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Teapot cocktails and marbled brownies – dip into fondue heaven at W Brisbane this winter
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Teapot cocktails and marbled brownies – dip into fondue heaven at W Brisbane this winter

One of the best parts about winter is the belly-warming food we get to devour – hearty roasts, hot chocolate and of course, our personal favourite, fondue. If you're keen to dip delicious delicacies into a pot of melted chocolate (who wouldn't be, really?), you'll be more than pleased to hear that W Brisbane is bringing back its beloved fondue with a luxe twist. From Thursday July 15 to Sunday August 29, W Brisbane is inviting guests to Dip It – Dip It Real Good at Living Room Bar with a new array of decadent bites, dips and cocktails dripping in gold. more

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Get the first look inside Granddad Jack's brand-new craft distillery and tasting room in Albion
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Get the first look inside Granddad Jack’s brand-new craft distillery and tasting room in Albion

Few Southeast Queensland distilleries have earned as much acclaim in as short a timeframe as Granddad Jack's Craft Distillery. The Miami-born family-operated business concocts sentimental spirits imbued with history – gin, whisky and vodka boasting equal parts botanicals and nostalgia. Last Friday July 9, the crew officially opened a brand-new tasting room and distillery in the industrial heart of Albion, continuing the story of Granddad Jack, sharing his recipes and gifting Brisbane residents with some must-try exclusives. Take a look inside ... more

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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City
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Under the Brisbane sun – the best outdoor date spots to wine and dine your beloved in The City

Cuffing season is well and truly here, friends. You know, that time of year when the temperature starts to drop, so those single folk among us seek out a special someone to snuggle up to in the cooler months. Whether your boo is new or you've been snuggling for a while, the love rush usually ramps up during the cooler months, making it one of the best times to take your flame out and about to soak up the spectacular winter weather. Here are some of the best sun-soaked outdoor date spots in Brisbane to hit up, whether you're down for a coffee and a croissant, a long lunch by the waterfront or cocktails while you watch the sun set. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 315 July 6

From news of a music, art and hospitality hub opening next week in Bowen Hills to a new bagel and filter coffee concept from the Zero Fox team, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest food news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

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Meet Noir – Paddington's new low-key home of wine and charcuterie
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Meet Noir – Paddington’s new low-key home of wine and charcuterie

Although the realms of wine and coffee are like night and day, both are incredibly nuanced and foster the same kind of ardent fandom. Having already conquered sunrise service, the team behind Paddington coffee dispenser Blackout is now making the jump to sunset sips with its new wine bar Noir. Bringing the same cheery energy and sensational service regulars receive at its sibling caffeinery, this tipple temple is looking to become a similarly appreciated nighttime community hangout. Though the latest lockdown has pushed back the official launch of this drinking spot, the crew has kindly given us a peek inside. Read on to find out what's in store when Noir opens to the public soon ... more

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Enjoy a pre-flight pint at Newstead Brewing Co.'s new Brisbane Airport taphouse
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Enjoy a pre-flight pint at Newstead Brewing Co.’s new Brisbane Airport taphouse

For many of us, it's been a while since we've set foot on a plane. As things slowly inch towards normalcy, the prospect of travelling – at least within Australia – is becoming more of a possibility. If you've been lucky enough to catch a flight out of Brisbane Airport's Domestic Terminal recently, you might have spied a gleaming new addition to its complement of eateries. Newstead Brewing Co. has opened a taphouse right near the gates, offering jet-setters the ideal spot for a pre-flight beverage and returning Queenslanders a suitably local welcome. more

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Pavement Whispers: Craft'd Grounds reveals details of its in-house brewery Brewtide
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Pavement Whispers: Craft’d Grounds reveals details of its in-house brewery Brewtide

Albion's forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct Craft'd Grounds is shaping up to be a year-defining arrival for Brisbane's hospitality scene. The crew behind the multifaceted concept, which will encompass a specialty espresso bar, street food and farmers market, patisserie, wine and cocktail bar, and live-music facilities, has just revealed the first details for its in-house craft-beer brewery Brewtide. Inspired by the king tides that have washed over Albion's streets in the past, Brewtide is looking to create humble beers that will really float your boat. more

