The Good Guide Brisbane | Autumn 2016 | Edition 29

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The Best of Brisbane Local is lovely | Edition 29 Life | Design | Art | Eat | Sip | Shop | Play | Stay



THE GOOD GUIDE

Hi there good looking, fancy meeting you here. Let’s have some fun. Wink wink nudge nudge. It’s time to turn over a new leaf, and that means spreading our wings and exploring new nests.

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Knock, Knock! Who’s there? The Godsend Good Guide to dismiss anything you think amiss and replace with bliss. The leaves have fallen and you will too after the seductive drinks you’ll be having with us this season baby. This Autumn your colours will be changing from global to local nightly with Brisbane’s hottest hangouts and coolest locales. “But Good Guide, will I have time for all that Brisbane has to offer only on the weekends?” When you’re with us the weekends don’t end. So come out and play with the highest soaring birds of prey. We’ll take you home satisfied after our dates. Do invite us in because you will be begging us for more, more, MORE.

It’s adventure season, and a special time of year. Because Autumn is wild new romances and hidden backstreet haunts, and maybe a spontaneous mid-week getaway or two. It’s winged eyeliner and bold lipstick and finally asking that cute barrister for his number. It’s that smokin’ new dress, and making plans over a drink with complete strangers. It’s a road trip to a place you’ve never heard of, and reminiscing with a friend you haven’t seen in a million years. It’s getting up early and finding a view to welcome in the sun, and it’s staying up late with a glass of wine and a hundred stories to tell. It’s getting lost, getting wild, getting tipsy and getting inspired! And it’s here. Don’t miss it. Come play with us.

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MAP | LOCATION 02 - 03 FOOD TRUCKS 10

FASHION | PREEN & PAMPER

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FISH LANE | COOL CULTURE

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SHOPS TO LOVE

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TO IMPRESS | BAR CULTURE

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HOME | ENTERTAINMENT

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SASSY SESSIONS

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THE CREMA | EARLY BIRDS

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CRAFT BEER | COCKTAIL BARS

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GOOD FOOD | FOR THE FOODIES

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EXPLORE GOLD COAST

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FRESH FLAVOURS

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BRISBANE STREET ART TRAIL

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ASHGROVE

KELVIN GROVE

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WEST END

TOOWONG HIGHGATE HILL

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NEWSTEAD BULIMBA

RING HILL TENERIFFE

KANGAROO POINT

FAIRFIELD

ANNERLEY HAWTHORNE

BALMORAL

NEW FARM MORNINGSIDE

SBANE

EAST BRISBANE NORMAN PARK

COORPAROO

WOOLLOONGABBA

GREENSLOPES SEVEN HILLS

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FASHIONABLE FEATHERS ....................................................................................................................................................... DESIGNER ARCHIVES

Valley 5G Winn Ln, Fortitude p. 0410 526 082 h. Wed + Fri 10 - 6, Thu 10 – 6.45, Sat 10 – 4, Sun 10 – 3 The talented Kerrie Lee Bond creates jewellery and trinkets that are extraordinary, unique and cool – just like you! A gorgeous gift idea for any occasion, including the bespoke silver rings to say what words can’t say. Fall in love with this local artisan… pieces are addictive!

MISS BOND 171/ 2019 Queen St, Brisbane City p. 0414 794 118 w. designerarchives.com.au The treasured local haunt of Brisbane Fashionistas. Worshipped for its preowned treasures from Louis Vuitton, Chanel, Hermes, Prada and Dior (to name a few) this chic boutique offers hand picked and authenticated bags, shoes and accessories at a fraction of the retail price. Consign your own items or shop the latest arrivals.

TYSON & PEPPA

Shop 1, 161 Robertson St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 2760 w. tysonpeppa.com Brisbane’s most stylish and fashionable women shop at Tyson and Peppa. The store exclusively stocks Australia’s top labels such as Toni Maticevski, Dion Lee, Zhivago and Haryono Setiadi just to name a few. Beautiful dresses for beautiful women going somewhere beautiful is the mantra of owner/stylist Joshua Kilroy.

