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Dutch Courage
Dutch Courage
51 Alfred St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006

Dutch Courage Officer’s Mess brings a the charm of the 19th century Britain to Fortitude Valley, and is the place to go for your late night gin fix!  Located in a modern office building, the two level bar  consists of a downstairs drinking parlour filled with tropical plants,  and retro safari memorabilia.   The upstairs level  consists of a smaller bar featuring in theme wallpaper and a marvellous selection of seating for your drinking crew.  Be sure to dive into a culinary journey while sipping your cocktail as Dutch Courage offers a menu drawing on spices and cooking styles from North Africa. From char-grilled prawns to flank steak, you’ll find something to keep you satiated!

Let’s not take away the attention from their vast selection of cocktails though. The main bar offers an impressive list of 250+ spirits to choose from. This includes more than 130 gins and craft beer on tap. From a rum punch to a Charlie Chaplin to your standard G&T, Dutch Courage crafts their cocktails with conviction. Next time you’re looking for a feed and five star cocktails, be sure to check out Dutch Courage.


Charlie Chaplin- Dutch Courage

Signature Drink: Charlie Chaplin


30ml Hayman’s Sloe Gin 

30ml Apricot Brandy

30ml Lime Juice 



1. Add Hayman’s Sloe Gin, Apricot Brandy, lime juice, and ice to cocktail shaker

2. Shake to combine, and strain into glass

3. Garnish with lime peel