Brisbane Gin Festival
The city's thirst-quenching celebration of juniper spirits.
August 18, 2020
Food trucks aplenty have always been on Welcome to Bowen Hills' menu. Food and booze-themed events, too. In the two years since it opened, the inner-city spot has delivered on both — and just as it did in 2018 and 2019, it's hosting a big gin festival to prove it.
Not just any big gin festival, mind you. This is the Brisbane Gin Festival, taking place from 12pm on Saturday, September 19. Juniper spirits will be flowing, with a heap of different gin stalls serving up tastings from midday. If you're a fan of Four Pillars, Brookies, Tanqueray, Manly Spirits Co, Larrikin and more, then your tastebuds will be happy.
There'll be food onsite as usual, and gin lovers can also expect inventive takes on the good ol' G&T as well as other creative gin cocktails. WtBH's main bar usually slings multiple varieties of the drink in question, too, because gin and meals-on-wheels go together nicely at this Ekka showgrounds hangout.
After being postponed from earlier in the year due to COVID-19, Brisbane Gin Festival has made a few adjustments to its setup — splitting up the day into three sessions, with two requiring paid tickets. Fork out a $15 entry fee, and you can choose between the event's 12–3pm and 4–7pm timeslots, with tickets on sale now. Plan to head by after 7.30pm and you won't pay to get in; however capacity is limited to 250 people.
Brisbane Gin Festival takes place from 12pm on Saturday, September 19, with $15 tickets for the event's 12–3pm and 4–7pm sessions on sale now — and entry free, but limited to 250 people, after 7.30pm.