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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 Priory Kitchen
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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

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It’s cocktail time – Heya Bar unveils its new tropical hideaway Tiki Tiki Gai
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It’s cocktail time – Heya Bar unveils its new tropical hideaway Tiki Tiki Gai

When it comes to our ideal holidays, a luxurious tropical getaway is right at the top of our list. Unfortunately we are still chained to our desks for now, but Heya Bar is giving us the chance to indulge in part of our fantasies with Tiki Tiki Gai – a brand-new tropical-themed hideaway bar boasting a Polynesian and pan-Asian twist. If you’ve had a rough week and are craving a cocktail, we’d like to remind you that tiki time is fast approaching. more

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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co
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Indulge in life’s finer things at Fish Lane’s La Lune Wine Co

We have a lot to thank Paul McGivern for. From Camp Hill’s Restaurant Rapide to Hamilton’s Restaurant Manx, and more recently to the hatted The Wolfe in East Brisbane, the renowned chef has been pleasing our palates for a number of years. So when he announced a new French-inspired wine bar in Fish Lane, our interest was naturally piqued. La Lune Wine Co quietly opened its doors over the weekend, and with more than 120 wines on the menu, we’re quite sure it won’t disappoint. more

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Steen Jones resurrects New Farm’s nightlife with exciting new bar Deathproof
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Steen Jones resurrects New Farm’s nightlife with exciting new bar Deathproof

You guys know Steen Jones, right? He’s an artist and self-declared adventurer, with his brightly coloured roses, hearts, skulls and more seen splashed upon walls all over Australia and the world. He’s collaborated with the likes of Rolling Stone magazine, Red Bull, Vans and Sailor Jerry among others, and is also the brains behind clothing label Few and Far Collective and creative studio Few and Far Studio. Well, apparently all of that isn’t enough for Steen, who has been working away to bring the people of Brisbane a place to eat, drink, hang and celebrate the good life. His latest project Deathproof opens in New Farm tomorrow, Friday March 17 at 3:00 pm, so if you aren’t already familiar with Steen, you will be soon. more

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Shroom Street Bowl with portobello mushroom, haloumi, cheese, brown rice and quinoa
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Grab a slice of Manhattan’s food scene at 51st Street in Brisbane City

As Alicia Keys sang on the chorus of Jay Z’s ‘Empire State of Mind’ – “Let’s hear it for New York, New York, New York”. As one of the world’s biggest cities, the Big Apple’s influence spreads far and wide, especially when it comes to food trends. A piece of New York has come to George Street in the Brisbane CBD in the form of 51st Street. Named after the iconic Midtown crossing, 51st Street plates up a full-flavoured cross-section of New York’s most iconic foods. more

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Otto Brisbane
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best restaurants and bars with a view

You could be at a restaurant eating the juiciest, most tender steak in the world, or sipping on some of the finest wine money could buy, but would you really enjoy your experience if the atmosphere wasn’t up to scratch? A lot can be said about the importance of ambience when dining out, and one of the best ways to achieve a perfect balance between food and vibe is with a stellar view. If you like to pair your meal with a killer vista or a luxe riverside setting, we’ve compiled a list of Brisbane's best bars and restaurants with a view, for you to get a feast for your eyes as well as your mouth. more

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Maker
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Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you

It’s already March and the 2016 EAT/drink Awards seem to be distant in our rear-view mirror, but let’s not move on too quickly! The awards are only just picking up steam on the Gold Coast and we’ve barely even had time to acknowledge all of those who voted for the Brisbane round. Seeing as the EAT/drink Awards are decided by your votes, we thought it would make sense to give you the definitive list of Brisbane’s ten best bars (as well as best new and institution bars) – as voted by you! We’ve got to hand it to you all – you’ve got some great taste. If you have been planning a bar crawl (or maybe the idea is only entering your mind just now), you won't find a better list of candidates than right here. more

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Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe
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Kick back with a cold one at Newstead’s new secluded saloon M22 Bar and Cafe

Newstead locals that have been trying to fill the Tippler’s Tap-sized hole in their heart after the craft beer bar moved to South Bank now have a reason to smile. The space on Masters Street is once again active, and the best news is that the beer is still flowing! M22 Bar and Cafe is putting a new spin on the space by pairing Asian and Western bar food with a selection of craft beer and cocktails. more

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Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel
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Get a glimpse inside the new and improved Port Office Hotel

Real talk – you can’t call yourself a Brisbane local if you’ve never set foot inside the Port Office Hotel. Edward Street’s beacon of bountiful bar bites and beer is celebrating the new year with a new look, spearheaded by the tastemakers behind the Alliance Hotel’s acclaimed revitalisation. The Port Office Hotel recently opened the Port Office Dining Room to the public and will be following it up with the unveiling of its refurbished top bar next Thursday. Have a sneak peek before the masses take notice. more

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The Apo's puffed tendons
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best bar snacks with bite

Okay, that’s it – this is the last time I want to hear any of you say, “these pretzels are makin’ me thirsty”. We get it, Seinfeld is hilarious but pretzels as bar snacks are so clichéd. We’d rather tie our own stomachs in a pretzel-like knot than punish our tastebuds with any more basic salted snacks. We don't just want bar food with pizazz, we demand it. Forgo the fries and aioli for some nibbles with serious bite – we’ve got the 411 on where to go for some snacks with attitude. more

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Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba's The Brat Cave
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Brats, brews and beer yoga on offer at Woolloongabba’s The Brat Cave

If you – like us – have found yourself craving a snack in the Valley or on Caxton Street after a few libations, the Brat Haus is practically your second home. An emporium of delicious German bratwurst, knackwurst, kranskis, schnitzel and beer, Brat Haus has long been ensuring bellies are full and smiles are wide, and now the Germanic goodness is coming to Woolloongabba with a new (wunder)bar. The Brat Cave will be slinging fresh brats and cold beers from today – and yes, there will be yoga. more