Bars
Have a ball at Woolloongabba's new arcade-meets-bar Pincadia
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Have a ball at Woolloongabba’s new arcade-meets-bar Pincadia

No, you haven’t stumbled across a time warp that’s transported you back to the mid-80s – we’re in 2017 and arcades are back, baby. Woolloongabba locals are waking up to the news that there is a new hub for gaming enthusiasts, offering more than a dozen pinball machines, a host of arcade consoles and loads of board games. Pincadia is looking to establish itself as a family-friendly haunt for those with a competitive streak, easy-going diners and lovers of everything retro. Bring your loose change, flex your fingers and get ready to play – it's game time. more

Cafes
Ivy & Lark brightens up Chermside with fresh food and lush foliage
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Ivy & Lark brightens up Chermside with fresh food and lush foliage

Westfield Chermside's had a banner year, and though you'd be forgiven for thinking the big-ticket openings are behind us, the centre comes through with another. Introducing Ivy & Lark – one of the best new specialty coffee cafes in Brisbane's north. Combining a comfortable and casual fit-out with lush greenery, a nourishing selection of food and some sublime specialty coffee, Ivy & Lark is set to establish itself as one of the best spots to refuel when on a shopping spree, or whenever you’re craving a satisfying cafe experience. more

Bars
Bunker down for some brews at Archer Brewing's Spring Hill hideaway
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Bunker down for some brews at Archer Brewing’s Spring Hill hideaway

When the happy hour siren starts blaring, it’s advisable to heed its call and seek shelter at the nearest speakeasy. Archer’s Brewing is one of the newest faces on the beer scene, but it’s already stirred up a good bit of support from the craft community. Nestled underneath The International Hotel in Spring Hill is Archer’s Bunker – a secluded, aviation-inspired bar and brewery that is offering a comprehensive range of freshly concocted beverages to sip in safety. more

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Bunker Coffee
Food & Drink

The round-up: Brisbane’s ten best places for coffee as voted by you

For many of us, the most important people in our lives include (in no particular order) our significant other, our immediate family and our barista. We depend mightily on coffee slingers – they handle us at our uncaffeinated worst, they listen while we air our latest grievances and (most importantly) they know our coffee order. Brisbane is bursting at the seams with excellent coffee spots from the homely and quaint cafes to the striking specialty outfits. As part of the EAT/drink Awards last year, we asked you what the best coffee spot in Brisbane was, and you responded with a host of selections that is a testament to our diverse scene. We’ve compiled a list of the top ten vote-getters, giving you a definitive selection of Brisbane’s best. more

Events
Sun’s out, buns out – Burger Fest fires up the grill for its inaugural festival
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Sun’s out, buns out – Burger Fest fires up the grill for its inaugural festival

It’s time to break out your most loose-fitting outfits – where we’re going you won’t need belts. Burger Fest has assembled a who’s who of Brisbane’s chillest grillers for a day dedicated to devouring nothing but the best burgers around. This team up is like The Avengers, but with burgers, and is a must-attend for any self-respecting lover of stuffed buns. Be sure to skip breakfast – you’re going to want to come hungry. more

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Indulge in guilt-free desserts after dark with Kiss the Berry's new Up Late menu
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Indulge in guilt-free desserts after dark with Kiss the Berry’s new Up Late menu

Choosing between indulging in dessert and maintaining a summer bod is a constant mind battle. Like, sure we all try and keep active, but it's easy to undo all of that hard work with a one gluttonous dessert that more often than not involves a doughnut and/or lashings of ice-cream (and possibly vanilla cream). Well, friends, gluttony doesn't have to be the devil. Ever-popular acai joint Kiss the Berry now transforms into a dessert hang by night, launching its new Up Late menu full of sweet treats that are completely guilt free. Yep, you'll never (ever) have to question dessert again. more

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The round-up: soak up summer vibes at Brisbane City’s best open-air and rooftop bars
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The round-up: soak up summer vibes at Brisbane City’s best open-air and rooftop bars

Brisbane summers are a pretty wild time – the temperature rises, the festive vibes start flowing and hemlines gradually creep higher as we embrace the new season and all it brings. One of the best ways to beat the heat and soak up the atmosphere is with a cheeky drink or two – all the better if your watering hole of choice is a breezy haven or a rooftop oasis. We’ve rounded up the best open-air and rooftop bars in Brisbane City for all of your seasonal sippin’ needs. more


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Pavement Whispers: Volume 144 October 17
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 144 October 17

From whispers of a mammoth live-music venue to a nostalgic fish and chippery, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Restaurants
Battered prawn rolls, lettuce and sriracha prawn mayonnaise on a toasted milk bun
Food & Drink

Get comfy at Newstead’s homely hideaway Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen

It’s no secret that we live for dining out, but we’ll also readily admit that we love the odd dinner party with friends. Any restaurant that can promise the same comfortable home-style intimacy gets a big tick from us, which is why we are really digging the vibe at Newstead’s Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen. With good food, good drink and the perfect atmosphere for good conversation, a meal at Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen is akin to dining at a mate’s place, except you don’t need to help wash the dishes after you’ve eaten. more

Bars
Return of the mac – Mac From Way Back opens a mac ‘n' cheesery in The Valley
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Return of the mac – Mac From Way Back opens a mac ‘n’ cheesery in The Valley

