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Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane
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Save room for sweets – The Stand is now serving dessert and drinks at California Lane

We’ve paced past the mint-green and pink entryway to California Lane so many times now it’s becoming weird, but we can’t help it. Ever since we heard The Stand was bringing deconstructed desserts and cocktails to Fortitude Valley’s newest laneway, we figured we’d need to stop in and sample straight away. The colourful and charming corner nook has finally opened at the perfect time – just before summer sends us seeking shade, sweet treats and cool drinks. more

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Home to everyone – 24-hour gastropub Beirne Lane opens in The Valley
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Home to everyone – 24-hour gastropub Beirne Lane opens in The Valley

Last Friday, Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick Street Mall welcomed the anticipated new arrival from the Celissa Group, Beirne Lane – a 24-hour haven that allows guests to dine all day, drink all day and dance all night. The newest tenant of the revitalised T.C. Beirne Building is drawing upon the enterprising spirit of its home’s namesake, looking to be a welcoming hybrid of bar and restaurant hospitality that reflects Thomas Charles Beirne’s Irish heritage, fascination with Japan and his love for Fortitude Valley. more

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Teneriffe scores big with heritage hideaway Streetcorner Jimmy
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Teneriffe scores big with heritage hideaway Streetcorner Jimmy

The name James Gibbon would only be familiar to those with a knowledge of Brisbane's early history, but unbeknownst to the greater population, the merchant turned land speculator and politician had a profound impact on the city throughout the 1800s. The man directly responsible for giving Teneriffe its name owned a considerable amount of property, including a particular fondness for corner tenancies. Affectionately known as Streetcorner Jimmy, James’ accumulated land now forms Teneriffe’s heritage centre, and a new bar at the base of the London Woolstore is celebrating the area’s history while breathing some new life into the Vernon Terrace strip. more

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Forth over Stones Corner's new saloon Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen
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Forth over Stones Corner’s new saloon Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen

Thirsty locals of Brisbane’s inner south take note – the team behind Chermside’s craft-beer dispensary Tapworks Bar & Grill has brought its brand of hopped-up hospitality to Logan Road. Crafty Fox Alehouse & Kitchen has turned on the taps at its new watering hole, pouring a choice selection of locally brewed suds while also dishing out a menu of quintessential bar bites. more

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Get a sneak peek at The Westin Brisbane's dining and drinking concepts
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Get a sneak peek at The Westin Brisbane’s dining and drinking concepts

It’s been a banner year for Brisbane’s hotel scene, with several top-tier arrivals making our city a staycation mecca. The Westin Brisbane is set to open its doors to guests this Thursday November 8, bringing with it a host of phenomenal amenities as well as a swag of impressive dining concepts. We’ll have a closer look at the hotel’s suites and spas soon, but for now we’re all about The Westin Brisbane’s signature restaurant Eden's Table, its aviation-inspired jazz lounge The Charles' and Brisbane's first swim-up pool bar The Nautilus. more

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Sip cocktails in the breezy surrounds of The Terrace by e'cco
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Sip cocktails in the breezy surrounds of The Terrace by e’cco

Eight months on from relocating to its current digs in Newstead, e’cco bistro has scored an alfresco addition just in time for summer cocktail season. Philip Johnson and Mary Randles officially opened The Terrace by e’cco this week – a shady spot for casual nosh. If you need some encouragement to read on, then know that The Terrace is delivering oyster happy hours, chicken karaage milk buns and mouth-watering mojitos. Sounds pretty good, right? more

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Proud Mary brings cocktails and Louisianan fare to New Farm’s riverside
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Proud Mary brings cocktails and Louisianan fare to New Farm’s riverside

Let’s paint a picture – you’re perched in a shady spot next to the leisurely flowing waters of the Mississippi River, cocktail in hand and a platter of fresh seafood placed before you. New Orleans’ French Quarter is at your back, and the atmosphere is on point. This is the vibe that New Farm’s lively newcomer Proud Mary looks to create at Brisbane Powerhouse – complete with the vivid sounds and smells of America’s French-influenced south. If soul food and bloody Marys are your dream pairing, come on down to the river and see what’s going on. more

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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse
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From beans to brews – Fonzie Abbott expands its Albion digs with new taphouse

It’s not unusual to see the name Fonzie Abbott at your local caffeine dispensary – the coffee roaster has been a player in the scene for years now. Recent months have seen the coffee roaster’s name affixed to several beer taps at discerning watering holes around town, heralding an exciting change for the Albion crew. After a few months of tinkering and experimenting, Fonzie Abbott has jumped into the beer game, installing a full-blown brewery at its Albion location. The changes don’t stop there – Fonzie Abbott’s home has undergone a head-to-toe makeover, adding a new taphouse, beer garden and roaster to the mix. more


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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane
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Gabba + Co plates up nostalgic Australian tastes at Trafalgar Lane

A stir of activity at the base of Woolloongabba’s Trafalgar Lane building got tongues wagging of a new multi-faceted and community-oriented arrival. The team from Osteria Epoca are the brains behind Gabba + Co, a casual and relaxed venue that will adapt to the needs and wants of locals. Opening today, Wednesday October 24, the eatery and bar will be looking to woo diners with a menu of all-time classics made from Queensland’s abundance of top-tier produce and given some adventurous tweaks. more

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Froth on Brewski's new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer
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Froth on Brewski’s new drink-in bottle shop My Beer Dealer

