There's no better time to live in Brisvegas!
Our calendars are undeniably filling up more and more as Brisbane expands further to the social city we all know and love - but the question is, where do we begin? With new events, restaurants, bars and more popping up every day, we have chosen some of the best to showcase in this weeks Word on The Street. Whether it's where to get the most unique Christmas presents or where to take the most aesthetically pleasing foodie pics, we’ve got you covered! As far as we’re concerned, there is no better time to live in Brisvegas!
The 80’s was a time of revolution and radical change with MTV, cocaine, Cold War politics to daring pop icons to personal computing, Its time to bring it back with style baby!
Ladies break out that perm, Gents time to break out those piano neckties and get your groove on this Saturday (December 1) at The HamiltonHotel, with the 80’s! Club Tropicana Summer Party. Get your groove on to the best electro 80’s sounds of the summer that we know and love.
It’s an 80s club party like never before, on the first day of summer, with The Hamilton Hotel bringing back floors made for dancing, disco balls for romancing, blue lights for your neon bright plus dance cages. See you on the dance floor!
Back In Australia, Fresh From Europe
After 15 years in the music game, The Cat Empire are more exuberant than ever. They are fresh from a summer in Europe, and armed with an album’s worth of new material (being released single by single each month, until the full album drop in 2019), and ready to dance their way around Australia once again. We caught up with frontman Felix Riebl to discuss all things Empire.
River Quay South Bank Guide to watch the Fireworks
Riverfire is a much-loved Queensland tradition, lighting up the Brisbane skyline and finishing out Brisbane Festival with a bang. This year, whether you plan to savour the view with a glass of wine, or get amongst the action at the Riverstage, Brisbane has you covered. This is your ultimate guide to watching the fireworks spectacular at River Quay South Bank.
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.
We’re bringing Sunday back. Yeah!
The Sunday roast is a timely tradition all about sitting down to a big meal of veggies, gravy and roast meat with your family to reconnect after a long week of hard work. The roast remains a dish that is treated with respect and care, something special. A meal that takes time and thought to prepare and should be celebrated with family and friends instead of something to be scoffed down in front of the television on your couch in your underwear. But with the many restaurants around Brisbane serving up delicious roasts any day of the week, makes it easy to keep this tradition alive. It might just be perfect the time to reinvigorate this age old tradition, disconnect from our gadgets and gizmos and reconnect with family over a delicious meal - whether it’s on a Sunday or not.
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.
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!
Calling All The Party People
Stuck on thinking of what venue to hold your next big event at? Have no fear, The Good Guide is here! Throw all that stress out of the window as we’ve narrowed down all the FUN locations where you can hold your next 'Grammys party'. All you need to do is put on that killer outfit you know you've been saving for that special occasion, wear your best smile and boom! It's time to hit the town!
#DrinkResponsibly (Or Not!)
There should be nothing simple about a drinking game. They need to be silly, have variety and these movies are perfect for that. They’re the best alternative to a rainy Saturday night, and this list will range from the ‘one schooner wonder’ to the more advanced for the pros. Get ready to swap the popcorn for shot or two (or three, or four... or more)!
P.S For the competitive one in your group remember, it’s just a game.
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.
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..
A guide to the festive month of May
Mayday, Mayday, we're fast approaching the half way mark in 2018 #shriek! The year has gone quicker than the bar line at happy hour on a Friday afternoon. It must be because we've been having so much fun bopping around the city, right? As we close in on the middle of the year we thought, what better way to ease ourselves over the hump than to hit Brisbane's hottest festivals headlining throughout May. From full-blown foodie events to ritzy carnivals, showstopping street performances and festivals dedicated to the fabulous queer folk. So, sharpen those pencils and get ready for a jam-packed schedule in the month of May!