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“A surprise within discreet doors” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Lefty's Old Time Music Hall

Lefty's Old Time Music Hall
Ranked #3 of 88 Nightlife in Brisbane
Certificate of Excellence
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“A surprise within discreet doors”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

The facade does only vaguely imply what to find behind the doors. You have two choices: go to the left and up the stairs to the sailors bar. Enjoy a drink and/or a beer in the cool round booths and look at the cool decor! A lot to look at: enormous mermaid wall paintings; net;, shells and a quite impressive ship above the bar. Watch it, because something might happen...

Or: take a right and go into the saloon. Cool venue with a stage and different levels of seats. It can be busy in this animal head and wood decorated place and the staff is not more friendly than they have to.

I've been at Lefty's a few times and there a has always been a very mixed crowd. I liked it a lot, mostly because of it's cool and tacky decor, but also dancing and people watching. Give it a go!

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English first
Brisbane, Australia
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31 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Hmmmm”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

I wanted to love Lefty's having heard and read so much about it, but it really fell short in my opinion. The space itself is nice, although treading a fine line between authentic charm and tack. The band playing were fantastic, I can't deny that, and in between the background tunes were great. Bar staff were cocky and almost rude, this is definitely their domain. It was worth a look, and I can see what it's trying (a little too hard) to be, but just doesn't quite hit the mark.

Visited May 2014
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4 Thank Meela B
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Mount Morgan, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Rockabilly Fun”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2014

Always a great time to be had. Fantastic old tunes, talented bands, fantastic cocktails. Must do when you are in Brisbane. Caxton St highlight.

Visited January 2014
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Thank Beatrice H
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Brisbane, Australia
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42 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Rockabilly Cool”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2014 via mobile

If you don't get your booth early, I mean by 6 pm, you'll be standing room only at this fantastic bar. Ex Velvet Cigar Lounge, it still channels bordello chic with swags of red velvet but nary a swing in sight save for on the minuscule dance floor.
Try the gin and freshly juiced Granny Smiths and snack on the more ish corn dogs and mini hush puppies while listening to some great music.
Great crowd, just huge, especially on Fridays and Saturdays.

Visited December 2013
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Brisbane, Australia
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69 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Worth a look”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2013 via mobile

Not for me but worth a look. Funky decor, great drinks, great service, yum food especially the cheeseburger and catfish burger two things I probably usually wouldn't bother with. Music was however really not my cup of tea. Band were very talented but if you don't like old time rock 'n roll it's quite painful after a while and this is what you can expect. Really different mix of patronage so interesting people watching.

Visited August 2013
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