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Etna | Brisbane's best pizza
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The round-up: savour a slice or two from 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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Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country's best bars are coming to town to celebrate
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Frog’s Hollow Saloon is turning two – and three of the country’s best bars are coming to town to celebrate

How does a bar known for dispensing good times as much as it's known for serving good drinks celebrate its own birthday? By going absolutely balls to the wall, of course. Frog's Hollow Saloon is turning two and it's marking the occasion with a month of booze-fuelled parties and takeovers from some of Australia's most esteemed bars, including Adelaide's Cry Baby and Memphis Slim’s House Of Blues, and Sydney's star martini spot Bar Planet. Here's what the crew has planned ... more

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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead
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Monal Dining, a new neighbourhood haunt from a young-gun chef, has opened in Newstead

It's not often that a chef with some top-tier bona fides steps away from the pumping kitchens of Brisbane's biggest restaurants to open their own neighbourhood eatery. But that's exactly what rising star Yogesh Budathoki has done with Monal Dining, Newstead's newest destination for small plates, share-style mains and all-Aussie wines. Perfect for both spontaneous snacking sessions and celebratory occasions, Monal Dining is keeping the Newstead boom going into 2024. more

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Ach – Hamilton's striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane
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Ach – Hamilton’s striking new wine bar and bistro – is raising the bar for Middle Eastern cuisine in Brisbane

Just before we called time on 2023, a crew of energetic hospo whiz kids planted a flag in Hamilton with Ach (pronounced 'ah-k') – a punchy nosh spot and vino-pouring haunt where Middle Eastern cuisine (and wine) is the star. Here, a mammoth custom-built woodfire hearth is putting flame to hunks of Margra lamb and swordfish skewers, while loaves of challah are being served straight from the oven, and bottles of Lebanese sparkling are uncorked with panache. It's an early standout for a suburb that's set for a big growth spurt – here's what we know ... more

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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo
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Get the first look at Bar Rocco, an osteria-style concept from the Ramona Trattoria crew now open in Coorparoo

In the final weeks of 2023, just before Brisbane hunkered down for the festive weekend, the team behind cherished Italian restaurant Ramona Trattoria gave Coorparoo locals a sneak peek at Bar Rocco – the team's brand-new next-door wine bar and eatery that's giving die-hard diners a chance to devour a sensational selection of snacks, hand-shaped pizzetta and woodfire-grilled mains. We scored the first look at the new nosh spot – here's what we saw ... more

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Perentie Brewing Co
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Brews and chews – Eagleby welcomes new $6-million brewery Perentie Brewing Co.

For a long time, the Eagleby stretch between Brisbane and the Gold Coast didn’t offer much that would inspire one to veer off the Pacific Motorway. That all changed in 2015 when Distillery Road Market arrived – heralding the beginning of a new food and entertainment precinct centred around community and connection. The most recent addition to the precinct has been unveiled and it’s no small feat – the $6-million, one-million-litre capacity lager brewery, Perentie Brewing Co. Lager lovers, this one's for you. more

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Dapple + Waver
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Neighbourhood bar Dapple + Waver finds a new home in Yeerongpilly

The loss of the northside's beloved Toombul Shopping Centre in 2022 following devastating floods is one that still cuts deep for many of us. Not only did we lose a nostalgia-drenched icon, we also said goodbye to a number of local businesses we loved to frequent. One such business was neighbourhood watering hole Dapple + Waver, which upon closure received an overwhelming outpour of community support mourning its closure. We'll it's time to dry those tears suburban socialites – Dapple + Waver is back. more

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The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

This Friday January 26 is a public holiday, which means it’s a short week for many. As much as we love a day out of the office, The Weekend Edition team would like to acknowledge the significance of this date for First Nations people and believe it is not a date to celebrate. However you choose to observe this day, there are a bunch of cafes, restaurants and bars keeping their doors open on Friday January 26. If you're keen to get out and support your local, here's a list of what's open ... more


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The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023
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The year in review: Brisbane’s best bar openings of 2023

From izakaya-style vinyl bars slinging sake negronis and back-alley boozers playing 80s rock 'n' roll until 3:00 am, to concealed laneway bars where martinis reign supreme, and neighbourhood pubs serving craft suds with a side of Australiana, Brisbane's bar scene welcomed a diverse crop of newcomers this year. We're raising a glass to the Class of 2023, offering up our picks for the year's best new wine bars, breweries and cocktail spots. more

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Meet your mates at Vlume, Racecourse Road's new home of Med-inspired tapas and wines
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Meet your mates at Vlume, Racecourse Road’s new home of Med-inspired tapas and wines

What makes a perfect neighbourhood watering hole? Great drinks and snacks are a good start. A comfortable setting helps, too, and friendly service is a must. Ticking all the boxes is Vlume, a fetching bar and nosh spot that's giving Ascot locals a place to meet over tipples and tapas. If tuna tacos with shoyu ponzo, Angus brisket burnt ends and ice-cold Aperol spritzes enjoyed on a shaded deck sound like your idea of a good time, this Racecourse Road local should be on your summer hit list. more

