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Historical Backdrop

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A timeless space

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Est. 1909

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Modern vibes; Period spaces

Visit a captivating heritage listed building. Once a working inner-city flour mill, later an airforce army barracks and today, an old world inspired watering hole – a hidden gem of Fortitude Valley. Built in 1909, our walls hold many stories, many memories, but also a magical space we hope will inspire you to make your own.

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Behind the name

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KARL BAEDEKER

Our venue is inspired by Karl Baedeker, a global travel guide pioneer whose innovative books set the standard for tourism in the 1800s. Baedeker’s iconic red books set the scene in our old world bar, as we take you back to a time of adventure, innovation and discovery.

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Behind the space

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A piece of the old world

This grand brick tower has seen some colourful residents walk through its doors over the past century. Starting its life as a flour mill in 1909 bustling with factory workers, later graduating to an army barracks for WWII pilots, its no wonder this heritage-listed beauty has stories to tell. The birth of Baedeker has attracted an eclectic mix of wine and whisky connoisseurs, garden bar lovers and event hosts, with the fan club diversifying by the day with the evolution of the space.

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old meets new

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BAEDEKER BAR

Our vision is to reignite an appreciation for true hospitality, premium food and beverages, and unforgettable experiences, enjoyed in characterful spaces. We are an ‘experience’ in every sense of the word and the venue of choice for bar goers, event hosts and event attendees alike. Baedeker is a timeless space built off the back of genuine hospitality that is constantly evolving with you in mind.

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