Now Open: Lucky Egg Is Back Slinging Fried Chicken at The Brightside Four Nights a Week

Tuck into chicken burgers and chook pieces in the live music venue's beer garden, or pick some up from the window to take away.
Sarah Ward
Published on June 11, 2024

Lucky Egg and The Brightside once went hand in hand. Hitting up the latter to see live tunes in Fortitude Valley meant tucking into fried chicken, be it as pieces or via three types of burgers, from the former while you were there. It was a perfect pairing, but not all dreams last. Thankfully, this match made in heaven — and on Warner Street — is now recurring.

At the end of May 2024, The Brightside celebrated ten years of hosting gigs with a weekend-long party — and it couldn't mark the occasion without welcoming back Lucky Egg. The reunion wasn't just a once-off, however. Brisbanites will now find the chicken joint serving up its burgs and chook four nights a week on a permanent basis.

Whether you have a date with a heap of bands on The Brighty's states or you're just dropping by to hang out in the beer garden, you can add Lucky Egg's wares to your visit. You'll just need to be at the venue from Wednesday–Saturday from 6pm. And if you're keen to just nab takeaway, you can do just that within the same window — from the Warner Street window, in fact.

As well as slinging juicy poultry at The Brightside, Lucky Egg expanded to the Good Time Bar at Max Watts in West End in 2017, then served up its dishes via Blute's Bar in Fortitude Valley. But since 2021, it's been a quiet few years for the brand.

Lucky Egg's return comes at a time when well-loved eateries renowned for their burgers have largely been closing in Brisbane, not opening. Getta Burger said goodbye to Brisbane in 2023, and so did plant-based joint Grassfed. Ze Pickle then shut its Brissie locations in 2024.

The River City's burger scene did just welcome the Burleigh-born Two Yolks to South Bank to start June, though, before Lucky Egg confirmed it is back to stay.

Find Lucky Egg at The Brightside, 27 Warner Street, Fortitude Valley — open from 6pm–late Wednesday–Saturday. For more information, head to the Lucky Egg Facebook page.

Published on June 11, 2024 by Sarah Ward
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