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Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall is like a lavish honky tonk saloon meets bordello conveniently beamed up from the deep south of 19th century America to Caxton St. Inhabiting Petrie Terrace’s majestic old Baroona Labor Hall, which it shares with the ghosts of original occupants the Oddfellows, Labor party members, tailors, punk concert goers and strippers (the latter from its last incarnation as the renowned burlesque strip club The Velvet Cigar), Lefty’s is a world away from most bars in Brisbane.

Entertainment wise, when the sweet yearning twangs of country music aren’t being piped through the hall, they come from live bands on the mini cow skin floored stage with resident taxidermy chimpanzee. And true to theme the drinks here are top heavy in beer (of the boutique variety) and whisky.