International travel may be off the agenda for the time being, but Brisbane's bars have been doing their part to get you in the holiday mood. The latest: Riverbar and Kitchen, which is hosting an Italian-themed pop-up until the end of February. It has also set up a big screen that's showing the Australian Open, so you can combine your cocktails and bites to eat with the latest tennis action.
You'll sit beneath umbrellas, grab Peronis from the beer cart, kick back amongst the Amalfi-inspired decor and soak in the river view. And, if you're gathering the gang and pretending you're on vacation, you can sip your way through a shared punch made with beer, Aperol, orange and lemonade.
The cocktail range also includes multiple types of spritzes, a new take on the negroni, and a 'Venetian Twist' featuring vodka, Aperol, grapefruit, yuzu and passionfruit.
And, you can take your tastebuds to Italy with plates of mushroom arancini with tomato relish, kingfish ceviche with citrus and pink peppercorn, and skewers of prosciutto, melon, tomato and bocconcini.
Entry is free, but booking a table in advance is recommended.