freedom.

From November 22 to 28, Australians will be treated to a week-long ‘Thanksgiving Hour’ promotion. Sponsoring the “‘Cheers! Spirits from the USA” campaign in Australia is the Distilled Spirits Council of the U.S (DISCUS). 

Spirits enthusiasts will get to enjoy a range of American spirits in Thanksgiving-themed cocktails at special prices.

Some of Australia’s iconic venues participating in the event include The Gresham in Brisbane; Maybe Sammy, Kittyhawk, Burdekin Hotel, Grain Bar, Nola Smokehouse and Bar, The Swinging Car and Burrow Bar in Sydney; The Everleigh, The Elysian Whisky Bar, The Catfish and Que Club in Melbourne; and Maybe Mae in Adelaide.

During ‘Thanksgiving Hour,’ expect a slew of cocktail offerings that will showcase American spirits, such as Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Bulleit Bourbon, KOVAL, Old Forester, St George Gin, Wild Turkey, Westland, and Westward American Single Malt Whiskey.

“After a difficult year, we’re looking forward to partnering with some of the nation’s leading venues to celebrate Thanksgiving. The country is known for having some of the most knowledgeable and innovative bartenders, so we’re looking forward to Australians being able to experience new and delicious cocktails using some of America’s finest spirits, whilst supporting much loved bars and giving thanks,” Charles McEntee of DISCUS said.

More details will be announced as the event approaches, so be sure to follow these socials to get the latest updates: and

Please drink responsibly, and always eat food while drinking to ensure safe consumption.

Lockdown Blues? Order In from These Takeaway Options in the Inner City

Having lockdown blues and not in the mood for cooking in the kitchen? Why not treat yourself to a fancy and delicious meal from your favourite inner city restaurant or cafe?

Here are the establishments open for takeaways around Milton, Brisbane CBD, Spring Hill, Fortitude Valley and Newstead. You’ll need to check their social pages for the individual opening hours, menu and other details.  Just click on the links below:


Milton Common


Brisbane City

Brewski Bar

Cleberson’s Coffee

Jocelyn’s Provision

Melt Brothers


Spring Hill

Farah Restaurant

South Bank

Coffee Head Co

Little Big House

Zeus Street Greek

Fortitude Valley

Cakes and Shit

Gerard’s Bistro

Hashtag Burgers and Waffles

Jocelyn’s Provision

Les Bubbles


Same Same







Malt Pier


Milky Lane

Mrs. Browns Bar

Newstead Brewing Co


The Golden Pig

Wilde Kitchen

These inner city restaurants will re-assess their operations on a day-to-day basis to comply with the guidelines issued by the State Government. 

Inner City Deliveroo
Photo Credit: Taylor Herring/Flickr

However, if you prefer to have food delivered, Deliveroo will be waiving the delivery fee for all customers who will order more than $10 worth of food on Friday, 2 July 2021. Almost all venues tied with Deliveroo in Brisbane will honour this free service, so grab the opportunity and enjoy some great food even as the restaurants are restricted.

In the meantime, stay safe and nourished!