We’re pretty blessed in Brisbane to have a big ol’ river running right through our fair city, and we never tire of long afternoons by the water with a drink in hand. Good news for us – Open Arms Hospitality brought a new riverside bar and restaurant to Eagle Street in the final days of 2017, converting an unused terrace at Emirates House into Riverland. Designed by Burton & Carter Architects, the bar offers sweeping views of the Brisbane River and boasts a plenty of greenery to create a sub-tropical feel, perfect for Brisbane’s climate. A huge island bar sits at the centre of the venue, complemented by five individual kitchens that create a permanent food-truck vibe. The likes of Carolina Kitchen, Jaffle Shmaffle and Little Saigon are dishing up a range of bites, but expect the food vendors to change ever four to six weeks with even more options.