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What’s On In Brisbane This Week, This Month And Beyond

Happy New Year! We said our farewells to 2021 and the year that was and now we are ready to go full steam ahead and discover what 2022 has…

Activities & Itineraries
16 Brisbane Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

Raise your hand if you can remember the worst date you’ve ever been on. Now, we bet that date idea from hell also happened to feature…

Bars & Pubs
Feel The Breeze At 11 Of Brisbane’s Coolest Waterfront Bars

Summer has arrived and the next four to six months of Brisbane weather is going to be hot and steamy, and we want to be out there lapping up…

Bars & Pubs
10 Places To Knock Back Brisbane’s Best Margaritas, According To You

A margarita is a thirst-quenching staple in any decent bar-hopper’s arsenal, and thankfully, there's plenty of bars in Brisbane…

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Brisbane’s Best Christmas Lights Of 2021 To Jump In The Car For

It's that time of year again. Bust out the Mariah Carey playlist, slap on a (seasonally inappropriate) Christmas sweater, load up on…

Restaurants
15 Of The Best Restaurants In Brisbane For Big Groups

Dining out with a big group can be tricky. There’s the whole ‘we’re a group of 16’ thing to deal with, the…

Bars & Pubs
16 Of Brisbane’s Best Beer Gardens To Sip A Schooner

The beloved Brisbane beer garden. A spacious habitat where humans come to meet, discuss the daily grind and most importantly, sink glorious,…

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8 Queensland Music Festivals Actually Happening This Summer

Are you ready to dance? And yes, we mean actual dancing. None of this, 2020-2021 awkward bopping on as you walk from your table to the bar.…

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Moonlight Cinema Is Coming Back To Brisbane For Summer Movies Under The Stars

Haven't managed to get to the cinemas to see all the latest blockbusters yet? Yeah us neither—so we might just catch them all…

Bars & Pubs
13 Of Brisbane’s Best Rooftop Bars For Soaking Up That Sunshine

Making the most of both the sub-tropical weather and the kicking cocktail scene, Brisbane's best rooftop bars are the perfect spots to…

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Roma Street Parkland’s Magical Enchanted Gardens Are Coming Back This Year

Brisbane, we really have to give it to you. In this city just bursting at the seams with things to do, we've been given one…

Bars & Pubs
Here’s Where To Go For After Work Drinks In Brisbane

Day in and day out, Brisbane’s worker bees get up, dress up and show up to their jobs and work their guts out before going home, only…

Bars & Pubs
8 Of Brisbane’s Best Gin Bars

When it comes to gin, some facts just can’t be denied. Whether it’s in the hands of Sean Connery (shaken, not stirred), or…

Bars & Pubs
25 Of The Best Bars In Brisbane

Eating and shopping your way around Brisbane’s best restaurants and boutiques can be thirsty work. Luckily, our glorious city is also…

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Grab A Glass For The Self-Guided Wine Crawl Hitting Brisbane Soon

Wine, glorious wine. We treat ourselves to a glass after a tough week (day) at work, we indulge in its deliciousness with a meal and…

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Dive Into This Rooftop Pool Cinema Complete With Floating Cocktail Trays

Forget burrowing into the couch for your annual Halloween movie night this year—get comfy on an inflatable pool recliner in W…

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Smash A Jolly Hole In One At Christmas-Themed Mini Golf This Festive Season

Christmas lovers, brace your elves, because Victoria Park is once again turning their putt putt course into the ultimate Christmas…

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5 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

This week, say goodbye to Netflix and cold weather, because we’ve got all the events worth leaving the house for. So get ready and…

News
Australia’s First Luxury Beachside Rooftop Precinct Just Opened In Surfers Paradise

Summer is all about basking in the sun, relaxing in the pool, soaking up the beachside vibes and dancing long into the night. Well, now you…

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A Laneway Rosé Festival Is Hitting South Brisbane Next Month

Ahh, rosé. It really is the drink of the people, no? From birthdays to breakups, gossip sessions to glitzy events, rosé…

Bars & Pubs
Sip Colour-Changing Teapot Cocktails At West End’s New Warehouse Gin Bar

Since opening at the tail end of 2019, Brisbane Distillery has been on quite a rollercoaster ride of a year. But despite the fact that they…

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6 Of The Best Places To Go Bowling In Brisbane

What can we say? Some things just get better with age. Like a good pinot, a sharp cheddar, or the gift that is Hugh Jackman, we can safely…

Bars & Pubs
Sip On Four Flavours Of Mulled Wine From A Mulled Wine Trolley At This Winter Pop-Up

Winter has made its imminent arrival in Brisbane and whether you’re a fan or not, once again, most days are extra chilly and the dark…

