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The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room
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The Gresham unveils its new bar within a bar – The Drawing Room

Ladies and gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to the concept of barception … that is, a bar within a bar. As if The Gresham hasn’t already given our city enough joy, the multi-award-winning bar is about to reveal The Drawing Room – an intimate internal cocktail bar, only accessible through a button-tufted red leather door. more

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Coyotito
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The round-up: get social at Brisbane City’s best spots to eat, drink and party

We don’t need to remind you that the clock is counting down – we’re sure you are keenly aware that the week is nearly over. Since lunch e-mails have been flying back and forth planning after-work drinks, co-workers eagerly regale each other with their upcoming weekend plans, and lovers are firing off a text to their beau with details for tonight’s intimate dinner – the weekend is here and plans are being made. If you are looking to make the most of your weekend evenings as well, The City has got everything you need, from post-work rendezvous spots to sumptuous feasting opportunities and toe-tapping revelry. more

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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley
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Mr Chester Wine Bar brings a splash of New World finery to The Valley

The times, they are a-changin’ and so are our tastes. The categorical boundaries that classify and sometimes limit venues are crumbling, leading to an incredible new wave of hospitality across Australia. Mr Chester Wine Bar is cresting that wave in Brisbane, bringing with it a New World approach to wine and atmosphere – removing the pretension and making education (as far as wine is concerned) fun again. Pairing undeniable taste with a great selection of wine and cheese, Mr Chester Wine Bar is breaking the mould in the Fortitude Valley bar scene. more

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Winner Winner
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The round-up: get stuck in to Brisbane’s best chicken wings

What do you when you’ve got the hunger pangs and want to eat a dozen of something? The answer is simple – chicken wings! National Chicken Wing Day is coming up – on Saturday July 29 to be exact – so what better time to assemble a list of Brisbane’s best. If you fall head-over-heels in love at the sight of a basket of crispy golden wings, then maybe wear a helmet while reading this here round up. more

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar
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The round-up: Brisbane City’s influx of new openings

We don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there has been a lot of activity taking place in The City of late. We’re not talking about the hustle and bustle of the daily commute or the feverish hordes of shoppers hitting the big retailers, we’re talking about food and drink. In the past month alone, Brisbane City has welcomed a huge influx of bars, restaurants and cafes into its midst, proving that the inner-city is still at the forefront of Brisbane’s top-notch dining scene. If you’ve been meaning to check out what’s fresh (and openings still to come), we’ve assembled a handy guide to make your food crawl easier. more

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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City's Bar OTTO
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Embrace aperitivo hour at Brisbane City’s Bar OTTO

If any culture knows how to express our love and longing for food, it's Italian. You see, Italians believe that appetite comes when you eat ... in other words, eating to encourage more eating. With that in mind, the brilliant country that brought us pasta and parmigiano reggiano also invented aperitivo hour – usually a pre-dinner bitter cocktail (hello, Aperol spritz) paired with small bites to stimulate your appetite before the main event. Yes please. more

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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End's Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar
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Get clucky over the bites and brews at West End’s Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar

Fried-chicken lovers south of the river have been squawking and clamouring for some crispy golden love ever since Lucky Egg set up shop in Fortitude Valley. Well, good things time to those who wait, as Lucky Egg will soon be turning on the fryers at its new location at Max Watt’s. Lucky Egg at Good Time Bar will pair a larger range of bites with a bevy of beer and cheer, making the Boundary Street stop a sure-fire winner for snacking and sipping. more


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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado
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Consume charcuterie and cocktails in abundance at Teneriffe bar Copado

If you break down and cry at the beauty of a masterfully assembled cheese board, you might want to pack some tissues when you visit Teneriffe’s newest haunt. Copado is the newest face on the Wool Store-scene, brought to us by Mic Uebergang from The Dalgety Public House. Say hello to an abundance of salumi, creamy cheeses, gourmet tinned sardines, cocktails, wine, wine and more wine. more

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Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill
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Get crafty at brew-tiful northside newcomers The Bavarian and Tapworks Bar & Grill

With all the hubbub surrounding last week’s launch of Westfield Chermside’s new food precinct, it can be hard to keep track of all the new arrivals calling the north side home. We don’t mean to make the task even harder, but the foodie fun hasn’t stopped – far from it. The Bavarian has turned on the taps at its new Chermside home, and alongside craft-beer specialists Tapworks Bar & Grill is making Westfield Chermside a veritable tipple paradise. The best way to refuel between shopping sprees is by blowing the froth off a cold one, and now you have two spots to do so in style.  more

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BiN 931
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Eat your way through Westfield Chermside’s massive new food precinct

