New CBD bar The Gresham serves up an epic selection of whiskeys, rums, and scotches, as well as amazing whiskey cocktails, to Brisbane's thirsty after-work crowd
Mr and Mrs G Riverbar
Mr & Mrs G Riverbar is perched on the edge of the river walk, and arguably has the best river views of any bar in Brisbane. Decandently striped bar stools, low hanging lighting and colourful couches adorned with bright cushions, and hand-painted Moroccan side tables all add to the sleek feelings that exude from this space.
Underground Brisbane live music venue and bar, Brooklyn Standard is bringing a dose of a cool to Eagle Lane.
Gerard's Bistro's Moroccan tiled walls meld with futuristic lighting fixtures and one seriously impressive concrete bar to create an exotic and eclectic space. The food is just as dynamic and interesting as the décor, drawing inspiration from the Middle East and northern Africa.
Upmarket Cocktail Bar
Mercy Heritage Centre
Immerse yourself in the atmosphere of this historic Convent, a residence for 149 years. Discover the stories of the Sisters of Mercy through an engaging series of tours and exhibitions.
547 Ann Street, Brisbane
St. John’s Cathedral
Begun in 1906 and only recently completed, this GothicRevival Cathedral houses needlework, intricate woodcarvings, stained glass windows, and the only fully stone-vaulted ceiling in Australia.
373 Ann Street, Brisbane
Freemasons Memorial Centre
With its foundation stone laid on Anzac Day 1928, and built from local materials, the Ann St Centre is the Headquarters of the Craft in Qld, and a Memorial dedicated to those who gave their lives in World War I and subsequent conflicts.
311 Ann Street, Brisbane
St. Andrew’s Uniting Church
An excellent example of Romanesque-Byzantine architecture, designed by George David Payne, featuring stained glass windows by Brisbane artist William Bustard. The Peace Chapel contains World War honour boards and a Communion Set used at Gallipoli.
Cnr Creek & Ann St, Brisbane
ANZAC Square War Memorial
This historic site features the Shrine of Remembrance with Eternal Flame, War Memorials, Honour Rolls, Unit Plaques and artefacts from WWII cemeteries. The stairs linking the Shrine with the Square are 19 on one side and 18 on the other – 1918, the year the Great War ended.
Anzac Square (between Adelaide & Ann St)
Museum of Brisbane
MoB’s ever-changing exhibition program celebrates the communities and culture of Brisbane through an innovative and contemporary combination of social history and visual arts. Discover the people, places and stories of Brisbane at MoB.
Ground Floor, 157 Ann Street, Brisbane
Albert Street Uniting Church
The church is in the decorative Gothic style of architecture to harmonise the style with the requirements of a tropical climate. The most prominent feature of the external design is the spire, rising to a height of 42 metres from the street.
Cnr Albert & Ann Street, Brisbane
Brisbane City Hall
Officially opened in 1930, the heritage-listed City Hall is seen as the heart of Brisbane. After more than 80 years the building is now closed for urgent upgrade and repair works. Take a tour of City Hall to find out why the building is being saved and see for yourself how the restoration is progressing.
King George Square (between Adelaide & Ann St)
Queensland Police Museum
Come in and try your hand at solving a crime at our simulated murder scene. Other displays describe police heritage, crimes, police investigative techniques, the history of police women, operational equipment and transport.
200 Roma Street, Brisbane
Commissariat Store Museum
Situated in the historic Queens Wharf precinct, this convict-built structure began its life as a storehouse for the convict settlement and has had many different uses in its 181 year history, including the first immigration depot. Visit today to gain an insight into Brisbane’s convict beginnings.
115 William Street, Brisbane
Tour one of this state’s most beautiful and historically significant buildings, where you can journey through the halls of power paced by your Members of Parliament since 1868.
Cnr George & Alice Street, Brisbane
QUT Art Museum
A modern art gallery located in Brisbane’s central business district with a reputation for displaying the finest works from the Qld University of Technology Art Collection and presenting thought-provoking exhibitions of contemporary art.
2 George Street, Brisbane
Recognised for their natural, historic and cultural value the Garden’s collection includes the first Qld native plants to be formally planted, early heritage specimens and present day exotics.
Gardens Point, Alice Street, Brisbane
MacArthur Museum Brisbane
Journey through Brisbane’s World War II history at a time when General MacArthur, one of the most interesting and controversial characters of wartime, directed the South West Pacific region – from these very rooms.
Level 8, 201 Edward Street, Brisbane
Queensland Maritime Museum
Stepping aboard the naval frigate HMAS DIAMANTINA is a completely unique and real visitor experience. Discover boats of all shapes and sizes and a wonderful array of maritime exhibitions.
Cnr Stanley & Sidon St, South Bank
The Museum collects and preserves Qld’s performing arts history. A changing program of exhibitions is presented and a research service available. Backstage and special interest tours by prior arrangement.
Qld Performing Arts Centre, South Bank
Queensland Museum & Sciencentre
Come on in and discover engaging exhibitions, programs and activities on science, technology, cultures and history that tell the stories of all Queenslanders.
Cnr Grey & Melbourne St, South Bank
State Library of Queensland
A key resource for Queensland history and heritage, featuring the John Oxley Library and a rich program of events, workshops and training.
