Meet Grant Clark
The Good Guide is all about showcasing local. Local really is lovely, and this local legend creates bold brews and tasty chews, and is one of the founding brew-fathers of craft beer in Brisbane with two friendly, fabulous and fun venues... West End's Brisbane Brewing Co and Woolloongabba's Brewhouse. This genuine guy likes to get hoppy and is passionate about beer (and his family - not in that order of course!).. try what's on tap (like the Strawberry Milkshake IPA). Do your good self a flavour... meet Grant Clark... and join the brew-therhood of craft-beer lovers...
Behind Hidden Doors
We’re letting the cat out of the bag! These legendary bars ooze with sexiness and a divine aroma that enchants the soul, leaving behind a thrill that’ll have you searching for more.
Brisbane & GC Must-See Highlights
6 Continents, 71 Nations, 6,600 athletes and team officials.
It has been almost seven years of waiting, and it is finally here. I hope you’re ready for the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games 2018.
If you prefer to do things ‘hunger’ games style, consider this your Capitol; festivals in both Brisbane and Gold Coasts hub’s will offer food beyond your wildest dreams.
With only a few days left before the Games officially begin, and an array of exciting and new things to look at across the Gold Coast and in Brisbane, let this small guide of highlights give you an idea of some kickass things to come.
This is going to be epic. Let the games begin…
Schooner or later, you'll wish you were beer
Get hopped up for an incider’s look into Southeast Queensland’s best breweries! Pitcher all that malty goodness bubbling in silver metal cauldrons across the state, brewed to pourfection – we bet you’re already grinning beer to beer. Smirk smirk... you’re in for a beery punny ride. But oh, just before we get started, you might want to download Untappd, a useful tracking app for beer fanatics. It’ll help you keep tabs on what’s on tap at your favourite pubs and breweries.
Take it Back to the 20’s at Legends Speakeasy Bar
Are you up for the 1920’s prohibition era style experience?
This top-secret bar in North Quay, Brisbane takes us back to the times where alcohol was illegal and bars were moved to hidden rooms underground, away from prying eyes.
Meet Chef Paul Kelly
The Good Guide is here to show off our local legends. Local is lovely and this chef is a superstar. Meet Paul Kelly, the man behind the kitchen magic at West End's iconic local micro-brewery, Brisbane Brewing Co. Read more about this creative cook, passionate soul and see what makes him tick!
Your Quay (Key) to Riverside Dining
Breathtaking views and menus to match all year round. If you're looking for an elegant and photogenic waterfront venue with plenty to offer in terms of spectacular food, cold drinks and entertainment, look no further than the River Quay dining precinct. Get rollin' on down to the river, satisfaction awaits!
What's New & What's Happening Soon
Our beloved Brisbane is rapidly changing and evolving into one of the coolest cities in Australia #blessed. We're forever discovering new developments, bars, cafes and restaurants, picture-worthy precincts, pop-ups of all kinds, hotels and the list goes on. We've hit the ground running this year with our calendars already packed to the rafters with loads of new openings and social events to attend, and it's only February! If you're a social butterfly like us, we promise you'll love whats coming to Bris-vegas this year. We're excited to share with you a few hot new openings we're most looking forward to in 2018..
Good Beer on a Budget
Brewsvegas 2018 is coming folks. It’s time to get hoppy from 10-18 March with Brisbane city wide celebrations of good beer! From pints of origin to special craft concoctions and collaborations to tickle your beer loving taste-buds. Now in its fifth year, the beers will be flowing and the good times rolling! Did we mention many events are free? #cheers
Bold Brews at Archer's Bunker [under International Hotel}
LADIES and gentlemen, this is your Captain speaking.
Something has been brewing in Spring Hill and it’s not just beer.
Archer Brewing commenced meal and beverage service at its spiritual home, aptly named Archer’s Bunker, located under The International Hotel.
Love is in the air
Roses are red, violets are blue, this Valentine’s Day is just for you (and bae) *wink wink
Single and ready to mingle? Or coupled up and feeling the love? Whatever box you tick, we give you a Valentines Guide Nicholas Sparks would be proud of. Whether you want to indulge your sweetheart on February 14, KISS (keep it simple) or go solo and let Cupid work his magic … Here at The Good Guide we want to you to have a fabulous V Day whatever your style. Here is the best of the best, which will be sure to impress!
*Valentine’s Day boycotters you haven’t been forgotten. We’ve got a little somethin' somethin' in here for you as well!
Sip Sip Hooray *hiccup
Have you ever been at a children's birthday and thought, "This would be so much better if there was beer... lots of beer”. (#yes)
Well Brisbane Brewing Co is turning three with a big bash and they’re throwing themselves a party your inner child will be thrilled with. Celebrate three fabulous years of brewing, brisket, beers and banter with Brisbane’s coolest local brewery.
Aussie Aussie Aussie
Celebrating all things Aussie, Australia Day is one of the biggest days on the national calendar. And who doesn’t love a public holiday, amirite? Here's your Ultimate Guide to doing Australia Day like a pro.
Get ready for a par-tay – ask Hoags to throw the shrimps on the bar-b, get the cardinay out Kimmie… and the little baby cheeses (not little baby Jesus)… it’s time to make some memories that you can take straight to the pool room.
End Your Year With A Bang!
Pop the champagne! From A to Z, and especially the N-Y-E, we have all the goods covered from head to toe and top to bottom on where to go to end your 2017 on a memorable note. Parties, drinks and food galore!
When we think of December we think of hot sunny days, fresh food, Christmas festivities, the great outdoors, crisp beverages, green gardens and time spent with friends and family. Lucky for us, the city of Brisbane is like-minded and knows how to have a jolly good time. With various X-mas events running throughout the month, along with fun new openings, you'll have those fabulous festive, summer feels in no time at all.