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Petrie Terrace's The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul
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Petrie Terrace’s The Lord Alfred unites past and present for its substantial overhaul

Caxton Street fixture and heritage-listed watering hole The Lord Alfred has undergone a serious makeover. The longstanding corner pub has been undergoing refurbishments over recent months, and now the new-look establishment is officially relaunching this weekend. Think elevated cuisine, eight unique nooks to inhabit and a livelier atmosphere, and you’ve captured the essence of The Lord Alfred Hotel’s new persona. more

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Introducing Brewski 2.0 – Petrie Terrace’s craft-beer haven grows up
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Introducing Brewski 2.0 – Petrie Terrace’s craft-beer haven grows up

Caxton Street’s street-side bar and eatery Brewski has been an oasis for parched beer lovers for nearly as long as craft beer has been popular in Brisbane. Although real estate along the Petrie Terrace strip is at a premium, Antoinette Pollock and Matt Emmerson of Brewski have always envisioned an expansion of facilities. The pair has ingeniously enacted a plan to expand downward and upward for a series of new additions to their beloved watering hole, adding a brand-new dining area, a specialised function space and plans for an on-site bottle shop. more

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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley's brand-new social hub X Cargo
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Get the first look inside Fortitude Valley’s brand-new social hub X Cargo

Since it was first announced in early 2017, we’ve been eagerly devouring every morsel of information on X Cargo that we could get our hands on. After countless drive-by expeditions along McLachlan Street, we were invited in to get a sneak peak at Fortitude Valley’s brand-new open-air party playground ahead of its opening to the public on Saturday July 28. Boasting three bars, a commercial kitchen, an on-site cafe, a sizeable beer garden, colourful murals, spacious lawns and sky-high shipping-container balconies, X Cargo already is shaping up to be one of the biggest arrivals in Brisbane’s nightlife scene, where fun and frivolity is paramount. more

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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City
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Grungy laneway hideaway Hellcat Maggie stakes her turf in Brisbane City

Fans of the Scorsese classic Gangs of New York (or anyone with knowledge of the Big Apple’s bloody past) will have heard the name Hell-Cat Maggie. In the 1840s the name would make blood run cold with fear, but today the name carries friendlier connotations. Hellcat Maggie is a brand-new laneway bar and eatery that embodies the same gritty and charismatic attitude of the famed crim, but instead of brawling with the Bowery Boys, this bar focuses on beers, burgers and breakfast. more

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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie
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Make tracks for Fortitude Valley’s new laneway haunt Whistle Dixie

In years past, wishing for a laneway eatery that catered to breakfast, lunch and dinner crowds equally would be considered rosy fantasising. Now, times have changed, as evidenced by the cheekily named Whistle Dixie. This railroad-inspired locale is delivering an all-day service to denizens of Fortitude Valley’s Emporium strip, offering ample space to graze leisurely while daydreaming of the next fantastical arrival. more

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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try around Byron Bay
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The Weekend Series: southward bound – five hotspots you must try around Byron Bay

Whenever the weather report heralds the arrival of mild temperatures and clear skies, we immediately pack an overnight bag and make a hasty pilgrimage south to Byron Bay. The home of coastal vibes, free-spirited fun and a booming foodie scene, Byron Bay is a no brainer for those that really want to put some kilometres between them and the big smoke. Speaking of Byron Bay’s cafe and restaurant scene, we weren’t kidding when we say the Byron Shire is bursting with hotspots. With Splendour in the Grass on our doorstep and warmer temperatures approaching, now is as good a time as ever to acquaint yourself with a few southern destinations. more


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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you
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The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best bars as voted by you

Brisbane’s bar culture is booming, meaning we are never short of spots to get a cheeky knock-off cocktail or blow the froth off a few cold ones on a weekend. We’re not just lucky in the quantity stakes, we’ve also been blessed with a quality collection of watering holes. This year’s EAT/drink Awards asked readers to tell us which bars they thought deserved the honour of being named Brisbane’s best, and we’ve got to hand it to you – you’ve all got great taste. Although the title of Brisbane’s best bar was hotly contested, we’ve managed to narrow it down to a top ten list – with a little help from you all, of course. more

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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington
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Yavanna brings its style of plant-based comfort food to Paddington

What do you get when three hospitality lifers (who happen to be vegan) team up to create brand-new bar and restaurant? You get one heck of haven for plant-based eaters and omnivores alike. Yavanna has begun its rollout of comfort food, bringing familiarity, fun and flair to the table with a range of dishes that will have even die-hard carnivores on drool watch. more

