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Get a look at City Winery's new Eagle Street cellar door and bar
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Get a look at City Winery’s new Eagle Street cellar door and bar

It's an exciting time for denizens of Eagle Street. The iconic riverside hub has welcomed its fair share of new faces recently, but its most recent arrival might tickle the sensibilities of oenophiles more than the others. Lauded Fortitude Valley-based micro-winery City Winery has expanded to Eagle Street Pier, with a brand-new cellar door, wine bar and bistro set to open at the strip on Friday May 7. If you've made plans to be elsewhere this Friday, scrap them – we've got an inkling this will soon become your go-to sundowner spot. more

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The Ghanem Group's sky-high Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar Iris opens tonight
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The Ghanem Group’s sky-high Mediterranean-inspired rooftop bar Iris opens tonight

We've heard all about stairways to heaven, but spare a moment for elevators – they'll get you there quicker! If your idea of heaven is colourful cocktails, Mediterranean-inspired eats and some killer views of Brisbane City and beyond, then jump in the elevator at Hotel X and hit the button for its rooftop bar and restaurant Iris. The Ghanem Group's second dining destination at Hotel X officially opens to the public tonight, Wednesday May 5, traversing the tastes of the Mediterranean coast and pairing a vibrant summery essence with some near-unbeatable views. Read on for a look inside ... more

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Drink your way through The City's best watering holes on these boozy bar trails
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Drink your way through The City’s best watering holes on these boozy bar trails

If you've lived in Brisbane long enough, you've probably done your fair share of pub crawls (either guided or unguided). A great way to explore new and storied watering holes, these drinking adventures are always a fun time spent with friends. If you're eager to get out and about in The City, new food festival Dine BNE City is putting on three boozy trails that'll have you sipping, strolling and snacking your way through some of Brisbane's best drinking spots. These aren't your average pub crawls. more

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Here's the tea – LÜCHA Black Bar and Dining is now open in The City
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Here’s the tea – LÜCHA Black Bar and Dining is now open in The City

You can never have too much of a good thing, especially when the thing in question is some of the tea-infused goodness from LÜCHA Kitchen + Bar. The beloved Elizabeth Street eatery doubling its presence in the inner-city, opening brand-new sibling site LÜCHA Black Bar and Dining today, Thursday April 22, in Albert Lane. This sophisticated newcomer builds upon the strong foundations laid by its more casual older sibling by focusing on group dining and curated culinary expeditions – just think of everything you love about the LÜCHA dining experience, then multiply it! more

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The round-up: what's open on ANZAC Day 2021
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The round-up: what’s open on ANZAC Day 2021

After the hectic Easter long-weekend festivities, it’s easy to forget that we have another public holiday right around the corner. ANZAC Day is here, so it’s a good idea to plan accordingly. If you plan to spend your long weekend catching up with family and friends, it’s handy to know that there are places around town that will be open. We've found the spots around Brisbane that are trading on the ANZAC Day public holiday this Monday April 26 – so if you need a coffee, some brunch or an arvo tipple, this is the place to find it. more

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Weekend sundowners sorted – Spuntini Bar pops up at Howard Smith Wharves
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Weekend sundowners sorted – Spuntini Bar pops up at Howard Smith Wharves

Oh, to be cosied up at one of the many bars that dot Italy's Amalfi Coast, spritz in hand, a plate of snacks at our elbow and a picturesque view spreading out in front of us. Forgive the wistful daydreaming – the travel bug has bitten us, hard. The imaginative crew at Howard Smith Wharves is looking to soothe our wanderlust woes, with brand-new pop-up concept Spuntini Bar acting as a healing balm for anyone chafing at the thought of no Italian sojourn in 2021. more

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Old world meets new at Brisbane City's Leonard's Bar & Bistro and Dawn on Spencer
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Old world meets new at Brisbane City’s Leonard’s Bar & Bistro and Dawn on Spencer

Last week Brisbane City's dining scene welcomed a newcomer to its midst, one that has put its own singular stamp on one of The City's most hallowed restaurant spaces. New York and Paris-inspired bistro Leonard's and laneway bar Dawn on Spencer have officially launched in the old Urbane and The Euro space on Mary Street, showcasing a multifaceted drinking and dining offering curated by a group that's earned its bread and butter by raising the standard of hospitality across the nation. more