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Sing for salvation at Lost Souls, the hellishly fun new karaoke spot from the Netherworld team
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Sing for salvation at Lost Souls, the hellishly fun new karaoke spot from the Netherworld team

The Netherworld crew is opening a karaoke joint. That sentence, in and of itself, is likely enough to get a good percentage of Brisbane's bar hoppers hyped. But, like everything the team behind Brisbane's fiercely cherished arcade bar and diner does, the fun is all in the details. This weekend the team will pull back the curtain on Lost Souls, a purgatory-themed karaoke bar where guests will belt out an assortment of jams surrounded by monsters, demons and other wayward spirits. Here's what we know ... more

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Nab a slab of CHETTI, the new amaretto and cola-flavoured ready-to-drink beverage
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Nab a slab of CHETTI, the new amaretto and cola-flavoured ready-to-drink beverage

Much like peanut butter and jelly, cherry and cola is one of those flavour combinations that just makes sense. For years, cherry cola has been a favourite for millions of soda drinkers worldwide. Now, two best mates on the Gold Coast are revolutionising the way we enjoy cherry cola-flavoured drinks with a new boozy amaretto and cola ready-to-drink beverage. Looking for a tasty tipple to bring to your next summer soiree? This is it. more

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Pavement Whispers: first details revealed of The Star Brisbane's Sky Deck venues Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu
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Pavement Whispers: first details revealed of The Star Brisbane’s Sky Deck venues Aloria, Babblers and Cicada Blu

A high-end woodfire-powered grill serving premium dry-aged beef and world-class seafood. A casual all-day diner exuding charm in spades. A buzzy open-air bar boasting some of the best views in The City. The Star Brisbane has dropped exciting details and first-look renders of the venues that will soon call its 250-m-long rooftop playground home – and they don't disappoint. Read on to get the scoop! more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day

Folks, we’ve made it through another year and what a year it was. As we wake up on January 1, many of us will be reflecting on the year that was, feeling eager for the bright future of 2024, and probably nursing a headache from a huge night of celebrations. Whatever it may be, the best way to kick off the New Year is with a good brekky, dynamo feed or another drink to continue the celebrations at one of Brisbane’s terrific snack and sip spots. Scores of cafes, bars and restaurants are open on New Year’s Day – all you have to do is make the choice of where to feast. Here’s a list of some handy suggestions to choose from … more

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Nouveau Cordeaux – one of West End's best bar and nosh spots is evolving
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Nouveau Cordeaux – one of West End’s best bar and nosh spots is evolving

Some exciting things are happening at the Orleigh Park-end of Montague Road. Cordeaux Social Club, one of 2022's most well-received cafe and bar openings, has just cut the ribbon on a brand-new courtyard space, complete with an outdoor bar and shaded picnic tables. That's not all that's new – an expanded licence means Cordeaux is opening later on weekends, and it has a whole new menu of small plates and substantials to enjoy alongside fun wines and cocktails. Take a peek ... more

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White Lies Brewing is now pouring pints at its Seventeen Mile Rocks brewery and taproom
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White Lies Brewing is now pouring pints at its Seventeen Mile Rocks brewery and taproom

Since opening its Sumner taproom in 2016, White Lies Brewing has been a cherished watering hole for locals of Brisbane's southwest neighbourhoods. For its latest venture, it’s continuing to fly the flag for the outer suburbs, opening a brand-new production brewery and taproom in Seventeen Mile Rocks. Book a table for a session with pals, or pop in and grab some takeaways before a picnic at Rocks Riverside – either way, White Lies Brewing is there for you. more

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Silly season sorted – here are the top spots to celebrate Christmas in The City
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Silly season sorted – here are the top spots to celebrate Christmas in The City

If you're yet to clue onto the sudden influx of decorations, we have some slightly stressful, but very exciting news for you. Christmas in nearly here, and while some of us have been prepping for the festive season months in advance and already have their Christmas plans sorted (we're looking at you November tree assemblers), for the slightly less organised folk, this round-up is for you. From end-of-year parties and after-work watering holes to Christmas long lunches and festive dinners, this list of top spots in The City is sure to assist in your silly season planning. more

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Frank's Social Club is serving sourdough toasties, small plates and spicy margaritas in Paddington
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Frank’s Social Club is serving sourdough toasties, small plates and spicy margaritas in Paddington

A cosy spot nestled at the end of an iconic heritage-listed theatre building in Paddington has recently been reborn as a neighbourhood bar. Frank's Social Club officially opened last week on Latrobe Terrace, enticing those passing by with a tip-top range of toasties during the day and share boards and cocktails at night. We stopped by for a sticky-beak – here's what we saw ... more