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C'est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality
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C’est Bon Wine Bar brings a flexible approach to French hospitality

Woolloongabba’s long-running French cuisine institution has expanded. C’est Bon has seized an opportunity to turn its neighbouring tenancy into a stylish wine bar, making something old new again while maintaining quality and laying the groundwork for an exciting future. C’est Bon Wine Bar is bringing a level of flexibility and accessibility to Woolloongabba’s dining scene, with a versatile offering of fabulous French food and wine that’ll bring out the Francophile in anyone. more

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Coffee, craft beer and Chicago-style eats – Tippler's Tap opens on James Street
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Coffee, craft beer and Chicago-style eats – Tippler’s Tap opens on James Street

Last week James Street celebrated a homecoming of sorts. Newstead-born craft-beer pioneer Tippler’s Tap has travelled back over the river to establish a new venue underneath Sage Hotels, bringing with it its heralded selection of local beers and filling fare. The new-look venue comes with a few enticing additions as well, including a lip-smacking breakfast menu, specialty coffee service and a huge Chicago-style deep-dish pizza that you’ll need a friend or two to take on. more

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Kick out the jams at New Farm’s grungy bar and diner Hellbound
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Kick out the jams at New Farm’s grungy bar and diner Hellbound

The dust had barely settled on Brunswick Street’s Deathproof before it was announced the hideaway would be resurrected as Hellbound. The cosy and cool space has retained Deathproof’s rockin’ aesthetic, but has turned the volume up with a locally focused beverage offering and punchy food menu. If you like your beer cold and your music loud, Hellbound invites you to take a walk on the wild side. more

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Linger longer at Paddington's new casual bar and eatery Little Social
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Linger longer at Paddington’s new casual bar and eatery Little Social

Allow us to set a scene. You’re situated on the back deck of your friend’s suburban Queenslander, sipping a chilled cup of sangria while the wind gently rustles the trees. Sounds serene, right? Paddington’s newest haunt Little Social aims to deliver that same atmosphere without you having to harass your friends to host. Evoking the comfortable charm of an iconic Queenslander and complemented by a bevy of good food and drink, Little Social is positioning itself as a welcoming home away from home. more

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Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills
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Bavarian Beerhaus delivers Ekka-inspired eats and ales aplenty to Bowen Hills

It’s a good time to be a beer lover in Brisbane. The paint had barely dried on South Bank’s German-inspired mega pub Munich Brauhaus before the Rockpool Dining Group announced its follow-up venture – a modern beer-centric concept housed within the iconic Royal Snack Bar building in Bowen Hills. Featuring dozens of taps pouring 40 imported and local beers and a kitchen primed to pump out Bavarian bites and Ekka-inspired snacks, Bavarian Beerhaüs is delivering the goods from schnitties and snags to strawberry sundaes and dagwood dogs. more

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The round-up: Brisbane’s best Reuben sandwiches

As undeniable as its popularity is, the exact origins of the Reuben sandwich are hotly debated, which allows for a modicum of freedom as far as evolution is concerned. A classic Reuben is traditionally composed of corned beef, Swiss cheese, sauerkraut and Russian dressing squished between two slices of rye bread, but there’s always room for experimentation. Brisbane’s got a mighty fine selection of sangas scattered across town and we’ve corralled the best Reuben sandwiches from traditional takes to innovative interpretations of pastrami on rye. more

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Chic cocktails and winning wines spearhead Barbara's new lease on life
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Chic cocktails and winning wines spearhead Barbara’s new lease on life

One of Fortitude Valley’s popular haunts is undergoing a few changes. Fans of Barbara’s brand of slick hospitality needn’t fret – the Barbara you know and love isn't going anywhere. The venue is shifting its approach to hospitality, looking to re-establish its status as an accessible and friendly hangout spot by bolstering the bar’s offering with a few fresh additions. more

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Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs
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Enjoy botanical cocktails and plant-based bites at Greenhouse Canteen & Bar’s new South Brisbane digs

While the plant-based dining boom undoubtedly has Brisbane firmly in its grasp, vegan eating has been a big thing on the Gold Coast for years now. Greenhouse Canteen & Bar was one of the earliest modern adopters of the cuisine on the coast, earning legions of loyal followers (vegans and meat-eaters alike) with a range of approachable, comforting and damn tasty plant-based dishes and cocktails. The concept has now come north with Greenhouse Canteen & Bar opening a new location in South Brisbane, establishing a hip nighttime haunt for dedicated vegans and the culinary curious. more