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Ready to get out there and explore what Brisbane has to offer?

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13 Of The Best Rooftop Bars In Brisbane For Sky High Drinking

Brisbane's best rooftop bars are the perfect spots to hang this summer. 

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All The Queensland Music Festivals Happening In 2024 And Beyond

Pull up your calendar and block out a weekend (or seven) and tune into some unmissable festivals coming to our corner of the world. 

Bars & Pubs

30 Of The Best Bars In Brisbane

From raging rooftops to intimate wine bars, gin joints and whisky dens, here are some of Brisbane’s best bars that you…

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Snack On Unlimited Popcorn At This Valentine’s Day Float In Cinema

Forget Netflix and chill this Valentine's Day, instead get comfy on an inflatable pool recliner in W Brisbane’s pool…

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This Epic Swim-Up Bar Just Opened To The Public For The Summer

This summer, the Westin crew are launching a series of pool parties at their swim-up pool bar, and you’re all invited. 

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These Magical Enchanted Gardens Are Coming Back To Roma Street Parkland This Year

The Enchanted Garden, presented by Royal Caribbean, returns this 23 November to transform Roma Street Parkland into a light-filled…

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

If you need something to look forward to this summer, Moonlight Cinema is heading back to town.

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Christmas-Themed Mini Golf Is Coming To Brisbane For The Festive Season

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

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20 Brisbane Date Ideas That Aren’t Dinner And A Movie

If you really want to win over your love, it’s time to step up your date game with these date ideas in Brisbane.

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Circus-Themed Bar Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq Has Returned To Brisbane

Start practising your VR gaming, bowling, karaoke and arcade shooting, because Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq has made a triumphant…

Food & Drink

20 Of The Best Brisbane Pubs For A Pint

Pick up your pint glass, saddle those schnitty cravings, and settle in for the history lesson your teachers never wanted you to learn. 

Markets & Food Events

Brisbane’s Famous Sunnybank Food Trail Is Coming Back This Year

Your favourite couch-change event is happening again this year. Yep, the Sunnybank Food Trail is rocking into Brisbane on 22 July.

Bars & Pubs

9 Brisbane Gin Bars To Sip Your Way Through

Of all the gin joints in all the towns in all the world, make sure you walk into these.

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See Vivid Sydney In A Whole New Light With These One-Off Experiences

From scenic flights to night kayaking, luxe harbour cruises, haunted ghost tours, and more. 

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18 Of Brisbane’s Best Beer Gardens To Sip A Schooner

We’ve rounded up our city’s best beer gardens, so let’s raise a schooner and make a toast to Brisbane’s most…

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6 Of The Best Places To Go Bowling In Brisbane

Whether you’re looking to challenge yourself, your friends, or your unassuming date, Brisbane’s best bowling alleys have your…

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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, we know the best bars in Brisbane…

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Feel The Breeze At 10 Of Brisbane’s Coolest Waterfront Bars

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 every sun-drenched…

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A Laneway Rosé Festival Is Hitting South Brisbane Next Month

Brisbane, it's time to dust down those glad rags, pop on your best lippy or dapper tie and celebrate the not-so-humble blush bevvy that…

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Grab A Glass For This Self-Guided Wine Crawl Through The Valley

Returning to Brisbane is the ultimate bar-hopping experience every vino enthusiast needs in their life, The Urban Wine Walk.

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Sip Your Way Through The Massive Pinot Festival Returning To Brisbane This Year

Australia’s biggest pinot noir festival, Pinot Palooza, is coming back to Brisbane in May for its tenth anniversary.

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What To Try If You Always Order A Negroni According To 6 Of Brisbane’s Top Bartenders

In the spirit of mixing things up, we asked six of Brisbane’s top bartenders what they would recommend someone tries if…

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15 Of The Best Restaurants In Brisbane For Big Groups

While we can’t ensure everyone in your group will get along, we can give you our pick of the best restaurants for big group…

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

Any weekday is a good day to bunk off work early, round up your pals or workmates and head to one of Brisbane’s best bars for an…

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5 Awesome Things To Do In Brisbane This Week

We’ve rounded up five awesome things to do this week in Brisbane. You can thank us later.

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

Artesian Hospitality's mega lifestyle and entertainment rooftop precinct is opening on the Gold Coast this September.

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

If you’re ready to take your gin obsession levels from amateur all the way up to pro, we have just the news for you. 

