Friday Night Lights & Drinks
If there are three things that all Australians love with every fibre of their body, it’s live sport, beer, and good food. With the wide world of sports hitting our screens this season, be sure not to miss out on the FIFA World Cup, State of Origin, NRL, and AFL, the question of where to watch this year’s big games in Brisbane is a hard choice to make yet again. Before you commit yourself to another year on the couch with a bag of Doritos, you may want to venture out of your comfort zone and check out some of the coolest spots to catch up on some genuine sports entertainment.
Cocktails; Need we say more?
Cocktail lovers rejoice! Post-work and sunny afternoon drinks just got a whole lot better with a number of Brisbane's favourite bars updating their cocktail menus. Yep, that's right - there are new, fresh AF beverages out there just waiting to tickle our taste buds, one sip at a time. So, whether you're a lover of dark rum or prefer your booze to taste like unicorns, we listed a few local watering holes who are sporting new cocktail menus this season. If you hadn't already guessed it, hibernation is a total no-go for us this Winter (and it should be for you too!).
Get Into The Groove!
Perm that hair, break out those shoulder pads, and pop on your dancing shoes because this Saturday (June 30), the 80's Nightclub Reunion the is taking us back to the 80’s!
Get ready to groove to all the electro-pop dance songs that we know and love. Click here to buy tickets online for only $22 or buy them at the door for $30 (if the party's not sold out by then!).
They just don't make 'em like they used to and that goes for music too! So we've made shortlist including - but definitely not limited to - the best hits of the 80s to get into the groove with!
Come on - it's time to go Dirty Dancing!
Sip Sip Hooray
Doo-Bop Jazz Bar opened its doors to Brisbane in 2017, bringing with it an electric sound of new age jazz and a selection of soulful crooners to it’s stage.
The venue has been buzzing with a variety of jazz musicians ranging from local to international acts. Now reaching its first birthday, the musical proprietor is ready to celebrate with the very best of jazz and soul by hosting a 12-hour live long jazz session featuring some of the best and brightest Brisbane has to offer on Friday 22nd June.
CRAFT BEERS, FOOD, MUSIC & GOOD TIMES
Get acquainted (or re-acquainted) with Fortitude Valley’s prehistoric beast – the Woolly Mammoth.
Food is life.
To meat or not to meat, that is the question. On one side of town we have the sweetest vegan eatery of all and on the other, we have a meat-packed, carb-loaded beerhaus. Whether you're strictly plant-based, a lover of dairy or a total carnivore, Brisbane has so much on offer when it comes to finding the perfect dining destination to suit your wants (and needs). We're talking cheese festivals, Hawaiian super foods, loaded schnitty's and a whole lot more so, read on if you're looking for a little flavour-packed foodspiration this week! #YUM.
New kids on the block
It's a good thing we're always hungry (and thirsty) 'cause this weeks Word On The Street sees the opening of several new, must-try menus, bars and eateries. There's really no excuse for leftovers or baked beans on toast for dinner as the Brisbane restaurant scene has something on offer for everyone, every night! Whether you're on a budget or have a sudden craving for your favourite European summer dish, we promise you'll find what you're looking for right here, in our beloved city. Put down the apron and step away from the fridge, we ain't cooking this week. Want to see the Best of Brisbane, and support local Brisbane based fashion, homewares, accessories, food, arts and crafts? Of course you do... there's a cool new event coming to town...
But first, food
This weeks Word On The Street has got our stomachs rumbling and our mouths watering as we travel the globe with our taste-buds without leaving Brisbane. From Greece, Asia to the Arctic - you'll be blown away with the chillingly good food on offer. Bon voyage- it's time to start this weeks foodie journey...
What's open on ANZAC Day in Brisbane...
Here’s who’s open on ANZAC Day this year.
We’ve got your day planned, from breakfast to dinner to everything in between and after.
Pop In For Quality Italian Eats
This Italian beauty nestled in Brisbane’s iconic River Quay will be sure to steal a pizza your heart. Enjoy authentic Italian cuisine and get your carb fix at Popolo Italian Kitchen & Bar.
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!
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.
Treat yo' self
Easter is a time when you get to stuff yourself silly with chocolate (and it's semi acceptable), a time where family get together, and of course, it's a time when we get 4 whole days off work #hellyeah. Whether you plan on staying in to devour sweet treats all weekend or you're keen to get out and about, there's no doubt Easter will provide us with the goods this year. Bars, bunnies, breweries and banter, we're going hopping mad just thinking of what's to come this Easter long weekend.
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..
Brisbane is your oyster
We love getting out and about, being tourists in our own city and exploring Brisbane's suburbs. This week we've zoomed in on the middle of town, cruising through the city towards Albion, making pit stops in Fortitude Valley and Bowen Hills. Each of these area's flaunt epic eateries, cool AF precincts, trendy bars and cafes, shopping districts and so much more. We know it's easy to 'stick to what you know' and can keep in our bubbles, but it's time to stretch the legs and see what else Brissy has to offer. From mini-festivals to Japanese markets, late night bargain hunting and food that'll leave your taste buds in a frenzy, we've found what's hot and happening in upcoming weeks and we think you'll approve.