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!
Soak it up
Everywhere you go, this city is bursting with talent. There's the local musos, chefs, artists and designers of every kind, you've got emergency service personal, builders, hairdressers, writers, barista's (low-key lifesavers) and the list goes on and on. We have an appreciation for those who do, what we can't. This week's Word On The Street is full of flavour & life. From enjoying tasty new bites created by hardworking chefs to being completely in awe of some of the city's most talented performers. Take the time to really enjoy the present, those feelings of satisfaction won't stick around for long so relish in the moment (no matter how big or small)!
Your guide to fun, frivolity, flavour and festivities
The Ekka is fast approaching and with it, you have a decision to make. How to spend your public holiday - will it be an eventful night so you'll use your holiday to recover? Or, are you an early bird looking for a bite to eat before hitting the fairground?
We Aussies love our public holidays, and however you want to spend it, we’ve grabbed the best Brisbane has to offer during the Ekka, and it’s right here for you to decide.
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!).
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.
Say 'YES' to life
Now that we've got mundane Monday out of the way we can focus on the rest of the week, what to do & where to go - Brisbane's a 'sleep when you're dead' kind of city and has plenty of events, eateries, new openings and happenings on offer for you to live (this weeks) life to it's fullest. Catch a bargain, footy game or the mad sweats, whatever you're after, just get out there and grab your life in Bris by the b***s.
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.
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 *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.
Sip, sip, hooray!
Machinery Street will host the city’s first Champagne Laneway. With twelve different Champagnes to taste and Montrachet’s new boulangerie rolling out the French flavours, this brunchtime event is guaranteed to pop!
Tickets are $49pp, and include a complimentary glass of NV Louis Roederer Brut Premier to savour over brunch bites. Three pop-up bars will offer twelve different Champagnes for purchase as you explore the Parisian laneway.
Limited tickets are available – grab yours today to avoid missing out!
Brisbane’s newest house party destination at Southpoint
This December will see the launch of the latest venture by hospitality group, Solotel (Riverbar & Kitchen and Aria Restaurant), the highly anticipated Little Big House in Southbank – Brisbane’s newest house party destination at Southpoint, Grey Street.
A little bit cheeky and a whole lot of fun, the former Collins Place Queenslander will showcase a venue for the young and young at heart with the aim to be the number one regular for Brisbane locals who love a good house party, people watching and great music.
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 Unique Guide to Father's Day
Rather than sticking to the classic cologne or shaving set option this Fathers Day, we’ve given you a list of fun out-of-the-box ideas that will suit every dad type!
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.