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Slipstream Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its Yeerongpilly cellar door and bar
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Slipstream Brewing Co. turns on the taps at its Yeerongpilly cellar door and bar

Brisbane’s boutique beer brewing scene continues to go from strength to strength as evidenced by the arrival of Slipstream Brewing Co. The Yeerongpilly based brewery has been pumping out crisp cold ones since June, but the team has recently opened its brewery cellar door and bar, where locals and beer fanatics can sample Slipstream’s delicious range of beers on tap every weekend. more

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The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery
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The Manhattan Line gears up to unveil its new Bulimba bar and eatery

Fans of American-inspired eats, rejoice! The Manhattan Line – one of South Bank’s most beloved establishments – has expanded to Bulimba, bringing with it its popular range of New York-style hot dogs, American craft beers and plenty of whisky. Opening next week, The Manhattan Line will add a charming new twist to the Oxford Street strip, boasting the same rugged vibe and stylish flair that has helped make it so popular. more

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Great Northern Bar
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The best spots to get a feed before you fly

The last-minute preparation routine for a holiday is serious business. First, you’ve got to triple check that you’ve packed everything. Second, you need to check-in in advance (to avoid the lines, of course). Third, you’ve got to give yourself enough time to get to the airport itself. This isn’t even including other minor things like reminding your neighbour that they agreed to collect your mail, ensuring that your out-of-office e-mail responder is on and that you’ve put both bins out. With all of this on your plate, it’s easy to forget to eat. If you arrive at the airport with a Boeing-sized hunger, fear not – Brisbane Airport has got the goods when it comes to pre-take off eats and tipples. We’ve hand picked five of the best spots to snack at Brisbane Airport’s Domestic Terminal for breakfast, lunch and dinner to ensure you start your holiday the right way. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 135 August 15

From whispers of specialty coffee spots in Norman Park to a massive new breakfast hub in South Brisbane, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room
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The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the concept of barception … that is, a bar within a bar. As if The Gresham hasn’t already given our city enough joy, the multi-award-winning bar is about to reveal The Drawing Room – an intimate internal cocktail bar, only accessible through a button-tufted red leather door. more

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Coyotito
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The round-up: get social at Brisbane City’s best spots to eat, drink and party

We don’t need to remind you that the clock is counting down – we’re sure you are keenly aware that the week is nearly over. Since lunch e-mails have been flying back and forth planning after-work drinks, co-workers eagerly regale each other with their upcoming weekend plans, and lovers are firing off a text to their beau with details for tonight’s intimate dinner – the weekend is here and plans are being made. If you are looking to make the most of your weekend evenings as well, The City has got everything you need, from post-work rendezvous spots to sumptuous feasting opportunities and toe-tapping revelry. more

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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley
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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley

The times, they are a-changin’ and so are our tastes. The categorical boundaries that classify and sometimes limit venues are crumbling, leading to an incredible new wave of hospitality across Australia. Mr Chester Wine Bar is cresting that wave in Brisbane, bringing with it a New World approach to wine and atmosphere – removing the pretension and making education (as far as wine is concerned) fun again. Pairing undeniable taste with a great selection of wine and cheese, Mr Chester Wine Bar is breaking the mould in the Fortitude Valley bar scene. more


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Winner Winner
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The round-up: get stuck in to Brisbane’s best chicken wings

What do you when you’ve got the hunger pangs and want to eat a dozen of something? The answer is simple – chicken wings! National Chicken Wing Day is coming up – on Saturday July 29 to be exact – so what better time to assemble a list of Brisbane’s best. If you fall head-over-heels in love at the sight of a basket of crispy golden wings, then maybe wear a helmet while reading this here round up. more

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
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The round-up: Brisbane City’s influx of new openings

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a lot of activity taking place in The City of late. We’re not talking about the hustle and bustle of the daily commute or the feverish hordes of shoppers hitting the big retailers, we’re talking about food and drink. In the past month alone, Brisbane City has welcomed a huge influx of bars, restaurants and cafes into its midst, proving that the inner-city is still at the forefront of Brisbane’s top-notch dining scene. If you’ve been meaning to check out what’s fresh (and openings still to come), we’ve assembled a handy guide to make your food crawl easier. more

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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City's Bar OTTO
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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City’s Bar OTTO

