Step up to the Oche – new Fortitude Valley venue hits the bullseye

Australia’s first Oche is now open in Fortitude Valley, turning the ol’ pub game of darts into a modern social experience with electronic scoring and dartboards with built-in games, a superstar chef, a dedication to local produce and pours, plus an outdoor terrace and two bars. The spacious venue is designed to welcome up to... Continue Reading →

Coming soon: Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq, Toombul

From the people behind Holey Moley Golf Club and B.Lucky & Sons comes Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq: a circus-themed venue packed with arcade games, theme park rides, virtual reality experiences, and plenty to eat and drink besides. Located inside the revamped Toombul shopping centre, Archie Brothers Cirque Electriq will open its doors to the public... Continue Reading →

Q is the new bar in town

Executive Chef Richard Ousby, Bar Manager Becki Parker, and Operations Manager Peter McMahon   Brisbane's beautiful Stoke Bar, beside iconic Stokehouse restaurant and looking out across the river to the city, has closed – but only briefly. It will be back, bigger and better than ever, from September 3, 2018 with a new look and... Continue Reading →

Holey Moley!

  Where? 25 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley   Holey Moley Brisbane has some new tee-rrific new holes to swing at! They like big putts, and they cannot lie. Opening 12 months ago in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Holey Moley transformed a beautiful old church (previously dance club The Mansion) into a hybrid "leisure-tainment" centre, featuring... Continue Reading →

Bar Merlo, University of Queensland

Where? Bar Merlo, University of Queensland, St LuciaWhen? 4-8pm every Friday nightUnder the Duhig Building at UQ (I’m a QUT girl, but who can go past all that gorgeous sandstone?) the Merlo Coffee café is transformed to kickstart your weekends or chill out after class.Covered indoor and outdoor seating, live music and fairy lights give... Continue Reading →

Osbourne Again!

The historic Osbourne Hotel (Cnr Ann & Constance Streets) is 153 years young as it reopens its doors in Fortitude Valley. Former names including The Dead Rat, the Rat and Parrot, and Fringe Bar, the venue has returned to its original name by the Fitzgibbons family, who have owned the popular venue for almost four... Continue Reading →

New cocktail menu at Lychee Lounge

  Where? 2/94 Boundary Street, West End   West End institution Lychee Lounge was taken over by a new owner nine months ago, and on Wednesday night I was fortunate to attend the they launched a menu featuring 39 new cocktails. I'm sure I've walked past this bar many times, but never stopped in. Red... Continue Reading →

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