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Feel The Aussie Spirit At Brisbane’s Best Australia Day Long Weekend Events

By Erin Curtain
23rd Jan 2020

Australia Day events Brisbane

It’s time to bust out the snags and relax poolside because Australia Day has rolled around once more. This weekend is bringing us much more than just the average barbecues and hottest 100 parties, with special events popping off all around Brisbane. 

Check out all the very best spots to kick off the decade with a memorable Australia Day.

All Weekend

Aussie Beer Festival

If you want to celebrate Australia Day the Bavarian way, head to Munich Brauhaus. They will be hosting an Aussie Beer Fest throughout the entire long weekend, packed full of games, competitions, food, and of course, plenty of Aussie beers. Expect live tunes, crossover Aussie/Bavarian favourites like classic schnitzels, and oh-so-many keg taps. 

When: 25–27 January
Where: Munich Brauhaus, South Bank 
For more information, click here.

Australia Day Long Weekend at El Camino

Another beloved dining institution bringing us a unique cultural mish-mash this Australia Day is El Camino. Swap out your snags for strawberry margaritas garnished with Zooper Doopers and ditch the boring old meat pie for a meat pie taco. They will be open all weekend long, pumping out the Hottest 100 on Saturday.

When: 25–27 January
Where: El Camino, Bowen Hills and Chermside
For more information, click here.

Australia Day Long Weekend at Sea Legs Brewing

If Australia Day to you means brews and brewery vibes, Sea Legs Brewing Company has you covered. This weekend they will be serving up all their best creations on tap alongside beers, pizzas and more. Don’t miss Saturday’s hottest 100 beers as you count down the corresponding tunes of 2019.

When: 25–27 January
Where: Sea Legs Brewing Company, Kangaroo Point 
For more information, click here.

Australia Day Long Weekend at Treasury Brisbane

For those who missed it, Treasury Brisbane has just added a brand-spanking-new sports bar to their collection of Brissy hotspots, and it’s open all weekend. Celebrate Australia day with Daryl Braithwaite along with plenty of other performers over the weekend, including DJ Havana Brown.

When: 24–27 January
Where: Livewire 24/7 Sports Bar, Treasury Casino, Brisbane CBD
For more information, click here.

Saturday 25 January

Hottest 100 Listening Party

We all know that this year, Saturday is the day to catch Triple J’s Hottest 100, and what better place to listen to than at the Hottest 100 Listening Party? Welcome To Bowen Hills will be hosting deals during the countdown’s different phases, so stop by, grab a beer from their karma keg to raise funds for bushfire relief, and enjoy the tunes that ended a decade.

When: 12pm–6pm, Saturday 25 January
Where: Welcome to Bowen Hills
For more information, click here.

Hottest 100 Backyard Party 

Don't worry, it's not our backyard—it's Ric's. Countdown the best tunes of 2019 in Brisbane's favourite backyard, with plenty of ice cold drinks to sip on, a backyard barbie to keep you fed and inflatable pools to keep you cool all afternoon long. 

When: 11am–3am, Saturday 25 January 
Where: Ric's, Fortitude Valley 
For more information, click here

Ginuary 2020 | Hottest Gins of 2019

Every year Covent Garden counts down the hottest 100 Aussie gins, and 2020 is no different. Book tickets for full access to four gin degustation stations and graze on canapes throughout the day, or take the hottest 100 gins package and sip on the 100 gin winners all Saturday long.

When: 11am–7pm, Saturday 25 January
Where: Covent Garden, West End 
For more information, click here.

Sunday 26 January (AKA Australia Day)

Australia Day at Sandstone Point Hotel

There is no better way to celebrate Australia Day than with a 50-metre slip n slide, and Sandstone Point Hotel is here to deliver. Hang out poolside, try your luck in a lamington eating competition, and channel your inner roo at the kangaroo relay. There will also be a lamb barbie to complete the true blue Aussie vibes.

When: 12pm–6pm, Sunday 26 January
Where: Sandstone Point Hotel
For more information, click here.

Australia Day at the Terrace

If you’re after a relaxed vibe this Australia Day, enjoy a delicious feed at Emporium Hotel’s The Terrace. They will be serving up patriotic favourites such as lamb and pavlova at pop-up stations alongside five of Australia’s best gins and beers. You’ll also enjoy live vocals from Zeek, a DJ, and fireworks to top the night off.

When: 2pm–9pm, Sunday 26 January
Where: The Terrace, Emporium Hotel South Bank
For more information, click here.

True Blue Trivia

Think you know a thing or two about Australian culture and history? Put your knowledge of your country to the test at Little Big House’s True Blue Trivia this Australia Day. On top of testing your mental skills, you’ll get to compete in thong throwing, graze at a BBQ, and chill out to tunes from live DJs.

When: 1pm–4pm, Sunday 26 January
Where: Little Big House, South Bank 
For more information, click here.

Australia Day at South Bank

To be spoiled for choice, make your way to River Quay South Bank this Australia Day. There will be live tunes on the green as well as delicious eats from River Quay Fish, Popolo Kitchen and Bar, and Aquitaine Brasserie. Make sure you check out The Jetty for an all Australian, gourmet sausage sizzle with all the classic trimmings.

When: 2pm–7.40pm, Sunday 26 January
Where: River Quay, South Bank
For more information, click here.

Kath & Kim’s Australia Day Drag Brunch

This Sunday, Cloudland will be changing up their usual Sunday morning brunch to make it a little more patriotic in the best way possible. That’s right, you can spend your Australia day eating brunch and hanging out with drag versions of Kath and Kim. Could anything be more patriotic?

When: 11.30am–2.30pm, Sunday 26 January
Where: Cloudland, Fortitude Valley 
For more information, click here.

Monday 27 January 

Posh Sausage Sizzle

Too fancy for a snag on bread? You might prefer Stokehouse Q's posh sausage sizzle then. Executive Chef, Ollie Hansford has created a selection of ‘posh sausages’ like lobster and scallop sausages with pimped tartare, chicken, rosemary and truffle sausages with sticky shallots, and wagyu sausages with caviar dressing. There'll even be Balter beer matchings to down them with. 

When: 2pm–6pm, Monday 27 January
Where: Stokehouse Q, South Bank 
For more information, click here.

If you just want to pop champagne, check out this prosecco fountain

Image credit: El Camino Cantina 

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