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By Sarah Ward
November 09, 2018
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New Brisbane Openings You Should Visit This Month

Make a dinner date with your favourite foodie friends.
By Sarah Ward
November 09, 2018
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  • Design & Style

    The Best Places to Buy Plants in Brisbane

    Fill your home and garden with gorgeous green babies.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Fortitude Music Hall Is the Valley's Huge New 3300-Person Live Entertainment Venue

    The sprawling art deco-style, chandelier-filled space pays tribute to Festival Hall.

  • Food & Drink

    Ivory Tusk Is Fortitude Valley's Soon-to-Open Palm Springs-Inspired Bar with a Garden Terrace

    It's taking over part of Woolly Mammoth — and adding a tropical vibe.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane River Is Getting Yet Another CBD Pedestrian Bridge

    It'll be the sixth bridge built between Hale Street and Gardens Point.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane International Film Festival Has Announced Its First 2019 Films

    The festival will celebrate the work of Baz Luhrmann, who’s on board as one of this year’s festival patrons.

  • Food & Drink

    Petrie Terrace Is Now Home to a Huge New Two-Level Bavarian Beer Hall

    Serving pork knuckles, schnitzels and steins of beer, the new venue seats 600, including in its string-lit beer garden.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Fyre Festival's Super-Dedicated Producer Andy King Is Heading Down Under to Chat at BIGSOUND

    He'll discuss events, water bottles and going above and beyond for your team.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best (and Most Colourful) Flower Festivals Happening Around Australia

    Pack the Zyrtec and get ready to frolic through glorious fields of tulips and cherry blossom trees.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Janet Jackson Is Headlining the National R&B Throwback Tour of Your Teenage Dreams

    She'll be joined by The Black Eyed Peas, 50 Cent, Jason Derulo and more — yes, all in one night.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Internationally Renowned 'Game of Thrones Live Concert Experience' Is Coming to Australia

    Relive dramatic moments from all eight seasons of the HBO show with a live orchestra, giant screens and medieval banquets.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane City Council Is Asking for Your Thoughts on Brisbane's New 45-Hectare Public Park

    It'll be Brisbane's biggest new park in 50 years — and you can submit your ideas.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best New True-Crime Podcasts to Binge-Listen ASAP

    Your commute to work will fly by thanks to these terrifying tales about the Zodiac Killer, unsolved murders and real life ghost hunters.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The ABC's Beloved Music Quiz Show 'Spicks and Specks' Is Coming Back This Year

    It's coming back — with the OG crew — for four new specials.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Click Frenzy's Huge Travel Sale Is Kicking Off Tonight

    Bag bargain deals on airfares, holiday packages, cruises, accomodation and more — but only for 29 hours.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane International Film Festival Has Just Revealed Its Full 2019 Lineup

    With more than 110 films over 11 days, including a Japanese gangster flick, the Queer Palme winner and an eye-opening doco about Scientology.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Neuron Mobility's Orange-Hued Electric Scooters Have Hit Brisbane's Streets

    The Singapore-based company has joined Lime, sending out 200 two-wheeled vehicles into the CBD, New Farm and South Brisbane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Weird and Wonderful Festivals to Track Down Around Australia

    Plan your next holiday around one of these out-there festivals with naked frisbee contests, beer-can boats, synchronised Nutbush dances and a surprising amount of ABBA.

  • Design & Style

    Five Pieces of Fashion History You Need to See at Bendigo Art Gallery's New Balenciaga Exhibition

    'Balenciaga: Shaping Fashion' is full of history with more than 100 pieces, photos and artefacts from the influential designer and the designers he influenced.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Finkelstein Gallery Is Melbourne's New Contemporary Gallery Dedicated to Women Artists

    It makes its debut this week, with an exhibition featuring the works of ten local and international women artists.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane's Iconic XXXX Brewery Is Hosting Its First-Ever Music Festival

    Party inside the home of the Milton Mango with five Aussie acts and lots of brews.

