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By Sarah Ward
April 29, 2018

Big Gin Festival

A two-day festival celebrating the opening of Brisbane's newest gin bar.
By Sarah Ward
April 29, 2018

When Welcome to Bowen Hills announced it was coming to town, it promised three things: food trucks aplenty, food and booze-themed events aplenty too, and a permanent onsite gin bar. It has delivered on the first two since first welcoming patrons in February, and now the third part of the equation is set to launch. Of course, the precinct is celebrating the only way it knows how.

That'd be with a huge gin fest. On May 5 and 6, juniper spirits will be flowing — and not just at Swill, the bar in question. There'll be more than 20 different gin stalls serving up free tastings from midday each day, and showcasing inventive takes on the good ol' G&T, plus other creative gin cocktails. There'll also be food and entertainment, and entry is free.

Big Gin Festival joins what's proving to be a busy WtBH lineup — giving you another excuse to drop by the Ekka showgrounds, or motivation to finally head along if you haven't already. Since the meals-on-wheels hangout set up shop, Brisbane has already seen separate fests dedicated to rose and cheese, hot sauce and chilli, garlic bread and gluten-free fare, with a Eurovision food festival and a chicken nugget festival also coming up.

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