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Pavement Whispers: It's Still A Secret to transform a South Brisbane landmark into a live-music hub
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Pavement Whispers: It’s Still A Secret to transform a South Brisbane landmark into a live-music hub

Keeping a secret is hard, especially when the bit of goss is so juicy it begs to be shared. We can't keep this tidbit to ourselves any longer – the crew behind beloved inner-south bar and music spot Can You Keep A Secret? is hard at work on a brand-new venue. It's Still A Secret will open later this year and will put live music first within its completely renovated home in South Brisbane. We can tell you want to know more, so read on to hear about what's planned ... more


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Say benvenuto to New Farm's new Italian-inspired wine bar Ombra
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Say benvenuto to New Farm’s new Italian-inspired wine bar Ombra

While it's damn near impossible to pinpoint our favourite aspect of Italian cuisine, the country's love of aperitivo – that is, a pre-meal drink or snack – is definitely a cultural ritual we'd happily adopt. Italian ex-pats Ali and Eli believe Brisbane could use a firm nudge when it comes to fostering a greater appreciation for aperitivo, which is why the two pals and hospitality veterans have teamed up on Ombra Italian Bar, which opened in New Farm this week. The relaxed snack spot is dishing up appetite-whetting morsels and a broad range of Italian wines from its cosy home on Brunswick Street – read on to learn more about what’s on offer! more

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Woolloongabba's C’est Bon Restaurant & Bar unveils its urban rooftop oasis Ooh La La
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Woolloongabba’s C’est Bon Restaurant & Bar unveils its urban rooftop oasis Ooh La La

We've said it before, but we'll say it again – you can never have enough rooftop bars. Thankfully more people are listening to us, including the team behind Woolloongabba-based C’est Bon Restaurant & Bar. On Friday July 9 the owners of the multi-level Stanley Street locale will unveil Ooh La La – a stunning open-air extension perched on the building's rooftop. Expect mouth-watering delights, fine wines and killer views. Ascend with us to Ooh La La for a sneak peek ahead of its opening next week! more

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The round-up: the biggest foodie openings of the year (so far) – plus more to look forward to!
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The round-up: the biggest foodie openings of the year (so far) – plus more to look forward to!

Can you believe we're almost halfway through the year? We know, it's a bit uncomfortable to think about, but that's what happens when you've been too busy enjoying all of the exciting things happening in and around Brisbane, especially in its dining scene! So far the year has seen big openings from established operators, the emergence of some exciting upstarts and the revitalisation of old favourites – each new arrival adding something special to the city's culinary landscape. We're taking the opportunity to catch our breath, look back at the year so far and reflect on the best openings of 2021 to date! more

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Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken's new Chermside location offers the works
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Fried chicken, cocktails and cold ones – Momo Chicken’s new Chermside location offers the works

Anyone that's travelled to South Korea will tell you its famed chicken-and-beer halls are a must-try for any tourist looking to get a taste of the country's crackling nightlife. Brisbane's food scene is fortunate enough to be flush with fantastic Korean-style fried-chicken spots and Momo Chicken & Beer might be one of Brisbane's best. The long-running concept has just opened a brand-new site at Westfield Chermside, bringing with it a stacked menu of finger-licking fare and an exciting new bar element. more

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The round-up: get your fix of botanicals at the best gin bars in Brisbane
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The round-up: get your fix of botanicals at the best gin bars in Brisbane

Gin's journey from medicinal liquor crafted by monks to one of the world's most beloved libations is one of the greatest glow-ups in the history of spirits. These says, the storied sip is a go-to for many drinkers – negronis, G&Ts, gimlets and gin martinis are now fixtures on many bar menus. Australia in particular has risen to the top of the global craft distilling scene with its bounty of boutique offerings and our bars are now stocked with a bevy of bang-on bottles as a result. To celebrate World Gin Day on Saturday June 12, we decided to collate the best spots in Brisbane to get a botanical-laced sip. more