If any culture knows how to express our love and longing for food, it's Italian. You see, Italians believe that appetite comes when you eat ... in other words, eating to encourage more eating. With that in mind, the brilliant country that brought us pasta and parmigiano reggiano also invented aperitivo hour – usually a pre-dinner bitter cocktail (hello, Aperol spritz) paired with small bites to stimulate your appetite before the main event. Yes please. more

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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End's Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar
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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End’s Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar

Fried-chicken lovers south of the river have been squawking and clamouring for some crispy golden love ever since Lucky Egg set up shop in Fortitude Valley. Well, good things time to those who wait, as Lucky Egg will soon be turning on the fryers at its new location at Max Watt’s. Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will pair a larger range of bites with a bevy of beer and cheer, making the Boundary Street stop a sure-fire winner for snacking and sipping. more

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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado
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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado

If you break down and cry at the beauty of a masterfully assembled cheese board, you might want to pack some tissues when you visit Teneriffe’s newest haunt. Copado is the newest face on the Wool Store-scene, brought to us by Mic Uebergang from The Dalgety Public House. Say hello to an abundance of salumi, creamy cheeses, gourmet tinned sardines, cocktails, wine, wine and more wine. more

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Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill
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Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill

With all the hubbub surrounding last week’s launch of Westfield Chermside’s new food precinct, it can be hard to keep track of all the new arrivals calling the north side home. We don’t mean to make the task even harder, but the foodie fun hasn’t stopped – far from it. The Bavarian has turned on the taps at its new Chermside home, and alongside craft-beer specialists Tapworks Bar & Grill is making Westfield Chermside a veritable tipple paradise. The best way to refuel between shopping sprees is by blowing the froth off a cold one, and now you have two spots to do so in style.  more

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BiN 931
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Eat your way through Westfield Chermside’s massive new food precinct

There’s electricity in the air like a storm is building on the horizon. The arrival of Westfield Chermside’s mammoth food precinct has got us all worked up into a tizzy and finally the first wave of food retailers are opening their doors. Betty’s Burgers, BiN 931, Motto Motto, Hermosa, Tapworks Bar and Grill – these are just a fraction of the eateries commencing trading today and we’ve got all the details you need to know for your first visit. more

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Style meets substance at Grange’s new haunt Quincy’s Bar and Cafe
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Style meets substance at Grange’s new haunt Quincy’s Bar and Cafe

Brisbane’s suburban bar scene just welcomed a stylishly appointed newcomer into its midst with the arrival of Quincy’s Bar and Cafe in Grange. Inspired by the work of acclaimed architect Archibald Quincy Jones, the swish subterranean spot combines the harmony and balance of excellent design with a quality boutique hospitality offering. Part community hub, part stylish suburban haunt – Quincy’s has been made by locals to cater to the needs and wants of the people. more

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar set to reinvigorate The City scene with toe-tapping energy
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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar set to reinvigorate The City scene with toe-tapping energy

If you’ve ever wandered the streets of Brisbane’s CBD after 8:00 pm and lamented the lack of happenin’ hideaways and hip late-night entertainment, get ready to have your socks knocked off. Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is bringing some swing back to The City scene with jazz musicians wailing wild on stage, cocktails flowing and New Orleans-inspired cuisine served up until 3:00 am every night. From Saturday June 17, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar will become a hub for Brisbane’s nightlife – sitting as a flashing beacon for those seeking hot licks and out-of-this-world revelry. more

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EI8HT redefines Fortitude Valley’s nightlife with an inclusive approach
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EI8HT redefines Fortitude Valley’s nightlife with an inclusive approach

For more than 17 years the Family Nightclub has been a mainstay of Fortitude Valley’s party scene. Now the Katarzyna Group is shaking things up by rebranding and rejuvenating the storied establishment with an eye on promoting inclusivity and out-of-the-box entertainment. EI8HT is set to be a beacon of good times for all when it opens the doors to the public on Saturday June 17 with one heck of a party. more

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Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row
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Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row

Nestled amongst the clubs and pubs of the entertainment district’s bustling Ann Street-stretch is an impeccably dressed haunt. The minds behind West End’s Cobbler are bringing their brand of consummately appointed hospitality to The Valley with Savile Row – a bar that offers a near unparalleled level of service aimed at tailoring the perfect night out. It’s a good thing too – there’s enough bottles on offer that the act of choosing will make your head spin, even before you’ve had a single drink! more