  • Food & Drink

    Ivory Tusk Is Fortitude Valley's New Palm Springs-Inspired Bar with a Garden Terrace

    Stop by the tropical-themed spot for tequila flights, gazpacho shooters and chorizo sliders.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Southeast Queensland Is Getting a New Waterside Reggae Festival Headlined by Shaggy and Sean Paul

    New Zealand's One Love Festival is making its Australian debut on the Gold Coast in 2020.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Shows, Parties and Installations to Lose Yourself In at Brisbane Festival 2019

    Walk through fire, see a theatre show in a cavernous warehouse and dance to house music backed by a gospel choir.

  • Food & Drink

    Twenty Highly Indulgent Food Festivals Happening Around Brisbane This Spring

    Eat all the mangoes, feast on oysters by the sea or try heaps of new beers around the city.

  • Food & Drink

    Beaux Rumble Is James Street's Soon-to-Open New York-Inspired Restaurant from a Michelin-Starred Chef

    Chef Alan Wise is returning to Australia to cook up brunches and woodfired fare in Ada Lane.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Places to See Wildflowers Around Australia This Spring

    Spot colourful blossoms in the wild while hiking through alpine meadows or picnicking in wattle fields.

  • Food & Drink

    Over-the-Top Burger Palace Milky Lane Arrives in Brisbane This Week

    The burger joint is finally bringing its monstrous burgs up north.

  • Design & Style

    Open House Brisbane 2019 Will Let You Explore 119 Buildings Over One Huge Weekend

    Explore the apartments located inside the Walter Taylor Bridge, step inside the Old Windmill Tower or wander behind the scenes at GOMA.

  • Food & Drink

    Fredericks Is West End's New Neon Pop-Up Bar Inspired by Old-School Ice Cream

    The eye-catching space is co-designed by the art director of 'Mad Max'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Brisbane's 'Fire Gardens' Installation Has Been Cancelled

    After delaying the event for a week due to the Queensland bushfires, Brisbane Festival has now cancelled the installation completely.

  • Food & Drink

    Yoko Dining Is Howard Smith Wharves' Soon-to-Open Waterside Japanese Izakaya and Bar

    With wagyu, gyoza and yuzu slushies, it'll take inspiration from Tokyo's lively bars.

  • Design & Style

    Tens of Thousands of Australians Will Take to the Streets to Demand Action on Climate Change

    If you're planning to join the crowds or you're pondering your transport options for the day, here's how the events will go down in your city.

  • Food & Drink

    El Camino Cantina Is Opening Its Next Colourful Tex-Mex Joint in Brisbane's North

    Setting up shop at Chermside, it'll seat 220 — and serve up plenty of margaritas and tacos.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Incredibly Epic Australian Beaches You Need to Swim In at Least Once in Your Life

    We've got some of the most idyllic white-sanded and blue-hued beaches in the world — and these are the ones you should add to your bucket list.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Exceptional Brisbane Art Exhibitions to Step Into This Spring

    See everything from glowing robots to stellar women artists to contenders for Brisbane's first portrait prize.

  • Food & Drink

    A 'Harry Potter'-Themed 'Potions' Bar Is Popping Up in Brisbane

    This latest 'Harry Potter'-themed event will see you attend a boozy Hogwarts potions class.

  • Travel & Leisure

    One of Australia's Most Beautiful Beaches Has Been Washed Away

    Coastal erosion has seen Stockton Beach gradually lose its coveted patch of sand over the last decade — but a recent storm has closed the beach almost entirely.

  • Food & Drink

    Sydney's Maybe Sammy Has Been Named as One of the World's Best Bars

    It’s the only Australian bar to make the cut in this year's competition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Must-See Films at the 2019 Brisbane International Film Festival

    See a moving 19th century Vietnamese drama, get your claws into a doco on New York's stray cats and revisit Baz Luhrmann's 'Romeo + Juliet'.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Uluru's Incredible 'Field of Light' Installation Has Been Extended Indefinitely

    A huge success since it first launched in 2016, Bruce Munro’s immersive installation will keep lighting up the Red Centre.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Rose's New Limited-Edition Gins Pay Boozy Tribute to the Sydney Opera House

    And you can sip the two tipples at the harbourside landmark's bars and restaurants, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Look Inside Teamlab's Psychedelic New Melbourne Exhibition 'Reversible Rotation'

    The art collective behind Tokyo's Digital Art Museum has brought a new exhibition of four impressive digital works to Melbourne.

