Ready to raise hell? Introducing Hellcat Maggie, a cheeky hole-in-the-wall laneway bar & kitchen reminiscent of the back alleys and rough streets of downtown New York. Despite its location on the corner of Rich Lane, Hellcat Maggie is anything but, preferring the grit and grime of Brisbane’s devilishly good street culture.
Based on the pseudonym of an 1845’s American criminal, Hellcat Maggie, a street fighter who reportedly had teeth filed into points and long claw-like brass fingernails, Hellcat Maggie is a laneway bar and kitchen for the daring. Like something you would find in the lanes of Melbourne, Hellcat’s simple, relaxed food and beverage is for those seeking to escape the humdrum of city life. Think down-town customised bar with attitude and a menu full of the best guilty food pleasures Brisbane has to offer.
If there’s one thing Hellcat Maggie knows, it’s how to get what she wants. And lucky for her visitors (fierce alley cats, city dwellers, and gentlemen mobsters alike), this means share-style meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, seven days a week.
Breakfast begins Al Pacino-style, with The Godfather of all cappuccinos featuring Zeus coffee brewed straight from Humanity Coffee Co., Hellcat Maggie’s boutique coffee container bar. This place is all about bending the rules to give the people what they want, boasting a breakfast menu that includes “Toad in a Hole” rolls filled with cheese and streaky bacon as well as classic Breakfast Tacos.
So long kale and paleo-pressed juices – at Hellcat Maggie, one can gorge on delicious American-style BBQ bites such as spicy buffalo wings, loaded fries, dukkah spiced pumpkin chips, and “The Happy Jack” burger filled with crunchy arancini, masculine lettuce with tomato jam and cheese. Similarly, prepare to mob for Hellcat’s Mexican boards stacked with crunchy tacos topped with guac and tangy sour cream, alongside simple childhood favourite Corn on the Cob with chilli parmesan and mayo.
And for those after a dish taller and more daunting than the rest, prepare to meet Hellcat’s “Boss” Burger. Scaredy-cats need look away – this dish is one debonair burger that features pulled beef brisket stacked with bacon, American cheese, pineapple, hash brown and a top-secret, oh so good Hellcat Maggie sauce.
Make food that packs this much punch and of course you’ll get scratched from time to time. Not one to back down from a fight, Hellcat Maggie celebrates its fierce side with boisterous drinks such as “Maggie’s Blood,” the bar’s special concoction of pomegranate and vodka, and their specialty brew, the “Hellcat Lager”.
And who better to take you to gangster’s paradise than Owner and Manager Tony Ibrahim, as well as the master of Brisbane’s under-pork-belly world, head chef Grant Farraway? Heralding from Brisbane’s Stamford Plaza, Farraway’s ten years of 5-star training and knowledge of multiple international cuisines, including Japanese, American, European, and stints in Hawaii and Auckland made him a no-brainer for the role of top cook.
Knowing a diamond in the rough when they see one, Hellcat Maggie is the signature new venue of The RMS Group who, as former owners of Rush CBD and Mt. Cootha’s Botanical, have plenty of experience in the Brisbane food scene.
Like a cat on a hot tin roof, Hellcat Maggie sure knows how to throw a hell-raiser, which is why their upstairs mezzanine “The Loft” is sure to book out fast when function season rolls around.
Artsy, gutsy, and full of personality.
No matter if you’re a corporate commuter, stressed student, suburban housewife, or 1940s gangster – everyone can come to Hellcat Maggie and take a walk on the wild side.
– Opening Soon –
Corner of Wharf Street & Rich Lane, Brisbane City QLD 4000
Sunday to Wednesday: 7.30am – 9.00pm
Thursday to Saturday: 7.30am – 12.00am