Review: Spirit House Hong Sa Bar


When a well-regarded restaurant with a longstanding reputation – not only on the Sunshine Coast but across the country – opens a new bar, it’s very exciting news.

After calling Spirit House to confirm the bar is open to the public and not just a debonair drinking den for diners or for private events, a Friday-night mates’ date was swiftly arranged.

The entrance, passing through lush tropical gardens, always brings with it a rush of anticipation, but this afternoon it’s all the more striking as we face the architectural lines, ink-blue façade and open deck of Hong Sa Bar, where couples recline as the day ekes out the last of the winter sunshine. We enter through the orange barn door to be greeted with a friendly smile and an invitation to sit wherever we like.

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