The Good Guide | Edition #35 | All for Fun & Fun for All

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The Best of Brisbane & Beyond Local is Lovely | Edition 35 Fashion | Flavour | Fun | Fraternising | Film | Festivals | Fresh



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ALL FOR FUN & FUN FOR ALL

Oh, hello! Sorry, we didn’t see you there. Come on in. No, really, come on! We’ve just put the finishing touches on the best Good Guide so far. It’s so good it should be known as the Really, Really Good Guide, maybe even the Very Best Guide. That goes without saying though, so we’ll just stick to our original moniker. Yes, we’re confident about this edition in the immortal words of Nicki Minaj and Queen Beyoncé herself, we are feelin’ ourselves, and, more importantly, we are feelin’ beautiful Brisbane in a big way.

...................................................................................................................................................... The seasons may change but our appetite for fun doesn’t, and we bet you are just insatiable too, aren’t you? Of course you are, you poor thing. You’re starving for shenanigans, rapacious for culture, aching for a good time whether at a bar, a hole-in-the-wall coffee joint, waiting in line for food truck street-eats or somewhere in between. Luckily, we’re experts in good times and we’ve got all the above and more. So go on, flip these little pages , follow us on social media to stay in the know and take a big ol’ bite of the best that Brisbane has to offer.

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MAP | LOCATION

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FASHION | JEWELS PREEN

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RIVER QUAY | SOUTH BANK

ACTIVE | HOME | DESIGN

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GLOBAL FLAVOUR | PIZZA

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT

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CRAFT BEER | BAR CULTURE

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THE CREMA | EARLY BIRDS

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EVENTS & FUNCTIONS

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FOR THE FOODIES

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BRISBANE’S BEST BREWS

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KING STREET LIFESTYLE

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VIBE | THE TIVOLI

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WHISKEY | IMPRESS | SIP

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THE GOOD GUIDE


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ASHGROVE

KELVIN GROVE

RED HILL

BARDON PADDINGTON INDOOROOPILLY

CHELMER

BARDON

TOOWONG

ASHGROVE

AUCHENFLOWER

PADDINGTON

ST LUCIA

RED HILL

KELVIN GROVE

WEST END

YERONGA

HIGHGATE HILL

BRISBANE

SPRING HILL

FAIRFIELD

HERSTON

ANNERLEY

WOOLLOONGABBA

BOWEN HILLS

KANGAROO POINT

NEWSTEAD

NEW FARM

EAST BRISBANE

TENERIFFE

GREENSLOPES

COORPAROO

HAWTHORNE

BULIMBA

BALMORAL

NORMAN PARK

MORNINGSIDE

CAMP HILL

SEVEN HILLS

SPR

AUCHENFLOWER

BRISB

WEST END

TOOWONG HIGHGATE HILL

INDOOROOPILLY

ST LUCIA

FA

CHELMER

YERONGA


BOWEN HILLS

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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CAMP HILL

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FASHIONABLE FEATHERS ....................................................................................................................................................... KNOWHERE TO HIDE

w. knowheretohide.com.au Hand crafted designer hide handbags/manbags for the woman (and man) who lacks pretension, exudes sincerity and searches for truth and beauty in everything. Inspired by Australia, with colours resembling turquoise water, the desert, sunsets, and bleached wood. Simple but strong textured MUST-HAVE statement pieces.

fb. designeremporiumbrisbane insta. designeremporiumbrisbane Get the globes best designer fashion labels without leaving the Valley. Parisian chic, Italian glamour, Spanish sass and NY edge - the Designer Emporium woman signifies the spirit of timeless style. Think iconic fashion, accessories, handbags and home pieces by Camilla, Louis Vuitton and Valentino. Dress here for more style than Sarah Jessica Parker. Designer consignment pieces without the designer price-tag.

DESIGNER EMPORIUM

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w. birdeeandstar.com insta. @birdeeandstar Born out of a dream to create fun, retro and boho inspired jewellery and accessories, B&S boasts an eclectic selection of styles. From resin, laser cut acrylic and polymer clay to hemp and up-cycled materials, each design is completely unique and also feature various adornments such as pom poms, tassels and crystals. Wearable art is so hot right now.