PREEN & PAMPER ....................................................................................................................................................... The Glass Factory, Shop 2, 57 Vulture St, West End p. 07 3846 5636 w. rokstar.com.au Styles inspired by Europe, the UK and America, staying on the cusp. With an impressive abundance of awards and experience, Brodie, and the stellar band of hair artisans promise to expose your perfect look. Be heard, be seen, be Rokstar.

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STUDIO ASH HAIR

29 Florence St, Teneriffe p. 07 3252 0130 w. studioashhair.com.au Let the talented team transform your hair to bring out your best look with creative cutting, colour techniques and edgy extensions. Enjoy your service, sip a refreshing beverage and relax. Did we mention the free parking? Lights, camera, scissors!

WATERLILY

76 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3358 3674 h. Tues - Fri 9 - 5.30, Sat 9 - 3, Sun 10 - 2 Crafted using the best in clinical grade essential oils, anti-ageing vitamins, organic botanicals and all natural concentrates, Waterlily is the epxert when it comes to treating your fine self. Stocking day spas and salons across the country, this artisan skincare brand puts the U back into rejuvenation.

BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR

Shop 5, 15 James St, Fortitude Valley, p. 0421 202 447 w. brooklynbeautybar.com.au Offering a tailored and luxurious experience, Brooklyn Beauty Bar combines the best in beauty therapy with old school New York glamour. Pamper and preen your feathers with a side of indulgence and champagne.

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FALLOW Level 1, 354 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3854 0155 w. fallow.com.au h. Mon - Sat 11 - 5, Sun 12 - 4 Fallow presents men’s brands not readily availabile in Australia with a focus on craftsmanship and quality. You’ll find monochrome avant-garde designer labels alongside hand-crafted jewellery and exquisite objects. Blurring the line between men’s and women’s fashion with a hint of androgyny. Enter the black door or shop online. Toscani EMPORIUM Shop 33, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 4448 w. toscani.com.au h. Mon – Fri 10 – 5, Sat 10 - 4 Stylish fashionistas seek lovely luxe labels at Toscani. Bespoke brands, unique accessories, sassy shoes and your ultimate wardrobe wish-list. Compliment those contours with an elegant Toscani item, and have all eyes on you. Erin and Maxine, know good fashion. Click online or visit the chic Noosa location. #Style

kova lifestyle Fortitude Valley + Bulimba w. kovalifestyle.com.au h. Mon - Sat 9 - 5, Sun 10 - 4 Kova is your go-to place for beautiful living. Surround yourself with eclectic items – carefully curated, practical and gorgeous. The in-house range, ‘One in Six’ boasts ornaments, homewares, furniture and table linen designed in Australia. The new Bulimba showroom has a bounty of gifts for loved ones and you you you! Love at first sight…

WOOLLOONGABBA ANTIQUE CENTRE 22 Wellington Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3392 1114 h. Mon – Sun 9 – 5 w. woolloongabbaantiquecentre.com The largest antique centre in Brisbane houses over 70 dealers and provides all wonderment in its vast range of wares; retro, deco, mid-century, Danish and vintage furniture. Swing by for a shake at WAC’s fancy fifties diner, or watch artisan cinema. This chic mecca also boasts cool events and proves style is timeless. #Vintage

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FIFTEENTHIRTYEIGHT

46 James St, Fortitude Valley (pop-up store only) p. 0439 438 191 w. fifteenthirteight.com Furniture porn alert. Some funking awesome designs and each piece is made with love (steel, artisan materials and sweat) by hand right. Kitty Danger and Al Barras are now sharing their creative flair for all to enjoy. Understated, stylish and beautiful.