  • Design & Style

    A Heap of Climate Change Protests Are Expected to Disrupt Cities Across Australia All Week

    Environmental protest group Extinction Rebellion will continue to demand government action on climate change with a week-long schedule of protests in Australia's major cities.

  • Food & Drink

    Winghaus Is Brisbane CBD's New American-Style Diner Dedicated to Wings and Beer

    Now open on Edward Street, it's serving up 40 beers — and negronis and margaritas — on-tap, plus wings in lots of ten, 15, 20, 50 or 100.

  • Food & Drink

    Moon Dog's Huge New Melbourne Bar Is the Most Over-the-Top Brewery in Australia

    Melbourne's Moon Dog World is open for business, featuring 72 taps, a jungle's worth of plants and even an indoor lagoon.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Stylish US Chain Ace Hotel Is Opening Its First Australian Outpost in Sydney

    The 18-storey development will feature 264 rooms, a ground-floor lobby bar, and rooftop bar and restaurant.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Woodford Folk Festival Has Announced Its Huge 2019–20 Lineup

    Southeast Queensland's annual end-of-year festival is back for its 34th year, with Amanda Palmer, Lior, Horrorshow and The Herd on the bill.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia's Biggest Harry Potter Store Has Opened in Melbourne

    The magical 500-square-metre store even has its own Platform 9 3/4.

  • Design & Style

    You Can Now Trade In Your Unwanted IKEA Furniture at Any of the Brand's Australian Stores

    Following a trial at its Tempe store, the Swedish retailer has launched its buy-back scheme nationally.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Holey Moley Is Opening Its Second Brisbane Mini-Golf Bar in the CBD

    Come next month, you'll be tap, tap, tapping around a 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off'-inspired hole and one in a room filled with flying cash.

  • Food & Drink

    The Tinsel Bar Is South Brisbane's Glittery New Spot with Cordial Cocktails and Fairy Bread

    It's also filled with neon lights, and includes Pop Rocks, Push Pops, toasties and boozy milkshakes on its menu.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Mona Foma's 2020 Program Is Here with Inflatable Mazes, Giant Puppets and Masked Cowboys

    Wander through the latest immersive installation by Architects of Air, see a huge puppet show in a gorge and catch crooner Orville Peck.

  • Food & Drink

    Betty's Burgers Has Added an Indulgent (But Affordable) Lobster Roll to Its Menu

    The $19 rolls are filled with fresh lobster meat, and they're only available for a few weeks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane's Most Extraordinary Spa Experiences

    Treat yourself to a meditative cocooning waterfall or a bath overlooking the Lamington National Park.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Lord Howe Island Has Been Named One of the Best Places to Visit in 2020 by Lonely Planet

    The NSW island took out the fifth spot on the annual travel destination list — and Central Asia's Silk Road came out on top.

  • Food & Drink

    Beaux Rumble Is James Street's New York-Inspired Restaurant from a Michelin-Starred Chef

    Tuck into wood-smoked oysters and wood-fired seafood at Alan Wise's new Ada Lane eatery.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six Stunning Works to Ogle at Sculpture by the Sea 2019

    Here are some of the best pieces to watch out for in the outdoor exhibition's 23rd year.

  • Food & Drink

    Five Nostalgic Sandwiches in Brisbane That'll Make You Feel Like a Kid Again

    When you're craving comfort (and a little adventure), these lunchtime treats tick all the right boxes.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A $15-Million Multi-Sensory Digital Art Gallery Is Opening in Melbourne

    The Lume will showcase the works of artists like Van Gogh and Da Vinci using moving images, music and smells.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Oche Is Fortitude Valley's Soon-to-Open Two-Storey Electronic Darts Bar

    The 360-person bar is opening in a historic flour mill this summer.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You'll Soon Be Able to Hire a Pet-Friendly Picnic Boat to Sail Through the Gold Coast

    Denmark company GoBoat is set to launch on the Gold Coast in January, with a fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane Commuters Will Receive Four Days of Free Train Travel Over the Next Month

    You'll be able to hop on a train for free on four consecutive Mondays in November and December.