BIRDEE & STAR

Tattersall’s Arc, Shop 7B, 215 Queen St, Brisbane City p. 07 3221 1588 w. lannahdunn.com Looking for something sparkly, unique and uber chic? LD antiques are exclusively sourced from the UK and France, a unique jewellery collection and complimented by more contemporary jewels designed in-house with precious stones. Shine bright like a diamond in special, one-off pieces. #yes

LANNAH DUNN

PREEN & PAMPER .......................................................................................................................................................

WHITE GOLD BOUTIQUE

206 Arthur St, Teneriffe p. 07 3358 3778 w. whitegoldboutique.com The glossy pink door hints at the glamour that awaits you at this chic Teneriffe ‘one-stop-shop’ boutique. Experience the best with bespoke hair styling, treatments, makeup, brows, lashes and beauty services using luxe local brands. Treat your body like the Taj Mahal and pamper yourself - you deserve it.

BROOKLYN BEAUTY BAR

Fortitude Valley + The Barracks (Petrie Tce) p. 0421 202 447 w. brooklynbeautybar.com.au The glam goddess’ not only have our lashes, brows, toes, fingers, faces and tans covered, but they also take care of our luscious locks too. Hair styling to dying, eyebrow waxing to lash extensions and everything in between, BBB is the epitome of beauty and class. Kick back with a cheeky cocktail or gin and allow the girls to work their beautiful magic on you.

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ACTIVE LIVING

1/152 James St, New Farm p. 0411 081 920 w. homeofyoganewfarm.com.au Yoga is where spirituality and physicality meet, and where better to have them meet but in a class led by a world-renowned practitioner? A special space dedicated to the unification of yoga, ....................................................................................................................................................... holistic health and consciousness. With over 20 classes per week, this is a safe haven to recharge. Whether you’re a yoga beginner or a dedicated downward-dogger there is a session for you.

HOME OF YOGA NEW FARM

GRAVITY ZONE

4/15 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 6660 w. gravityzone.com.au Ever wish you could fit a whole workout into less than half an hour? Would you be shocked if we told you you weren’t the only one? What about if we told you that’s exactly what Gravity Zone’s whole body vibration training does? Take a moment to collect yourself. We understand, it’s a lot to take in. This is next level personal training with good vibes and great results. #addictive

HOME, DESIGN, GARDEN & VINTAGE ....................................................................................................................................................... 85 James St, Fortitude Valley p. 0448 637 054 w. arcandfamily.com.au Take your interiors obsession from Pinterest to the real world with the visual delight that is this sassy artisan store. We were so excited, we almost wet our plants - with beautifully designed and hand-painted plant pots and stands, inspired by geometric patterns and a bold colour palette, become a pot head. Made with love, get your dream pot custom made.

ARC + FAMILY

HARRY HARRY AUSTRALIA

w. hhhaustralia.com.au A directional Australian furniture and accessory wholesaler boasting a unique collection of functional and inventive pieces that help bring spaces to life. With a range of sophisticated and superior quality furniture that mixes well in both commercial and residential applications. Think home, office, hospitality and more. This is the designers choice and secret weapon. Shhhh!

CAMP HILL ANTIQUE CENTRE

545 Old Cleveland Rd, Camp Hill p. 07 3843 4837 w. camphillantiquecentre.com Step back in time and be transported to the ‘good old days’. Housing 70 individual traders from professional antiques and vintage dealers to trinkets and unique treasures. There’s even a Hollywood inspired Tart Café that’s sure to impress. Did we mention the variety of workshops and events? Even Katy Perry shops at this boutique vintage mecca when in town...

LILLIPOLLEN

Shop 4, 158 Moray St, New Farm p. 07 3358 4656 w. lillipollen.com.au This fabulous floral design studio can curate beautiful bouquets for any occasion, from weddings and other special events to “sorry the cat got out and you had to spend two hours coaxing her out of a tree” blooms for the special someone in your life… flowers say it best.

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ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT .......................................................................................................................................................