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The round-up: what's open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend
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The round-up: what’s open in Brisbane this Easter long weekend

Well, it was touch-and-go for a few days there, but it seems like Easter is going ahead for 2021! While it's perfectly acceptable to stay in and devour chocolate for four days straight, we know many of you are itching to enjoy some real food and drink. Thankfully you don’t need to go on hunt to find places open over the 2021 Easter long weekend – you just need to know where to look. We’ve compiled a lengthy list of places that will be trading from Good Friday to Easter Monday, from coffee spots to restaurants and everything in between. more


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Fearless beer – Working Title Brew Co. gets ready to unveil its debut range
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Fearless beer – Working Title Brew Co. gets ready to unveil its debut range

Ever since the craft-beer movement started showing what was possible beyond the big-name brewing framework, the industry has witnessed an outsized explosion of experimentation. With the spectrum of beer varieties as diverse as it has ever been, many brewers are revelling in the opportunity to get imaginative with its ingredient combinations. Working Title Brew Co. is a new entrant to the scene, a gypsy brewing operation that has big dreams and bigger ideas. Next month the two-man operation will unveil its debut range of brews, made and released in conjunction with some of Brisbane's best bars. Here's what froth fiends can expect ... more

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Introducing Eleven Bridges – South Brisbane's new gin bar and craft distillery
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Introducing Eleven Bridges – South Brisbane’s new gin bar and craft distillery

Brisbane's got an abundance of bridges, 15 to be exact. The city also has a growing number of small-batch distilleries – the newest of which is drawing inspiration from some of Brisbane's historical overpasses. Eleven Bridges in South Brisbane is a newly open bar, eatery and craft distillery that should be a go-to destination for lovers of all things gin. Take a gander inside ahead of the official launch of Eleven Bridges' debut range next week ... more

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Take a trip to Tel Aviv at ZA ZA TA's cocktail bar sibling Kazba
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Take a trip to Tel Aviv at ZA ZA TA’s cocktail bar sibling Kazba

A good bar will help you forget about the world for a while, but a great one can transport you to another part of it. Kazba is a brand-new cocktail and snack spot that looks to shuttle sippers to Israel, where drink making is less a vocation and more of an alchemical art form. Here, spices, spirits and specialised ingredients are mixed to create tempting decoctions, each given life with a bit of theatricality. What results is a transportive (and thirst quenching) experience not readily found in Brisbane. Kazba opens this Friday March 19 – here's what you can expect ... more

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Pavement Whispers: Albion's Craft'd Grounds reveals details of its forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct
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Pavement Whispers: Albion’s Craft’d Grounds reveals details of its forthcoming dining and lifestyle precinct

If we told you there was a venue in Brisbane that housed a craft-beer brewery, specialty espresso bar, street food and farmers market, patisserie, wine and cocktail bar, and live-music facilities, you'd probably say that such a unicorn-like venue didn't exist. You'd be technically right, but not for long! Today, Wednesday March 17, the team behind Craft'd Grounds is revealing the first details of its forthcoming 2600-sqm all-in-one hospitality hub. Here's what we know ... more

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Pavement Whispers: BrewDog reveals plans to open a craft-beer hotel here in Brisbane
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Pavement Whispers: BrewDog reveals plans to open a craft-beer hotel here in Brisbane

We love a lavish hotel experience. Room service, poolside cabanas, housekeeping – in all honesty, the hotel might be one of the best parts of any vacay or staycay experience. In good news for anyone who has ever wished to stay in a hotel room with its own beer tap, BrewDog has announced today its multi-phase plan to build upon its Murarrie beer campus, including the construction of Australia's first-ever craft-beer hotel. Here's what we know ... more

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Stones Corner scores a slice of New York City with the arrival of Brooklyn Depot
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Stones Corner scores a slice of New York City with the arrival of Brooklyn Depot

Stacked burgers, loaded hot dogs, photograph-worthy cocktails – if we were to summarise the best bits of Brooklyn Depot, we'd probably start with these three. With more time we'd also mention the barbecued morsels, decadent milkshakes and hip New York-inspired vibes. And, if we could go on longer, we'd also discuss the loaded fries, mozzarella sticks and mouth-watering desserts. Oh, and it'd also be good to mention that Brooklyn Depot has also opened in Stones Corner, with all the aforementioned highlights available seven days a week. There's almost too much to touch on, but, seeing as you've twisted our arm, we'll happily divulge all the details – read on to learn more ... more