  • Design & Style

    You Can Now Get Tiny Living Christmas Trees Delivered to Your Door

    The eco-friendly trees can be replanted once the festive season is over, too.

  • Design & Style

    Brisbane Could Soon Be Home to Five New Car-Free Green Bridges Across the River

    Open to pedestrians and cyclists, with public transport allowed on some, the proposed bridges will be spread across the city from Bowen Hills to Bellbowrie.

  • Food & Drink

    Stone and Wood Has Opened a Brewery and Taproom in Fortitude Valley

    It's now serving one-off small batch beers from the tank straight to your glass five days a week.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Haze of Smoke Is Currently Affecting the Air Quality in Brisbane

    Thick smoke from bushfires across Queensland and New South Wales is currently affecting large parts of the city.

  • Food & Drink

    This Boozy Advent Calendar Will Let You Unwrap a Bottle of Wine on Each of the 12 Days of Christmas

    Wine subscription service Good Pair Days is packaging up its best wines of the year — consider it an early Christmas present to yourself.

  • Food & Drink

    Stanley Is Howard Smith Wharves' New Two-Level Cantonese Restaurant and Bar

    It boasts dedicated kitchens for peking duck and dim sum — and spectacular river views.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Moonlight Cinema's Jam-Packed 2019–20 Program Is Here

    With a heap of new releases, retro flicks and Christmas specials.

  • Design & Style

    Australia's Most Stunning Venues Have Been Announced at the 2019 Eat Drink Design Awards

    With a Victorian gelato shop, a Brisbane hotel and out-of-town NSW cafe all snagging awards.

  • Food & Drink

    Archie Brothers Is Brisbane's New Circus-Themed Arcade Bar for Kidults

    The activity-filled venue from the team behind Holey Moley features dodgem cars, Mario Kart, bowling and colourful cocktails.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Picnic Spots in Brisbane

    Wait till the weather is just right, then fill your esky with cold beer, natural wine and an oversupply of snacks and get picnicking.

  • Design & Style

    The World's Most Sustainable Shopping Centre Is Set to Open in Melbourne Next Month

    Burwood Brickworks boasts its own 2000-square-metre urban rooftop farm and paddock-to-plate eatery.

  • Food & Drink

    Upstairs at Toombul Is Brisbane's New Neon-Lit, Fountain-Filled Food Precinct

    You'll find a circus-themed arcade bar, a restaurant with cheese wheel pasta and a ramen joint here.

  • Design & Style

    The Queensland Government Has Outlined Plans to Make Renting in Brisbane Slightly Less Painful

    Hanging a picture on your wall or welcoming a pet into your home might soon become much easier.

  • Design & Style

    Victoria Bitter Has Teamed Up With Mr Simple on a New Line of Pop Art-Inspired Clothing and Merch

    Created with visual artist Lee McConnell, the new range includes vintage-style t-shirts, socks, caps and stubby coolers.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane's Eight Best Indoor Workouts for When It's Far Too Hot to Exercise Outside

    Swap your after-work run for snowboarding, ice skating or a ninja warrior obstacle course.

  • Food & Drink

    TGI Fridays Will Open Its First Queensland Outpost Next Month

    The American chain is bringing its steaks, ribs, wings, burgers and hefty array of cocktails to the Gold Coast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Disney Has Just Launched Its New Streaming Platform — and Here's Everything You Can Watch on It

    Sign up for a free trial and you can get right into 600 films and 7000 episodes, including a new 'Star Wars' show, cult classics and 'The Simpsons'.

  • Food & Drink

    US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Is Opening Its First Aussie Store in Brisbane Next Month

    The first sticky scroll outpost will open before the year is out.

  • Food & Drink

    Yoko Dining Is Howard Smith Wharves' New Waterside Japanese Izakaya and Bar

    Serving up tonkatsu, tempura, yuzu slushies and plenty of sake — and river views.