ANTLER & MOSS

46 James St, Fortitude Valley (pop-up store only) w. antlerandmoss.com A rustic tableware company that ensures whatever piece you purchase will be a timeless one. With a collection of artisan ceramics and hand printed textiles created in trademark earthy tones, it’s hard to leave with just one thing. 10 Fox St, Albion p. 07 3862 1840 w. vieillebranche.com.au A venue that allows you to eat, laugh, share, create, catch up with old friends and make new ones. A beautiful concept that really has no boundaries. There’s something for everyone be it workshops, studio hire, french classes, antiques or even a market day.

VIEILLE BRANCHE

ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT ....................................................................................................................................................... Level 1, 151 Baroona Rd, Rosalie p. 07 3876 4566 w. blueroomcinebar.com h. Mon – Sun 10 – 10 Comfy chairs within intimate theatres are now showing all of the latest films. Impress, indulge and order delicious fare from their kitchen from your chair. Cool, quirky, independent and run with lots of love. Shhh… the movie’s starting!

BLUE ROOM CINEBAR

PUK COLLECTIVE

98 Main St, Kangaroo Point p. 0420 300 799 w. pukcollective.com.au This dynamic art gallery come espresso bar come pop-up space is where the magic happens. Perched under the Story bridge, and nestled under a giant fig tree, there are also catering options available. Get puk’ed in style under the bridge! Local really is lovely.

NEW FARM CINEMAS

701 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3358 4444 w. newfarmcinemas.com.au This iconic cinema is looking fabulous and boasts six state of the art theatres with superb sound. Experience movies in hip art deco comfort for your viewing pleasure. Why not become a Purple Club member and enjoy the benefits.

THE TRIFFID

7-9 Stratton St, Newstead p. 07 3171 3001 w thetriffid.com.au With one hell of a rock god behind it, led by Powderfingers former bassist John Collins (JC). The Triffid has quickly turned into the must play Brisbane venue. An old commercial hanger revamped into an uber cool urban music venue. And an abundance of cool local and touring acts here all year round. Funk’n’saxy.

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893 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 4900 w. pablonewfarm.com h. Mon - Sun 7 – 3 Get down and dirty with one of their delicious quirky brekky and brunch options. Wholesome fresh and seasonal fare is where it’s at. Our mouths are already salivating at the thought. Pablo are starting a taste revolution... #Yum

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BROWN CARDIGAN CAFÉ

107 Latrobe Tce, Paddington p. 0478 090 778 Brown Cardigan (formally Decked Café) is the new choice for Paddington locals. A serious makeover has done this gem a world of good. A comfortable room with an emphasis on bench seating and good food. Their milkshakes bring all the girls (and boys) to the yard- try the Mars, Oreo, Cherry Ripe and Multeser.

372 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley w. reverendscoffee.com h. Mon – Fri 7 – 3, Sat 8 – 2 Wanderers, hipsters and locals know where to find the creme de la creme of cremas in Brisbane. Join the brew-therhood to delight in coffee served with charisma and charm. Reverends offers up fine flavours and is now open at nights for the holy spirit (whiskey, wine and boutique beer!). Amen!

REVERENDS FINE COFFEE

EARLY BIRDS ....................................................................................................................................................... Sydney St, New Farm (opposite New Farm park) p. 0408 080 191 w. honorfood.com h. Mon – Sun 6 - 3 This new local favourite serves seasonal fresh fare and seriously good coffee. Made with loads of love, this charming café has all day eats and tasty salads. A must for breakfast or brunch any day ending in y!

HONOR CAFE

618 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 0479 h. Mon – Sun 7 - 3 This iconic New Farm cafe oozes charm and serves fresh fare made with love. Get acquainted with some old favourites or try a tasty seasonal dish. Delight in a fresh juice or Genovese coffee and get cosy with the friendly service and warm atmosphere. Love this place.

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PIGGY BACK CAFE

86 Curragundi Rd, Jindalee p. 07 3279 0960 The newest venture from those that brought us The Green Papaya, Mons Ban Sabai, Picnic and PawPaw Café and Little Pawpaw, Piggy Back Café is a little delight tucked away in the leafy suburb of Jindalee. Hints of what we know and love are sure to be included and with ALL DAY BREAKFAST you will be able to grab your eggs anyway you want and whenever you want.

