Sitting behind Emirates House and boasting Brissie's biggest river frontage, Riverland is a bar and beer garden with a shimmering view. It aims to make the most of its enviable location, not only as an all-day drinking spot with a stellar vantage, but with five street kitchens as well. Fashioned out of two 12-metre containers, the permanent island bar serves a range of beer and ciders spanning domestic, international, craft and micro-brewed, shining a particular spotlight on local breweries.
Elsewhere, three other six-metre shipping containers are home to one regular and four rotating food vendors. Currently taking up residence are an array of tasty outlets including Carolina Kitchen, Kraut N' About, Surf Burger, II Naa Japanese and Calamari Bros.
Architecture firm Burton & Carter are behind the timber and greenery design scheme. They retained the existing trees onsite, keeping the natural feel and the city's subtropical vibe well and truly alive. Throw in a planned entertainment slate of acoustic performances and DJs, and the scene is set for a welcoming river-adjacent hangout.