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Step into the holiday season with a Santa-approved sip session at Savile Row
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Step into the holiday season with a Santa-approved sip session at Savile Row

The end of the year is looming, which means our social calendars are starting to rapidly fill up with functions, parties and after-work drink dates. Looking for a venue to host this year’s Christmas party or your annual friendmas? It's hard to beat Savile Row. Whatever the occasion may be, Fortitude Valley’s top-tier tipple joint is sure to have you feeling holly jolly this festive season. more

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Blue Bear Coffee House is now open at night as Hank's Wine Bar, a local haunt serving small plates and fun wines
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Blue Bear Coffee House is now open at night as Hank’s Wine Bar, a local haunt serving small plates and fun wines

Have you met Hank? Yes, we're talking about the great dane puppy that holds court at Blue Bear Coffee House on James Street most weekends. We're also talking about Hank's – Blue Bear's new wine bar persona, which is named in honour of the popular pooch. Hank's Wine Bar is serving up bar snacks, plates of smoked meat-laden pasta and natty wines, plus plenty of Blue Bear's convivial charm. more

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Melbourne's lauded Neo cocktail bar PAR. is taking over Before + After for a night of innovative drinks
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Melbourne’s lauded Neo cocktail bar PAR. is taking over Before + After for a night of innovative drinks

One of the most exciting newcomers on the Melbourne bar scene is popping up to Brisbane to show off its inventive approach to hospitality. Tony Huang and Tim Pope – two thirds of the team behind PAR. in Fitzroy – will be slinging sips at Before + After on Tuesday November 21, giving Brisbane drinkers a taste of their carefully crafted, pre-batched, conversation-starting signatures. more

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The round-up: what restaurants and bars are open on Monday night in Brisbane
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The round-up: what restaurants and bars are open on Monday night in Brisbane

If you’ve never experienced the Monday blues then you must be a robot. Just kidding (sort of), but starting the work week after the dizzying delights of the weekend can be a little bit soul destroying. Our solution is to extend some more of that fun into Monday. “How?”, we hear you ask. Simple – book in for dinner out one Monday night. Brisbane’s not as sleepy as it used to be. These days there are countless venues that are open for Monday-night trading, from fine-dining institutions to reliable neighbourhood eateries (and more than a few bars, too). If you want to line up a hot dinner date before the week gets too hectic, or if you're in hospo and are looking to make the most of your weekend, check out Brisbane’s Monday night scene and see what’s open using this handy list. more

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Industry Beans | Best cafes, bars and restaurants in Newstead
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The round-up: here are Newstead’s best cafes, bars and restaurants

Recent years have seen Newstead evolve into a nexus of high-end hospitality, rivalling The City and Fortitude Valley as Brisbane's go-to dining destination. From izakaya-style vinyl bars, widely regarded breweries and flame-powered eateries to coffee-slinging outposts from nationally regarded roasters, if there's one spot guaranteed to deliver great nosh, it's Newstead. We've gathered our favourite cafes, bars and restaurants in the area into one handy list – here are our picks ... more

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Coffee by day, vino at night – West End cafe and wine bar GoodGood lives up to its name
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Coffee by day, vino at night – West End cafe and wine bar GoodGood lives up to its name

Tucked inside a converted warehouse on a West End backstreet is GoodGood, a coffee slinger from the Little Peaches crew that has been operating under the radar for a little while now. In great news for local oenophiles, GoodGood has recently started opening in the evenings as a wine bar, pouring natty wines and mixing up OG cocktails, while also dishing up crispy pizzas as snacks. We took a look inside – read on for our findings ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Pawn & Co, a nightclub where everything is for sale, is opening soon in The Valley
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Pavement Whispers: Pawn & Co, a nightclub where everything is for sale, is opening soon in The Valley

A lot of thought goes into the design of a space, particularly the decor. If done well, guests might be encouraged to take inspiration for their own home decorating – they may even look up the designers, artists or furniture brands that contribute to a space and source some pieces for themselves. At Pawn & Co, a world-first club of curiosities opening soon in The Valley, if you see something you like, you can buy it – then and there. Boasting a list of interactive carnival-inspired cocktails, an in-house perfumery and a mechanical snow globe bar, this immersive retail and cocktail experience is shaping up to be unlike anything else we’ve seen. Here’s what we know … more


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Fortitude Valley favourite Dark Red unveils its new laneway cocktail bar
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Fortitude Valley favourite Dark Red unveils its new laneway cocktail bar

One of The Valley's most beloved haunts has expanded. Last month, Dark Red – a cosy repository of Italian-made wine and Italian varietals – lifted the cloche on a brand-new cocktail bar next door. Serving fruit-forward cocktails made using seasonal produce and small-batch spirits, Dark Red has rounded into a versatile joint for intimate date nights, animated group hangs and impromptu parties. Take a peek inside ... more

