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foxy bean, woolloongabba
Food & Drink

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

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Beer boutiques: Bitter Suite, Scratch, Archive
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Beer boutiques: Bitter Suite, Scratch, Archive

Beer. It’s a serious business. Especially now that Brisbane has a few boutique craft beer joints up its sleeves. Supporting independent brewers from our doorstep, around the country and internationally, these unpretentious, un-pub-like watering holes are top spots for acquiring a taste for the finer drops of golden liquid. more