Lunar New Year 2023 in The Lanes

Feast on dumplings, sip drinks and listen to traditional Chinese music.
Sarah Ward
January 18, 2023


Think Lunar New Year, and you likely think Chinatown. That understandable — but it's not the only Fortitude Valley spot celebrating the occasion. Over at Bakery and California lanes, the two patches of pavement are putting on a Lunar New Year party. There'll be food. There'll be booze. There'll be lion dances and live music as well.

From 6pm on Saturday, January 21, the festivities for the Year of the Rabbit will get into full swing with a lively laneway shindig. Fat Dumpling will be serving up its titular dish (naturally), Gung Ho! Dumpling Ramen Bar will also help fill your stomach, and Chicken of Rock and Jeon's Kitchen will similarly be doing their respective things.

Also on offer: cocktails and other boozy beverages at the two laneways' bars, complete with flavours to suit the occasion. All that celebrating is thirsty work, after all.

Plus, there'll be lion dances and traditional Chinese music — and you're just a short stroll from the rest of the Valley's celebrations, including in the Brunswick Street Mall, too.

Top image: Fat Dumpling.

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