When in Brisbane..
Whether you love sipping on coffee or booze or, coffee mixed into booze, we've got the perfect hit just for you. Let your taste buds run wild this week as we try new menus, cocktails and heck, we'll even give Cuban cigars a crack. Boring is not a word Brisbane is familiar with. If you don't want to be a (boring) Betty this August, jump on the FUN train with us. First stop.. an espresso martini fest!
Mammoth Meals From Tusk Til Dawn
Welcome to the ice age baby. The majestic woolly mammoth may have not have survived it, but their favourite bar sure did. I give you the Woolly Mammoth Alehouse! As wickedly epic as the mammoth itself, this alehouse knows there’s nothing better than a frostbitten glass to keep your beer cold as ice, ice, baby! With the ability to transform any beer from an 8 to a 10, the Woolly Mammoth is the place you never knew you needed.
The end of an era.
We're sure you've heard on the grapevine, single-use plastic bags are slowly (but surely) being phased out of local supermarkets around the country. ABOUT TIME we say. Woolworths revealed it would begin discontinuing the use of plastic bags in supermarkets, Big W and BWS stores, with a total ban in place by June 30. The move sparked Coles to agree to do the same less than two hours later and they're now set to have the affect in place by July 1.
Beer At Its Finest
If you have a deep and profound appreciation for everything beer and brew related, welcome to the hallowed brew-therhood. Our top brew-ther, our head honcho Archive Beer Boutique welcomes you with open arms and full pints. Housing rare crafts and boutique ales, Archive knows great beer and a good time. With something cool happening each night; this beer boutique will quickly become your ‘go-to’ catch-up lo-cal.
For The Love of Mum
Mum's are like an all-knowing wonder woman. They teach us some of the most important life lessons that we could ever learn, like what it really means to be strong, confident or in love. Since the day we were born, she’s mastered incredible superpowers, going days without sleep and multitasking as if she’s conquered time travel. Basically, Mums are simply amazing! Although she deserves to be treated like the Queen she is everyday, make sure to spoil her this Mother's Day by saying thank you, with a little help from our hand picked guide!
Fresh air, Kitchen fare 'n' Brissy Flair
Wow, what a week we've got ahead! There's plenty of fun to be had - rain, hail or sun - it's your time to shine. Grab your comfy shoes because we've got plenty of walking to do as we explore free festivals in the city and in the South, rummage through giant garage sales in the West and hunt down captivating performances scattered among Brisbane's nooks and crannies. There's a new foodie haven in town in Newstead also that's going to help you be a master chef in your kitchen. Let's pray the sun shine's again 'cause we're ready to soak up all it's glory by strollin' around the city and exploring what's new and happening in this fine city.
Brews, Beats, and Brisbane Least Shit Trivia
If your life mantra looks anything like mine, then you’ve come to the right place. And by place, I mean Saccharomyces Beer Café. Behold the beauty of a bar, café and bottle shop all rolled into one. It’s bloody ingenious really. With a focus on craft beer, comfort food and artisan coffee, I welcome you to heaven. Step through the pearly white gates (ak.a. Saccharomyces front door) and get ready to treat yo self to an epic night out! With brews, burgers and board games let the fun begin!
Highlights from 2018
Bluesfest 2018 has come and gone and this year certainly blew us all away! Over five days and nights, Byron Bay lit up its five long-standing stages with the best blues and roots artists from across the globe. Just shy of three decades, the 29th year of Australia’s premier music festival went off without a hitch, attracting the locals (yes, that includes Chris Hemsworth), interstate and international visitors, like Matt Damon and even Murray the Wiggle!
We’ve got all the highlights right here for you to reminisce about the whimsical and wonderful long weekend that was Bluesfest 2018.
Mondays are the new Saturdays
Do you tend to suffer from the Sunday blues or Monday-itis? Well, we've found these temporary illnesses can easily be cured, and that's by pretending those days don't exist. Whether you work in the hospitality industry and weekends are imaginary or you work the average 9 - 5, there's so much happening around the clock in Brisbane, you never have to miss out on anything. Perhaps a sneaky Sunday banquet is just what the doctor ordered, or maybe a 2 for 1 pizza deal is the antidote you're looking for. Whether you find chilling out with a drink the ultimate relaxation or prefer kicking back at the movies, we've come up with a few ways to start your week right. Monday's are the new Saturday's after all..
Who will headline Splendour in the Grass 2018?
Splendour in the Grass is just weeks away from revealing the line-up for 2018, and the punters are out in force predicting who will be the headliners. So before you get together with your mates to discuss this hot topic over a coupla’ cold ones, it’s best to be prepared and lucky for you, a list of the top predictions is just a scroll away so you can impress them with your superior knowledge with bang-on accuracy.
Killer Line-Up of Talent
Brisbane’s debaucherously delightful summer party is back, as Wonderland Festival rolls into Brisbane Powerhouse for 11 salacious nights of revelry from 23 November.
An unrivalled end-of-year carnival of all things wacky and wonderful, this year’s Wonderland Festival serves up a seductive feast of more than 25 events.
Celebrates Ausmusic Month
A heady combination of rock royalty, impressive debutantes and home grown favourites are among 332 Australian artists performing at this year’s Woodford Folk Festival, in a celebration of the depth of musical talent from across the country.
One step forward, two steps back
Oh Brisbane, you really are something. On one corner, you can take us back in time with your beautiful, heritage listed buildings and on the other, we can feel like we've zipped into the future with your impeccable architecture and modern flair. We love being able to jump between the two so easily and we're totally spoilt for choice with outdoor cinemas to classic picture houses, historic pubs to seasonal pop-up bars and everything else in between. Whatever the mood, Brissy's got you covered.
Your guide to a stress free festive season!
Can you believe it? We can't! How is it that the festive season has crept up on us so fast! Don't fret we've got a list of the best shopping opportunities, festival activities and festive dining!
Can You Handle It?
The only thing better than a nice meal you don’t have to make is two of them for the price of one. If you wanted a crash course in meal deals for two, buckle your seatbelt. This is your future Tinder date rotation.