Let's thank our lucky stars that Obama and the crew are rolling into town this weekend for G20, so we get to spend this glorious G20 public holiday chillaxing, eating, and probably thinking about anything other than politics. We're just Putin in out there, there will be a lot of drinks involved.
If you're looking for what's open this G20 public holiday, we've got you covered. Some of Brisbane's best cafes, bars, restaurants, breakfast nooks, coffee joints, and fun factories are keeping their doors open this G20 public holiday for your wining and dining pleasure.
Here's what's open in Brisbane this G20 public holiday.
Regatta | Toowong
The Regatta will be pumping this G20 public holiday, with live music kicking off in the courtyard from 3pm, as well as a Pimms and James Squire Orchard Crush pop-up bar, serving pitchers of cocktails and oysters, and a slow-cooked lamb spit roast on the grill for lamb burgers! The main bar will be kicking on from 8pm onwards, with the Regatta's famous Good Karma Keg in operation (a gold coin will earn you schooner of Peroni Leggera, while all the proceeds go to Red Cross Australia) and DJs and live bands playing all night. The Regatta is open for breakfast from 6:30am.
Harajuku | Indooroopilly
The Alliance Hotel | Spring Hill
The Alliance Hotel is open as usual this G20 public holiday, with their awesome bar menu available all day, and bistro all night. Frothies?
Popolo | South bank
Italian fave Popolo are open this Friday as usual for lunch and dinner. Best yet, there's no pub' hol' surcharge.
Libertine | Petrie Terrace
Libertine are open for a long lunch or dinner this G20 public holiday, with no surcharge (legends!). If there was ever a day for a long lunch in Brisbane, this is it!
Bitter Suite | New Farm
Bitter Suite have their doors open all long weekend, the nice bunch. Though not open for brekky on Friday, they're business as usual Saturday and Sunday.
Public | CBD
We think Obama would dig Public's KFD (that's Kentucky fried duck). Public are open from 5pm this Friday, closed for lunch!
The Gresham | CBD
Brisbane CBD bar The Gresham are open all day this public holiday, and you should get down there, because whiskey fixes everything.
Brunswick Social | Fortitude Valley
Celebrate this random day off with dumplings and cocktails at Brunswick Social. Open from 5pm.
Walrus Club | Toowong
Whiskey lovers haven that is The Walrus Club has Blues singer Shanon Watkins performing from 8pm – 11pm. If that wasn't enough to sway you, The Walrus Club are also now doing food.
Stokehouse | South bank
With live music and an unmissable view of the lights display, Stokehouse is the perfect G20 location for a casual lunch or dinner, open from 12pm.
Story Bridge Hotel | Kangaroo Point
Fancy a steak this G20 public holiday? Deery's Restaurant and Smokehouse in The Story Bridge Hotel is open from 12pm for lunch and dinner.
Green Beacon Brewing Co. | Newstead
Craft brewery, Green Beacon are open this Friday for frothies, bar snacks, seafood, and good times.
NEXT Hotel | CBD
New Brisbane CBD bar and restaurant Lennons at NEXT Hotel is open this pub' holiday for cocktails and bar snacks galore.
Cawfee | CBD
Uber hip and friendly CBD coffee shop, Cawfee is open for caffeine and bagels galore!
Lock'n'load | West End
Get your day off started right with brunch at Lock'n'Load. Bloody Marys encouraged.
Cobbler | West End
West End whiskey bar Cobbler are open from 1pm this G20 public holiday for your drinking convenience. Hot tip: Cobbler is BYO food.
Dutch Courage Officer's Mess | Fortitude Valley
Valley gin house Dutch Courage is open from 4pm til late this G20 public holiday. Pop in for one and stay all night.
The Ponycat | Fortitude Valley
The Ponycat is open from 7am for all-day breakfast and lunch.
Crema and Cream | Stafford
If you're looking for breakfast on the northside this public holiday, Crema and Cream are kindly leaving their doors open from 6am.
Mizu | Teneriffe & West End
Japanese fave Mizu are open for lunch and dinner this G20 public holiday. Bento, anyone?
Pablo | New Farm
New Farm breakfast joint, Pablo is open this G20 pub' hol until 2pm.
South Side Diner | South Brisbane
American diner, South Side is open from 10:30am this public holiday, for wings, burgers, and pie.
The Fox Hotel | South Brisbane
The Fox Hotel is open as usual for all your pub-grubbin' desires. A cocktail on Dandy's rooftop sounds like the perfect way to while away a day-off to us!
Blackbird Bar & Restaurant | CBD
Open from 5pm on Friday for dinner and dranks, Blackbird boasts a killer river view to ring in the weekend.
Port Office Hotel | CBD
Fix Restaurant and Bar in the Port Office Hotel is open for vinos and dinner this G20 public holiday.
Crust & Co | Newmarket
Oh, happy days. Beloved Brisbane bakery, Crust & Co are open from 6am til noon for pastries and other weekend essentials.
Canvas | Woolloongabba
Woolloongabba's best cocktail bar, Canvas, is open this public holiday from 12pm to midnight for lunch, dinner, and cocktails galore.
Eve's On The River | Teneriffe
Eve's are open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner on the river this pub' hol.
Lefty's | Petrie Terrace
Fancy a hoedown this Friday? Lefty's is open for whiskey swilling and live tunes.
Gordita | Fortitude Valley
Join the world's leaders for a carafe of sangria at Gordita this Friday night.
Peasant | Petrie Terrace
Spanish wonderland Peasant is open for G20, with Barracks parking still available. Win!
Cabiria | Petrie Terrace
Little sister bar to Peasant, Cabiria's open as usual this G20 public holiday for oysters, wine and good times.
Mr and Mrs G's | CBD
Fancy a few drink on the water at Mr & Mrs G this Friday? Of course you do! They're open from 3pm to close
The Mero Kitchen & Bar | Indooroopilly
The Mero is open this public holiday for casual Italian lunches and dinners.
Nantucket | Indooroopilly
Fancy a Cape-Cod style seafood feast this G20 public holiday? Indooroopilly's Nantucket Kitchen & Bar is open from 8:30am for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Ole Fuego | Indooroopilly
It's a long weekend fiesta! Spanish restaurant, Ole Fuego is open from 10am this pub' holiday for sangria and tapas parties.
Cove Bar & Dining | South bank
An unbeatable river view means Cove will be killing it this public holiday. Bonus, there's no surcharge!
Brisbane Bandits | Newmarket
If you're in the mood for something a little different this public holiday, why not get yourself down to the ballpark and catch a Brisbane Bandits game! These ballers are playing Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday this weekend, so you've got no excuse not to catch a game! Hot dogs and cold beers are a must.
The Balfour Kitchen | New Farm
One of our faves for breakfast, The Balfour Kitchen is open this public holiday for brekky, lunch, and dinner. As if you needed convincing, you can check out our rant on their fantastic new Indo-inspired menu here.
La Rotisserie | Newstead & Toowong
This meaty wonderland is open for lunch and dinner as usual this public holiday, both in Gasworks and Toowong.
Nana & Da's | Kedron
Calm down, Northsiders, you can still get your coffee and brekkie fix at Nana & Da's this weekend. They're open their normal hours, because they're cool like that.
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