Hallmark Group’s new Latin American-style social club Hey Chica! will welcome guests to indulge in a taste of Havana from 17 September, as the local hospitality group open their new latenight venue in the heart of Fortitude Valley.

“Hey Chica! is all about the passion and atmosphere of a Latin American street party – a destination where guests can embrace the diverse and colourful energy found in the back streets of Havana,” said Hallmark Group Director Scott Hempel , excited to open. Characterised by a kaleidoscope of colour, unique décor and ambient lighting, Hey Chica! brings the old-world charm of a classic Havana bar experience to life, offering a lineup of DJ’s accompanied by trumpets, bongos and percussion […].

“In true social club-style, Hey Chica! boasts a delicious beverage menu, from the Zacapa Old Fashioned to the Smokey Cuban packed with Joven Mezcal and cinnamon, reminiscent of a Cuban cigar. Lending to the warmer Queensland climate, for something lighter, guests can enjoy a Watermelon Basil Sour, Havana Colada, frosè, or a refreshing mojito – because Cuba was the birthplace of the mojito after all.”

Complementing the late-night bar and entertainment experience, Hey Chica! also offers tapas to accompany the cocktail, wine and spirits menu, from crispy pork belly bites with sofrito mayo and spicy beef empanadas, to chilli prawn lime skewers and croqueta de jamon. For something heartier, guests can nibble on charcoal oven morsels of striploin, nachos, Cuban sandwiches or the Cuban bowls packed with black beans, charred corn, plantain chips and salsa.

Open from 11am til’ late, the new venue sees Queensland hospitality leader Hallmark Group expand its stronghold across South East Queensland, adding Hey Chica! to its Fortitude Valley presence alongside Retro’s Cocktail Lounge and Finn McCool’s Irish Pub. Hey Chica! is located at 315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley.

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