We’re so excited – we just can’t hide it. One of the most popular food trucks is letting all the people know that it’s back to run the show. That’s right – Daddy Mac is making us jump (for joy). Mac From Way Back has set up shop inside Fortitude Valley haunt Sabotage Social, pumping out overflowing bowls of gooey and golden mac 'n' cheese with a variety of twists, as well as loaded burgers that make our hearts pound or stop beating entirely – frankly it could go either way. more

Bars
Fortitude Valley's pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel
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Fortitude Valley’s pub culture born again with the arrival of the Osbourne Hotel

Don't worry – we’re not going to beat you over the head with puns about rebirth. That being said, we do want to talk about a significant metamorphosis that has been going on in The Valley. Like a caterpillar cocooning itself and emerging as a beautiful butterfly, the heritage-listed Osbourne Hotel on the corner of Ann and Constance Streets has been transformed into a truly impressive destination pub, boasting everything from a leisurely beer-garden atmosphere to a seductive lounge-bar vibe. Officially opening today Friday October 6, the Osbourne Hotel is a crisp new addition to The Valley’s array of watering holes, pairing history with modernity in fine form. more

Cafes
Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers
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The round-up: the best BYO spots in Brisbane

Everyone agrees that any BYO restaurant is a great way to enjoy a bit of extra value while dining out, but many don’t know how many spots around town allow customers to bring their own drop. Not only are there plenty of restaurants where BYO is acceptable, but also several bars encourage patrons to BYO food and other eateries welcome patrons to bring their own drop on special nights of the week. We’ve compiled a handy list to help you make a choice of where to take that special bottle of pinot this weekend. more

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Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead
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Loaded Food Co. brings its brand of nourishing nosh to Newstead

When starting a new day it’s a good idea to load up on the necessities – a good cup of coffee, a nutritious lunch to fuel you up at lunchtime, and words of encouragement to see you through the day. For a few years Ashgrove locals have been getting all that and more from Loaded Food Co. on Waterworks road, and now there’s a new location that can give you all that and more. Loaded Food Co. is putting pep in the step of Newstead locals with its new pit stop, offering coffee, salads, snacks and smiles – as well as some more plans in the works that have us drooling with anticipation. more

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Bon appétit – epicurean pop-up picnic Le Dîner en Blanc reveals this year’s food offering
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Bon appétit – epicurean pop-up picnic Le Dîner en Blanc reveals this year’s food offering

If you’re anything like us, one of the first questions you ask when receiving an invitation to a party is, “Will there be food?” The prestigious and mysterious Le Dîner en Blanc is one soiree that never disappoints in the eats and drinks department, forever keeping things fresh with its range of carefully curated catering options. If you’re headed to the all-white affair this year, take a look at the spread that’s on offer – you may immediately want to cancel your plans to pack your own dinner. more

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The Bagel Boys
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Frugal feasts – where to get a delicious lunch in The City for $10 or less

You’ve no doubt been in the situation where you’ve schlepped it to work sans lunch whilst completely disregarding the fact that buying lunch can be pretty dang expensive. Perhaps you were uninspired by the contents of your pantry, perhaps you were in a rush or perhaps you just plain old forgot – either way, your need to feed must be satiated. Instead of bemoaning your empty stomach and less-than-inspiring bank balance, you can take this handy list of spots in The City to get a delicious lunch for $10 or less and fill your belly minus the guilt of breaking your budget. more

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Pavement Whispers: Volume 143 October 10
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Pavement Whispers: Volume 143 October 10

From whispers of grilled-cheese delights to midnight dining clubs, The Weekend Edition is always on the search for the latest news in Brisbane, dedicated to ensuring its readers are in the know. When we put our ears to the pavement this week, this is what we found out … more

Bars
The Cloakroom Bar brings dapper drinks and rooftop resplendence to Brisbane City
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The Cloakroom Bar brings dapper drinks and rooftop resplendence to Brisbane City

It’s no secret that The Cloakroom’s Louis Ialenti and Andrew Byrne are committed to more than simply creating bespoke threads. From the moment you step inside the refined tailor you’re exposed to much more than mere suits on a rack – an invitation to sit down, the offer of a whisky, the time taken to cater to a dapper gent’s every need. Expanding on its offering of experiential pleasure The Cloakroom is turning its bespoke attention to liquid concoctions, with The Cloakroom Bar opening its elusive doors this Friday October 6. more

Restaurants
Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats
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Brunch has never tasted like this – Happy Boy launches Chinese-style morning eats

Before you jump to conclusions – no, this isn’t yum cha. Anyone familiar with Happy Boy will know that the restaurant doesn’t like to conform to the Westernised brand of Chinese food we have become so accustomed to, but rather introduce our tastebuds to flavour sensations that we’ve never experienced before. Applying this concept to the am, Happy Boy has launched its first-ever brunch menu, infusing its regional Chinese tastes into modern-Australian morning dishes. more

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Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton
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Cribb Street Social brings the whole culinary package to Milton

If we told you about a venue that offered breakfast, lunch, dinner, tap beer, sublime barista-made coffee, top-shelf whisky and gin, a shady beer garden and a well-stocked charcuterie fridge, you’d accuse us of making up places that don’t exist. Rest assured, we’d never lie to you, our dear friends. This unicorn of an eatery exists and has a name – Cribb Street Social. Located in the heart of leafy Milton, Cribb Street Social is a new venue from the team behind inner-city staple Mr. Edward’s Alehouse & Kitchen, and offers a premium range of eats and drinks within a warm and friendly atmosphere. more