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Comuna Cantina 175 Albert St, CBD p. 07 3211 4585 Ahhhh Rumba! Comuna Cantina brings its Latin American vibes to the Brisbane CBD. A fresh vibrant fit out with food that will capture your imagination and tastebuds. Grab your friends and get down for an explosion of flavour. Try their sister also, the fab Corbett & Claude. But first, we dance!

GASLIGHT BISTRO

Looking for a laid-back eating experience? Gaslight Bistro is so relaxed in its old Queenslander-style building that it feels like visiting friends. Kick back on their 726 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 1130 w. gaslightbistro.com h. Mon – Fri 5 – late, Sat – Sun 9 - late

breezy veranda and enjoy some delicious Queensland cuisine, a cold cocktail (or craft beer if that takes your fancy) and service with a smile.

ST. BAXTER

693 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 0277 w. stbaxter.com.au What do you get when you mix Californian food with Mexican flavours and Australian produce? St Baxter of course! This new eatery takes the best of both worlds and skillfully combines it together on a plate to serve you flavoursome meals inspired by California but made right here in Australia.

FOR THE FOODIES ....................................................................................................................................................... THE SPAGHETTI HOUSE

Shop 23, 164 Grey St, South Bank p. 07 3844 4844 w. spaghettihouse.com.au Recently turning one,good looking Italian stallion is a vibrant, cosy, family run trattoria. With a stir up of their wine list, the addition of aperitivo hour, and rustic fares… what’s not to love? Enjoy a meal over the perfect spritz or vino with perfecto company.

MILTON MARKETS

Cribb St, Milton w. miltonmarkets.com.au h. every Sun 6-12 A new location and brand for the Red Hill markets, Milton markets are bigger and better. Nature’s bounty is the star here with loads of fresh produce on offer, live music, artisan homewares and activities for the kids (and big kids!). So grab your basket, your green bag and your market trolley. Support local and feel good about it too. #LocalLove

PUTIA PURE FOOD KITCHEN

Shop 4, 17 Royal Pde, Banyo p. 07 3267 6654 w. putiapurefood.com.au Food really can bring people together no matter who it may be and Putia Pure Food Kitchen is the perfect example of how. Offering fun, interactive classes for people of any age, and ability, Putia Kitchen shares food and knowledge with everyone. Whether you’re after a meal from the seasonal menu or you’re up for learning a few things Putia Kitchen will deliver.

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CAKES by JUDY C Shop 1, 227 Waterworks Rd, Ashgrove p. 07 3366 9111 w. cakesbyjudyc.com.au Birthday, wedding or just hungry for some deliciously scrumptious local delicacies? Look no further than Cakes by Judy C. Cater with cakes from the artisan cake connoisseurs at your next tantalising tea or special occasion. Judy C is the place to go for any lover of fine cakes. NUTRI HITT 8/328 Newman Rd, Geebung p. 0457 368 874 w. nutrihitt.com.au Eyes wide open for healthy dessert porn. Tamara Lord and Candi Coonan have created tasty treats that are good for you. Each recipe is raw, vegan, paleo, gluten free, dairy free and refined sugar free. Needless to say that on top of everything they are delightfully addictive.

CAKE & BAKE 296 Montague Rd, West End p. 07 3844 1088 w. cakeandbake.co New from the Queen of cakes, Jocelyn Hancock. this is foodies heaven. All ingredients are sourced from Jocelyn’s hometown of Braeside, as well as surrounding farms. On top of the sweet sweet sensations there are some savoury items on offer alongside various seasonal preserves. It truly is ove at first bite. #FoodieHeaven

baKERY LANE 690 Ann St, Fortitude Valley w. mybakerylane.com.au A laneway destination for unique small-batch goods from local artisans. Mmmmmm! Indulge your senses with gooey brownies, exotic cocktails, blooming flowers, luxurious new threads and vegetarian treats. Bakery Lane is a treasure trove of goodness that you could have spent years searching for by yourself instead they’ve gift-wrapped it!

