The evolution of Brisbane’s Shamrock Hotel

jinkerONE of the chocks of the front portion of the jinker gave way, and caused the log to roll and capsize the front portion of the jinker. The log was being cartered to a wheelworks in Brunswick Street, and capsized in front of the Shamrock Hotel, at the corner of Leichhardt and Brunswick Streets on Monday morning.

-Daily Standard (Brisbane, Qld. : 1912 – 1936) Tuesday 4 May 1926.

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How the former Shamrock Hotel looks today at Fortitude Valley. Now operating as Netherworld Bar. Picture: Google Streetview

* The Shamrock Hotel has had many reincarnations over recent decades, and curently trades as “Netherworld” – Brisbane’s first arcade game and craft beer bar.

“The large Fortitude Valley venue, formerly the Step Inn, is split into three sections. The heritage-listed public bar at the front features retro green tiling and a long, curved bar bench. Out the back, arcade machines are lined up against an exposed brick wall. Through another doorway is Hellmouth Diner, fitted out with street art, barbeque benches and fairy lights. In total, there are 25 arcade machines, 15 pinball machines, five classic consoles and more than 100 board games. “ 31 January 2017


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