Popular Brisbane Venue in Petrie Terrace Reopens Under New Management

Photo credit: Lefty's Music Hall / Facebook

This well-loved Brisbane venue in Petrie Terrace is coming back to life in late February 2020 to once again reignite Petrie Terrace’s live entertainment scene.

Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, in the heritage-listed Baroona Labor Hall, is known for being the perfect place for whiskey apples, southern-style food, and Americana rock. Last November 2019, this popular venue surprised everyone when it suddenly closed its doors and left Brisbane’s nightlife scene; but not for long, though.

This historic Caxton Street space is already set to reopen its doors on 27 February 2020 and will run under a new management group,  Hallmark Group Australia — the same people behind Finn McCool’s, Retro’s Cocktail Lounge, Jammie Oliver’s Pizzeria, and Jammie’s Italian.



Photo credit: Lefty’s Music Hall / Facebook

Apart from its new trade name — Lefty’s Music Hall — everything else that we’ve loved about this venue is preserved. The dive bar-style spot will still offer its famed whisky apple, honky-tonk saloon theme, and live music lineup. The crimson walls, vintage chandeliers, and sizeable mirrors displayed around the place will also be maintained. 

Photo credit: Lefty’s Music Hall / Facebook

Also present in its reopening are the giant curved bar, candle-lit black leather booths, wall-mounted peacock and bear, smattering of moose heads, and heavily used dance floor and stage. Its return with an authentic spin will surely be appreciated mainly because it’s how the place became very popular. 

Photo credit: Lefty’s Music Hall / Facebook

The specific food and menu that will be served on Lefty’s are not disclosed yet – aside from the well-known blend of whisky and freshly juiced apples that are heavily ruling the bar. What’s sure is that the bar will serve plenty of whisky and boutique beers. 

They will all return in its reopening this 27th of February with Live Entertainment and the all-time favourite Whiskey Apples. 




15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000, Australia