Brisbane may not be the first city you think of when you think of Australia, but there is a lot going on in this booming nook by the river. Brisbane is home to Calexico’s headquarters and some of Nicky’s favourite stomping grounds, and we promise it has a certain charm that you can’t find anywhere else.
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If you’re in the mood for some greasy American style cheeseburgers, Ben’s Burgers is the place to go in Brisbane. Located in a little alleyway just off Fortitude Valley’s bustling Ann Street.
5 Winn Street, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
The brain child of Gerard’s Bistro, Gerard’s Bar is the slightly darker and discreet version of Gerard’s Bistro, and our go-to for Friday afternoon drinks.
13A, 23 James St, Fortitude Valley, QLD 4006
A regular coffee haunt for Brisbane breakfast lovers, Scout brews with beans from New Zealand and offers a fresh menu every six weeks. This little cafe has something for everyone, and just a look at their Instagram can guarantee that it’s going to be a favourite.
190 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane, 4000 QLD
A neighbourhood joint serving up simple, fuss-free share food paired with a strong selection of drinks, Remy’s is a Paddington fixture that is an effortless good time.
106 Latrobe Terrace, Paddington, QLD 4064
If delicious food and good vibes is your thing, then we are going to point you straight in the direction of Longtime. Delivering a vibrant, Thai inspired cuisine, this little gem is hidden in an alleyway in Fortitude Valley and is a haven for food lovers and party goers alike.
610 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006
Double Shot Espresso
Double Shot Espresso offers a culinary experience for both breakfast and lunch while also serving up a mean cup of joe. The perfect nook for a sweet or savoury treat, the baked frittata, muffins and Spanish sardines are not to miss.
Shop 2, 125 Oxlade Drive, New Farm, QLD 4005
Over looking the Brisbane river, Stokehouse provides elegant food in a prestigious vantage point and a celebratory atmosphere. Go for a boozy lunch and enjoy a selection of fish, meats and crustaceans washed down by a great selection of wines and cocktails.
Sidon Street, Southbank QLD 4101
In the hipster suburb of West End you will find The End, a quirky bar supplying a large variety of signature cocktails. Enjoy their Bloody Marys when hungover or nurse Old Fashions and Absinthe in nights of great joy or severe heartache – all as you lounge to the best beats.
73 Vulture St, West End, QLD 4101
Brisbane Jazz Club
Brisbane Jazz Club is the only local clubhouse totally dedicated to jazz. Hosting quality performances every Thursday to Sunday in a historic riverside location, it’s a great place to enjoy a cocktail while relaxing with some smooth beats.
1 Annie St, Kangaroo Point, QLD 4169
A humble and local cafe serving up the freshest produce in a combined deli and cafe, Alcove is the perfect place to unwind for Sunday brunch. Serving up innovative dishes alongside the classics, this gem is guaranteed to become your new go-to.
92 Kedron Brook Rd, Wilston QLD 4051
Luxury accomodation located in the heart of Brisbane and centred around the buzzing Fortitude Valley precinct filled with nightlife and endless cafes. This hotel offers a unique experience with enchanting elegance and unbeatable hospitality.
1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, 4006
Tucked away in Fish Lane you will find maker, a moody and intimate bar serving up impressive spirits – and even better cocktails. We recommend heading here before dinner or a night out.