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DOWNEY PARK FOOD TRUCKS

Downey Park, Windsor w. downeyparkfoodtrucks.com follow @downeyparkfoodtrucks for event details Fortnightly food truck porn so good you will be begging for more. With a fortnightly fix featuring 15+ food trucks to delight your tastebuds and tickle your foodie fancies. With a new line-up each event, it’s free, fun and fabulous. Bring a picnic blanket, a dog and the family to relax and relish delicious local food.

RUBY THE LITTLE RED ICE CREAM VAN

Food Truck Events, Roaming Brisbane p. 0431 049 474 w. rubyicecream.com.au Taste some delectably, old-school cool ice cream delights with the ravishingly rad Ruby the Little Red Ice Cream Van, a vintage UK Ice Cream truck. With 22 years experience as a pastry chef, Sam the ice cream man will ensure you regale in sweet treats!

KING OF THE WINGS

Roaming Brisbane p. 0433 177 478 fb. kingofthewingsbrisbane (check locations on fb) It’s time get a little US spirit into your pallets with the Southern Buffalo wing range from the King of the Wings food truck. They want Australia to fall in love with this American special, and this mobile restaurant sells the best Buffalo-style chicken around. Taste the hype!

MANGIA MANGIA ITALIAN STREET GOODS Roaming Brisbane & Beyond p. 0422 023 274 The best Italian dining experience that’s on wheels. Let their Mediterranean delights romance your mouth with cuisine for that night out or a perfect hangover cure. You’ll be stalking this rolling restaurant to get a taste of food that will make you fall in love as the Italian’s do. Bellisimo!

Roaming Brisbane & Beyond w. howwerolls.com (check locations on fb) Smoked goodness, the fine folk at How We Rolls deliver seasoned juicy tender spiced meats slathered in tasty sauces resting on crunchy zingy salads stuffed in freshly baked toasted brioche rolls. For the love of food, try this family run fare.

HOW WE ROLLS

LITTLE BACK

Roaming Brisbane & Beyond w. littleback.com.au (check locations on fb) Specialising in cooking meat the right way – low and slow with plenty of goodness. The ultimate foodie experience on wheels. Making it tasty! Available for functions and catering too. Get ready to pig out (literally!). #Yum

OI! TACO

Roaming Brisbane & Beyond w. oitaco.com (check locations on fb) Come and have a fiesta with the most fun food truck rolling into town! Get your bibs on Brisbane because we’ve got some homemade Mexican cuisine for a little bit of Central American spice in your life. This truck’s parked in a street near you and is also available for hire. Every Juan loves Oi! Taco.

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Fish Lane, South Brisbane

Nestled in the back streets of Brisbane’s South Bank, Fish Lane is brimming with bouique cafes, restaurants, bars and artisans. A foodie’s playground, this fabulous six-block precinct hides treasures waiting to be discovered.

First Time wanderers beware; Julius Pizzeria holds tasty fare that will have you coming back for more, while Fish Lane Bistro offers a paddock-to-plate experience that will seduce even the most wilful of travellers. Guests have been known to enter Fish Lane and emerge hours later, spinning tales of broody hidden cafes, fabulous fine dining and the best cocktails this side of the river.

A maze in the heart of Brisbane’s theatre District, Fish Lane is a rising star well and truly on our radar. #WatchThisSpace, for Brisbane’s own Fish Lane is sure to become an instituion of eat, drink and do.

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VINTAGED BAR + GRILL

Lvl 6, 190 Elizabeth St, Brisbane p. 07 3231 3265 w. vintagedbarandgrill.com Fresh, local produce is always at the forefront of this delicious grill. Prepare your taste buds for a tantalising experience with the delectable modern cuisine and superb wine list. Try the chef’s table, we recommend the Tomahawk steak for the ultimate taste sensation.

