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burnett lane, brisbane
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The Street Photographer: Burnett Lane

From the early days when Brew was merely a coffee cart stationed atop some astroturf to the opening of sleek architectural offering Super Whatnot, Burnett Lane has grown from a measly service road to a kitted out laneway of food, drink and cultural wonder. No longer just a space for city folk to smoke – though this is still a regular sight – Burnett Lane now plays host to Brew, Super Whatnot, The Survey Co., The German Sausage Hut, many a back-door entrance to Adelaide Street shops and a myriad of detail that is both organic and placed to help tell the laneway’s tale. See Burnett Lane up close on The Street Photographer. more

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Next Door Kitchen & Bar, South Bank
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Next Door Kitchen & Bar opens at South Bank

The latest venture from the folk behind Ahmet’s Turkish Restaurant and Olé has opened its doors, the new space drawing inspiration from the allure speakeasies and forbidden mischief. Next Door Kitchen & Bar is perched along the Little Stanley Street dining strip at South Bank, sitting squarely between its two cousins, Ahmet’s and Olé. more

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At Sixes and Sevens, Fortitude Valley
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Cru Bar’s At Sixes and Sevens opens on James Street

Built in 1878, the distinct cottage on the corner of James and Arthur Streets in Fortitude Valley was once the home of Lawrence Muir. From 1926 a shopfront was added, with a newsagency operating on site until recently. Now the joint cottage and shop space has been given a new lease on life as new public house At Sixes and Sevens. more

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InCider Trading, Fortitude Valley
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Boutique cellar InCider Trading opens in Fortitude Valley

All those deliciously crisp and cool craft ciders you’ve been enjoying on tap or in a bottle at dedicated bars about town can now be consumed from the comfort of your couch. InCider Trading is a boutique wine and cider cellar that’s just opened its doors along bustling Wickham Street in Fortitude Valley. more

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Loft, West End
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New village bar Loft opens in West End

A new bar is set to grace West End this weekend, opening above old brother Archive Beer Boutique. Self-described as a New York-style village bar, Loft is a cocktail and wine lounge, replacing rowdy previous upstairs tenant Uber. more

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O'lea food bar, Woolloongabba
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New bar and foodie haunt Olea opens in Woolloongabba

Small bars are a golden invention. Design savvy and serving carefully curated offerings of liquor and foodstuffs, the small bar lets you indulge in superb offerings and be tucked back in bed just post midnight. The latest establishment to open under this pretense is O’lea in Woolloongabba. Posited along Stanley Street East, next door to Foxy Bean, O’lea is a suburban wine and beer bar, serving meals crafted from market-driven produce. more


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Stokehouse, River Quay
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The Street Photographer: Stokehouse Q

Modern angles meet rich timber in the contemporary design of Stokehouse Q at River Quay. Vibrant orange and green tones contrast sleek grey seating and crisp white tablecloths among the immaculately set tables. Fresh breezes sweep off the water as you soak up river and city views from the restaurant or riverside deck. The adjoining Stoke Bar keeps things casual, with the street-side wooden nook perfect for lounging with a well-crafted cocktail. One to embrace local seasonal produce, Stokehouse is highlighting strawberries on the dessert menu this month. Check out Stokehouse Q on The Street Photographer. more

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The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar, Fortitude Valley
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The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar opens at Emporium

Those who have been craving the idea of a dapper whisky bar in which to sip smooth single malts can find solace in The Nant Whisky Cellar & Bar in Emporium. An extension of The Nant Distillery in Tasmania, this new elegant watering hole brings the best of Tasmanian whisky and foodstuffs to match to the Brisbane dining and drinking scene. more

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Bacchus, South Bank
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Pool-meets-restaurant Bacchus opens at South Bank

Named after the Roman God of food, wine and good times, a new restaurant, bar and pool concept has opened at South Bank. Designed by LA-based Tracy Beckmann, the Bacchus interior features chandeliers and Italian draperies, while rich tones of chocolate and cream mesh within the furniture, the rooms warmed by ambient lighting. more

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Oktoberfest Brisbane
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Don liederhosen for pretzels and beer at Oktoberfest

Traditionally, Oktoberfest is a 16-day celebration of all things Bavarian and beer-related held (funnily enough) in September. If you couldn’t afford the plane fare this year to reach its home in Munich, don’t fret, as Brisbane hosts its own version, which is just as popular as the original. more

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Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival
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Alfred & Constance host preview Pork, Cork & Fork Festival

Wandering through the mass of brightly coloured fashions gracing shops’ shelves at the moment, one can’t help but feel an essence of tropical tiki times is in the air. Embracing this festive spring spirit head on is soon-to-be-opened venue Alfred & Constance. Hosting a second pop-up restaurant and tiki bar this weekend, the Alfred & Constance Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will be taking over the park adjacent to the new venue in Fortitude Valley. Running from 12:00–10:00 pm both Friday October 12 and Saturday October 13, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will give punters a preview of the rustic food this gastro pub and tiki bar will offer when it opens on October 25. Serving handmade sweet treats, woodfired meats, spring salads and roast vegetables, the Pork, Cork & Fork Festival will also feature tiki jam-jar cocktails from the White Lightning TIKI Bar within this… more

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Malt Dining
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The Street Photographer: Malt Dining

Wenley House has a deeply ingrained history of housing fresh produce in Brisbane. Built in 1865 Wenley House was the state’s first market open to the public. Horses drew carriages of fresh produce up from the Brisbane River for three years before demand outgrew the site. The markets then moved to Roma St Parklands before flourishing to a final expansive site at Rocklea, where locals continue to visit each Saturday morning. Situated on Market Street in the city, Wenley House acts as a reminder to where it all began, with its current tenant Malt Dining devoted to keeping the story alive. Maintaining the raw, exposed brick and original timber flooring, Malt Dining preserved the building’s history when it moved in, using these handsome architectural pillars to shape an atmosphere of rustic sophistication. Exquisite flavours converge on the finely curated menu of the upstairs restaurant,… more

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Wunder Bar, Brisbane Festival
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Wunder Bar carves an after-dark hang spot at South Bank

Wandering down to South Bank on any given night at the moment, you’re surrounded by an atmosphere abuzz with excitement and dappled with colour and light. The golden rims of the majestic Spiegeltent are illuminated, while beats of diverse genres waft through the air from a number of pop-up venues. more

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Cove Bar & Dining
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Cove Bar & Dining hosts pop-up oyster bar

A pop-up oyster bar hosted by River Quay’s Cove Bar & Dining is bringing platters of the delicacy to Brisbane Festival-goers this weekend. Set in the Santos GLNG Lounge, Cove’s pop-up oyster bar will have plentiful plates of freshly shucked Coffin Bay oysters straight from the South Australian waters ready to satisfy palates. more

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Tippler's Tap, Newstead
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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