  • Design & Style

    The Best 2019 Christmas Markets in Brisbane for Presents, Produce and Festive Feels

    With markets for platns, small batch goods and vegan wares, there's really no reason to go within a square kilometre of a shopping centre this year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Five-Screen Cinema Is Opening Inside Red Hill's Old Skate Arena This Weekend

    The graffiti-covered spot reopens 17 years after being gutted by a fire — with five days of $10 tickets.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Breweries in Brisbane

    With freshly brewed IPAs by the river and beer yoga in the 'burbs, Brisbane is a beer-lover's playground

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Grampians Is Getting an Epic New 160-Kilometre Multi-Day Walking Trail

    The hiking track will be complete by the end of 2020 — but if you're keen to check it out, a section of it is already open.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Holey Moley Has Opened Its Second Over-the-Top Brisbane Mini-Golf Bar in the CBD

    Head to the Wintergarden to tap, tap, tapping around nine themed holes — while drinking cocktails.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Drop Festival Returns for 2020 to Tour the Country's Most Iconic Surf Spots

    The boutique festival will once again follow the World Surf League Championships across the country, headlined by The Presets and Boy & Bear.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Pussycat Dolls, Steps and Smash Mouth Are Heading Down Under for a Huge Throwback Pop Tour

    All those Saturday mornings you spent watching 'Video Hits' are about to come in handy.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six Works to See at the NGV's World Premiere Keith Haring and Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition

    'Crossing Lines' charts the influential 80s artists' careers, friendship and untimely deaths — making the joint exhibition both powerful and personal.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Channing Tatum's 'Magic Mike Live' Show Is Coming to Australia So You Can Relive the Movie IRL

    The Hollywood star won't be on stage — but a troupe of other male dancers will be stripping up a storm in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Perth

  • Food & Drink

    The Ten Best Ice Cream and Gelato Joints in Brisbane

    The temperature is rising and the gelato is freezing; cool down with Brisbane's top tier of iced confections.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Australia's Airways Could Be Affected by an Industrial Strike Over the Christmas Holidays

    Jetstar workers have voted in favour of industrial action that could see see pilots, baggage handlers and ground crew walk off the job in the coming weeks.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Can Now Take Your Pet Pooch for a CityCat Ride Along the Brisbane River

    TransLink is trialling the move for three months between December 2019 and March 2020.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Sydney Is Now Home to an 80-Kilometre Coastal Walking Track Stretching from Bondi to Manly

    The epic — and super-scenic — trek wanders past secluded coves, spectacular views, bushland, clifftops, and landmarks such as the Sydney Opera House and the Sydney Harbour Bridge.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Eight Blockbuster Art Exhibitions to See Across Australia This Summer

    Plan interstate trips around visits to see Picasso, Keith Haring and 200 supernatural Japanese works at Australia's best galleries.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane Now Has Its Own Gin So You Can Sip Cocktails While Celebrating the City

    The handcrafted small-batch gin is now available in more than 20 venues around Brisbane — and to buy online.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Oche Is Fortitude Valley's New Two-Storey Electronic Darts Bar

    Located in a historic flour mill, the 360-person bar boasts self-scoring boards, mojito and limoncello gummy bear bowls, and six types of G&Ts on the menu.

  • Food & Drink

    Brisbane's Best New Bars of 2019

    The city's very best boozy additions of the year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Heap of Flights Will be Cancelled This Weekend Due to an Industrial Strike

    Jetstar pilots, baggage handlers and ground crew will take industrial action over three days.

  • Travel & Leisure

    NSW's Cabarita Beach Has Been Named Australia's Best Beach for 2020

    Two inland beaches have made the Tourism Australia list for the first time, too.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best Movies Hardly Anyone Saw in 2019

    With this year's big blockbusters hogging all the hype, you might have missed this electrifying Swedish horror-fantasy film and the unbelievable true tale of an Australian journo and artist. Now's the time to catch up.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best New TV Shows of 2019

    From melancholy animation and offbeat sketch comedies to a grim drama based on a real-life tragedy — and they're all available to stream.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Eye-Catching Artworks You Need to See at GOMA's Thought-Provoking 'Water' Exhibition

    The Brisbane gallery currently has an indoor stream, water hole and snowman — and, given the current state of the climate, each piece packs quite a contemplative punch.

