A GIRAFFE WALKED INTO A BAR
When the owners of newly opened Woorim establishment, Bribie Beach Bar & Cafe, Gayle Howard, and Rob Ajax met on Lihir Island in PNG four years ago, opening a funky bar and cafe together on Bribie Island would have been the furthest thing from the couple’s minds. Gayle was working for mining giant Newcrest Mining looking after logistics and Rob was general manager transport and logistics for the local Lihirian landowner group Anitua. But PNG’s loss has been Woorim’s gain because the couple has certainly developed a winning formula among locals and visitors with their take on what a bar and cafe should be.
“Our experience in PNG has certainly influenced how we set about creating the venue. We wanted to make this a place that we would want to come to and enjoy a relaxing drink and something to eat,” said Rob. Gayle said the response by the local Woorim community has been fantastic. “People have seen what we are trying to do with this place and have actually donated items to enhance the character and atmosphere of the bar. Antonio, one of our regular customers donated three magnificent giraffe statues and another customer donated two huge vases,” she said.
Owners Gayle and Rob
The couple says that their bar and cafe is a place where people can come to meet, eat, drink, enjoy great company and soak up the atmosphere. The bar and cafe are located at 16 Jacana Ave Woorim and is open from 11:00 am in the morning till late. “Our liquor licence lets us trade until midnight so we cater for those looking for a relaxing night out,” said Rob. According to Rob and Gayle, if you want somewhere to chill and relax and soak up an atmosphere that cannot be found anywhere else on the island then head for The Bribie Beach Bar and Cafe. You’ll be glad you did.