The Parlour, cocktail teacher

The Parlour

The Parlour

location_on Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

local_activity classes: Italian CookingCocktailCooking

5.0 (24)
Instagram followers2k

A stylish and moody bar for leisured indulgence, late-night drinks and lingering liaisons, The Parlour is inspired by the notorious Gulf of La Spezia, or the Gulf of Poets. Take a seat, shake a cocktail and mingle in an atmosphere inspired by the artists, writers and poets that have flocked to the Italian coastline for years.




Angie Conoplia Apr 2024

Nathan was great. All the ladies had a fantastic time. Everyone said they would recommend it and go again.

Sally Jewel Apr 2024

Our friendship group had a wonderful time mixing cocktails under the guidance of the excellent Elliot! We felt the class had a good range of cocktails, and Elliot was very flexible in allowing the group to make alternatives or use different flavourings in our margaritas. We were amazed at how large the charcuterie and cheese platters were, and oh my god! The pizza bread bites yum yum yum. Our experience was amazing, and we felt the class was of great value for money. A big shout out to Elliot for all the laughs and fun shenanigans!

Rad Wright Mar 2024

Amazing afternoon! We had a brilliant time and Nathan was terrific! We are already planning our return for another class. Thank you for making it so enjoyable!

Priscilla Lock Mar 2024

The pizza class was fantasic, Davide our Sicilian chef was so friendly and brought heaps of energy and fun to the class. We learnt abit about the history of pizza and got into the art of stretching and flipping pizza dough. Really great value for money for the class which included a welcome drink on arrival and a pizza with as much toppings as you like!

Elisabeth Bailly Mar 2024

We booked this workshop as a team building event and happy to report it was such a great experience for the team.
Preparing the dougha and assembling toppings (of choice) on our own pizza was a great way to spend the evening. The knowledge from the instructor was very helpful as well.
Great value, great experience, great pizza! Would definitely recommend

Tamara Nagy Mar 2024

My girlfriends and I celebrated my birthday by doing the cocktail making class and I've gotta say, it was one of the best "DIY" experiences we've done yet!
Our teacher was such a vibe and genuinely knowledge - we learned so much and seriously took a lot away from the experience (we were even allowed behind the bar!)
To top it off, La Costa is a gorgeous venue and this package was seriously good value for money, with shots upon arrival and a cheese/meat platter to get you through ;D
To the team, thank you for making it such a memorable experience (you'll be seeing us again, no doubt!).
Thanks, Tamara

Aileen Martyn Feb 2024

Such a great experience! Nathan was full of energy and an absolute joy. The girls and I just had a fantastic time. Great for a Christmas party or just a good ol’ get together. I cannot wait to do this again!

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Natasha Stevens Feb 2024

I booked this class for the second time for a hens party and it was fantastic! The teacher Jarrod was great and accommodated everyone’s requirements. Would recommend to anyone!

Shenae Mills-De Brueys Feb 2024

Hens event, teacher Elliott was amazing! Great value for money would recommend and love to come again!

Jerome Quinn Dec 2023

This was a brilliant cocktail class, and our instructor Elliott was fantastic.

Couldn't recommend this more highly!

Sofia Jimenez Dec 2023

Absolutely stellar experience with ClassBento's cocktail class for my birthday! Elliot was not only knowledgeable but also made the session incredibly fun. The variety of cocktails we learned to create was impressive, and the step-by-step guidance ensured everyone could follow along. The materials provided were top-notch. My birthday celebration reached new heights of enjoyment thanks to ClassBento—definitely a 5-star experience worth toasting to

Ally (Alexandra) Michel Dec 2023

I recently organised a Cocktail Making Class: Make Three Margaritas event for 22 women in business as our end of year Christmas party, and while we had a good time overall, there were some areas that could use improvement.

The venue appeared disorganised upon arrival, and there weren't enough staff members to provide exceptional service. Unfortunately, during the first round of cocktails, we encountered bar flies, which was embarrassing for me as the organiser.

I also had to spend a significant portion of the event rounding up people for the cocktail making, a task that should have been handled by the staff to allow me to enjoy the event too. The event also ran almost 2 hours overtime, which was fine, but it would have been good to communicate this to my guests prior to the event so they had the opportunity to pre-organise the correct pickup time for their transport.

Despite initial concerns, the promised dietary accommodations were eventually provided, though not without some initial confusion and a personal altercation with the chef in front of guests.

Overall, there's potential for improvement in terms of event timings, staffing, and communication. If these aspects are addressed, we'd certainly consider returning for another enjoyable experience. Thanks for having us!

Natasha Stevens Dec 2023

Hands down the best cocktail experience available. Elliot was so accomodating, we all had the best time, the food was amazing and it was all round a good day! Thank you for having us!

Natasha Smith Nov 2023

Our teacher was fabulous. The venue was perfect, it was nice to be separate from the main restaurant area. We all loved the cocktails that we made. It was a wonderful night out.

Kim Macelroy Nov 2023

What was the teacher like? Fabulous. was flexible with drink choice, and very knowledgeable about cocktails!
How was the venue (if applicable)? great. AC / plenty of seating, was a real bar - not a makeshift classroom
Was the experience good value for money? yes - absolutely. would recommend to colleagues.
What did you do / learn? 3 x cocktails - which were adaptable to non-alcoholic if requested
What did you like most? the team were able to relax, and have some fun. it was a great way to break some ice for a new team.

Danny Tran Nov 2023

Elliot was a great host for our birthday party with a group of 13. He was patient, happy to accommodate all our needs and worked with us to ensure we had a great time. We had a great time and would recommend doing this.

Leisa Wood Nov 2023

Had heaps of fun. Elliott was lovely, very friendly and taught us how to make French Martini, Espresso Martini and Margaritas. The venue was really cool and easy to get to (not far from the station). Would do it again!

Kay Sep 2023

The venue was stunning. The staff were amazing. The entire class was fun and educational! We were well looked after and had a fantastic time! Highly recommended!

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Hayley Pullyn Aug 2023

We had an incredible time at The Parlour cocktail making class. Elliot our Mixologist expert was super fun and knowledgeable, and even adapted to our flavour likes/dislikes.
Highly recommend!

Cocktail Making Class: Make Three Margaritas review by Hayley Pullyn - Brisbane

Alissa Hunt Aug 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

This was a fabulous class. The teacher changed things up to accommodate personal likes and dislikes. Well worth the money and we were looked after like royalty. Highly recommend.

Claire Bowstead Jul 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended

We had a great night learning how to make cocktails! Elliot was a great teacher and really made the night. Great value for money!

Celeste Lauren Mar 2022

This was a great class. The teacher was friendly and easy to get along with. There was a great private space we used for the class. Comfortable barstools and the food was great too. The cocktails were amazing and it was fun learning how to make them. The teacher was willing to be flexible when one of our guests asked to make a mocktail instead.

Kara Williams Mar 2022

2 ClassBento workshops attended

The class was amazing - educational and fun! Our teacher Gee was great, very engaging and taught us how to make some amazing cocktails.

We also enjoyed a delicious grazing platter, very generous.

Would highly recommend this class.

Chris Mander Sep 2021

Our teacher Matt was super knowledgeable, friendly, patient and fun. The venue is one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane and is very well stocked with supplies. Although we were there to make cocktails, our water was always topped up and we received a very decent sized cheese plate to share amongst our groups. We learnt how to make margaritas and even got to pick our own cocktail at the end. A very enjoyable experience - definitely recommend!

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