  • Food & Drink

    TGI Fridays Has Opened Its First Queensland Outpost on the Gold Coast

    The American chain is now serving its steaks, ribs, wings, burgers and hefty array of cocktails at Robina Town Centre.

  • Food & Drink

    US Bakery Chain Cinnabon Has Opened Its First Aussie Store in Brisbane

    And a second sticky scroll outpost is due to launch early next year.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Six Other Things to Do on Christmas Day in Brisbane

    Contrary to popular belief, the city keeps on turning on Christmas Day — if you're not otherwise engaged, go see a movie, inhale dumplings or picnic in a park.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Ten Best Films of 2019

    This year we reviewed close to 150 films — and this devious South Korean masterpiece and hard-to-watch Australian thriller are among the absolute best.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane Public Transport Will Be Free on New Year's Eve

    So you can get to and from the fireworks without spending a penny.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Australia Is Now Home to the Southern Hemisphere's First Museum of Underwater Art

    The first two artworks have just been installed off Townsville, with four locations planned across the Great Barrier Reef.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Six Works to See at the NGA's New Landmark 'Matisse & Picasso' Exhibition

    The Australian-first exhibition charts the relationship, friendship and rivalry between two of the 20th century's greatest artists across more than 200 paintings and sculptures.

  • Food & Drink

    These 300 Australian Restaurants Are Offering Half-Price Meals for Five Weeks

    The Fork Festival wants to lure you out of the house for a cheap meal this summer.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films You Need to See in 2020

    Get ready for the long-awaited 'Bill & Ted Face the Music' to an 'Inception'-like flick and Sofia Coppola's new film starring Bill Murray.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Must-Visit Places to Plan Your 2020 Travel Adventures Around

    It's time to hike through Armenia, sleep in a floating ecolodge on the Amazon and ride rollercoasters at a wind-powered theme park in Sweden.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Can Now Hire a Pet-Friendly Picnic Boat to Sail Through the Gold Coast

    Denmark company GoBoat has just launched its fleet of easy-to-operate BYO picnic boats on the Gold Coast.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Golden Globe-Winning Films and TV Shows to Add to Your 2020 Must-Watch List

    If you're going to binge watch something this year, make sure it's one of these top-notch titles.

  • Food & Drink

    Melbourne Coffee Pioneer Industry Beans Has Opened Its First Brisbane Cafe

    Here, coffee is grown and roasted on site — and served in the brand's famed bubble-tea like cold brew.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Metro Arts Is Moving from the CBD to West End's West Village This Autumn

    Its new 680-square-metre home will feature an underground theatre, two galleries, two rehearsal rooms and an outdoor event area.

  • Food & Drink

    Plant-Based Chippery Lord of the Fries Has Finally Opened in Brisbane

    The Melbourne-born ethical fast food chain lands in Fortitude Valley.

  • Food & Drink

    All Proceeds From This Adorable Limited-Edition Mr Black Coffee Liqueur Will Be Donated to Bushfire Relief

    WIRES will receive 100 percent of sale proceeds for this koala-adorned cold brew tipple.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Brisbane's New 45-Hectare Inner-City Public Park Will Feature a Huge Lake and a High Ropes Course

    The just-announced draft plan for Victoria Park Vision also include wetlands, waterholes, mountain-bike trails and community gardens.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Kangaroo Island

    While the west side of the South Australian island has been recently ravaged by bushfires, the eastern half — and its wineries, beaches, oyster farms and accommodation — are still open and as beautiful as ever.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to the Adelaide Hills

    This acclaimed wine region is home to a pizzeria in a 130-year-old church, a gin distillery, a historic German settlement and even a giant rocking horse — all just half an hour from Adelaide.

  • Food & Drink

    Messina Has Released a New Line of Mini Gelato Cakes Perfect for When You Don't Want to Share

    Because every day is a good day to eat an entire cake by yourself.

  • Food & Drink

    Say Cheers to 2019's Hottest 100 Aussie Craft Beers

    You've heard 2019's best songs — now drink the year's best brews.

