If you are familiar with Woolloongabba in Brisbane, particularly the café precinct at the end of Logan Road; you may have come across ‘Electric Avenue Jr.’
Adam Pykett from Adam Pykett Carpentry teamed up with the owners of Canvas from across the road to deliver Electric Avenue Jr.
Adam Pykett and his team specialise in old Queenslander renovations (link to a definition of Queenslander), and it’s clear to see their skill as tradesmen. Especially when you look at the level of detail that has gone into Electric Avenue Jr.
Always something new to look at in Electric Avenue Jr
Electric Avenue Jr is freaking cool. Its pre-prohibition era, with an interesting twist. First, you are greeted by one sophisticated deer head sporting a spectacle, approving of any future antics. Once you get past the deer, you will annoy the people standing behind you. You will lose yourself in the details of the place as you try to work out where to sit. Do you go over to the bistro tables and sit down? Or, do you go to the exceptionally well-stocked bar?
There are things everywhere, not the cluttered hoarding style. Stuff so well placed, you can’t help but get drawn into their stories. The bar downstairs is impressive, but, and that is a big ‘but,’ it is not the bar that is going to get you excited, there are secrets. And after dark, the secrets come out, and you better be ready. If you think that you have seen it all, think again. Brisbane’s whisky’s bars have something to worry about because Electric Avenue Jr has brought something to the table that I will never be able to put into words.
What I love the most about this place, the work that has gone into it is so good that the work mostly goes unnoticed. And it’s when a trained eye misses half of the detail, that is when a job is exceptional. For example, I was looking around for about 20mins before I notice that all the lights above the bar, they all are hard-wired inside the ceiling space. No dodgy cover plates, no messy holes and patches, just plain simple work that goes unnoticed.
Adam Pykett Carpentry’s team eye for detail
Adam Pykett and his team have renovated Electric Avenue Jr so fitting into to the Woolloongabba area with the pre-prohibition era theme.
Writing this article, I am struggling to put into words something that is fitting for what Adam and his team do on a daily basis. I keep getting drawn back to my experience of Electric Avenue Jr. The whisky drinking armchairs and couches show how much care and attention has gone into this place. I mean armchairs, not the horrible metal stalls and chairs that just about every bar in Brisbane have on offer. I mean, real leather chesterfield style armchairs and couches.
Finding the armchairs is a closely guarded secret, which I have been asked to keep. You will have to go and explore for yourself. And for all you out of towners, you will have to trust me this place is worth the visit.
Adam and his team have done a fantastic job turning the old “Crosstown Eating House” into Electric Avenue Jr. Without a doubt, Electric Avenue Jr will become a new favourite to many.
Website: Adam Pykett Carpentry