Bars
Tippler's Tap, Newstead
Food & Drink

Craft beer joint Tippler’s Tap opens in Newstead

Home to Chicago-style comfort food and a hefty selection of craft beer is the newly opened Tippler's Tap at Newstead. With its official opening this Friday night, Tippler’s Tap is an exciting new addition to the boutique-brews scape, pulling a rotating, un-contracted curation of 10 tap beers and (currently) 72 bottles. more

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Fourth Wall, Fortitude Valley
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New bar Fourth Wall opens in Fortitude Valley

The fourth wall in theatre terms is the imaginary boundary between the stage and audience – an invisible frontier that grants a glimpse into an imaginary abyss that straddles reality and a dream. Standing outside and looking in through the glass front of new Fortitude Valley bar Fourth Wall, you will be transported to this otherworldly place. more

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The Kitty, Brisbane City
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Discover new slinky bar The Kitty in Brisbane City

With touches of gold throughout the decor, new inner-city bar The Kitty echoes tones of elegance and class. Serving top-shelf spirits, classic cocktails and premium beers, The Kitty is housed within the historic walls of the Treasury Casino, bringing the opportunity for a 24/7 swill to Brisbane’s shores. more

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the scratch, milton
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Scratch

Lurking beneath the shadow of the monumental Milton Brewery is craft beer dive The Scratch. A dimly lit den where high-end and low-key drinkers rub elbows, The Scratch serves independent craft beer from local and international boutique breweries. With no tap contracts in sight and rejecting brand loyalty, The Scratch’s taps and bottles are on constant rotation, meaning any well-tuned tastebud is kept ever captivated. Owners and beer-lovers Ben Nichols, Kieran Ryan and Patrick Shevlin are driven to inspire and educate visiting folk about the story of each beer, and encourage a serving of farmhouse cheese alongside your pint. Check out The Scratch on The Street Photographer. more

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pear cafe and bar
Food & Drink

Pear Cafe and Bar opens for mess meals and local brews

Highgate Hill morning favourite, Pear Cafe and Bar is now open for drinks and eats of a Thursday to Sunday evening. Offering a meal for the masses, the nightly token Mess Meal is ever changing, delivering lavish, home-style flavours from Pork Chops and Pea and Ham Soup to vegetable lasagne without the pasta. more

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the bowery
Food & Drink

The Street Photographer: The Bowery

A discreet den of cocktail dreams, The Bowery in Fortitude Valley has crooned many a slinky weekend reveller since opening in 2003. Inspired by a New York street infamous for its speakeasies and underground gin joints during Prohibition, The Bowery recreates this smoky, rebellious era through high-quality first-pour spirits and age-old original cocktail recipes. When approaching The Bowery for the first time, instructions from those in the know may include ‘look for the black shop front’ or the faux street sign down the adjoining dumpster lane. Staging live jazz during the week and DJs on the weekend, at The Bowery you can get comfy in a leather-studded booth, browse the extented cocktail list and watch as the suspender-donned bartenders spin you a concoction that will make your Saturday night equal parts sweet and sultry. Check out The Bowery on The Street Photographer. more


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foxy bean, woolloongabba
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A renewed, dapper Foxy Bean reopens in Woolloongabba

Creators of a very sexy cup of joe, Woolloongabba favourite Foxy Bean reopened this week, planting a very wide smile on locals’ faces. Acquiring the two additional buildings next door, the owners got out the hammers and knocked holes through the walls until they were happy with the cavernous space that’s now home to Foxy Bean cafe by day and (soon to be) The Foxy Drop by night. more

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The Street Photographer: Junk Bar
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The Street Photographer: Junk Bar

A hole-in-the-wall bar nestled in suburban Ashgrove, Junk Bar filled the void in quieter, outer-skirts drinking holes when it opened in 2010. Like stepping back in time to a secluded gin club in the 1970s, Junk Bar picks up where older brother venue The Troubadour left off, run by the same vinyl-loving chap Jamie Trevaskis. Decked out with cosy velvet love seats, lamps passed down from grandma and a forest mural, the lights are kept super dim for ultimate slinky martini-filled evenings. Frequented by many a musician and north-west-side folk, Junk Bar is a mesh of old-time tunes, cool, calm and collected staff and sinful cocktails. Check out Junk Bar on The Street Photographer. more

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Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe
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Expand your bier awareness at Bavarian Bier Cafe

Before the invention of thermometers, beer brewers would dip a thumb or finger into their hop concoctions to determine the right temperature for adding yeast. Too hot and the yeast would die, too cold and the yeast wouldn’t grow. This was the brewer’s version of the age-old saying, ‘rule of thumb’. more

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Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End
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Slip from work to play at 73 Vulture Street, West End

Too much to do and not enough time means working on the weekend is a regular reality. Instead of arriving at work refreshed of a Monday morning, it can feel like you never left the office, with the weekend spent waking up early and cramming in some quality computer time while the rest of the house sleeps in soundly. more

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Make yourself at home at Our Place, Fortitude Valley
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Make yourself at home at Our Place, Fortitude Valley

Bars with a friendly, homely atmosphere tend to reside in the suburbs – slinky jazz clubs and hidden cocktail nooks with casual (and generally well-behaved) patrons, and a slice of local music on the side. But two Brisbane chaps believe this kind of watering hole is also possible in party-passionate Fortitude Valley. more