148b Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 07 3358 6414 w. theforagingquail.com.au h. Wed - Sat Dinner This is a memorable dining experience to savour. Fresh fare curated from the best local produce to create truly inspired dishes. With a globally inspired changing menu, every dish is a unique masterpiece and plated like a piece of art. #Love

THE FORAGING QUAIL

697 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3358 1558 w. anise.com.au Fine dining without the prce tag. Casual but impressive with creative fare fit for a king or queen. On trend in design, and a winner for all tastes. From the owner of Sourced Grocer, Jerome Batten is building his foodie empire.

GUAGE

BILLYKART

2 Edmondstone St, South Brisbane w. billykart.com.au Celebrity Chef Ben O’Donoghue shares his signature laid-back style, love of fresh, local produce and distinctive flavours at the restaurant and offers wine, beer, charcuterie, cheese and bread and various forms of poultry cooked on the churrasco grill at Billykart Provisions.

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454 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3162 6402 h. Mon – Sun 12 - late w. bloodhoundcornerbar.com.au Showcasing the best of the local, national and international beer scene. You’ll be howling for more of the finest beers and authentic tacos to hit the tables. Bloodhound brings a kick of culture to the Brisbane bar scene for an experience satisfying all the senses.

BLOODHOUND BAR

FELIX FOR GOODNESS

50 Burrnett Lane, Brisbane p. 07 3161 7966 w. felixforgoodness.com We’re a sucker for hidden cafes, especially when these fabulous daytime eateries transform into classy tapas bars come nightfall. A resounding success on both grounds, Felix For Goodness is a laneway cafe come funky restaurant with a passion for organic and local produce.

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Level 11, 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley, p. 07 3067 7447 h. Tues – Sun 12 - late Perched high above the city with sweeping 270-degree views, Eleven Rooftop Bar is the dictionary definition of subtle class. Drawing inspo from the rooftop bars of Instanbul, Eleven is the perfect place to unwind and welcome in the weekend.

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GINGERS 19 Caxton St, Brisbane p. 07 3369 0555 w. gingersdiner.com.au h. Mon – Thur 5- late, Fri - Sat 4 - late, Sun 3 - 9 With a sneaky M*A*S*H theme, a pun-filled cocktail menu and great Korean food to boot, Ginger’s Diner is definitely a winner. Caxton’s latest addition is brough to you by the father of Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, so expect great atmosphere, a fabulous drinks list and fabulous fare inluding kimchi pancakes and spicey clam passata noodles. LOCK N LOAD Bistro 142 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3844 0142 w. locknloadbistro.com.au h. Mon – Thu 3 – late, Fri – Sat 7 – late A gastropub; where fresh fare meets craft beers and live music. The perfect setting for any occasion, a vintage wedding, or a function with a twist of bohemian cool. The fresh fare is sourced locally, made with love and great any day ending in y. Lock’n’Load will satisfy your every need. Live the good life with Lock’n’Load. #Love

WATT 119 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 5464 w. wattbrisbane.com.au Offering some of the city’s most picturesque river views, Watt is here to help us kick-start the week, get over the hump, or top it off. Whether you’re stopping by before a show, or whiling away an afternoon with a cocktail in hand, this fab restaurant has you covered. Combining tasty fare with a stunning location, Watt ticks all our favourite boxes!

BARBARA 105/38 Warner St, Fortitude Valley p. 0413 812 184 w. barbara.bar h. Mon - Thurs 5 - late, Fri - Sun 4 - late Have you met Barbara yet? She’s the latest watering hole to grace the streets of Fortitude Valley, and she can make a damn good cocktail. Be sure to meet this hostess with the mostess during your next Valley adventure, and treat yourself to delicious bar snacks, a quirky drinks list and live DJs.

