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The round-up: classic cocktails reimagined – where to get Brisbane's best
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The round-up: classic cocktails reimagined – where to get Brisbane’s best

Look, when we say variety is the spice of life we really mean it. While there is no harm is sticking with a good thing, sometimes it’s nice to spice things up from time to time. Before you call us out for being suss, let us clarify – we’re talking about cocktails here. We’ve all got our personal favourite when it comes to crafted concoctions, but how do you know if you’ve experienced the best that’s available if you haven’t looked beyond the borders of your local? We’ve scouted Brisbane for some of the most enticing variations on some classics, as well as a few share cocktails to try next time you crave a sophisticated sip. more

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Melt Brothers brings the (grilled) cheese to Brisbane City
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Melt Brothers brings the (grilled) cheese to Brisbane City

Whatever else you're doing right now, stop. Sit down. Take a minute. You're going to want to give this your full attention. Gresham Lane has just welcomed a new eatery, specialising in the pure mouth-watering beauty that is grilled cheese. We're not talking plain-old lacklustre toasted sandwiches here kids – these guys aren't messing around. Introducing your cheesy new best friend, Melt Brothers Grilled Cheese Co. more

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Get a slice of New Orleans at swinging new cocktail joint Seymour’s Oysters and Cocktails
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Get a slice of New Orleans at swinging new cocktail joint Seymour’s Oysters and Cocktails

Tucked away behind a lush red curtain is one of the most happenin’ hotspots outside of the French Quarter! Never one to rest on their laurels, the minds behind iconic venues such as Lefty’s Old Time Music Hall, Sonny’s House of Blues and Hope and Anchor have struck pay dirt again, converting the space that formerly housed Ginger’s into Seymour’s Oysters and Cocktails – a vibrant bar that offers everything the name suggests, plus more. more

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Aether Brewing set to turn on taps at Milton brewery and bar
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Aether Brewing set to turn on taps at Milton brewery and bar

Milton holds a special place in the hearts of beer-drinking locals thanks to its storied history as the city’s home of brewing. A new brewpub is set to open, just a short keg roll from Castlemaine Perkins, owned and operated by the minds behind craft beer upstarts Aether Brewing. Aether Brewing combines brewery, bar and kitchen into one modern-industrial venue that is more than just a spot to have a few jars. more

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Little Boat Espresso
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Beat the Brisbane heat at some new Sunshine Coast hotspots

Look, we know the irony inherent in telling you the best way to avoid the summer heat is to head to a place called the Sunshine Coast, but really the northern beaches offer some of the best opportunities to cool off when Brisbane gets unbearably hot. Not only can you take advantage of the beaches and sea breezes, you can also soak in some coastal atmosphere at one of many phenomenal bars, cafes and restaurants. 2016 has seen a huge boom in the coast’s foodie scene and we figured it was past time we stopped neglecting our northern brethren and listed some of the best new spots to try when you evacuate heat-stricken Brisbane. more

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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up
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The round-up: food you loved as kids – all grown up

Before you say anything, we know that you can still enjoy fairy bread any time you choose to make some. And yes, you can boil a pot of cheerios and eat them one by one while you watch Netflix – we're not judgemental types (unless you forget the tomato sauce, then shame on you). What we will say is that sometimes your treasured memories are best left alone, and that if you are looking to revisit some of your culinary habits from when you were five, you might be a bit disappointed. Several places around Brisbane are putting a spin on our old favourites, making them more suitable for an adult palette. Here is a collection of some food you loved as kids, all grown up. more


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GreenHill
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The round-up: your guide to nailing the office Christmas party

As the festive season approaches, thoughts inevitably turn to Christmas parties. It’s only natural! While it’s too early to blast Christmas carols in the office, it’s never too early to plan a killer end-of-year bash. This year, we’ve collated a bunch of spots for those that want to ensure there aren’t any booze-fuelled (and hauntingly embarrassing) shenanigans, friendly competitive activities for you to let the boss win and some great spots to stuff your face (paid for by the company credit card). more

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Sip suburban brews from morning to midnight at Craft Brew House
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Sip suburban brews from morning to midnight at Craft Brew House

Before we begin, a vocabulary lesson. Brew noun [drink]. Meaning 1. a kind of beer, or 2. a cup or mug of tea or coffee. Birkdale's newest watering hole Craft Brew House is dedicated to both kinds of brew, serving warming cups of joe in the first half of the day, and trading groupheads for taps as the sun starts to move across the sky. more

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Settle in for morsels and moonshine at GreenHill Bar and Dining
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Settle in for morsels and moonshine at GreenHill Bar and Dining

Modern moonshine has come a long way since the shiners in the backwaters of Kentucky. You'll be pleased to know that the white lightning we're referring to won't impair your vision, but there's no guaranteeing it won't become a little hazy after a tipple or two. Enamoured by Melbourne Moonshine on a research trip, Geordie Smith and Bernard Puz decided to bring it home to Brisbane, making it the star of the bar in their latest project, GreenHill Bar and Dining. more

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There’s more than meets the eye at new Fortitude Valley bar Tomcat
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There’s more than meets the eye at new Fortitude Valley bar Tomcat

A cool new cat has slinked onto the Fortitude Valley bar scene. As you wander up its unassuming stairs, don’t let its hip party atmosphere and cocktails off tap fool you – there’s more to it than meets the eye. Open the correct door and you’ll find yourself in a whole other secret venue – one that offers a completely different style of hospitality. All will be revealed when Tomcat opens its doors to the public this Friday September 30. more

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Canvas
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best sunny beer gardens and outdoor bars to visit this summer

It’s almost a scientific fact that the best way to enjoy the sizzling summer months is to embrace it and find a comfortable perch to blow the froth off a cold beverage or two in one of Brisbane’s many beer gardens. Our winter hibernation has ended – now it’s the time to get our dishevelled selves some sun. Here are some of the best beer gardens and outdoor bars to seek out this summer. more