HEYA BAR | COMEDY, THEATRE, LIVE MUSIC

351 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 0437 361 494 w. heyabar.com h. 7 days 5 - 3 A cool wonderland of hidden bars, Pan-Asian street food, free live music #heywire, pinball and pool tables in a low-lit, edgy venue with booth seating. The Yama bar is quickly becoming one of Australia’s best stand-up comedy rooms. Rumble, a monthly gameshow like no other is a MUST! #yes

QUEENSLAND THEATRE

78 Montague Rd, South Brisbane w.queenslandtheatre.com.au Queensland Theatre is creating collective experiences that change lives. The 2019 program welcomes us to a Season of Dreamers with iconic and innovative performances not to be missed. Did we mention no less than five world premieres? Get a season ticket - you can thank us later!

BLUEROOM CINEBAR

Level 1, 151 Baroona Rd, Rosalie p. 07 3876 4566 w. blueroomcinebar.com Comfy chairs within intimate theatres are now showing all of the latest films. Impress, indulge and order delicious fare and drinks delivered to your chair. Cool, quirky, independent and fun. The front bar is perfect for enjoying a tipple, tapas and more. Shhh… the movie’s starting!

101 Edward St, Brisbane City p. 07 3151 7520 w. doo-bop.com.au Imagine a cool cafe/restaurant/bar/live music venue dedicated to the love of jazz, over two levels and open til 3am Wednesday til Sunday. Yep, this place is jazz’tastic! Arguably one of Brisbane’s best jazz bars. Who wouldn’t want to drink, dine and experience raw musical talent with Miles Davis? Starring local, national and international talent to swoon over.

DOO-BOP JAZZ BAR

LEGENDS SPEAKEASY BAR

85 North Quay, Brisbane City fb. legendsspeakeasybar This super-secret speakeasy bar serves up a 1920’s prohibition era style experience with nonstop silent movies screening, live jazz, top-shelf gins, whiskies, rums and cocktails. Discover the weekly password on their social media. Suave, sexy, sophisticated and a secret... shhh!

ELIZABETH PICTURE THEATRE

175 Elizabeth St, Brisbane City p. 07 3854 4444 w. fivestarcinemas.com.au This family run theatre brings back the ‘grand old days’ of cinema to Brisbane. The same brothers behind New Farm Cinema, and Yatala Drive-In. Experience movies in hip art deco comfort for your viewing pleasure. Why not become a Purple Club member and enjoy $10 movies all year round (excluding Gold Class)..

119 Lamington St, New Farm p. 07 3358 8600 w. brisbanepowerhouse.org This is your one stop entertainment spot with an array of events happening every week! From afternoon beverages on the river to LOL comedy shows, breathtaking art exhibitions, live performances and everything else in between. Round up the squad and get ready for endless laughs and a whole lot of fun.

BRISBANE POWERHOUSE

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THE BRUNSWICK PROJECT

726 Brunswick St, New Farm p. 07 3254 0670 fb. thebrunswickproject insta. brunswickproject This trendy café is ready to steal your heart with its delicious menu. Expect stunning Insta photos. For lovers of boozy brunches, beer and wine is available to accompany your sumptuous, fresh, full flavoured meal. I can’t find Funky Town on google maps, but I know where TBP is at. #foodporn

1/21 Collingwood St, Albion p. 07 3150 8082 w. shebangscoffee.com Yes, this cafe has got the sex appeal of the classic Ricky Martin song, and it definitely puts the fun in funky. Think well-crafted coffee, an inviting feel and nourishing bites named after iconic graffiti artists and lane ways. Graffiti toast anyone? See what we are bangin’ on about. #love

SHE BANGS COFFEE

SPARROW COFFEE CO

214 Adelaide St, Brisbane City p. 07 3221 2502 w.sparrowcoffeeco.com.au Perch yourself in the upstairs nook of this cafe with your laptop or a good book, an even better coffee and let time blissfully pass you by. They focus quite simply on friendly service and creating the perfect brew (Allpress). Fly in for good coffee made with love. Did we mention they are in Byron, Bangalow and Port Douglas too?