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Now pouring – Queensland mixer crew Long Rays unveils its innovative tonic and soda fountain
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Now pouring – Queensland mixer crew Long Rays unveils its innovative tonic and soda fountain

Nothing grinds our gears more than ordering a gin and tonic and seeing the bartender reach for the bottle of bottom-shelf tonic. We think good gin deserves to be paired with an equally good tonic, and the crew behind Brisbane-born Long Rays agrees. The burgeoning brand is quickly establishing itself at the forefront of the mixer game and today marks its first foray into the realm of bar apparatus. Long Rays has installed a specialty tap system at one of Brisbane's best bars, not only helping spread its product to the masses, but also help do its part in combatting excess landfill. more

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Slipstream Brewing Co. lifts the lid on its Yeerongpilly brewpub extension
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Slipstream Brewing Co. lifts the lid on its Yeerongpilly brewpub extension

Brisbane's craft breweries have carved out a unique niche in Brisbane's drinking and dining landscape, with many evolving into the go-to local for folks wetting their whistle on a weekend. Slipstream Brewing Co. in Yeerongpilly has established itself as one of these neighbourhood watering holes, luring in families and friendship groups with its range of sip-worthy sessionable beers. After more than four years of operation, Slipstream brewing has reached a threshold – it has become too popular to stay small, but too intrinsic to the community to pack up and depart for larger pastures. The Slipstream team has found a happy medium – taking over a neighbouring mechanic's warehouse, the crew has expanded its Yeerongpilly footprint, opening a spacious brewpub and beer garden with its own kitchen (and a larger bar, of course). The new-look Slipstream debuted last week – take a look inside… more

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Get a glimpse at the flirtatious fare at Foritude Valley newcomer Bisou Bisou
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Get a glimpse at the flirtatious fare at Foritude Valley newcomer Bisou Bisou

On Monday February 22, Fortitude Valley's newest accomodation arrival Hotel X will open its doors to guests. On the same day, the award-winning group behind restaurants such as Donna Chang, The Boom Boom Room Izakaya and Blackbird Bar & Grill will lift the cloche on its brand-new Parisian-inspired restaurant and lobby bar Bisou Bisou. We've been given an advance look at the restaurant's mouth-watering menu, which blends the indulgent flavours of French cuisine with some quintessentially Queensland touches. Take a look inside ... more

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Tex-Mex meets low ’n’ slow barbecue at Barbecue Mafia's taco concept South Austin
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Tex-Mex meets low ’n’ slow barbecue at Barbecue Mafia’s taco concept South Austin

Austin's food scene is a veritable melting pot of cuisines, though most residents will likely concede that barbecue and Tex-Mex stand out from the pack as the two most quintessentially Texan choices. Although distinct in their styles and offering, some savvy operators have melded low ’n’ slow Texas barbecue and Tex-Mex together to create a remarkable culinary fusion. It's this union that forms the inspirational crux of South Austin – the brand-new taco concept from the smoked-meat monarchs behind Barbecue Mafia. South Austin is the team's love letter to The Lone Star State, with a menu that places tender morsels atop soft tortillas to create a salivation-inducing tandem largely unseen in Brisbane. South Austin officially opens today, Thursday January 28 – here's what to expect ... more

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The round-up: what's open on the January 26 public holiday
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The round-up: what’s open on the January 26 public holiday

We’re just going to put it right out there – there are many things we want to celebrate about Australia (especially after such a difficult start to 2020), but January 26 doesn’t represent an inclusive day for everyone. The Weekend Edition team fully supports changing the date of Australia Day to a day that every Australian can enjoy, bringing us together in a celebration of the mateship, unity and multiculturalism that make our country great. We hope that this change will take place in the not too distant future, but until then we kindly ask that you remember to take a moment this weekend to acknowledge the significance of this date for Indigenous Australians, the Traditional Owners of the land. Several eateries will be operating on the public holiday – here's a handy list to help you plan your day ahead of time. If you care to use your public holiday to get a better… more