  • Food & Drink

    Lefty's Music Hall Is Reopening Under New Management Next Month

    After closing suddenly late last year, the Caxton Street favourite is making a comeback.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Seven Exciting New Art Exhibitions, Installations and Events Coming to Australia This Year

    Start filling up your 2020 art calendar with art festivals, world-first exhibitions and visits to Australia's new museum of underwater art.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Discover Sonoma County

    One moment you could big sipping vino from California's oldest winery. The next, you could be soaring through monstrous redwood trees on a zipline.

  • Design & Style

    Why You Should Visit California's Sonoma County If You're Passionate About Sustainability

    The locals of this Northern California region are proving that living and travelling sustainably isn’t a trend — it’s something they’ve been doing all along.

  • Food & Drink

    How to Eat and Drink Your Way Around California's Sonoma County

    Centuries-old wineries, award-winning restaurants and a dedication to keeping things local and sustainable — Sonoma County is the very antithesis of pretentious and glittery wine country.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Top Outdoor Adventures You Can Have in California's Sonoma County

    Beyond this Northern Californian region’s reputation for good food and wine, there’s stunning and richly diverse scenery just waiting to be explored.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alliance Francaise French Film Festival Has Revealed Its Hefty 2020 Lineup

    This year's program — which kicks off in March — features voodoo, space travel and distinctive deerskin jackets.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Green Day, Weezer and Fall Out Boy Are Joining Forces for a Huge Down Under Tour

    The three legendary bands are bringing their Hella Mega Tour to our shores this November.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Bilpin and Surrounds

    Now's the perfect time to take a drive along the Bells Line of Road for summer fruits, garden walks and cute cabins stays.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Alice Springs' Dazzling Parrtjima Festival Has Revealed Its Luminous 2020 Program

    Now in its fifth year, the festival celebrates Indigenous arts, culture and storytelling.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Valentine's Day Ideas Under $50 That Aren't a Set Menu Dinner

    Celebrate love (or just have fun) without breaking the bank.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Thirteen 2020 Oscar-Winning Films You Should Watch Immediately

    Catch up on the best films of the last year, from historic winner 'Parasite' to two films you can stream on Netflix right now.

  • Food & Drink

    The Sound Garden Is Brunswick Mall's New Three-Level Bar, Restaurant and Live Music Venue

    It's serving up breakfast gnocchi on weekends and live music every night of the week.

  • Food & Drink

    Glass Island Is Australia's Gleaming New Three-Level Floating Venue

    It's currently floating around Sydney Harbour — and it'll head to Brisbane later in the year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Everything You Need to Put In Your Diary for March

    Party in the museum, eat all the cheese and bounce through an inflatable theme park for adults.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Distilleries Are Auctioning Off Rare and Limited-Edition Spirits for Bushfire and Drought Relief

    More than 100 distilleries have donated over 200 bottles — including companies like Four Pillars, Starward and Archie Rose.

  • Design & Style

    Seven Ways You Can Volunteer to Help with Bushfire Recovery Across Australia

    From knitting pouches for joeys to planting trees on bushfire-affected farms, there are plenty of ways you can help.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Out-of-Town Events Worthy of a Road Trip This Autumn

    Get out of the city and visit festivals dedicated to potatoes, oysters and blues music.

  • Food & Drink

    Petrie Terrace's Beloved Lefty's Music Hall Has Reopened Under New Management

    The Caxton Street favourite is back — and serving up whisky apples, cheeseburger spring rolls, and rockabilly and country music.

  • Design & Style

    The Iconic Has Launched a Stylish New Pet Fashion Range for Supremely Adorable Dogs

    Because your pupper deserves its own fleece-lined denim vest, cable-knit sweater, macrame lead and Driza-Bone oilskin coat.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Acclaimed West End Musical 'Everybody's Talking About Jamie' Is Coming to Australia

    Based on a true story, this feel-good hit will premiere at the Sydney Opera House before touring the rest of the country.

  • Food & Drink

    New Brisbane Openings to Put in Your Diary

    The newbies we're counting the days for.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best of Berlinale 2020: Ten Films We Can't Wait to Hit Cinemas Down Under

    We hopped over to the Berlin International Film Festival to get the jump on what's coming soon to cinemas.