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

Transforming the Regatta Hotel’s open-air courtyard into the winter escape of our dreams, is their new Winter in the…

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

Pop on your fanciest gladrags, because Cluedo! The Interactive Game is heading back to Fortitude Valley’s heritage-listed…

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12 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.

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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

You might not be able to doze in the European sun this year, but you can still soak up the magic at this relaxed eatery taking the Brunswick…

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

Saving us all from the sweltering heat that’s usually associated with the beginning of the year is SCOOP!, a new ice cream-inspired…

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

We are about to tackle the hottest month of the year, so it is only fitting that you know the most entertaining and frankly, coolest events…

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

The iconic crew from Three Blue Ducks just launched their newest outpost in Byron and it is stunning.

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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…

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

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

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

Taking over Ovolo The Valley for one epic weekend in October, reimagined music and lifestyle festival REMIX HOTEL will have you jiving to…

Food & Drink

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

We’ve been peering longingly into the windows of the new restaurant taking shape in Fortitude Valley’s Emporium precinct for…

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

Inspired by Mexico’s Riviera Maya,  MAYA has transformed the rooftop space that was home to Eleven into a striking Mexican…

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

The Brisbane Powerhouse is coming back for a series of intimate performances that will make you remember what life was like…

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

But now, with bars and venues able to re-open in limited capacity, we’re excited by the prospect of finally seeing a live show…

Food & Drink

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

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

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

Here’s a rolling list of all the Brisbane events which have been cancelled, postponed or suspended.

Features

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.

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

Burgers and milkshakes delivered straight to your bed under the stars? Hell yes.

Food & Drink

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, Fortitude Valley's new Suzie Wong's might just be right up…

Bars & Pubs

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

The gleaming Glass Island is dropping anchor in Brisbane sometime at the end of autumn, and here’s everything you need to…

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

Brisbane is moving on up in the craft beer world with the announcement we’re getting a brand new festival celebrating all things craft…

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

Is there anything better than Brisbane summer spent relaxing riverside with a cold one in hand? Yep—topping it off with…

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

Find out all the best spots to celebrate Australia Day this weekend.

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

The epic new musical festival announcements just keep coming, with the news of Greener Pastures hitting the Gold Coast in…

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 your car? At VR…

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…

Things To Do

9 Free Things To Do In Brisbane This December

Brisbane is not short of free events that are sure to keep your social life AND your bank account happy.

Activities & Itineraries

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

Holey Moley, the cult-like chip-and-putt that’s taken the city by storm is heading for the CBD and we've never been more excited…

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Your Guide To An Ultimate Action-Packed Summer In Brisbane

We’ve put together an itinerary full of festivals, sporting moments and activities for an action-packed summer. 

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

This mysterious venue has been coming for a while, but after seeing it for ourselves we can see why—it’s an absolute…

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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…

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15 Of The Coolest Christmas Party Venues In Brisbane

Take some of the pressure off and outsource the particulars of your seasonal knees-up to one of Brisbane’s best party venues. This…

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

The Tex-Mex that blew city slickers into oblivion has made its way to Westfield Chermside's outdoor dining precinct. 

Food & Drink

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

Update: Rico Bar & Dining is re-opening on Thursday 2 July and taking bookings now. Picture jugs of sangria, plate of croquettas and…

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

Taking place atop the Goodwill Bridge—that’s right, ON the bridge—the experience will have you taking in a sunset and some…

Bars & Pubs

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

That’s right, WingHAÜS by Bavarian has landed, bringing saucy buffalo wings, burgers and forty beers on tap to Edward Street…

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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 this mega-luxe party boat is coming back…

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This Iconic Brisbane French Restaurant Has Had An Epic Makeover

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

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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…

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

This week, burger eating in Brisbane as we know it will be changed forever. Big call, yes, but also true. So, what’s happening?

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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…

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

Joining the new FV by Peppers precinct at the very northern end of Brunswick Street, this new Mexican restaurant is sleek and…

Features

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

Rocklea’s Brisbane Markets are transforming their bustling precinct into a celebration of all things mango, with the Brisbane Night…

Features

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

What do you know about Caribbean food? If your breadth of knowledge on the cuisine doesn’t extend much past jerk chicken, you need to…

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

Broadbeach’s The Pink Flamingo Spiegelclub opened last week to deliver a sexy stage show featuring international…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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

Find out all the best spots to eat strawberry ice cream this public holiday.

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Ready Your Vocal Chords, A Bingo Rave Is Hitting Brisbane

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

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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 and electronic…

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, especially ones with stellar views, a killer…

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…