Stanley Place, South Bank
Queensland Art Gallery
Experience Australian and international art including works from the historical and early modern collections. The Xstrata Coal Queensland Artists’ Gallery presents art works which explore the state’s history from the colonial period to the present day.
Stanley Place, South Bank
Mt Coot-tha Reserve
A 15-minute drive or bus ride from the city, this huge bush reserve is topped by 287m Mt Coot-tha (more of a hill, really). On the hillsides you’ll find the Brisbane Botanic Gardens, the Sir Thomas Brisbane Planetarium, walking trails and the eye-popping Mt Coot-tha Lookout
South Bank Parklands
This beautiful green strip is home to performance spaces, sculptures, buskers, eateries, bars, pockets of rainforest, barbecue areas, bougainvillea-draped pergolas and hidden lawns.
Roma Street Parkland
This beautifully maintained, 16-hectare, 16-precinct downtown park is one of the world’s largest subtropical urban gardens. Formerly a market and a railway yard, the park opened in 2001 and features native trees, a lake, lookouts, waterfalls, a playground, barbecues and many a frangipani
Brunswick Street Mall
Daytime action in Fortitude Valley focuses on Brunswick Street Mall, a pedestrianised arcade full of pavement cafes, bars and shops.
Fortitude Valley's fashion-fuelled underbelly (or maybe its toned six-pack) lives along a few blocks of James St under a colonnade of fig trees. High-end boutiques (Scanlan Theodore, Mimco, Kookai, Blonde Venus ) bump hips with cafes and the excellent James St Market .
One of the finest restaurants in the state, award-winning E’cco is a culinary must! Menu masterpieces from chef Philip Johnson include liquorice-spiced pork belly with caramelised peach, onion jam and kipfler potatoes. The interior is suitably swish: all black, white and stainless steel.
Hailing from Melbourne, Brisbane's Stokehouse has been the talk of the town since opening in November 2011. Situated at River Quay along the Brisbane River, the open-air, pavillion-style layout is the perfect spot to perch yourself with friends and family for a memorable wining and dining experience
Sixes and Sevens
At Sixes and Sevens is set to become James Street's trusty neighbourhood stop off—the place 20- and 30-somethings are likely to head to - post-work, pre-dinner, to grab a casual drink with friends, or a solo bite… Beautifully decked out, with an industrial-'20s-meets-plantation-chic vibe.
Lefty's Old Time Music Hall is high-ceilinged and deep, the space lives up satisfactorily to the 'hall' in its name, and the 'music' portion is also accounted for by a raised platform at one end that is decorated with zebra skin carpeting and a stuffed baboon, and more often than not holds a cluster of hirsute musicians playing folksy tunes.
Whether you're chasing a late afternoon lunch or post-work drink, Cru Bar's comprehensive cellar and menu are sure to hit the spot. Open everyday with different menus to cater to your tastebuds, Cru Bar is a definte must visit for the avid wine lover and foodie.
You'll find Woolloongabba's 1889 Enoteca in the heritage-listed Taylor-Heaslop building (circa 1889) right in the heart of Woolloongabba's antique quarter. This award-winning Brisbane restaurant boasts some of Brisbane's best Italian, as well as a wine bar and vinaio, and a beautiful underground cellar for private dining and functions.
The Wheel of Brisbane
For a memorable view over Brisbane, take a ride on the riverside Wheel, located a few steps from the Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). The enclosed gondolas rise to a height of 60m, from where you’ll have a striking 360-degree panorama of the city. Rides last 12 to 15 minutes and include audio commentary of Brisbane sights.
Russel Street, South Brisbane
Housed in a prestigious spot on the Brisbane River, at Eagle Street Pier, Pony Lounge and Dining is a Modern Australian restaurant serving up top quality, seasonal produce, in an impressive setting.
Multi-award-winning, one-hatted restaurant, Urbane is one of Brisbane's fine-dining institutions. With a sophisticated menu that combines classic techniques with modern flourishes, Urbane serves up a heady mix of modern Australian cuisine, effortless beauty, and pared-back intimacy, making it the perfect venue for when you're in need for some seriously fine dining.
Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, Cultural Precinct
South Bank, Brisbane
If you are after a bit of soul, The Bowery is always a cosy location to head to on a Friday or Saturday night. Packing some soulful Jazz during the week and an electic mix of old-school beats come the weekend, The Bowery allows visitors to experience a bar the way it used to be.
The Balfour Kitchen
Housed in a beautiful art-deco inspired hotel, The Balfour Kitchen (of Spicers Balfour Hotel) Dine on this beautiful Queenslander's deck of a night time, or make your way there on a sunny Saturday and bask in the delectable brekky menu. If you're feeling indulgent, check yourself into one of the nine beautifully decorated rooms the night before.
The New Inchcolm Hotel
73 Wickham Terrace,
Brisbane, QLD 4000 Australia
Eat Street Markets
Eat Street Markets operate every Friday and Saturday night 4-10pm and Sunday through winter only from 10-3pm at Northshore on Hamilton Wharf (right next to Portside) with delicious international street food, ice cold wine, boutique beers and live entertainment. Eat, shop and play in the best atmosphere on the Brisbane River.
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