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Shop 8, Cnr Clive St & Ipswich Rd, Annerley p. 07 3162 0260 w. littleclive.com.au h. 7 days There’s nothing little about what Clive does in this cafe. From pumping out fancy pants breakfast dishes to whipping up epic shakes, iced teas, burgers and waffles. This south side eatery is kind of a big deal in the brunch world. WT? Yes they are dog friendly and licensed too. Life doesn’t get much better...

LITTLE CLIVE CAFE

515 Sandgate Rd, Clayfield p. 07 3256 0590 w. mymistress.com.au h. Mon – Fri 6 - 2, Sat - Sun 7 - 2 Brace yourself for one of the sauciest cafes in town! With its secluded leafy location, and sensual food, My Mistress is destined to impress and delight all your tastebuds! With dishes like Morning Glory and Sweet Thang as the Main Affair, you already know she has you wrapped around her little finger! Escape the daily grind for an affair to remember. You’ll be back for more....

MY MISTRESS

MYLK & KO

1/148 Merthyr Rd, New Farm p. 0412 214 647 w. mylkko.com.au One of New Farm’s sweetest cafes. The focus is on real food and supporting local where possible. Catering to all tastes, we recommend their drool worthy acai bowls. This wholesome food eatery is at the top of Brisbane’s best brunch list. Follow their socials to stay updated on their menu changes. Mmm!

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FOR THE FOODIES

ANOUK 212 Given Tce, Paddington p. 07 3367 8663 w. anoukcafe.com Sustainability, attention to detail and an appreciation for the craft of food combine at this Paddington stalwart. Serving locally and ethically sourced breakfast, brunch and more in one of Brisbane’s hippest foodie suburbs for over ten years, we’re looking forward to another ten more. Love at first bite.

HOBBY LANE

4/43 Blackwood St, Mitchelton p. 07 3355 7990 w. hobbylane.com.au Do yourself a flavour and add this to the top of your foodie bucket lists immediately. Serving up award winning Toby Estate coffee and cooking up some seriously delicious dishes bursting with colour and taste. This cafe means serious brunch business.

PUTIA PURE FOOD KITCHEN

4/17 Royal Pde, Banyo p. 07 3267 6654 w. putiapurefood.com.au Chef Dominique Rizzo’s suburban café/restaurant/cooking school and pantry is all the buzz showcasing a huge range of gluten free, vegan and vegetarian options as well as catering for the meat eaters. Her popular all day menu showcases local products you can purchase in store. This is wholesome real food at its best.

THE SMALL CROP

1/210 West Ave, Wynnum p. 07 3161 8634 fb. thesmallcrop w. thesmallcrop.com.au Showcasing local, gourmet, and tasty ingredients on their menu, this is the freshest place to eat in Brisbane. No matter the weather, a range of delicious meals and treats are always on offer at this whole foods kitchen, with each bite feeling as fresh as nature intended. It’s fresh food fast - not fast food!

NODO

Brisbane City, Newstead, Camp Hill w. nodo.com.au A whole lot more than delicious donuts that are baked not fried. Think artisan baked treats, beautiful bowls of nourishing goodness, healthy eats including a grab and go range, and full brunch menu. Enjoy delectable, wholesome and gluten-free food without compromising on taste or texture. #obsessed

CAKE & BAKE

296 Montague Rd, West End p. 07 3844 1088 w. cakeandbake.co The Queen of baked goods, Jocelyn Hancock, has got all your sweet and savoury cravings covered. With locally sourced produce, this foodie haven is a one stop shop for fresh fare. From signature cakes, slices, biscuits and nougat to salads, take home preserves and epic pastries, Cake and Bake certainly knows good food (and the way to our heart).

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....................................................................................................................................................... a. King Street, Bowen Hills w. kingstreetbrisbane.com

It’s unique, inspired and bursting with creativity. King Street is the newest high street of Bowen Hills and it’s a world of its own, literally with everything you need.

