There's a place for chic, austere surroundings and precision-crafted cocktails. There's also a place for letting your hair down and kicking your heels up to great music. That place is Lefty's. With Brisbane restaurateur Jamie Webb and Jason Scott, co-founder of Sydney's Shady Pines, Baxter Inn and Frankie's, as its parents, this boisterous, friendly whiskey-fuelled honkytonk was always going to be fun. But even with that lineage, the resulting hootenanny has exceeded everyone's expectations and brought new diversity to Brisbane after dark.
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