So often met with a groan, and tarred with terms such as 'Mondayitis', we think Mondays get a bit of a bad rap. So, with that in mind, The Urban List team are reclaiming (and renaming) Mondays and embracing… MonDATE night.
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Instead of lamenting the end of the weekend and gritting your teeth until hump day, we suggest celebrating the first day of the week with an outing to get you off to a cracking start.
Here are our picks for Mondate night venues to get excited about:
Paella Mondays | Peasant
For $30 for two, you can dine on delicious Paella every Monday at Peasant. Still need more loosening up? A carafe of Sangria will fix that. $20. Winner.
Where: 4 The Barracks| 61 Petrie Tce Paddington
Contact: 07 3367 8066
Pizza & Paddle | Iceworks
After something casual? Nothing beats a good pizza and, on a Monday night at Iceworks, $15 will cover your carbs and a selection of three draught beers. Not bad.
Where: Cnr Given Tce & Dowse St | Paddington
Contact: 07 3367 9800
Monday Mini Burgers | Limes
Nothing will make you forget it's Monday quite like perching on the Limes rooftop with a cocktail and a $5 mini burger (or two) in hand. Delish.
Where: 142 Constance St | Fortitude Valley
Contact: 07 3852 9000
Date Night | Libertine
In the mood for something decadent? Head to Libertine at The Barracks to try the Monday banquet. $85 will get you and your sweetheart five delicious courses, as well as two tickets to catch a flick at Palace afterwards. Bargain!
Where: 5 The Barracks | 61 Petrie Tce Brisbane
Contact: 07 3367 3353
Monday Night Wii Comp | Archive Beer Boutique
Indulge your competitive side with a bit of Wii action at West End's famous Archive Bar. There are prizes to be won, $10 gourmet burgers and lots of beers. What's not to love?
Where: 100 Boundary St, West End
Contact: 07 3844 3419
Cook up a storm | Your Place
Still can't bring yourself to leave the house? Sometimes a nice, home-cooked meal is all you need to make your Monday night a bit more special. Whip up this beautiful homemade duck ragu from Bucci Restaurant's Executive Chef, Spencer Patrick, for some serious comfort food at home.
Where: Your couch
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