Foodies rejoice. Feeling like a Korean feast? Hello Chicken is ready to capture your heart. If burgers are more your style, Super Combo is waiting! Restaurants like II Verde and Montrachet are the perfect spots for fine fare while cafes like GG Expresso and Kuhl-Cher Coffee are any early birds dream. The newest jewel in the crown is the fresh food providore boasting a live seafood market - set to catch you hook, line and sinker… with a license to krill. If the mention of ‘food trucks’ makes your heart skip a beat - the recently opened ‘Welcome to Bowen Hills’ is for you. These international food trucks offer a wide range of rotating daily feasts! Only, what is food without a good bevy? Look no further than Queensland’s first Bavarian BeerHaus which offers more than 40 German and Craft tap beers. Or enjoy the gin bar Swill and the good life.

Feeling crafty? ‘Artisan’ enriches cultural life by supporting contemporary craft and design. If you need to make a ceramic dish - you know where to go.

Strutting your stuff is nothing but expected after getting the royal hair treatment at Tigerlamb, Salon Blend or Emporium Barber. If that doesn’t make you feel on top of the world, why not take it a few floors up and stay at Rydges Hotel for a mini-stay-cation.

Oh King Street, how you make us smile!

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SAVILE ROW

667 Ann St, Fortitude Valley w. savilerowbar.com.au This slick AF bar has got to be one of our most treasured, hidden gems. Find the bright orange door and take a step back in time. Inspired from London’s famous destination known for ritzy old-school mens tailoring. Think rich mahogany, dim lighting, leather-seated booths and over 350 shades of whiskey.

16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 2111 w. canvasclub.com.au It’s clear from the wow factor of the cocktail selection, the skill of the bartenders and the food menu’s mouthwatering tapas options and pizzas that “only the finest” is part of this Gabba fave’s ethos. Try the sticky pork belly - you’ll thank us later.

CANVAS

JACK RABBIT’S

23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 2316 w. electricavenuejr.com.au h. Thu - Sat 6 -12 Escape the norm and jump down the rabbit hole into an electrifying boozy wonderland. Access this secret 1920’s speakeasy through a wardrobe inside another establishment. Experience an explosion of eclectic decor, creative cocktails and tasty tunes (live jazz every Friday night).

TO IMPRESS ....................................................................................................................................................... 339 Queen St, Brisbane City p. 07 3365 8921 w. patinarestaurant.com.au Enjoy Brisbane’s best river views with a unique shared dining experience like no other. Hello Patina. Focusing on local and seasonal fare in a relaxed but indulgent setting with an elaborate menu to die for, with a quality wine list to match. Perfect to impress loved ones or a function to remember.

PATINA AT CUSTOMS HOUSE

Petrie Tce + Treasury Casino w. blackhidesteakhouse.com.au Providing a variety of world-class steak cuts, this premium steakhouse ensures a memorable culinary experience with its intimate and relaxed atmosphere. The impressive new Treasury Casino location will wow you with class, cuisine and charm. The Gambaro Group has lifted the bar once more!

BLACKHIDE STEAKHOUSE

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SIP, SAVOUR, SHARE

2/17 Royal Pde, Banyo p. 0419 355 889 w. claphamjunction.com.au h. Thu - Sat 2 - 10, Sun 11 - 9 Enjoy this vintage chic wine bar restaurant reminiscent of railway refreshment rooms of a bygone era. Sample Boutique wines, bespoke cocktails and craft beers with an ever changing global Tapas menu, Charcuterie platters and Bar snacks. Why not try their Adults only Boozy Brunch every Sunday.

CLAPHAM JUNCTION WINE BAR PROVISIONS

23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 2316 w. electricavenuejr.com.au This is a cool nod to the Gabba’s history, a kick of nostalgia for the seemingly long-lost oldfashioned Brissie pub. Knowledgable bartenders serve up a dizzying array of cocktails and beers with a focus on local ingredients and providers that carries through to the kitchen too. #vintagechic

ELECTRIC AVENUE JR

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Eat, drink and play in style at River Quay with Brisbane’s best river front dining.

POPOLO ITALIAN KITCHEN & BAR

3 Sidon St, River Quay South Bank p. 07 3846 7784 w. popolodining.com h. Mon - Sun 10 -12 Enjoy the river vista, sip on bespoke cocktails and delight ....................................................................................................................................................... in delicious fresh fare of rustic Italian cuisine. Graze on their Mangia Mangia - A chefs selection of 6 share dishes for $55pp. Or savour Seared Hervey Bay Scallops, basil, pinenuts, and orange butter, Popolo’s capesante will transport your taste-buds straight to the Amalfi coast! Buon Appetito!

