The winds of change..
Brisbane is like a fine bottle of wine; over time the quality improves, and each sip is greatly appreciated. Our city is continually evolving and maturing, producing breathtaking venues that never cease to amaze us. If it's not an entirely new concept, it's a renovation or re-brand. Let's just say, if Bris were a TV series it would either be Packed to the Rafters or Keeping Up With The Kardashians - wouldn't you agree? No month is the same in this town and we wouldn't have it any other way!
99 Bottles of Beer on the wall
It comes in handy in a pinch, the giant retail liquor store with the flashing neon lights may be cheap, quick and easy to pop into on your way home but sometimes that’s not always the case. Often there are some drinks you can’t get at mainstream outlets, an itch you can’t quite scratch, some thirsts you cant just quench with just regular brands. Sometimes you need a unique bottle shop to track down that really hard to find wine or your favourite craft beer, or to discover that weird liquor that you are unsure if it is alcohol as long as it tastes good. These local bottle shops often do offer more than look pretty but offer a variety of beer and wine tastings where you get to meet the homegrown brewers who are experts in all manners of liquor and spirits.
This week we're turning Greek, Pan-Asian, Mexican and everything else in between (including obese) with the wide range of upcoming festivals, openings and events that'll leave us cultured AF. Settle in to a traditional 3 course dinner or cruise the streets of South Bank in search of burgers dripping with flavour - whatever you're up for we promise it'll satisfy those taste buds.
New menu, who dis?
Out with the old and in with the new (well, sort of). Staying on top of seasonal foodie trends and produce is something most Brisbane eateries take pride in #lucky. Menus are continually being updated and tweaked to suit, not only our wants and needs, but also, what's current, fresh and locally sourced. We've had the privilege of taste-testing a number of new breakfast, lunch, dinner and drink menus over the past few weeks, and we think you should try them too. Be quick though, time fly's when you're having fun and before you know it, it'll be spring and the menus will be different again!
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.
Go on, get out there
Lady birds and gentle pigeons, listen up. It's time to round up the flock and get ready for a jam-packed schedule this weekend, cause we're doing it all! From lantern-lit evening walks to long lunches, massive markets and beefed up bites, we've picked a few happenings that'll keep you warm, full and feeling good. If you're thinking of staying in, think again. There's too much to see and do so, spread those wings and get ready to soar around the city with us..
Premium river vistas, fine wine and fresh fare.
So you’re after somewhere new to have a delicious meal? Or in need of that perfect spot for weekend drinks with premium river vistas? Stokehouse Q is the perfect location for any occasion.
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...
Sip Sip Hooray
We've got a few tasty treats for you in this weeks Word On The Street with the arrival of international eateries, penny-pinching cafes and enough coffee, beer and wine to keep you feeling oh so fine. Glam it up and hit some of the cities most delectable venues or don your favourite party pants and start your own pub crawl - the choice is yours! We've also may have discovered Brissy's best breakfast on a budget spot and a little birdy told us the (cheap) secret to getting through the working week. It's all happening in the month of May so stay tuned..
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 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.
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!
Things that make you go 'MMM'
This weeks Word On The Street is like a mixed bag of goodies - you never know what you're going to get. We've stuck our hands in and picked out a few of our favourite happening's in Brisbane over the next couple of weeks. If you're into spicy food or unique booze it's time to tune in! We've got everything from flamin' hot festivals to burgers that pack a punch, tantalizing tastings and first birthday treats. It might be time to pull out the stretchy pants because we're about to eat & drink our way around town..
It's time to turn off Netflix and swap the scabby tracksuit for something a little more sophisticated, Brisbane's social scene has turned it up this month with glamorous events happening nearly every weekend. From a boozy girls' day out to fabulous film festivals, date nights at the theatre and dinner under the stars. If you're keen to add a little glitz & glam to your life then read on as we've listed the hottest must-do events for the next few weeks. It's time to sparkle..