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Sip Your Way Through The Massive Pinot Festival Hitting Brisbane This Year

Everyone’s favourite grape-dedicated festival, Pinot Palooza is coming back to Brisbane this October. As with previous years,…

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Grab Your Detective Notepad, A Real-Life Cluedo Game Is Coming To Brisbane

Was it Colonel Mustard in the study with the candlestick? Or Professer Plum in the kitchen with the knife? Well you're going to have to…

Bars & Pubs
9 Of Brisbane’s Best Whisky Bars For Top Shelf Sips

Most Brisbane pubs will have a few decent whiskies on the top shelf, but one bottle of Johnny Walker Black does not a whisky bar make. If…

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Prepare To Be Amazed At This Weekend’s Massive Sand Sculpture Festival

Surfers Paradise will be transformed into a circus-themed outdoor gallery of colour, movement, music and huge artworks this weekend for this…

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Bask In The European Vibes Of Brunswick Heads’ Dreamy New Aperitivo Bar

Lazy afternoons basking in the golden hour, sipping on wine with appetizing delicacies on hand—no, we’re not describing your…

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Scoop Up Some Summer Chill, An Ice Cream And Circus Festival Is Hitting The Gold Coast This Weekend

Looking to fill in your summer calendar? If you’re anything like us you’ll be trying to keep the holiday vibes going as long as…

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Lay Out Your 2020 Calendar, Here’s What’s On In Brisbane In January

From the bottom of our hearts: good riddance to 2020. Gone are the days of praying for our favourite events to not get cancelled (thanks…

Restaurants
Hop Across The Border, Three Blue Ducks Just Opened A Wine Bar In Byron

The iconic crew from Three Blue Ducks just launched their latest venue in Byron Bay and it is stunning. Taking over the old Locura…

News
Start Practicing Your Moves, Indoor Dance Floors Are Allowed To Reopen Next Week

Yes, Queensland, it's been a while between dances—but as of noon on Monday 14 December, you'll be able to hit the floor again.…

Restaurants
Search Out The City’s Secret Thai Restaurant For Purple Dumplings And Crispy Fish Wings

Spice lovers, there’s a secret spot to find flavoursome Thai feeds in the city, and it’s one you’ll want to take an…

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Grab The Glitter, A Socially Distanced Music Festival Is Taking Over This Valley Hotel

Other than overseas travel, music festivals are the activity we’re missing the most right about now—especially coming into…

Food & Drink
Call Your Vego Friends, The Valley’s Stunning New Middle Eastern Restaurant Has Gone Vegetarian

When ZA ZA TA opened their doors late last year, they quickly impressed us, and the rest of Brisbane, with their…

Restaurants
Look Up, The Valley Just Scored A Mexican-Inspired Rooftop Restaurant And Bar

  If you’ve been wondering how Eleven Rooftop Bar has been faring since having to close their doors in March, you’re about…

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Get Dressed Up, The Brisbane Powerhouse Is Back With A Series Of Intimate Shows

Iconic Brisbane venue Powerhouse was hit super hard by the coronavirus restrictions, not only as a purveyor of the arts and entertainment,…

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Prep Your Ear Drums, Brisbane’s First Post-Iso Live Music Gigs Have Been Announced

When the coronavirus pandemic first hit, many industries suffered at the hands of the shutdown, but none more so than those of live music…

Food & Drink
Grab A Pint, These Brisbane Bars And Breweries Have Officially Re-Opened

Put down the cocktail shaker, bars are back, baby, meaning you can skip the bottle-o for a bevvy at one of your favourite watering holes,…

News
Stand By, Here’s Everything That Has Been Postponed, Cancelled And Closed Across Brisbane

If you’ve been glued to social media recently, you’ll know that all events across Australia with more than 100 people attending…

News
Take A Look Inside Toombul’s Epic New Food Precinct

To say we’re excited about UPSTAIRS by Toombul is a bit of an understatement. Not only has the multi-million dollar precinct…

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Snuggle Up Under The Stars At Brisbane’s First Outdoor Bed Cinema

Not much beats watching big blockbuster movie hits on a mammoth cushioned bed under the stars in summer. Too good to be true? Enter…

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Get Sky High At Brisbane’s New Turkish-Inspired Rooftop Bar

Glam, glam and more glam—that’s the first thought you’ll have when stepping out of the elevator and into Fortitude…

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Ready The Gang, Brisbane Just Scored An Immersive Escape Room And Underground Bar

Brisbane, get ready to meet Arcadium Adventures, a magical bar-cum-escape room experience that will have you wondering why you’d ever…