THE JETTY SOUTH BANK

4 Sidon St, River Quay South Bank p. 07 3844 8838 w. thejettysouthbank.com.au h. Mon - Sun 11.30 - late If you’re in the mood to impress (or be impressed) The Jetty is guaranteed to tick all your boxes with uninterrupted river and CBD views. The menu provides a modern expression of Australian flavours with dishes featuring local produce, fresh seafood and quality ingredients. Do yourself a flavour. #allstarmenu

Sidon St, River Quay South Bank p. 07 3020 0600 w. stokehouseq.com.au Stokehouse Q embodies ‘relaxed elegance’ thanks to its up-market dining style, complemented by attentive and knowledgeable service. The delicious contemporary menu is cued by the freshest Australian produce and curated by Australia’s most talented young chefs. Do yourself a flavour, and sip and savour at this iconic riverfront venue.

STOKEHOUSE Q

RIVER QUAY FISH

Sidon St, River Quay South Bank p. 07 3844 3993 w. rqf.com.au h. Mon - Fri 11.30 - 10, Sat 8 -11, Sun 8 - 9 RQF will have you hooked on their premium seafood selcction, with a menu worth krilling for. Hot tip: the whiting tacos will have you at hello, and the grilled Moreton bay share plate is sure to make waves. From putting the FUN in functions to creating the ultimate riverside dinner spot, you’ll want to reel in all the action. #seafoodporn

2 Sidon St, River Quay South Bank p. 07 3844 1888 w. aquitainebrasserie.com.au Inspired by L’Aquitaine in south-west France, Aquitaine offers a beautifully balanced menu offering a contemporary twist on your favourite French classics with an intriguing wine list, fabulous selection of French champagnes, French wines, and sublime local wines too. Waterfront dining at it’s best for a casual/romantic dinner or private dining room event. Oui!

AQUITAINE BRASSERIE RESTAURANT & BAR

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GLOBAL FLAVOUR ....................................................................................................................................................... NOSTIMO RESTAURANT BAR

29 Edmonstone St, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 1166 w. nostimorestaurant.com.au Opa. Why go to Greece to experience the authentic cuisine when you can enjoy in South Brisbane at The Greek Club? Nostimo reeks modern flair - revamped and refined with a hint of tradition. They deliver delicious Greek cuisine with a generous helping of exceptional Greek hospitality. Yamas!

MOTHER AFRICA

1446 Wynnum Rd, Tingalpa p. 07 3390 8213 w. motherafrica.com.au Serving up a range of authentic Abyssinian cusine - African stews, mains, sides, and sauces, this place will send your tastebuds into a frenzy with sensational flavour combinations. Everything is fresh, gluten-free and made with love, plus vegan/vege options. They cater and offer cooking lessons too. #soulfood

81 North Quay, Brisbane City p. 07 3369 9500 w. persone.com.au If a place to indulge in ‘the good life’ sounds like a place you want to be, Persone is where it’s at in the new Brisbane Quarter. A modern take on traditional Italian recipes, this exquisite restaurant is classy, chic and of course, delicious. With the Gambaro Group at the helm, you know the service, quality and fare will be sublime. Buon Appetito!

PERSONE BY GAMBARO

PIZZA MY HEART .......................................................................................................................................................

Fortitude Valley + Carindale p. 1300 NYC PIZZA w. boroughsofny.com Planning a trip to NY or just wanting an authentic experience without leaving Brisbane? A wide range of premium wood-fired pizzas that won’t cost you a fortune in airfares! The 18 inch pizza feeds 4 people easily, and they cater for gluten-free and vegans. Pizza was created in Italy but PERFECTED in NY. The holy trinity of pizza (dough, pizza sauce & cheese) is perfected here.

