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Oyster Shed Beach Club launches official opening party

The Comiskey Group, owners of Sandstone Point Hotel are set to officially launch their brand new beach club on Saturday 8th April. The hotel’s waterfront Oyster Shed Beach Club will host an opening party with ARIA-award winning producer, Stace Cadet, coming all the way from Melbourne to perform at the free event. From 3pm, enjoy an afternoon under palm trees with live oyster shucking, fire performers, oyster shots, a cocktail bar with frozen margaritas and DJs until 9pm on the shores of Pumicestone Passage.

Previously a fish & chippery, the Oyster Shed has tripled in size with an all new undercover dining area, a cocktail station, designer landscaping, lounge-style furniture and day beds. Soon, the beach club will even feature a fire pit! You’ll feel like you’ve been transported to a beach club in Bali or Greece, with a whole new look and feel.

Along with an extensive renovation, the Oyster Shed Beach Club isn’t just a fish and chip shop. Now offering a larger, more upmarket menu, the beach club features fresh local seafood, from charcoal roasted prawns to king fish sashimi, as well as an expansive cocktail list. Well-equipped with more staff and a brand new commercial kitchen, the beach club can accommodate a more upscale offering, with a heavy focus on presentation and flavour. 

Director Rob Comiskey is excited to bring an all new offering to the shores of Sandstone Point.

“The Oyster Shed has always been hugely popular but since the hotel grew in popularity and Sandstone Point Holiday Resort opened its doors, we knew we wouldn’t be able to keep up with demand. It’s been a great solution for walk-ins who can’t get into the hotel’s restaurant during busy weekends, but we knew we could do more with the space. The new beach club takes inspiration from Bali and Greece, it is a lot more vibrant with cruisy upbeat music and more areas to relax in. Triple the size with plenty to offer, now more people can enjoy this idyllic spot on the water” says Rob.  

Paying homage to the history of the location, the land in which the hotel and Oyster Shed Beach Club resides on was originally an oyster farm with a red tin shed on the waterfront, the original red tin shed was reimagined into the Oyster Shed. Its landmark red roof remains, renovated along with the hotel development in 2015.

The original shed on the land pre-development

After development

In 1875, James Clark operated a very successful Oyster Farm out of Pumicestone Passage. During its peak in the 1900’s, he owned over 30 dredging sections and employed over 25 families all working in the area, which was unheard of at the time! Pumicestone Passage was very important to the livelihood of Moreton Bay, with the jetty and Oyster Shed playing a big part in day to day life. The Oyster Shed Beach Club continues to employ locally, just as James Clark would have wanted.

All are welcome to celebrate the new Oyster Shed Beach Club opening on Saturday 8th April with DJs until 9pm. The event is free and an opportunity to experience Brisbane’s first beach club in all its glory.

Want to keep the party going? Make your way up from the beach club to the hotel, the nightclub will be open with DJs on until 2am.

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