6 Restaurants And Bars You Need To Check Out This Weekend

By Jessica Pridmore
24th Mar 2017

things to do in brisbane this weekend

The week has flown by and now we’re all frothing to get our hands on a frosty! If you’re still deliberating on what to do or where to go this weekend in Brisbane, never fear, our picks of the week are here.

Don’t let this dreadful weather get the better of you, don a fetching poncho (and make sure to take an umbrella!) and read on for the 6 Brisbane restaurants and bars you should check out this weekend. Enjoy!


Fortitude Valley

Know anywhere else that specialises in Asian tapas? Didn't think so! Umami in Fortitude Valley has nailed the share-style dining we Brisbanites know and love, with a smart menu and equally delicious cocktail menu to boot. Off the bat, you HAVE to try their VFC (that's Viet Fried Chicken to you and me), and the soft shell crab bao!

Pawpaw Asian Kitchen


Pawpaw Asian Kitchen has a heavy focus on incredible dishes from Vietnam, Indonesia, Thailand and Malaysia—perfect foodie fodder for a drizzly day or night! Expect the same incredible flavours as from sister venue Pawpaw, and prepare to over indulge. Treat yourself and live for the weekend!


South Brisbane

In a tiny space that you could easily walk past in South Brisbane’s Fish Lane is one of Brisbane’s best kept secrets: Maker. The drinks are creatively crafted, but the best bit is that it only sits a handful of people, giving it an intimate atmosphere that is hard to match. The best part is the drinks are out of this world. Can you think of a better way to spend your 48 hours of freedom? Didn’t think so…

Day Made Supreme


Originally hailing from NZ, Day Made Supreme has a well-known rep for creating exceptional blends. Serving up delicious coffee and a great selection of breakfast and lunch items, Day Made Supreme is a gorgeous space, perfect for lazy lunch catch ups and brekky with the crew.

Hello Please

South Brisbane

Hello Please is yet another must-try down South Brisbane’s Fish Lane. Serving authentic Vietnamese street food and drinks out of a shipping container, and with a great little alfresco space out back (yes they have umbrellas to keep dry under too!), it’s easy to while away the arvo and evening at Hello Please.


West End

Whether you're after a brekky with the works, dinner and a drink with your bestie, or gearing up for a night out with mates, Lock'n'Load always hits the social nail on the head. With a cracker drinks list (including a chilled beer tower and Pimms by the jug!) plus a menu crammed with delicious dishes—including a number of dangerously good desserts—Lock'n'Load comes alive with the buzz of loyal locals and live music on the regs.

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Lock'n'Load | Image credit: Hayley Williamson

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