BOROUGHS OF NY PIZZA

JULIUS PIZZERIA

77 Grey St, Cnr Fish Ln, South Brisbane p. 07 3844 2655 w. juliuspizzeria.com.au Enjoy a journey to the delights of Italian cuisine with a range of wood-fired pizzas cooked to perfection, a selction of antipasta, buffalo mozzarella and artichoke trifolati in a relaxed but semiindustrial and stylish laneway setting. Love this place!

TARTUFO CLASSIC ITALIAN

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1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 1500 w. tartufo.com.au We may not be fluent in Italian but we’re fluent in pizza and Tartufo is speaking our language. Be transported back to Chef Tony Percuoco’s home town of Naples through authentic Italian pizza, pasta and vino (of course). Naples is where you’ll find Italy’s best pizza, Tartufo is where you’ll find ours.


CRAFT BEER WOOLLY MAMMOTH ALEHOUSE

633 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3257 4439 w. woollymammoth.com.au From tusk til dawn, this beast has it going on. Life is pretty ....................................................................................................................................................... good when your main decision is your choice of over 31 rotating craft beers on tap - try them all! Did we mention good food, cutting edge live music events, giant jenga and bocce? The perfect spot for functions and unique events. #love

BALLISTIC BEER WEST END

1/208 Montague Rd, West End p. 07 3844 5295 w. ballisticbeer.com.au Their Salisbury brewery have a range of award winning quality craft beers on offer here, as well as serving inspired dishes designed to complement and match. Boasting twelve taps and live music - they mean serious beers-ness! #hiccup

766 Ann St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3252 9833 w.osbournehotel.com.au Family owned and operated, this independent beauty knows a hopping’ good time with 92 beer taps, carefully crafted cocktails, delicious seasonal menu with a fresh twist and a lush beer garden with live music into the weekend. The perfect place for a FUNction, welcome to your new home away from home.

THE OSBOURNE HOTEL

BAR CULTURE ....................................................................................................................................................... WHISTLE DIXIE

900 Ann St, Fortitude Valley (access via Brookes or Church Sts) p. 07 3706 3251 w.thewhistledixie.com.au Not just a cool Clint Eastwood line, Whistle Dixie shoots to killer whiskey’s, craft beers, cocktails and also targets our taste-buds. A modern Australian venue with an Irish publican service style serves quality food, drink and live entertainment. Enjoy the craic, create some memories and try the luck of the Irish!

455 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 3533 w. hulabargrill.com Aloha, welcome to Hula Bar & Grill. The tiki paradise is stocked with the coldest beer in town, serve the freshest cocktails and dish up our favourite Hawaiian super food, Poke. Sway in for a bevie and stay for a hula - there ain’t no party like a tropical party. You had me at Aloha.

HULA BAR & GRILL

CAN YOU KEEP A SECRET?

619-621 Stanley St, Woolloongabba p. 07 3847 2956 w. canyoukeepasecret.net.au Go back in time and immerse your soul in vintage. CYKAS is truly inspiring with unique hand-picked vintage shopping and delightful drinks with live music and DJ’s spinning vinyl. Love this bar. We can’t keep a secret this good...

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....................................................................................................................................................... GAMBARO’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT 33 Caxton St, Brisbane City p. 07 3369 9500 w. gambaro.com.au Whether you’re craving their signature mud crab or longing for a taste of their lobster specialties, everything the ocean has to offer is done best at Gambaro’s. Brisbane’s best seafood restaurant (and multi award-winning) will hook your taste-buds for life. The Gambaro Room’s semi private area is a popular choice for team lunches and special occasion dinners. Licensed to krill, you’ll be hooked for hosting events from 6 to 700. Savour the flavour. WALTER’S STEAKHOUSE 219 Alice St, Brisbane City p. 07 3012 8640 w. waltersbrisbane.com.au Providing an experience like no other, Walter’s introduces timeless charm to downtown Brisbane with impeccable service and fare reminicent of London and New York. From freshly baked bread, oysters, to of course, their infamous steaks (try and think about their prime Australian grain-fed beef, dry-aged and cut in house steaks without drooling!), this is impressive dining. Sip on a fine wine (or cocktail), and savour the flavour.