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Queens – a disco-grunge bar slinging natural wine and snacks – opens in Fortitude Valley
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Queens – a disco-grunge bar slinging natural wine and snacks – opens in Fortitude Valley

Loud music, disco balls, natural wines by the glass – if we were creating our dream bar from scratch, there's a good chance these three things would be on our wish list. Good news for anyone whose predilections closely mirror our own, Queens in The Valley is bringing all of the above together in one punchy neon-lit package. The glam-meets-grit nightspot, which comes from the team behind Commercial Road Public bar, opened over the weekend and is already shaping up to be a stellar setting for regular revelry. more

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Toscano Bar & Kitchen brings Naples-inspired nosh and creative cocktails to The City
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Toscano Bar & Kitchen brings Naples-inspired nosh and creative cocktails to The City

As we approach the mid-week hump, thoughts inevitably turn towards weekend plans. Looking for a new sipping spot to try? Toscano Bar & Kitchen – a glamorous Neapolitan-style parlour specialising in artfully crafted cocktails, imported and Italian-inspired wines and mouth-watering pizza-panino hybrids – officially opens today, Wednesday May 26. Here's what you can expect ... more

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All aboard Brisbane Distillery’s double-decker gin bus
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All aboard Brisbane Distillery’s double-decker gin bus

Calling all gin enthusiasts! A double-decker gin bus has driven into Brisbane full to the brim with a collection of boozy imbibes just waiting to be sipped. Currently parked at City Botanic Gardens every Sunday, this coach full of cocktails is the handiwork of the team at West End distillery and bar Brisbane Distillery. Here's all of the delicious details ... more

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Soak up Italian Riviera vibes at The Valley's new cocktail spot The Parlour
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Soak up Italian Riviera vibes at The Valley’s new cocktail spot The Parlour

The majesty of the Italian Riviera has been documented across numerous works of film and literature, but Fortitude Valley cocktail bar The Parlour is tapping into some different senses to evoke the ravishing glamour of the Ligurian coast. The cocktail-oriented sibling to La Costa, Cielo Rooftop Bar and La Valle, The Parlour is positioning itself as a moody and secluded late-night joint where drinks flow, disco balls spin and the glitz of bygone generations is resurrected nightly. It opens on Wednesday May 19 – here's what you can expect ... more

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The Granite Belt comes to Brisbane with cafe and wine bar Balance & Blend
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The Granite Belt comes to Brisbane with cafe and wine bar Balance & Blend

Southeast Queensland wines are having a moment right now, with the Granite Belt in particular vying for a place among Australia's wine-growing pantheon alongside the likes of the Margaret River, Adelaide Hills and the Hunter Valley. One homegrown operation leading the charge for recognition is Balancing Heart Winery, a picturesque estate near Girraween that is peddling primo handcrafted and textural vino crafted from grapes grown in the rich soil of the Granite Belt. Before it seeks to build its name nationally, the winery is looking to first win hearts closer to home with its new cafe-meets-cellar-door Balance & Blend, which opened in Coorparoo last week. more

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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar
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Make yourself at home at new Bowen Hills watering hole Half Pint Kitchen + Bar

If there's one thing the Cheers theme song taught us about hospitality, it's that we do want a place (this place being a local bar) where everybody knows our name. Newly open Half Pint Kitchen + Bar in Bowen Hills operates on this warm and approachable mantra, and has created an atmosphere that's almost an extension of one's living room – just with the added benefit of craft beer on tap, juicy burgers cooking on the grill and more board games than you could reasonably keep in the back of your own linen cupboard. more

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Get a look at City Winery's new Eagle Street cellar door and bar
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Get a look at City Winery’s new Eagle Street cellar door and bar

It's an exciting time for denizens of Eagle Street. The iconic riverside hub has welcomed its fair share of new faces recently, but its most recent arrival might tickle the sensibilities of oenophiles more than the others. Lauded Fortitude Valley-based micro-winery City Winery has expanded to Eagle Street Pier, with a brand-new cellar door, wine bar and bistro set to open at the strip on Friday May 7. If you've made plans to be elsewhere this Friday, scrap them – we've got an inkling this will soon become your go-to sundowner spot. more