Bars & Pubs
Sip Pina Coladas At This New Hawaiian Dive Bar Hidden Behind A Refrigerator Door

If you’ve always bemoaned the lack of true dive bars in Brisbane, the latest bar to hit the Valley might just be right up your alley.…

Bars & Pubs
Find Your Sea Legs, This Three-Level Floating Bar Is Heading To Brisbane Soon

It’s time to bust out your captain’s hat team because there’s a boat party heading for the Brisbane River—ahoy! The…

Food & Drink
15 Of Brisbane’s Best Pubs For A Pint

Take a seat, young barhopper. We might be a trendy new name in the foodie world, but at its core, Brisbane is an Aussie country town.…

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Work Up A Thirst For This New Beer Festival Featuring Over 100 Craft Beers

We’ve got some beery good news for hops lovers of Brisbane—which should cover just about all of you (we pity those who never…

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Prepare For A Brain Freeze, This Riverside Bar Is Pouring Alcoholic Rainbow Slushies

What says Brisbane summer more than relaxing riverside with a cold one in hand? Not much—unless you turn that cold one…

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

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…

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Save The Date, Hilltop Hoods Are Headlining This Brand New Gold Coast Festival

It’s been nothing but good news for Gold Coast and Brisbane’s music scene lately, with festival after festival arriving on our…

Bars & Pubs
Drift Around The Track In A Virtual Racecar Simulator At This East Side Bar

Always wanted to learn to drift, or just pelt around a race track at full throttle without actually risking tyres, life or limb in your…

Bars & Pubs
Ready Your Throwing Arm, Brisbane Just Scored A High Tech Darts Bar

Up until now, darts was a game played at the back of dingy pubs, using rusty darts to hit a precariously hung board—but no…

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9 Free Things To Do In Brisbane This December

Ho ho ho, Christmas is (almost) upon us, and we are scrounging around for our last gold coins as the tidal wave of gift giving suddenly…

Activities & Itineraries
Putter Up, Holey Moley Has Opened A Second Insane Mini Golf Bar In The CBD

Well, this is rad! Holey Moley, the cult-like chip-and-putt that took the city (and the country) by storm has opened a second…

Bars & Pubs
Step Right Up, A Giant Circus-Themed Arcade Bar Just Hit Brisbane

From the minute you walk in the door, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will smack all your senses at once with a giant, novelty…

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Your Guide To An Ultimate Action-Packed Summer In Brisbane

Summer is the season to let loose, forget all responsibilities and treat every day like its the weekend. So, if you’ve found yourself…

Restaurants
Make A Beeline For Howard Smith Wharves’ New Two-Level Cantonese Restaurant

Update: Stanley is re-opening on Thursday 24 July for dining in, with an $88pp banquet on offer. It seems like the Howard Smith Wharves…

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Play Mexican Bingo While You Drink Gigantic Margaritas At This Neon-Lit Bar

You’ve heard of regular bingo, and maybe even bingo raving, but what about Mexican bingo? Called Loteria, it’s one hell of a…

Food & Drink
15 Of The Coolest Christmas Party Venues In Brisbane

It’s a seasonal truth that Christmas parties are the bane of HR. Between coordinating Secret Santa and corralling everyone into an…

Restaurants
Order Up A Margarita, Famed Tex-Mex Joint El Camino Cantina Has Landed In Chermside

The Tex-Mex that blew city slickers into oblivion on King Street in Bowen Hills has made its way to Westfield Chermside's…

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Dig Into Paella And Sangria At This New Riverside Spot Dishing Up Spanish Feeds

Picture jugs of sangria, plates of croquettas and calamari and waterfront views under green and white striped umbrellas—now take…

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This Epic Swim-Up Bar Is Throwing Pool Parties All Summer

Remember when we told you that Brisbane had scored a jaw-dropping swim-up bar at uber luxe new city hotel, The Westin? Well back then, the…

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Take A Seat At This Long Table Dinner On Top Of The Goodwill Bridge

Ever dined on a bridge before? Neither have we—which is why we’re pretty darn excited about Stokehouse Q’s upcoming…

Bars & Pubs
The City’s New American-Themed Bar Is Dedicated To Wings And Beer

If you’ve been waiting patiently to find out what would be taking over the old site of Burger Project in the CBD, wait no longer. The…

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A Super Luxe Party Boat Is Heading For Brisbane This Spring

Sea farers of Brisbane, it’s time to break out your finest threads (and deck shoes) because mega-luxe party boat Seadeck is…

Restaurants
This Iconic Brisbane French Restaurant Has Had An Epic Makeover

11 years after first opening its doors in Woolloongabba, the iconic C'est Bon has had a makeover so complete you'll barely…

