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The whole package – ARC Dining and Wine Bar opens at Howard Smith Wharves
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The whole package – ARC Dining and Wine Bar opens at Howard Smith Wharves

An otherworldly dining experience is comprised of a collection of immaculate details. From the colours on the plate to the aesthetic touches of the venue itself, it’s the combination of the little things that make a difference. ARC Dining and Wine Bar is the bracing new addition to the thriving Howard Smith Wharves precinct, an establishment bringing together all the essential ingredients needed for a top-flight drinking and dining destination. An award-winning chef and sommelier tandem, a colourful and contemporary interior aesthetic too stunning to capture on Instagram and some of the best views in Brisbane is a bona fide recipe for success, but don’t take our word for it – ARC Dining and Wine Bar is a lovingly realised spot that demands that you experience it personally. more

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Heritage hospitality – The Mix Bar transforms a Woolloongabba landmark into a luxe lounge
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Heritage hospitality – The Mix Bar transforms a Woolloongabba landmark into a luxe lounge

It’s an exciting time to live in Woolloongabba. As the Cross River Rail project begins to take shape between Vulture and Stanley Streets and the South City Square project rises on Logan Road, anticipation is building for the possibilities of the area. Opening just in time to catch the wave is The Mix Bar, a dual-purpose spot that has recently opened inside the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post and Telegraph Office. Retaining a sophisticated old-world feel in an area that is rapidly modernising, The Mix Bar is offering a taste of quintessential hospitality and also educational opportunities for those looking to obtain bar and service skills. more

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Settle in at Brisbane City's new European-inspired street-side bar The Pouring Room
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Settle in at Brisbane City’s new European-inspired street-side bar The Pouring Room

Only a few weeks removed from the well-received opening of inner-city food hall Harvest on Queen, RMS Group has doubled up with the launch of adjoining wine bar The Pouring Room. Serving an array of worldly wines, a smorgasbord of cheese and charcuterie, plus a la carte breakfast and lunch bites, The Pouring Room is already shaping up to be a dependable haunt for coffee meet-ups and post-work revelry. more

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Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch
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Riverbar and Kitchen makes Sunday sundowners a cinch

Although we’re technically nearing the end of summer, it’s ludicrous to expect the temperature to drop off dramatically any time soon. The mercury will still be high throughout March, which is good news for lovers of laid-back Sunday sessions. Riverbar and Kitchen is set to kick off its Corona Sunset Sessions series this Sunday February 24, with plenty of crisp beers to sip and tasty tacos to chow down on. more

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Sample the ocean's bounty at Kangaroo Point's snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish
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Sample the ocean’s bounty at Kangaroo Point’s snappy newcomer One Fish Two Fish

As befits a city as sun kissed as Brisbane, our seafood scene is absolutely top notch. From ocean-fresh hauls to fab fish and chipperies, this crispy-golden age seems endless. The latest fishy eatery to reel us in is One Fish Two Fish – a charming bar and restaurant (opening this Friday February 15) from seasoned seafood chef Daniel Miletic and his partner, hospitality communications director Amelia. If you’ve been hankering for an inventive take on seafood, One Fish Two Fish will capture your tongues hook, line and sinker. more

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Hello Gorgeous – Newstead bar
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Warm greetings to Newstead’s pastel-hued cocktail palace Hello Gorgeous

When it comes to restoring a former hospitality hotspot to its former glory, one needs an enthusiastic operator, a daring concept and a food and drink offering to match. Newstead’s Hello Gorgeous is the combination of all three. Taking over the space previously occupied by Chester Street Bakery, Hello Gorgeous is a richly vivid venue that isn’t afraid to splash about colour and cocktails in equal amounts. more

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You Came Again Vegan Tapas Bar – West End dining
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West End scores Brisbane’s first vegan tapas bar You Came Again

Brisbane’s plant-based dining scene is going from strength to strength – nourishing cafes are bountiful, and now Brisbane’s nightlife has scored a hip and welcoming vegan tapas bar. You Came Again on Boundary Street opened this week, and word is already spreading about its delicious plant-based bites and all-Australian drinks list. more

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Fresh catch – Coorparoo's Perch'd takes fish and chips up a notch
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Fresh catch – Coorparoo’s Perch’d takes fish and chips up a notch

For the past two years, Jen Byrnes and Patrick Laws have been running one of Brisbane’s favourite suburban eateries in Martha Street Kitchen, so when we caught wind that the duo were on the cusp of opening up a new venture in the heart of Coorparoo, we set a course immediately. The talented tandem are mere hours away from opening Perch’d tomorrow, Saturday January 26 – a modern fish and chippery that is looking to deliver a considered take on the cuisine without reinventing the reel (pun intended), served with a side of casual-cool atmosphere. more


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Otto Ristorante
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The round-up: what’s open on the Australia Day public holiday

We know you don't need to be reminded, but we've got a long weekend coming up. It's a great opportunity to catch up with friends or family, but the trick is knowing where to go. The Australia Day public holiday falls on Monday this year, so to ensure you don't get caught off guard when your local closes for the day, we've compiled a list of spots that will be operating on Monday January 28. more

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Crown & Co. Barbers unveils boozy California Lane extension King Tiki
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Crown & Co. Barbers unveils boozy California Lane extension King Tiki