There’s electricity in the air like a storm is building on the horizon. The arrival of Westfield Chermside’s mammoth food precinct has got us all worked up into a tizzy and finally the first wave of food retailers are opening their doors. Betty’s Burgers, BiN 931, Motto Motto, Hermosa, Tapworks Bar and Grill – these are just a fraction of the eateries commencing trading today and we’ve got all the details you need to know for your first visit. more

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Style meets substance at Grange’s new haunt Quincy’s Bar and Cafe
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Style meets substance at Grange’s new haunt Quincy’s Bar and Cafe

Brisbane’s suburban bar scene just welcomed a stylishly appointed newcomer into its midst with the arrival of Quincy’s Bar and Cafe in Grange. Inspired by the work of acclaimed architect Archibald Quincy Jones, the swish subterranean spot combines the harmony and balance of excellent design with a quality boutique hospitality offering. Part community hub, part stylish suburban haunt – Quincy’s has been made by locals to cater to the needs and wants of the people. more

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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar set to reinvigorate The City scene with toe-tapping energy
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Doo-Bop Jazz Bar set to reinvigorate The City scene with toe-tapping energy

If you’ve ever wandered the streets of Brisbane’s CBD after 8:00 pm and lamented the lack of happenin’ hideaways and hip late-night entertainment, get ready to have your socks knocked off. Doo-Bop Jazz Bar is bringing some swing back to The City scene with jazz musicians wailing wild on stage, cocktails flowing and New Orleans-inspired cuisine served up until 3:00 am every night. From Saturday June 17, Doo-Bop Jazz Bar will become a hub for Brisbane’s nightlife – sitting as a flashing beacon for those seeking hot licks and out-of-this-world revelry. more

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EI8HT redefines Fortitude Valley’s nightlife with an inclusive approach
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EI8HT redefines Fortitude Valley’s nightlife with an inclusive approach

For more than 17 years the Family Nightclub has been a mainstay of Fortitude Valley’s party scene. Now the Katarzyna Group is shaking things up by rebranding and rejuvenating the storied establishment with an eye on promoting inclusivity and out-of-the-box entertainment. EI8HT is set to be a beacon of good times for all when it opens the doors to the public on Saturday June 17 with one heck of a party. more

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Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row
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Sip on the finest spirits at Fortitude Valley’s newest joint Savile Row

Nestled amongst the clubs and pubs of the entertainment district’s bustling Ann Street-stretch is an impeccably dressed haunt. The minds behind West End’s Cobbler are bringing their brand of consummately appointed hospitality to The Valley with Savile Row – a bar that offers a near unparalleled level of service aimed at tailoring the perfect night out. It’s a good thing too – there’s enough bottles on offer that the act of choosing will make your head spin, even before you’ve had a single drink! more

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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails
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The round-up: celebrate World Gin Day with these stellar gin-based cocktails

The calendar year is full to bursting point with miscellaneous food days. International Hummus Day, World Nutella Day, Jackfruit Day, World Porridge Day – the list goes on. Typically we let these days come and go with little fuss, but when it comes to World Gin Day on Saturday June 10, we make an exception. To celebrate this momentous day, we have gone out to some of Brisbane’s best bars to see what crazy gin-based concoctions they are whipping up this year. We’re not talking gin and tonic here (not exclusively) – these are cocktails that that will make you realise why gin is worth celebrating. more

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Find your way to The City's first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar
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Find your way to The City’s first password-protected den Legends Speakeasy Bar

The tales and stories of generations long past have, over time, turned from retellings into myths and legends. Stories of heroic figures and awesome deeds have been passed down along the years until today, where we discard the tales as fantasy. You might not think legends exist any more, but they do – one in particular is located right here in Brisbane. Word is spreading like wildfire about a hidden haunt where the cocktails flow and tapas are consumed by the score. It’s not a myth folks, but it is a legend ­– Legends Speakeasy Bar, that is. more

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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals
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The round-up: fill up on Brisbane’s best vegan meals

Put your presuppositions in the bin – vegan 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 some vegan eats for breakfast, lunch, dinner and dessert well worth sampling. more

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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy's new Southpoint digs
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Sip on nitro espresso martinis at Pourboy’s new Southpoint digs

It’s a brand new day – time for locals on the south side of the river to wake up and smell the coffee! Pourboy’s long-anticipated sibling is now open at Southpoint, operating as a warm and welcoming cafe through the day and a chic wine bar at night. If the sound of exquisite coffee and breakfast or charcuterie and top-shelf spirits quickens your pulse, then book yourself a date for a pour or four. more