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Sunsets Rooftop | Brisbane's best rooftop bars | The Weekend Edition
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The round-up: soak up sun or starlight at the best rooftop bars in Brisbane

When the weather is turning it on, there's no better feeling than getting elevated. We love flocking to our closest rooftop bar, getting sky high and soaking up the rays while taking in a killer view. Brisbane's skyline is slowly filling in with some top-notch rooftop bars, and we've taken it upon ourselves to list some of Brisbane's best. Forget your fear of heights – once you take in the vistas at these elevated haunts, you'll never want to come back down to earth. more

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Pavement Whispers: get the scoop on Petite, the forthcoming French-inspired wine bar from the Happy Boy team
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Pavement Whispers: get the scoop on Petite, the forthcoming French-inspired wine bar from the Happy Boy team

News is coming in thick and fast from East Street, where the crew behind Happy Boy is in the midst of some exciting manoeuvres. This month the team launched Mini, a pop-up bistro serving French-inspired fare. While Mini is an exciting standalone eatery in its own right, the temporary concept is doubling as an incubator and pilot program for the team's next venue – wine bar and small plates specialist Petite. Here's what we know ... more

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Delight-ful sips – Brookie's Gin and The Smoking Camel pair up for a tasty Turkish delight-infused collab
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Delight-ful sips – Brookie’s Gin and The Smoking Camel pair up for a tasty Turkish delight-infused collab

There's only one thing we like more than gin, and that's gin that is infused with the flavours of one of our favourite sweet treats – Turkish delight. Beloved Byron Bay booze distillery Brookie's Gin has partnered with Middle Eastern restaurant The Smoking Camel to create a Turkish Delight Gin that is sure to have your taste buds tingling. Tempted for a taste? Keep reading for all of the delectable details ... more

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If you know, you know – seek out The City's best-kept secrets
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If you know, you know – seek out The City’s best-kept secrets

It's no secret that Brisbane City is a treasure trove of places to sip, snack and shop. That said, not every must-visit spot is easy to find. While some sit in plain sight, other haunts hide underground, down laneways or are disguised by unrelated shopfronts. For many of these places, it’s not so much about their concealed location, but more about the lesser-known menu items, that are, in our opinion, simply under-hyped. If you’re feeling inspired to seek out some of The City’s best-kept secrets, then we suggest you continue reading … more

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The round-up: what's open on the King's Birthday public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the King’s Birthday public holiday

Heads up, pals – Monday October 2 is a public holiday. That means you've got a day to fill! If you'd rather not be cooped up in the house, might we suggest rounding up a crew of chums and making a booking at one of Brisbane's cafes or restaurants? We've compiled a handy list of places that will be trading throughout the day – have a gander! more

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Then and now – feel nostalgic with our favourite spots in The City over the years
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Then and now – feel nostalgic with our favourite spots in The City over the years

Brisbane City has always been the perfect meeting point. From the minute our parents' deemed it was appropriate for us to be sent out into the world on our own, we set our sights on The City – after all, it was the ultimate destination for teenage freedom. While our teenage years have passed and we've settled into adulthood, The City remains as our go-to destination for meeting with friends. To take a little trip down memory lane, we asked The Weekend Edition team to reflect on the places they once frequented and compare them to those they favour now – have they changed or stayed the same? more

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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales
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Date night sorted – unwind and dine at these Portside Wharf locales

Whether you're indulging in a tipple or two with your partner, catching up with pals over dinner or seeing the newest flick, Portside Wharf is the go-to lifestyle destination for the ultimate day or night out. With a myriad of mouth-watering menus to celebrate spring, captivating cinema experiences and unrivalled riverside views, the Hamilton hub is a perfect place to unwind and dine. more

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The Aviary Terrace Bar, BŌS's subtropical-inspired sibling, opens above Queen Street
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The Aviary Terrace Bar, BŌS’s subtropical-inspired sibling, opens above Queen Street

Brisbane takes on a different personality in spring. The weather turns it on, the event calendar fills and the city comes to life. Arriving just in time to capitalise on the seasonal shift is The Aviary Terrace Bar, the sleek open-air cocktail bar sibling to BŌS boasting an elevated position and river views. Described as Brisbane's own Birdcage, The Aviary is shaping up to be an elegant go-to for Riverfire and Melbourne Cup celebrations, but is also a sensational pick for your weekly sundowner spot. Take a peek ... more

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Bulimba welcomes Old Mr Rabbit, the colourful new bar from the Streetcorner Jimmy crew
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Bulimba welcomes Old Mr Rabbit, the colourful new bar from the Streetcorner Jimmy crew

One of Brisbane's best family-run hospo groups has just opened its third boozer – this time taking on a space nestled above the eastern end of Oxford Street in Bulimba. Old Mr Rabbit is serving everything from mammoth schnitties to smoked cheese kransky hoagies, with a fully stocked bar dispensing craft beer, pet nats and crafted cocktails. It's only just opened and locals are already have it tabbed as their new local. Read on to find out why ... more