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Who is The Charles'?

The Charles' is a jazz and cocktail bar in the Brisbane CDB that honours the memory of Charles Ulm and Brisbane-born Sir Charles Kingsford Smith. These co-pilots are Australian aviation "royalty" who changed the future of flying in Australia.

On 31 May 1928, these two Australians left California in an aircraft named Southern Cross in an attempt to make the first flight across the Pacific. They were successful. Flying via Hawaii and Fiji, they reached Brisbane nine days later after travelling 11,889 kilometres.

The Charles' features a beverage menu focused on aviation-inspired cocktails and top-shelf spirits. Our fleet of signature beers, An Airman Remembers Pale Ale, Fokker Lager and the Southern Cross Summer Ale, are all sourced from Laverton, the home of an RAAF base in Victoria, Australia.

Share a taste of the action with your whole flight crew with our Brisbane bar's food menu. This carefully curated selection is designed for sharing and highlights simplicity through Australian favourites and Asian fusion.

From the first trans-Pacific and trans-Tasman flights to The Coffee Royal Incident, celebrate Australia's aviation history when you touch down in the CBD at The Charles'.

Open daily for breakfast, lunch, high tea and dinner.