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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 a new and 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

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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails
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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails

The calendar year is full to bursting point with miscellaneous food days. International Hummus Day, World Nutella Day, Jackfruit Day, World Porridge Day – the list goes on. Typically we let these days come and go with little fuss, but when it comes to World Gin Day on Saturday June 10, we make an exception. To celebrate this momentous day, we have gone out to some of Brisbane’s best bars to see what crazy gin-based concoctions they are whipping up this year. We’re not talking gin and tonic here (not exclusively) – these are cocktails that that will make you realise why gin is worth celebrating. more

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Find your way to The City's first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar
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Find your way to The City’s first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar

The tales and stories of generations long past have, over time, turned from retellings into myths and legends. Stories of heroic figures and awesome deeds have been passed down along the years until today, where we discard the tales as fantasy. You might not think legends exist any more, but they do – one in particular is located right here in Brisbane. Word is spreading like wildfire about a hidden haunt where the cocktails flow and tapas are consumed by the score. It’s not a myth folks, but it is a legend ­– Legends Speakeasy Bar, that is. more

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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan food is not just salad and steamed vegetables. Vegan cuisine is becoming increasingly prominent due to the rise of dietary requirements and a conscientious focus of what we put in our bodies. For those of you who can’t stomach the thought of canning the cutlets and trashing the T-bones in favour of salad, please relax. We aren’t here to sway you to veganism! What we will say is that dining as a vegan can be hard in our predominantly meat-eating society, but also very rewarding – even if you love bacon and eggs. We’ve chosen to point out some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more


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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy's new Southpoint digs
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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy’s new Southpoint digs

It’s a brand new day – time for locals on the south side of the river to wake up and smell the coffee! Pourboy’s long-anticipated sibling is now open at Southpoint, operating as a warm and welcoming cafe through the day and a chic wine bar at night. If the sound of exquisite coffee and breakfast or charcuterie and top-shelf spirits quickens your pulse, then book yourself a date for a pour or four. more

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West End’s Pour Choices takes the indecision out of happy hour
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West End’s Pour Choices takes the indecision out of happy hour

When it comes to craft beer, there’s really no wrong choice. Don’t believe us? Ask the team at West End’s newest drinking den what they suggest. Pour Choices specialises in boutique and local brews that wet the whistle and meals that will blow you away with style and flavour. If that sounds like a winning combination for your next night out then you’ve made the right decision, friend! more

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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas
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The round-up: make your mum feel extra special with these Mother’s Day ideas

Honestly, mums don’t get enough credit for everything they do for us. Not only did they give us life, they also made sure that we stayed alive through our oblivious infancy period, kept us out of trouble (as best as they could) and loved us unconditionally no matter how many scratches we put on the car or tattoos we added to our bodies. Our mums are one in a million, which means any gift this Mother’s Day must reflect their personal interests. If you are stumped for ideas, we’ve put together a list to act as a guide to ensure you treat your mum the way she deserves to be treated – like a honest-to-goodness Queen. more

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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel
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Chomp on comfort food and sip on craft beer at West End’s new local The Montague Hotel

The grill is hot and the beer is cold – The Montague Hotel is ready and waiting. The newest face in the inner-south pub scene is revitalising the game with an approach that stays true to the casual classics while providing a slick contemporary spin. If haloumi fries, burgers and preservative-free beer sound like your kind of bag, West End’s newest haunt is going the full Monty. more

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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action
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On The Side offers Albion locals a little bit of extra action

It’s only human nature to want a bit more, especially when it comes to food and drink. The owners of Vaquero are indulging our insatiable wants with On The Side, a special hideaway cafe and bar that is offering the perfect amount of extra that we are craving. Coffee and brunch in the morning, followed by wine and charcuterie in the evening – it’s the kind of side action that we can really go for. more

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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly's new chicken, beer and sports bar
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Fly the coop to the Lord of the Wings – Indooroopilly’s new chicken, beer and sports bar

Gather your fellowship – a food-centric adventure awaits. Lord of the Wings has expanded, bringing its pilgrimage-worthy American-inspired bites to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. We’re talking wings, rings and all sorts of other delicious things served in a relaxed sports bar atmosphere. If you crave a feast of royally impressive proportions, Lord of the Wings has the treasure that you seek. more

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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue
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Rock down to Woolloongabba’s newest bar and bistro Electric Avenue

A new hangout for night owls and feasters is set to illuminate Logan Road next week, bringing a truckload of inviting atmosphere, good food, great drinks and a stellar selection of tunes to the hip cul-de-sac. Electric Avenue is the latest project from the boys behind Canvas Bar – a comfortable spot for diners and revellers to take a step back in time to a prominent era of Brisbane’s history. more

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Taste the bouquet of Queensland’s best with a Rhine Daiquiri at Gerard’s Bar
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Taste the bouquet of Queensland’s best with a Rhine Daiquiri at Gerard’s Bar

We like Queensland produce and we cannot lie! We can talk about Queensland produce until the cows come home, but in all seriousness it’s mind-boggling how much incredible stuff can be found in our home state. Locally sourced produce is evident in far more than just the food on our plate – it also pops up in the cocktails we drink! Last year we awarded several of Brisbane’s best food and drink spots in the Taste of Queensland Awards – celebrating the efforts eateries put into incorporating local produce wherever possible. Gerard’s Bar blew us away with an incredible cocktail, so we decided to check in again and see what else the bartenders are concocting this season. more

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Ballistic Beer Co. turns on the taps at its new Salisbury bar
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Ballistic Beer Co. turns on the taps at its new Salisbury bar

Since tapping its very first kegs at the beginning of 2017, Ballistic Beer Co. has gone, well, ballistic in the popularity stakes. A few months down and the beer is popping up all over Brisbane in some of the best craft beer bars. Now the ascendant upstart has added a bar of its own to its Salisbury brewery, featuring 12 taps pouring freshly brewed concoctions straight from the cold room. more

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The round-up: what’s open this Easter long weekend

April is one of our favourite months of the year and it’s not hard to see why. Easter is a magical time where we can eat nothing but Lindt balls and chocolate bunnies for four days straight and still be able to look ourselves in the eye. While Easter is a time for catching up with loved ones, there is still four days to fill – and at some point you are going to want something other than half-melted confectionery. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places to dine – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more

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Source small-batch spirits and charcuterie from Malt Traders in South Bank
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Source small-batch spirits and charcuterie from Malt Traders in South Bank

One of the most reputable repositories of world-class liquors, craft beers and award-winning wines has expanded, opening a smart location tucked away on Little Stanley Street. Malt Traders South Bank is now operating – stocking a who’s who of specialised, limited-release drops as well as a moreish range of cheese and charcuterie to make your next South Bank sojourn extra memorable. more

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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches
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The round-up: love at first bite – get your hands on Brisbane’s best grilled cheese sandwiches

We can feel it in the air – a cool change is coming, which means only one thing. Comfort food season has arrived! On our list of satisfying belly warmers, a crispy grilled cheese sandwich is up there. Wednesday April 12 marks Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day, where grillers the world over will be celebrating the fine art of cheese pull, the look of crispy golden bread slathered in butter and the melting moment when your teeth sink in and all worldly woes disappear. To celebrate grilled cheese sandwich day, we’ve undertaken the daunting task of putting together a definitive list of Brisbane’s best gooey grilled-cheese sangas and toasties that are worth spending your cheddar on. more