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DALGETY PUBLIC HOUSE 633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 4439 w. woollymammoth.com.au From tusk til dawn, welcome to the ice age where frostbitten glasses are filled with your choice of cold ale (over 31 craft beers on tap), accompany cutting edge live music events, giant jenga, bocce and late night dining. This beast is the perfect spot for functions, unique events and will quench your thirst.

woolly mammoth ALEhouse

110 Macquarie St, Teneriffe p. 07 3257 2228 w. dalgetyhouse.com.au Complete with a brand spankin’ new fit out, Dalgety Public House is proving you can’t go wrong with hearty food, a cold beverage and great company. Pop in for a drink (or three) and visit some familiar faces like Stone & Wood, Peroni and Melbourne Bitters all on tap of course! Be sure to bring the entire flock. 351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 0419 832 569 w. heyabar.com h. Mon – Thu 11-1, Fri - Sat 11-3 Pop in and say ‘heya’ to Heya Bar, the perfect place for those in the know to hangout. Decked out with a pool table, live music, good food and even better atmosphere, this little Southeast Asian inspired gem is an ideal stop #1 before a crazy night out.

HEYA BAR

....................................................................................................................................................... COCKTAIL & WINE BARS

157 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 9800 w. darlingpaddington/unforgiven h. Thu - Sat 7 - late Tucked away under Darling & Co is the broody and mysterious Unforgiven Bar. With intimate and exclusive vibes, this boutique den offers patrons fabulous liquors and top-shelf spirits from across the globe.

DARLING & CO’s UNforgiven

The Emporium, Emporium Hotel, 1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3253 6999 w. emporiumhotels.com.au h. Mon – Sun 12 – late This elegant cocktail bar has second-to-none service, and wickedly good cocktails worthy of traveller’s tales. Be surrounded by an eclectic collection of custom furniture pieces and antiques as you sip and savour the seasonal menu. Stylish, chic and seductive

Emporium hotel cocktail bar

Shop 2, 94 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3854 0444 w. lycheelounge.com.au h. Mon – Sun 3 - 1 Cocktail connoisseurs and food fanatics will be seduced by this curious hipster hideaway. In the heart of West End, this sexy icon boasts bespoke cocktails and DJ’s every Friday and Saturday pm. Lychee Lounge promises a memorable experience every time. Did we mention late night eats?

LYCHEE LOUNGE

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....................................................................................................................................................... THE GOOD GUIDE | GOLD COAST w. thegoodguide.com.au/goldcoast insta. thegoodguidegc fb. thegoodguidegoldcoast tw. thegoodguidegc

We feel it’s high time to adventure beyond the concrete jungle this Autumn, to stretch our wings and fly to new horizons. Escaping the hustle and bustle of our beloved Brissy, the sunny shores of the Gold Coast are the perfect destination for everything fun, flirty and fabulous!

For the foodie, the GC is hiding an abundance of decedent and delightful fare. With a little help from our birdies in the know, lose yourself down laneways or hidden cafes, and explore the Coast’s best-kept secrets.

From relaxing by world-class beaches to exploring the rainforest hinterlands, the Gold Coast is a weekend getaway waiting to happen.

Follow the The Good Guide Gold Coast flock on social media to stay in the know and check out the daily on our website for where to go.

We are your best friends with benefits. (Yes, we are winking at you, our partner in crime!). It’s time... to have some FUN.

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BRISBANE STREET ART TRAIL ....................................................................................................................................................... Check out the Street Art Trail on our website >search Brisbane Street Art

Look around and see the bright, bold and beautiful street art.

Brisbane is instinctively bright, loud and colourful. The skies are electric blue, the trees are purple, and our raucous birds could give any foghorn a run for its money. So what’s next for our kaleidoscopic metropolis? Well, considering the amount of blue food colouring it would take to remedy our river, it seems like the grey facades of our multiplying high-rises are next on the agenda.

After 1,400 spray paint cans, Brisbane Street Art Festival (BSAF) (6–14 February) has our city’s facelift well on track. BSAF founders, David Don and Lincoln Savage, sought to “offer a feast for the mind, ears, body and soul” with live painting displays from over 50 street artists. The 25+ walls completed for BSAF have inspired The Good Guide to curate a street art trail, showcasing a sample of public artworks around Brisbane.

So lace-up your walking shoes, charge your cameras and take a walk through the streets of your town!



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