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Get Ready For A Pop-Up Gin Bar, Poolside DJ Sets And More At This City Shopping Event

By Sophie Hart
19th Oct 2020

Two tall crisp cocktails sit next to a plate of food.

While we thoroughly enjoyed our time spent in iso cruising the web for tie-dye loungewear, now we’re ready to swap shopping from the couch for shopping IRL. 

And lucky for us, The City just announced that an epic three-day Shop BNE City event is going down in Queen Street Mall from Friday, 30 October to Sunday, 1 November to really ramp up the good shopping vibes. We’re talking pop-up gin bars, poolside DJ sets, summer picnic hampers and more, all there to enjoy before, during or after a day of boutique hopping. And with over 70 exclusive offers from City fashion, beauty and food retailers, there's really no better way to spend your weekend.

Step Into An Inner City Departures Lounge

Still reeling over cancelling your European summer? Not to worry because now you can step into a retro-inspired Departure Lounge right in the middle of Brisbane city. Here, your air hostess will bring you exclusive cocktails and bar snacks as prepared by NEXT Hotel. If ever there were a way to cap off a day of shopping, this is it.  

The Details

What: Queen Street Mall Departures Lounge
Where: Outside Myer on Queen Street Mall
When: Friday, 30 October 11am until 8pm, Saturday 31 October 11am until 5pm and Sunday 1 November 11am until 4pm.

Soak Up All The Italian Vibes

In case you missed it, gin is well and truly the drink of summer and lucky for us Gordon’s Gin have finally brought their Sicilian Lemon Gin to Australia just in time for the warmer weather. To celebrate, an Italian-inspired bar is hopping up in Queen Street Mall where you can quench your thirst after a day of shopping with a refreshing gin cocktail. Don’t mind if we do!

The Details

What: Gordon’s Sicilian Lemon Gin Bar
Where: Outside Zara on Queen Street Mall
When: Friday, 30 October 11am until 8pm, Saturday 31 October 11am until 5pm and Sunday 1 November 11am until 4pm.

Crisp cocktails and a drool-worthy spread of food.

Sip Cocktails Poolside

There’s no denying NEXT Hotel’s rooftop terrace has one of the best vistas in Brisbane and for the first time ever, their pool will be open to the public for the first time—you just have to purchase some drool-worthy eats! Not to mention there will be a DJ on the decks, plus exclusive food and drink offerings. Ride the elevator to this tropical inner-city oasis and let the good times roll.

The Details

What: Destination …. Pool Terrace!
Where: Pool Terrace Bar, Level 4, NEXT Hotel
When: Friday, 30 October 11am until 8pm, Saturday 31 October 11am until 5pm and Sunday 1 November 11am until 4pm.

Dig Into This Drool-Worthy Summer Picnic

Is there a better pairing than seafood and champagne? The short answer: absolutely not. If you’re like us, you’re craving a summer seafood feast, be sure to swing by Stanton and pick up their Veuve Summer Picnic deal. For $99 you will receive a crisp bottle of Veuve Clicquot with two gourmet lobster rolls and frites. Perfect for a post-shop meal shared with your shopping buddy or even just to be devoured by yourself—we're not here to judge. 

The Details

What: Stanton Veuve Summer Picnic
Where: Stanton, QueensPlaza
When: Friday 30 October to Sunday, 1 November

Cheers To Wine Tastings

Pop into the City Winery’s beautiful new Cellar Door on Edward Street in Brisbane City over the weekend and you'll get treated to a free wine tasting. We'll cheers to that. 

THE DETAILS

What: City Winery, Edward Street
Where: Stanton, QueensPlaza
When: Friday, 30 October 12pm until 5pm and Saturday, 31 October 12pm until 5pm.

With drool-worthy picnic hampers, pop-up bars, poolside DJ sets and a totally ‘grammable airport departure lounge—there’s no better excuse to shop your favourite styles at Shop BNE City from Friday, 30 October to Sunday, 1 November

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