Beirne Lane

Top choice Bar

in Fortitude Valley

TC Beirne would approve of this on-point yet democratic gastro-bar, housed in the Irishman's former department store. It's a great all-rounder, serving everything from excellent coffee and wine to craft and mainstream beers, and high-quality nosh. Sip $5 beers, wines and spirits from 4pm to 6pm, book to compete in Tuesday's 'Opinion Trivia' or hone your salsa moves on Wednesdays.

Other fortes include good-value lunch specials and a buffet-style Sunday brunch (from $49).