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This Weekend In Brisbane

By Catherine Blake
16th Apr 2015

Weekenders, on your feet! This weekend Brisbane is cranking its usual maelstrom of activity up to a thumping 10/10! Following the chocolatey Easter wallow, it seems the city is chomping with excitement and we’re taking it to the streets. 

We’ve got beer festivals, cheap eats, food trucks galore and chicken wings by the bucket load. There’s no shortage of things to do in Brisbane this weekend. Get busy.

Thursday 16th

Plenty For Twenty | Treasury Casino

Everyone’s getting on board to celebrate the Treasury Casino’s 20th birthday, Plenty for Twenty, with tonnes of food deals to help you go hog wild this weekend. 20 smackers gets you two bowls of Fat Noodle pho, Southern chicken from Ryan’s on the Park, 20 wings from Kitchen at Treasury, a cheese plate from the Kitty Bar, or a dessert share plate from Lab. 

Commes des Garcons Arrives | GOMA

Prepare to save a mint on shipping. Following the success of their pop-up shop during the Future Beauty exhibition, Commes des Garçons’ second retail space in Australia is opening as a permanent fixture out of Brisbane’s very own GOMA.

Friday 17th

Brooklyn Standard Laneway Party | Brooklyn Standard

Laneways are good. Laneways full of the food trucks are better. Eagle Lane is set to blow up this Friday night when Brooklyn Standard hosts its second laneway bash, with old school DJs spinning vinyls, three of Brisbane’s best food trucks parked for your feasting convenience, and free entry for all. This fortnightly Brisbane event is a doozie. Check it out.

Friday Knock Offs Launch | Emjays Coffee

Emjays Coffee want to help you sorry folk ease into the weekend with their fresh new weekly event, Friday Knock Offs. Launching this Friday night, Emjays will be housing a pop-up bar, with sliders and tunes to get your week started right. Get down there from 4:30pm.

Chocolate degustation and dinner | Privée, Sofitel

Calling all chocoholics! Ramp up the end of a working week by treating yourself to a decedant 5-course, cocoa-based degustation dinner at Privée, Sofitel's luxury fine-dining restaurant. With a pre-dinner drinks in the 'Le Gallerie' plus a performance from the Australian Youth Orchestra quartet, this is one classy way to kick off the weeeknd. For full details click here.

Saturday 18th

Brisbane Beer Fest | Eatons Hill Hotel

If you love frothies, you’re going to go bananas for Brisbane Beer Fest. Taking over the Eatons Hill Hotel, Beer Fest will see 37 craft beer stalls converge in one epic day of tastings, brew-talk, and great chow. Gates open from 11am, with live music and DJs, an international food court, and pop up restaurant Sunbury St. Kitchen cooking gastro-pub delights (see below).

Sunbury St Pop Up Kitchen | Brisbane Beer Fest

Catch Sunbury St Pop Up Kitchen for the very first time at Brisbane Beer Fest this weekend in Brisbane. Dishing up beer-friendly fare like crispy pork belly buns and stout brisket burgers, this little kitchen is sure to go down a treat with brew fans. Get all the details here.

StreetEats Launch Party | Wandering Cooks

To celebrate the launch of the StreetEats app, Wandering Cooks are throwing a very special Thank Truck It’s Thursday. Brisbane food trucks The Bone Lorry, Juan More Taco, Pizzantica, and Just Steak It will be in charge of the grub, and with the help of your handy StreetEats app, you can order up a storm without leaving your seat! Genius.

Monday 20th

Mad Mondays | Fab Fish and Burger

Much-loved Petrie Terrace burger joint, Fab Fish and Burger, are going mad on Mondays. Their epic burgers are only $9.95 on Mondays, meaning you can grab two for a lobster, which is officially the best cheap date idea ever.

Wednesday 22nd

Stables Wing Wednesdays | The Stables Craft Beer Bar

Continuing on the theme of great cheap eats around Brisbane, new Ascot bar The Stables have just launched Wing Wednesdays, where you can get 10 wings for only 8 buckeroos.

Don’t Miss Out

Saturday April 25th

Two Up and Tinnies Laneway Party | The Shafston Hotel

Pay your respects this Anzac Day at The Shafston Hotel’s Laneway party, where good food, local beers and ciders, and good old fashioned fun are the order of the day. Pop-up food stalls, Two-Up comps, live music, and a chilled neighbourhood vibe make this a Brisbane event not to miss. 

Looking for more things to do in Brisbane this weekend? Check out our guide to the best Brisbane events in April here!

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