Matt Emmerson and Antoinette Pollock of famed craft-beer boozer Brewski have been hard at work over the past few months giving their beloved Caxton Street hideaway a new lease on life. After expanding its seating and function capabilities, the duo have today delivered on their promise of a drink-in bottle shop offering an overwhelming selection of the world’s best brews. My Beer Dealer is the apotheosis of Matt and Antoinette’s vision for Brewski – an oasis of boozy delights curated by the minds of those that live and breathe craft beer. more

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Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile's Lobby Bar
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Sip within the sophisticated surrounds of The Calile’s Lobby Bar

The buzz surrounding The Calile’s eagerly awaited opening on James Street continues unabated, with all eyes (and tastebuds) now angled towards the urban resort’s food and drink offerings. The Calile’s Lobby Bar quietly opened to the public ahead of the venue’s official launch last week, wowing first arrivals with its modern light-filled space, elegant pink-marble bar and menu of artisanal eats and drinks. The best thing about The Calile’s Lobby Bar is you don’t need to be a guest to enjoy it, but frankly we’ll take any reason to book a stay. more

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Fat Belly Jack's heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken
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Fat Belly Jack’s heats up Petrie Terrace with its Nashville-style hot chicken

We’ve barely had time to breathe after the frenzy that was the Lobster Shack pop-up, but the Hashtag Burgers crew has already struck again with the culinary goods. If your nose flares favourably at the scent of spice, get ready to flip – Fat Belly Jack’s has opened on Petrie Terrace, promising sizzling serves of Nashville hot chicken with beer, boilermakers and bourbon to boot. more

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Savile Row's sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley
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Savile Row’s sibling Finney Isles opens its blue door in Fortitude Valley

Cocktail connoisseurs rejoice – some of Brisbane’s savviest sippers have opened a brand-new drinkery in the heart of Fortitude Valley’s Ann Street strip. The brains behind Cobbler and Savile Row have unveiled Finney Isles, another old-world trade-inspired saloon that draws inspiration from its location’s past as a draper’s store. You won’t find bolts of cloth and haberdashery behind the venue’s blue door, though – only the finest cocktails, top-shelf spirits, non-intervention wines and choice charcuterie. more

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Netherworld
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best new bars as voted by you

It doesn’t take much to see that Brisbane’s bar scene is going great guns this year – the city’s major hubs are thriving with new arrivals. Although we will always have a soft spot for our local, when it comes to weekend drinks we like to try somewhere new. When we need a tip for a new spot to check out, we ask our pals – that’s you. We pitched it to our readers to tell us what new bars they thought were the best of the year in our last EAT/drink Awards, and you didn’t let us down. We’ve put together ten of the best new watering holes worth investigating, as decided by you! more

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Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley
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Step right up – B. Lucky & Sons arcade and bar opens in Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is set to welcome a new hotspot that adds a retro tinge to our night-time revelry. The classic gaming arcade has come back in vogue in recent years, and the latest venue to mash up old-school games and new-school cocktail chic is B. Lucky & Sons. On Thursday September 27 B. Lucky & Sons opens to the public in the T.C. Beirne Building, inviting all comers to experience the neon lights, the nostalgia-inducing sights, the intoxicating flavours and the memorable fun of this retro gaming nirvana. more

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Get elevated at Emporium Hotel South Bank's rooftop bar The Terrace
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Get elevated at Emporium Hotel South Bank’s rooftop bar The Terrace

One of Brisbane's newest luxury accommodation destinations, Emporium Hotel South Bank, has been racking up oohs and aahs aplenty since opening its doors to guests at the end of August. Those reactions will soon pale in comparison to the ones evoked when the public experiences the panoramic views and subtropical-luxe splendour of the hotel's stunning new rooftop bar The Terrace. Sitting 21 floors above terra firma, The Terrace matches boutique cocktails and Asian-inspired eats with poolside vibes and vistas that will have you feeling on top of the world. more

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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler's cellar door and cafe Carl's
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Teneriffe welcomes Gerler’s cellar door and cafe Carl’s

While we struggle to contain our salivation at the thought of an inner-city winery to call our own, the team behind Gerler wines and the forthcoming (and secretive) City Winery has decided to give us a little taste of what to expect. Gerler’s newly released output is being poured at Teneriffe’s trendy cafe-meets-cellar-door Carl’s, where not only can we sample the fruits of viticultural labour, but also a range of moreish eats from sunrise to sunset. more

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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin' fare and frothies to Wilston
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Fritzenberger brings its finger-lickin’ fare and frothies to Wilston

The team behind the popular bar, burger joint and brewery Fritzenberger has added a second location to its portfolio – smack-bang on two years since the brand’s initial launch on Petrie Terrace. Feverish fans of Twisties-salt covered fries, Southern-fried chicken and juicy burgers are fasting ahead of the store's opening tomorrow Saturday September 15 in Wilston – we’ve got a look inside the burger and brew pub, clueing you in on a few tasty wrinkles. more

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Chu The Phat
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The round-up: what’s open on the Queen’s Birthday public holiday

It’s been a hot minute since we’ve been able to enjoy a long weekend. It seemed like the first half of the year was absolutely littered with days off, and the latter months have been lacking. Well, the Queen’s Birthday long weekend is finally upon us, which means three days of rest and relaxation before the final slog through to Christmas. It’s not up to us to say what you should do with your extra day off, but if you’re inclined to get out of the house, we’ve assembled a hit list of eateries that will be open on Monday. more