Brisbanes hottest Melbourne Cup venues
It's Melbourne Cup time again, and we've got you covered! We've come up with some of the hottest locations and events this Melbourne Cup day so all you have to worry about it what shoes will match your dress this year!
Bigger, Better, Bavarian! | Ten This Year
Beer, check. Pretzel, check! A bite of juicy knackwurst coming right through… This Oktober, don your Dirndl and Lederhosen, and join in with the German community as they flock together to commemorate their dearly cherished tradition.
Same name, Different experience
Get in line! After garnering a mighty following on its home ground in South Bank, the folks behind The Manhattan Line are off to another home run. Expect to be served never-before-seen cocktails, coupled with classic American street eats and food challenges for an exceptional time right in the heart of Bulimba.
Out with the old and in with the new.
Brisbane's hospitality scene is a hard one to keep up with as there are more places closing and opening then we can keep track of, but that's all part of the foodie fun though, right? This week we party with old friends, get excited for new trends and embrace this ever-changing, crazy city we love so dearly. Join us as we experience it all...
Time To Get Your Keg On
Beer fanatics, here’s one for you! Stocked with over 400 types of beers, Archive Beer Boutique is your essential go-to when you feel the need to gorge yourself on a pint or two. Read our lips (or words, in this case) – it’s a need, not a want.
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.
Brisbane Foodies event at Treasury Brisbane
Holy cheeses! The Cheese, Wine & Hops event is on again in the courtyard. Back by popular demand, Treasury’s Hotel Courtyard will once again play host to a night of indulgence, flavour and frivolity on Friday 15 September. Following a sold-out cheese and wine trail earlier in the year, the second instalment will delight Brisbane Foodies with an expanded offering sure to entice a refined palate.
Oui Oui, Magnifiqué!
Rouge is the name. Not your regular shade of lipstick or blush, but a lavish French bar and bistro downtown. Hues of bold crimson red and flourishing streaks of soft ethereal lighting paint the atmosphere as you step in. The extravagant décor just leaps with grandeur. Madame and Monsieur, this way in. Voilà, welcome to Madame Rouge Bar & Bistro.
Meat Porn at Woolly Mammoth Alehouse
The Mammoth Meat Co. has the best racks in town. Oh yeah. You know you want it. #yesyesyes The meat porn on offer is so good looking, you will definately come back for more. Who doesn't like multiples? Succulent tender brisket matched with a cold craft beer is just the beginning. Feast your eyes and belly on the tender menu with something for everyone. It sure is a crowd-pleaser.
No One Does It Better Than Barbara
The Valley has its music hot spots, but none are hotter and none do it better than Barbara. There are cocktails and snacks to make your mouth water, memories to make your eyes water, and live acts like you wouldn’t believe. Barbara’s the kind of valley girl that has even Daft Punk’s head spinning and legs running to her door. Well, daft punk lookalikes.
On a Winters Day in Brisbane
Winter in Brisbane is such a special time of year. The sky seems to shine extra blue; basking in the suns rays will warm you, not burn you; and the crisp mornings and nights make us Brisbanites so excited that we can actually wear those jumpers buried at the bottom of our wardrobe.
To me, the perfect Sunday on a winters day in Brisbane includes lots of food, trying out as many new restaurants, cafes and bars as possible, a wine or two, a dose of nature, and a good dose of sunshine.
Here are the top five picks for each time of the day …
7 Days of Fish Lane Fun
Beer. It has come a long way from the cold cans buried beneath the half-melted ice of the family cooler. Bars now boast such a broad range of brews, beers and ales, that approaching the bar has become a challenge all unto itself. We’ve all been there. Fumbling over pronunciations, trying desperately to decipher the fifty something names of brews, all the while growing increasingly conscious of the bartenders silent judgement. In the landscape of taverns, bars and pubs, it’s easy to be hard on oneself for not knowing your stouts from your ales. Enter Saccharomyces, a beer cafe that is bringing brews back to ground level.
Brisbane's best winter menus
Oooh boy! It is getting cold outside. To keep you warm from the inside, we've picked some of Brisbane's best winter menus.
LIVE MUSIC & LAUGHTER, WINE & DINE, CHEERS & BEERS
Got a hot date, family outing, or a friend (or many), or friends you are yet to meet? West End has plenty of good times, and The Good Guide knows where to find them. *Cheers
How Can You Keep A Secret Source Their Fashion
Emily Jane and Ajanta Willert, the dynamic duo behind Woolloongabba's coolest bar, Can You Keep A Secret serve a mean martini and a sexy side of vintage in this eclectic haven of old-world treasures. We get the low down, and down low of what they are about and how they source their vintage. Let's hear from Emily Jane....