News
Drop Everything, Brisbane Just Scored An Ice Cream-Inspired Pop-Up Bar

New wine-drinking and cheese-eating spot alert—West End just scored itself a freaking adorable pop-up bar, and you’re going to…

Restaurants
Prepare To Drool, Sydney’s Most Epic Burger Joint Has Landed In Brisbane

Originating in Bondi in 2016 and now with three locations across Sydney as well as one on the Gold Coast, Milky Lane is the stuff diet…

U:L By You
Here Are All The Best Events Happening For Riverfire 2019

In two weeks September will be officially over, and that means that Riverfire, Brisbane's biggest social event, is back. Remember last…

Food & Drink
If You Think You Know Mexican Food, This New Valley Restaurant Is Here To School You

Mexican food—it involves bulk cheese, sour cream, corn chips and crispy yellow tacos, right? Nope, that’s Tex Mex, and…

News
Get Your Two Serves A Day At Brisbane’s First Ever Mango Festival

Our favourite time of year is rolling around again—the time when we all spend our morning tea breaks hunched over the sink, mango…

News
Brisbane’s Getting A New York-Inspired Restaurant Headed Up By A Michelin-Starred Chef

The laneways around The Calile Hotel in James Street are already awash with some seriously impressive eateries, but there’s about to…

Entertainment
A 12 Hour Lord Of The Rings Trilogy Marathon Is Happening In Brisbane

One ring to rule them all… one movie marathon to see them all? Calling all hobbits, orcs, elves and dwarves, because the Palace James…

Maria Caribbean Kitchen | The Verdict

Editor's note, Maria Caribbean Kitchen is now closed permanently. What do you know about Caribbean food? If your breadth of knowledge…

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Grab The Glitter, A Sexy New Cabaret Spot Just Landed On The Gold Coast

If you’ve ever dreamt about stepping into a captivating scene from the Great Gatsby, now’s your chance.  The realisation…

Food & Drink
Chu Bistro | The Verdict

The kind of place where you want to just order one of everything and see how much your appetite can handle, Chu Bistro has landed in Bowen…

Entertainment
Save The Date, TYGA Is Officially Coming To Brisbane

Get ready to circle Friday 18 October in your diary, Brisbane, because hitting your social feeds this morning is news that American rapper…

Food & Drink
Forget Tokyo, Cherry Blossoms And Bottomless Dumplings Have Hit Brisbane

If catching the cherry blossoms in Tokyo has been on your bucket list forever, then brace yourselves for all the flower antics right here in…

Food & Drink
Ivory Tusk | The Verdict

Forever looking for a bar where you can kick start your night with a few tacos and move onto a live music session before hitting the D-floor…

Things To Do
10 Things To Do Instead Of Going To The Ekka This Week

It’s that time of year again where strawberry ice cream and Bertie Beetles reign supreme. The Ekka public holiday hits this Wednesday,…

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Ready Your Vocal Chords, A Bingo Rave Is Hitting Brisbane

In case you missed it, Bingo Loco is hitting Brisbane this month.  The concept is pretty simple: it’s a bingo night slash rave.…

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Ready The Popcorn, Fortitude Valley Is Getting A Brand New Cinema

Between the neverending stream of hot new bars, restaurants, live music joints and arcade halls that have hit the Valley recently, the once…

Entertainment
8 Up-And-Coming Acts You Need To Catch At BIGSOUND This Year

For yet another year Brisbane’s own BIGSOUND festival is providing the absolute goods: phenomenal hip-hop, pop, acoustic and…

Food & Drink
6 Winter Cocktails You Need To Drink Before The Month Is Out

There’s something unsettling about drinking eggnog on a 35-degree day. We’ll take our mulled wine and hot toddies in July,…

Food & Drink
Altitude Rooftop Bar | The Verdict

When it comes to weekend cocktail drinking spots, everyone loves a good rooftop bar. And when that rooftop bar comes with stellar views, a…

Restaurants
The Verdict | Mosconi Restaurant And Bar

There’s really only one thing you absolutely need to know about Fortitude Valley’s newest restaurant and wine bar: they dish up…

Music
Mark Your Calendar, Travis Scott Is Headlining Australia’s Answer To Glastonbury

Travis Scott, the rapper on everyone’s playlists right now, has just confirmed he’s headed down under for one show…

News
Brisbane’s Getting A New Art-Deco Style Live Music And Cocktail Bar

If the slew of current and upcoming live music venues around our fair city still isn’t enough for you (never), you’ll want to…

Food & Drink
The Verdict | Foresters

Ditch your democracy dogs and put down the iced vovo, because there’s a slick new restaurant in Fortitude Valley with a menu so…