Brisbane is known as a summer city – clear skies, hot temperatures and a host of breezy sipping spots. Southbeach in South Bank is beach shack-inspired venue that injects a bit of Miami and Palm Springs into its look and offering, with ample shady and sun-soaked spots to kick back with a cocktail in hand.. Southbeach’s kitchen takes influence from a variety of cuisines for its range of small plates, burgers, mains and treats. Appetite-whetting morsels like duck charcuterie, chermoula buttered prawns, wagyu gyoza, oysters and pea-and-ham croquettes will get the engines of hunger revving, while serves of Korean fried chicken, vegan jerk-spiced pulled ‘pork’ burgers, sambal-marinated pork cutlets, Jerusalem artichoke ravioli, crispy skin salmon and sticky beef ribs will surely satiate. Southbeach’s beverage list is headlined by a range of ‘drinks that make you go mmm’ – we’re talking coconut lime margaritas, white peach daiquiris and blackberry and vanilla mojitos. Spritzes, bellinis, and sangria jugs will also go down a treat when the mercury rises, though blowing the froth off a cold draught beer (both craft and mainstream) will be hard to resist. Party vibes are guaranteed with live music every Friday, Saturday and Sunday, too – so be sure to wear your dancing shoes!