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Say hello to Fortitude Valley's newest public house Hotel Carrington
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Say hello to Fortitude Valley’s newest public house Hotel Carrington

It's no easy task taking not one, but three heritage-listed tenancies in the heart of The Valley and turning them into a cohesive hospo hub with mass appeal. That said, if anyone has the savvy saloon know-how and public-house nous to pull it off, it's the crew behind The Montague Hotel in West End. Peter Stark and his tavern-trained team have just opened Hotel Carrington – the anticipated pub situated on the corner of Wickham and Gipps Street. This isn't your regular pub – Hotel Carrington's spruced-up interior is home to two beer gardens, a sports bar, on-site bottle shop and a kitchen pumping out a greatest hits of Mod Oz eats. more

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Frothin' the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton
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Frothin’ the suburbs – The Woods touches down in Mitchelton

When The Mill on Constance team announced the closure of its beloved Fortitude Valley boozer in June, craft-beer lovers across town mourned. The taps had only been dry for mere weeks before word started to spread in beery circles of a new oasis from The Mill crew, this time taking shape in Brisbane’s northwestern suburbs. Last weekend grief turned to full-blown gaiety as The Woods officially arrived on Mitchelton’s Blackwood Street strip, showing off an amalgam of a well-curated selection of the country’s finest brews, a cosily casual atmosphere and an approachable all-day menu of morsels. more

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From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon
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From the cellar to the rooftop – Le Bon Bar reinvigorates a French icon

Since first opening its doors in 2008, C’est Bon has remained one of the most beloved members of Brisbane’s French-food scene. As with any venue that attains longevity, C’est Bon has grown and evolved through several iterations. From original owner Michel Bonnet’s traditional fare to C’est Bon’s current direction under the stewardship of Celine Damour and head chef Peter Roelfes, the venue has remained a Woolloongabba favourite, and some newly completed renovations are looking to maintain the trend. Last week saw the unveiling of Le Bon Bar, C’est Bon’s chic sibling that is bringing with it new menus, a private cellar and dining space, an impressive garden terrace, and rooftop lounge boasting phenomenal views. more

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Foresters Restaurant and Bar brings modern gastropub fare to Fortitude Valley
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Foresters Restaurant and Bar brings modern gastropub fare to Fortitude Valley

The St Pauls Terrace-end of Brunswick Street has long been the forgotten half of Fortitude Valley's entertainment precinct – a strip lingering in the shadow cast by the action-packed hub of Brunswick Street Mall. Recent years have seen a shift in interest back towards the nexus of Brunswick and Alfred Street, and the hospitality arm of GURNER's luxury development FV is set to mark the start of a new era. Spearheading this paradigm shift is the opening of Foresters Restaurant and Bar – the anchor tenant of FV's food and beverage precinct that is opening today, Thursday July 4. Housed within a stunning heritage-listed structure, Foresters is set to deliver a fresh take on modern Australian cuisine, a stellar selection of drinks and a forthcoming rooftop bar that will solidify the north end of The Valley as the place to be. more

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Sixteen Antlers | Brisbane's best rooftop bars | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: All of the best rooftop bars in Brisbane

When the weather is turning it on, there's no better feeling than getting elevated. We love flocking to our closest rooftop bar and soaking up the sun and stars alongside a killer view. Brisbane's skyline is slowly filling in with some top-notch sky-high boozers, and we've taken it upon ourselves to list some of Brisbane's best. Forget your fear of heights – once you take in the vistas at these rooftop haunts, you'll never want to come back down to earth. more

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Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion
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Winner winner – Momo Chicken & Beer unveils its sizeable new Elizabeth Street expansion

Although the landscape of Brisbane’s inner-city precinct is continually changing, we can always count on there being Korean-style fried-chicken joints to satiate our hunger when it strikes. Momo Chicken & Beer has been a popular fried-chicken fixture in The City since it opened Momo Chicken City in 2017, but the arrival of the Cross River Rail has necessitated a relocation. Lucky for us, the Momo crew haven’t moved far – in fact, they’ve upgraded! Momo Chicken can now be found on Elizabeth Street, with a new enormous chicken and beer hall delivering the brand’s popular menu as well as some delicious new morsels. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's best cheap eats
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best cheap eats

Rent is due and you are still a few days away from getting your paycheque – but your stomach is growling and you need to feed as soon as possible for as cheap as possible. Instead of hitting the closest drive-thru and settling for fast food, there are plenty of places around town that offer cheap eats that are damn tasty. It’s time to get creative with how you spend your dollars – stretch your money by taking advantage of the following best value for money meals in Brisbane. more


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Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza's Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers
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Rocking the suburbs – Everton Plaza’s Park Lane celebrates the opening of its first wave of retailers

