A classic experience
in the heart of woolloongabba
Just a few minutes from Brisbane CBD come socialise in class at the city’s newest art deco style bar. Soak up the elegant and opulent historic surroundings of the old Woolloongabba Post & Telegraph Office. With live entertainment and Brisbane’s best food trucks in the Laneway Bar to the sophistication of the inside bespoke bar. There is a little bit of everything from craft beer, fine wines and classic cocktails.
The old Woolloongabba Post and Telegraph Office has a striking presence in the streetscape of Stanley Street since constructed in November 1905. With its hipped corrugated iron roofs and cement dressings it is now heritage listed to ensure architectural, aesthetic, historic and cultural values are protected in time for many generations to come.
Designed by the highly skilled government architect of the time, Alfred Brady and supervised by Thomas Pye another architect of considerable ability and renown, this was one of many fine buildings they collaborated on in the early 20th century and only one of five masonry post offices constructed in Queensland between 1900 and 1910.
Constructing such a building as a post office was reflective of the rapid expansion that had happened in the area in the late 19th century and the emergence of a major retail hub converging on the intersection of Logan, Stanley and Ipswich Roads.
In its early days the building contained residential lodgings for the Post Master on its upper floor consisting of four bedrooms, kitchen, scullery, bathroom and sitting rooms. The first floor ceased to function as a residence during the 1950s and was converted for use by the staff and the district inspector. During the 1960s the first floor was further altered to include a mail room, and most of the remaining partitions were removed. Over time the ground floor of the building has also undergone several alterations, as the spaces were re-organised to suit the changing functions of the post office. The building was refurbished in 1988, and from 1989 the first floor was leased to the Genealogical Society of Queensland.
Although it hasn’t operated as a post office since 1994 Australia Post maintained offices there until recently.
The Mix Bar, radiating sophistication and style, is idea for Birthdays, Engagements, Anniversaries, Staff Parties, Breakfast Meetings, Weekly/Monthly Company Meetings, Networking, Product Launches etc.
A richly decorated, stunning function and event space sits perfectly in the 1905 Heritage listed former Post and Telegraph Office which can accommodate up to 150 standing guests and has the capacity for a 100 person sit down event.
Designed to suit your specific function needs, custom menu options from a sit-down dinner to casual cocktails and canapes, catering is supplied by our chosen exclusive corporate and elite catering companies.
The Mix Bar is committed to delivering exceptional service in the most comfortable and stylish of surrounds allowing us to make your occasion a memorable one.
We understand that each event or celebration is unique. Please contact our functions team who will be more than happy to meet and discuss all options available.
Click the button below to submit a request for a reservation or phone us on 07 3193 6314.