Hey Chica! ain’t no catcall. It’s the newest venture from the Hallmark Group—the team behind crowd favourites Retro’s Cocktail Lounge, Lefty’s Music Hall and Finn McCool’s Irish Bar—that’s now open in Brunswick Street Mall.
Having taken over the space vacated by Beirne Lane, Hey Chica! is a trip to Havana, Cuba and Brissy’s port of call for Latin delights. And with a $2m dollar fit-out that has blasted the place with colour and more than a hint of the Caribbean, you can expect social club vibes, street food bites and tropical cocktails that pair perfectly with our own postcard-perfect climate when you salsa your way into the building.
And you’re going to want to call out Hey Chica!’s name because they’re doing $12 lunch specials every weekday. From Monday to Friday, you can fuel up for the rest of your day with either a Cuban Bowl, Cubano or Cubana Frita. But on Wednesdays, the tempting $6 taco special might be too hard to turn down.
The food menu is loaded with plates to share like pork belly bites and empanadas, ham and cheese croquettes. lamb meatballs and ceviche, which we wouldn’t be sharing. There are plenty of tacos too, nachos and sandwiches as well.
The specials don’t stop at Friday lunch though. From 4-6pm on Fridays, it’s all about the Frosé so you can nip in, escape the heat and cool down while the sun goes down. Then, on Sundays, it’s the social event of the week where you can get your hands on a three-hour food and drink package for the best Funday you can have.
Hey Chica! has taken the street party vibe, wrapped it up and let it loose inside Brunswick Street Mall. It’s eclectic, the vibe energetic and the festive feeling is alive and well.
Hey Chica! Details
Where: T11-14/315 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley
When: Sunday to Wednesday 11am to late, Thursday to Saturday 11am to 3am
Visit Hey Chica! for lunch or your next night out. Walk-ins are welcome but you might want to save your seat.