A considerable stir was caused across Brisbane's northern suburbs when Everton Plaza initially announced plans for a brand-new addition to its dining and shopping hub and now, after a year of waiting, the first retailers of the anticipated Park Lane precinct are opening to the public. Complementing the existing Everton Plaza retail portion (anchored by Coles and many existing long-term tenants), the new retail village features many of the area's original elements. COMUNiTI (formerly known as MARSDEN Collective) has overseen the design, accentuating the area's original architectural facade with contemporary touches. The resulting precinct is shaping up to be an impressive blend of old and new, with Park Lane's first wave of retailers looking to set the standard for what is still to come. more

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Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben's Deli & Bar in Paddington
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Taste the iconic flavours of New York City at Reuben’s Deli & Bar in Paddington

One of America’s oldest forms of street food is the humble sandwich – a simple menu item that, over time, has become the foundational building block of New York City’s iconic deli scene. Across generations, New York’s Jewish, German, Italian and Latino communities have added their own influences to the bubbling melting pot, creating the current iteration of deli-style dining known far and wide. Reuben’s Deli & Bar is a brand-new bar and eatery that is distilling the recipes and flavours of New York delis into an offering loaded with house-cured pastrami, slow-braised brisket, authentic mustard and plenty of local craft beer to boot. more

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Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo
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Fortitude Valley scores a secret event space in the form of Concept at Cupo

One of Fortitude Valley’s finest event spaces is expanding. The team behind Cupo on McLachlan Street has been hard at work planning for the next phase of its evolution, and stage one has just been revealed. Concept is a brand-new bespoke event space and creative hub open underneath the main event room, custom-fitted to allow for just about any function you could possibly conjure. more

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Flora by Greenhouse Canteen – Brisbane's best vegan spots
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The round-up: fill up on goodness at Brisbane’s best vegan spots

Put your presuppositions in the bin – plant-based 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 Brisbane’s best vegan spots well worth sampling. more

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Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo's own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar
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Sip spritz by sunset at The Fantauzzo’s own rooftop watering hole Fiume Bar

Let us set a scene for you – imagine basking in the fading rays of the setting sun, cocktail in hand and a platter of moreish morsels at your elbow. Below you is the bustling hubbub of Howard Smith Wharves and ahead is the twinkling skyline of The City. You’re located far above the rabble, indulging in the kind of elevated luxury you can only experience at a rooftop bar. This vision isn’t a fanciful dream – at Fiume Bar it’s a reality. The Fantauzzo has unveiled its stellar rooftop watering hole, blending the hotel’s modern aesthetic with a killer list of libations, share plates and good times illuminated by sun or stars. more

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The round-up: snack your way through South Bank's cheap eats
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The round-up: snack your way through South Bank’s cheap eats

Look, perhaps eating out has given your wallet a walloping, but who are we to judge? We love the finer things in life! Being frugal doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice the tasty goods available around town, it just means you need to make some smarter choices. South Bank’s major food hub is full of top-notch eateries, and many of them have well-priced options and deals that you’d be a fool to ignore. If you’ve got a little bit of cash left over, have a look at this list of South Bank’s cheap eats and keep your splurge streak going. more

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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries
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Elizabeth Arcade’s dining hub FudoDori shows off its first wave of eateries

When it comes to Asian eats, it doesn’t matter the cuisine – we’re always keen to chow down. So, imagine the ecstasy and excitement we felt when we heard that the Elizabeth Street Arcade was being transformed into a dedicated hub of Asian dining. Safe to say our appetites were inflamed to immeasurable levels. FudoDori’s announcement caused quite a stir when its initial plans were revealed in February, and now the first wave of eateries will open to the public within days. If you’re intrigued by the sound of tea-based cocktails, matcha soft-serve, Japanese-style hot dogs, modern Chinese and Japanese cuisine and more, read on, pals! more

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Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City's Stanton Bar
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Timeless luxury meets casual flair at Brisbane City’s Stanton Bar

Elevated above the press of Queen Street Mall sits one of The City’s most engaging newcomers. Stanton Bar at QueensPlaza has just unveiled its stunning lavishly appointed open-air venue, and it’s already got folks talking. Blending a lived-in Manhattan-meets-Melbourne-via-Paris aesthetic with a worldly menu of all-time classic dishes (and a stash of small-batch wine to boot), Stanton Bar isn’t looking to redefine inner-city casual hospitality, but remind people of what it can be at its best. more

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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane's best live-music venues
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The round-up: rock out at Brisbane’s best live-music venues

Brisbane’s always had a strong musical heritage, dating back to the days of The Saints and The Go-Betweens, through to the heyday of Powderfinger, Savage Garden, George, The Grates and the current crop of stars such as Violent Soho, The Jungle Giants, Mallrat and Cub Sport Brisbane’s live music scene is a melting pot of styles, with numerous venues dotted around the city hosting gigs on just about any given night. Our music scene is as healthy as ever, and if you’re keen to step out for a bit of rock‘n’roll, punk, jazz, blues or whatever catches your ear, have a look over this handy list of Brisbane’s best live-music venues and get amongst it. more