Four years ago, tiki and retro-inspired barber outfit Crown & Co. opened on Fortitude Valley’s Brunswick Street strip, and has been deftly lining up patrons ever since. Last year saw the barbershop undergo a significant evolution thanks to the development of California Lane, affording the Crown & Co. crew the opportunity to open an on-site tiki bar at the venue’s rear. King Tiki is a charming specialty boozer offering authentic tiki cocktail recipes, craft beer and plenty of friendly chat. more

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Range Brewing
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The round-up: Brisbane’s best craft-beer brewery crawls to embark on

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably noticed a surge in craft-beer breweries opening around Brisbane. Over the past three to four years, Brisbane has seen a huge influx of froth-soaked newcomers, with loads of independent brewers opening tipple temples to great acclaim. There’s never been a better time to be a beer fan in Brisbane, so if you’re keen to tick a few names off this summer, we’ve assembled a list of Brisbane's best craft-beer brewery crawls to give you a sample of the plethora of Brisbane's top-notch breweries. more

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Sea Legs Brewing Co. finds solid ground in Kangaroo Point
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Sea Legs Brewing Co. finds solid ground in Kangaroo Point

While commonly associated with sailors finding their footing on land after extended periods away at sea, to have sea legs can also refer to the familiar wobble one experiences after one too many double IPAs. Colorado-born Jon Fuchs would know – it’s how he got his nickname. Jon’s sea legs and passion for craft beer have seen him cross oceans and switch occupations to become the head brewer of Kangaroo Point’s new craft-beer outfit Sea Legs Brewing Co. – a community-focused brewery that looks to instil a bit of creativity into its frothy product. more

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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019
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Get excited for the new restaurants, bars and cafes opening in 2019

It’s going to be a tall order to top the banner year Brisbane’s dining scene had in 2018, but we truly believe that this year is going to be just as exciting for foodies. We know it’s only January, but there are numerous openings on the horizon that have got us keyed up with anticipation. We’ve assembled a handy list of announcements to keep an eye on, including brand-new dining precincts, inner-city wineries, riverside eateries and much more. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane on New Year's Day 2019
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane on New Year’s Day 2019

Well the year 2018 really did whiz by, didn’t it? Time flies when you’re having fun! Whether you’ve woken up fresh as a daisy after an early night (damn you), you’re feeling a little dusty or you haven’t been to bed yet, we’ve got you. We put the call out and compiled a handy list of spots trading this New Year’s Day – from #newyearnewme clean feasts to big ol’ hangover feeds, these venues have you covered. more

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The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley
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The Happy Boy team opens Snack Man in Fortitude Valley

The Chinese fine diner has become a bit of a trend of late, moving away from sweet-and-sour pork to take the robust flavours of East Asia to new heights through intricate plating and techniques. Considering Happy Boy’s take on regional Chinese food, Greenglass' unique approach French cuisine and Australian wine, and Italian Food Restaurant's shift away from traditional pizza and pasta, it's safe to say owners Cameron and Jordan Votan aren't ones to follow trends. For their latest venture, the brothers will instead celebrate the ‘Chinese food of the people’, focusing on flavoursome on-the-go-style eats using simple fresh ingredients. more

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It's playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade
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It’s playtime – Welcome to Bowen Hills shows off its new arcade

King Street’s food-truck hub is capping off the year with a new look and some engaging entertainment options. Welcome to Bowen Hills has undergone a sprucing, and with this new vibe comes a host of arcade machines. From Air hockey and pinball to giant chess and PacMan, Welcome to Bowen Hills now has everything to keep you occupied on a night out. more

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Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley
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Soapbox Beer announces its arrival in the heart of Fortitude Valley

Scott Robertson and Luke Nixon are two craft-beer enthusiasts with something to say. They reckon beer should be approachable and playful, eschewing the mainstream formula with some brewed-in quirkiness to keep tastebuds interested. Instead of standing on a street corner and vying for your attention like a town crier, the duo transformed their metaphorical soapbox into a brewery of their own on Fortitude Valley’s Gipps Street, where drinkable statements are being offered to the public from tomorrow, Thursday December 13. more

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Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves' overwater bar Mr Percival's
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Get a glimpse at Howard Smith Wharves’ overwater bar Mr Percival’s

Following hot on the heels of the gangbuster opening weekend of Felons Brewing Co., the Howard Smith Wharves precinct is looking to go two-for-two with its brand-new bar Mr Percival’s. An adventurous architectural endeavour, this world-class octagonal bar and eatery sits above the lapping waters of the Brisbane River, uniting European flair with a resonant Brisbane-inspired familiarity. Mr Percival’s officially opens its doors at 8:00 pm tonight, Thursday November 29, but we’ve got a the sneak peek inside for you ahead of another record-setting weekend. more

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The round-up: Brisbane's must-try openings of 2018
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The round-up: Brisbane’s must-try openings of 2018

Phew, what a year it’s been! We’re only a few weeks away from the festive season and the New Year’s celebrations, but it seems like there’s still so much more to cram in before 2018 wraps up for good. Thankfully we’ve got some much-needed holiday time on the horizon, which should allow us to take a breath and look back at everything that’s happened this year. If you’ve been too busy to cast your eyes north, you might not have noticed Brisbane’s banner year in terms of new openings. Bars, cafes, hotels, restaurants – 2018 was a boom year for top-tier hospitality arrivals. If you’re planning a trip up the M1 over summer, pencil a stop or three at some of the best new openings in Brisbane over the past 12 months. more