I do a bit of bar hopping in Bree Street

by Karisa

As part of my continued Bree St exploration I recently checked out 3 cool new drinking holes…

The 1st is Arcade (152 Bree St), which calls itself a “resto-bar”.  So basically they’re a bar which also serves food.

On the drinks side, they have a selection of cocktails, wines, beers & ciders.  On the food side they do burgers, salads, pizzas and a few cafe style dishes.

We decided to sit down for a meal there along with some drinks…

Let’s start with the plusses:  Awesome space, really cool vibe, nice & busy, good cocktails, great drinking spot for sure.  On the negative side:  both the burger & crispy chicken we had really missed the mark, so I don’t rate their food based on those two dishes.  BUT in their defense, on social media people were raving about their pizzas & salads.  So seems we maybe just ordered wrong.

For that reason I’m not going to give it any official food ratings, because in my mind it remains mainly a cool spot for drinks & if you happen to be hungry, you can also grab something to eat.  But still worth a visit (or two) for sure.


The 2nd is Hank’s (110 Bree St), an Irish whiskey bar tucked away behind Weinhaus + Biergarten (aka the old &Union).

Judging by how busy Hank’s was on their official opening night, this one’s already set to be a big hit.  It’s got a cool, casual vibe & a cute little courtyard space out back if you’re in need of some fresh air.  I can definitely see many boozy nights playing out here…

So there you have it – some inspiration if you’ve been looking for a new watering hole.  Know of any other cool new Breet St spots worth a mention?  Then do share the love with a comment below.



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