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Picture-perfect pop-up bar Fredericks opens at West Village
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Picture-perfect pop-up bar Fredericks opens at West Village

As West Village inches closer to the start of its next stage of construction, the flourishing hub is giving locals a taste of what to expect from the precinct in 2020 and beyond. A crew of Brisbane hospitality superstars has teamed up with a pair of notable film designers to create Fredericks, a colourful pop-up bar specialising in choice bites, crafted cocktails and on-point summery vibes. more

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Netherworld | Brisbane's ten best bars
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you

Brisbane’s bar culture is booming, meaning we are never short of spots to get a cheeky knock-off cocktail or blow the froth off a few cold ones on a weekend. We’re not just lucky in the quantity stakes, we’ve also been blessed with a quality collection of watering holes. This year’s EAT/drink Awards asked readers to tell us which bars they thought deserved the honour of being named Brisbane’s best, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve all got great taste. Although the title of Brisbane’s best bar was hotly contested, we’ve managed to narrow it down to a top ten list – with a little help from you all, of course. more

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Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm's all-day dining scene
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Caneca Espresso & Bar heats up New Farm’s all-day dining scene

The recent closure of sun-soaked cafe The Brunswick Project left New Farm's brunch scene reeling, but no sooner had the doors closed than hoarding appeared promising a brand-new concept to fill the coffee and poached egg-shaped void. Caneca Espresso & Bar is the name of this South American-inspired newcomer – a multi-faceted eatery that is delivering breakfast and lunch during the day, and tapas, wines and cocktails in the evening. more

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King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar
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King of the Wings announces culinary collective StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar

Calling all food truck fanatics – we've got some news you'll want to sit down for. Brisbane's preeminent chicken-wing outfit King of the Wings has just announced it is spearheading a new bricks-and-mortar street-eat collective coming to Deception Bay in mid-to-late October. StrEAT Easy Diner & Bar is bringing together a bunch of the city's best under one roof, giving locals the chance to savour a variety of fare alongside a bar pouring gallons of craft beer. more

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Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley's Ivory Tusk
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Palm Springs meets Acapulco at Fortitude Valley’s Ivory Tusk

One of Fortitude Valley's popular mainstays is exchanging its rustic craft-beer bar aesthetic in favour of a colour-packed, Cali-Mex-inspired vibe. That's right – Woolly Mammoth Alehouse has undergone a shake-up, trimming away the shaggy fur and debuting with a fresh new cut as Ivory Tusk. The boozer is officially relaunching today, Thursday August 22, debuting its range of Mexican eats, a plethora of tap cocktails and lively atmosphere. more

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Lupa Pizza Bar
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best pizza joints

No meal is as versatile as pizza – it can cater to nearly any diet and taste and is easily made at home. Meat, cheese, sauce, vegetables, meat, seafood, cheese, meat – if you can dream it, your pizza can have it. Everyone has an opinion of where the best pizza in Brisbane can be found, so instead of simply adding our two cents to the definitive conversation, we decided to compile a list of the spots that do pizza exceptionally well. Check out the list below and then have yourself a pizza party! more

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Sips, snacks and scenery – party with a heightened perspective at Altitude at Foresters
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Sips, snacks and scenery – party with a heightened perspective at Altitude at Foresters

Just under a month ago Foresters Restaurant and Bar made a big splash at the northern end of Brunswick Street. The revitalisation of its heritage-listed home marked a new age for the entertainment precinct's fringe, but the restaurant was only one half of the story. Perched six levels above terra firma, Altitude at Foresters is a swish rooftop cocktail-bar addition that is pairing incredible vistas across Fortitude Valley with luxe bottle-service vibes and modern Australian bar bites. more

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Steins at the ready – The Bavarian opens its brand-new beer hall at The Barracks
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Steins at the ready – The Bavarian opens its brand-new beer hall at The Barracks

From Brisbane City and Chermside to Broadbeach, Maroochydoore and Toowoomba, The Bavarian brand has become synonymous with cheerful, casual and comprehensive hospitality. Potentially the most beloved concept in Rockpool Dining Group's thriving portfolio, The Bavarian has blossomed from a quirky one-off Bavarian-themed beer bar into a juggernaut of steins, schnitzels and sausages. Petrie Terrace is the latest suburb to snag a beer hall of its own, with The Bavarian opening at The Barracks today, Friday August 2. more


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Arc Dining and Wine Bar
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The round-up: what’s open this Ekka public holiday

The tents have been set up, the showbags have been stuffed with goodies and the rides have been switched on – it's Ekka time, baby! Brisbane's biggest carnival is back for 2019, and with it comes plenty of strawberry sundaes, dagwood dogs and treats galore. You know what else it brings? A public holiday! On Wednesday August 14, all of Brisbane gets a day off to enjoy how they please. Some folks choose to spend the whole day soaking up the Ekka atmosphere, while some might take the opportunity to catch up on sleep. Both are great options, but perhaps you'd like to use the day to visit some dining spots you've been meaning to tick off your list? Plenty of cafes, restaurants and bars will be open on the Ekka public holiday, and we've compiled a list of some of the spots operating from morning through to evening. more

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Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington
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Pre-flight feeds get elevated at new eatery and bar The Lord Lamington

You've triple checked you've packed the essentials, you've delivered your luggage to the bag drop and you've made it through the security stop – now you've got nothing but time to kill before your flight. Typically now would be the time to nab a simple cheese toastie and a grab-and-go coffee before heading to the gate, but last week Brisbane Airport welcomed a new eatery that could very well be the go-to destination for pre-flight relaxation. The Lord Lamington is looking to break the stereotypes surrounding airport dining with its brand-new restaurant, cafe and bar hybrid located in the heart of Brisbane Airport's domestic terminal. Offering a menu of eats made from the best produce Queensland has to offer, The Lord Lamington is already making an incredible impression on travellers visiting from out of town and locals alike. more

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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