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Lunar New Year in The Lanes

Chinatown isn't the only place in Fortitude Valley to feast on dumplings, sip drinks and listen to music this Lunar New Year.
By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2024
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By Sarah Ward
February 07, 2024
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Think Lunar New Year, and you likely think Chinatown. That's 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 5pm on Saturday, February 10, the festivities for the Year of the Dragon 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 live 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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