The Regatta Hotel’s Walrus Club Set to Reopen Its Doorsand Host Live Music Festival

Brisbane’s favourite underground bar is back and better than ever!

The Regatta Hotel is re-opening its popular underground bar, The Walrus Club, on 11th August, with an all-new weekly live music line up, new signature and premium cocktails, and a music festival weekend to celebrate the re-opening. The Walrus Club’s re-opening comes after a temporary closure due to flood damage.

Hidden away beneath the iconic Toowong Hotel in an underground den, the Walrus Club is known as one of Brisbane’s favourite speakeasy inspired bars, offering a collection of 100 different rums and a big line up of specialty cocktails. Perfect for an after dinner drink or an evening of live music, the venue’s new weekly line up includes Walrus Jazz Club on Thursday nights, Funk N Soul Fridays and Rattle ‘n Roll on Saturdays.

To celebrate the re-opening, the popular speakeasy will be hosting the ‘Walrus Club Reopening Music Festival Weekend’ from Thursday 11th – Sunday 14th August. The event will welcome guests back to the venue with four days of live music from incredible acts and, of course, rum, cocktails, food and cigars. Entry is free.

Walrus Club Reopening Music Festival Weekend: Thurs 11th – Sun 14th August:

Thursday 11th August
6pm, Brad McCarthy Trio (jazz)
7.30pm, Dave Spicer Trio (jazz)
9.30pm, Jess Spina Quartet (jazz)

Friday 12th August
6pm, Craig Kickbush in the Piano Bar
9.30pm, Pete Cullen & The Hurt (blues & soul)

Saturday 13th August
6pm, Pete Cullen & Salliana Cambell (mid/up-tempo blues, country, folk)
9.30pm Silk N Oak (all tempos, rock)

Sunday 14th August
6pm Chris Palmer (all tempos, pop, contemporary, covers)

Weekly Entertainment at The Walrus Club, Regatta Hotel:

Walrus Jazz Club
Thursday nights

Now featuring a broader range of Jazz than ever before, the Walrus Jazz club is returning to Thursday nights! Jazz lovers can expect to be spoiled by some of Queensland’s and Australia’s most elite Jazz artists performing traditional Jazz, as well as Fusion, Modern, Bebop, Gyspy, Big Band, Swing, Avante-Garde, Latin, Soul, Original and everything in between.

Funk N Soul Fridays
Friday nights

Be transported back in time to 1960’s New Orleans every Friday night with the best Funk, Soul, Gospel and Blues this side of the Mississippi has to offer. From 6pm guests will be treated to the sweet sounds of some of Brisbane’s most established keys players setting the perfect piano bar atmosphere. The Walrus Bar will then come alive at 9:30pm with groovy live bands featuring strong bass lines, horn and complex rhythms keeping the dancefloor going well into the night.

Saturday’s Rattle N Roll
Saturday nights

Saturdays at The Walrus Club will have everyone dancing the night away! Warming the night up from 6pm will be soloists, stomping out retro beats and classic blues tunes with a modern twist. Then, from 9:30pm, live, energetic bands channelling the likes of Johnny Cash, Jimi Hendrix and Chuck Berry with raw, retro vibes full of classic reverb will take to the stage. The mix of Rockabilly, Alt-Country, Blues Rock and Rock N Roll will have ladies and gents rocking around the clock.

Known for its specialty rum, broad range of rare spirits and decadent cocktail menu, The Regatta Hotel’s soon to be reopened Walrus Club will be the ultimate place to enjoy a tipple and a boogie this winter.

Highlights from the cocktail list include:

  • The Reverend 432 – Plantation Barbados 5yo, Stiggins Pineapple Rum, Supasawa Citric Acid, Cinnamon Syrup & Orange Bitters, Torched Pineapple
  • And the premium Apple Crumble Blazer – Sailor Jerry ‘Savage Apple’ Rum, Frangelico, Plantation O.F.T.D. Rum, Lemon Juice, Sugar, Cream

For more information on The Walrus Club’s reopening, visit

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