SIRROMET WINERY 850 Mt Cotton Rd, Mt Cotton p. 1800 747 766 w. sirromet.com The ultimate Queensland winery for all functions and events! Choose from a range of unique indoor or outdoor function spaces and stay the night in the new luxurious glamping pavilions “Sanctuary by Sirromet”. Think behind the scenes winery tours and tastings, fabulous local seasonal cuisine from a choice of three onsite restaurants matched with award winning wines. With friendly expert staff on hand to guide you for a memorable experience.

XCARGO 37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley w. xcargo.com.au Hello X Cargo! She’ll give you a run for your money as best looking in your Insta feeds. Made out of shipping containers, boasting multiple outdoor areas and an abundance of rooftop terraces (we’re already picturing Friday evening, cocktails in hand). But the party is only just getting started, an outdoor beer garden with live music, DJs, an outdoor cinema and more. Brisbane’s new social hub is open morning to night 7 days a week - we’re wondering if we’ll ever need to go anywhere else.


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BRISBANE BREWING CO. 124 Boundary St, West End p. 07 3891 1011 w. brisbanebrewing.com.au Ever wanted to taste beer straight from the brewery? At Brisbane Brewing Co., you can! Their award-winning beers are brewed in-house and delivered to the taps behind their bar - it’s as local as you can get. The venue itself is a contemporary beer garden haven with a laid-back aesthetic for you to really kick back and relax - whether it be a casual catch-up or a special occasion, the atmosphere is as cool and chill as its brews.

Sip, sip hooray! Brisbane Brewing Co. does more than just brew their own beers - their lunch and dinner menus will make your mouth water as much as their taps pour beers! Be sure to check out their weekday specials for the best bang for your buck - like Hump Day Rump Day Wednesdays, where a juicy 250g Rump steak meal is only $20! No bull, just rump. Perfect for a cold ale any day ending in y. For a crispy fresh brews and a well-filled belly of food, get hoppy and hop over to Brisbane Brewing Co.!

BREWHOUSE BRISBANE 601 Stanley St, Woolloongabba p. 07 3891 1011 w. brewhouse.com.au With a focus on craft beer, Brewhouse serves brews that are just as award-winning as its beer brother, Brisbane Brewing Co. While its historic exterior remains iconic and unchanged, the interior of this venue has been beautifully refurbished and transformed into a bespoke dining and entertainment space for all - and perfect for your next celebration! Brewhouse put the fun in FUNction! Whatever the occasion, Brewhouse can make it happen.

Just a stroll away from the Gabba, ideal for pre or post-game meets to get the full experience of good food, delicious fare and fab service. Want to take home your favourite brew? Visit their very own Bottle-O store open til 12am every day and grab whatever your heart desires! Grab a cold growler or squealer filled with selected in-house beer. This new habit will be way too easy to keep. Who can say no to these special brews and tasty chews right in the heart of Brisbane?

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VIBE THE TIVOLI

....................................................................................................................................................... 52 Costin St, Fortitude Valley p. 07 3852 1711 w. thetivoli.com.au

Early last century, Australia’s Tivoli Circuit was the Splendour in the Grass of vaudeville - four cities, big crowds, lots of touring acts. Among them mimes. Then came television, which killed off the Tivoli Circuit but not the miming. Thankfully a venue called The Tivoli was built to counter the lip-syncing silence with the rattle and howl of live music. Image credit (far left) // Lachlan Douglas

Hosting Brisbane’s parties and live music for decades, indeed Grandma may have partied here. Her phone number may still be written in lipstick on the backstage mirror Nick Cave once coiffed his quiff in. Yes, few venues can match The Tivoli’s intimate relationship between act and audience and all this art-deco refinement can make you feel you’ve ventured into a posh manor house with a band, some booze and some groupies, Rolling Stones style.

Needless to say you may want to mime the story you tell later to protect the ears of the innocent.

Impressive for any style of event - this iconic venue we lovingly refer to as ‘The Tiv ‘ puts the fun in function. Make your next event unforgettable, ‘cos that’s what you are!

Check the web for upcoming live acts ... like a good wine, this old gal just gets better with age.



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