  • Food & Drink

    Mei Wei Is Brisbane's New Late-Night Underground Dumpling Bar

    Serving up potstickers, dim sum and barbecued meats in the Treasury.

  • Food & Drink

    The Seven Best Beer-Fuelled Things to Do at Brewsvegas 2020

    Brewery crawls, petting zoos, 90s-style kids's games shows and free rock 'n' roll parties — Brisbane's citywide beer festival is back.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Australian Government Has Announced a Ban on Non-Essential Events of More Than 500 People

    The ban, which will impact the likes of sporting games, concerts and food festivals, will come into place on Monday, March 16.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Australian Government Has Announced That Everyone Arriving From Overseas Must Self-Isolate for 14 Days

    Australians have also been advised to take social distancing measures, including refraining from shaking hands.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The Best Things to Do in Brisbane This Week

    Warm up with a hot, buttery and boozy beverage at this pop-up bar and pick up luxe goodies at a three-day boho-inspired market.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Here's What Has Been Cancelled, Postponed and Suspended Across Australia Due to COVID-19

    From the Royal Easter Show to Vivid and the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, here's where the industry has been hit.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Highlights of the 22nd Biennale of Sydney 2020

    Visit a heart wrenching memorial, walk through an immersive exhibition inside a tunnel and see a sarcophagus at this citywide exhibition.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    The NGV Is Launching Virtual Tours of All Its Current Blockbuster Exhibitions

    The at-home art fix includes tours of the 'Kaws' exhibition, a digital Hokusai piece to browse and many eBooks.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Online Museum, Gallery and Landmark Tours That'll Help You Virtually Get Out of the House

    See the Smithsonian's dinosaur fossils, check out the Sistine Chapel and experience Japan's luminous digital art museum with the click of a few buttons.

  • Food & Drink

    These Brisbane Restaurants Are Offering New Takeaway Options to Help You Eat Well at Home

    Eateries across the city are adapting because of COVID-19 concerns, and are now offering oysters, barbecued meats, chilli crab pasta and craft brews via takeaway.

  • Food & Drink

    Australian Restaurants, Cafes and Pubs Are Transforming Into Convenience Stores and Grocers

    Skip the supermarket lines and pick up your groceries from your local instead — or get them delivered to your door.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Five Captivating Podcasts to Help Make Your Time at Home a Bit More Interesting

    Get lost in a gripping true-crime mystery, learn a new language or binge a nine-episode show about a hacker mum.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Brisbane Japanese Joints Serving Up Ramen, Katsu and Bentos for Takeaway and Delivery

    From $5 ramen to 15-piece sashimi platters, these are our favourite Japanese meals to eat at home.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films About Isolation, Confinement and Loneliness You Can Stream Right Now

    While you're cooped up at home, you can watch films about being isolated on the moon, trying to escape a coffin and plunging into delirium in a haunted hotel.

  • Food & Drink

    The Five Best Hot Cross Buns You Can Get Delivered Across Brisbane

    Order a box of spiced, chocolatey or gluten-free buns to your home.

  • Food & Drink

    Twelve Australian Coffee Roasters Delivering Beans and Fresh Grounds to Your Door

    Order excellent coffee at the click of a button, no matter where you are.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Ways to Upskill Without Leaving the House

    Spend your time inside learning to write with Margaret Atwood, cooking with Massimo Bottura or painting a masterpiece for your lounge room.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Seven Travel Live-Streams from Around the World That'll Make You Feel Like You're on Holidays

    Virtually escape your lounge room to visit the northern lights, hang out at Tokyo's eerily quiet Shibuya Crossing or try and spot the Loch Ness Monster.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Classic and Eclectic Films You Can Stream This Easter Long Weekend

    Some feature bunnies. Some include eggs. Some have provocative takes on religion.

  • Food & Drink

    Eight Boozy Subscription Services for When You Need to Restock Your Liquor Cabinet

    Get espresso martinis, rare gins or chilled tinnies dropped at your door every month.

  • Food & Drink

    The Best Virtual Happy Hours for Your Working-from-Home Knockoffs

    Send your mates a calendar invite and get set for a night of beer trivia, wine tasting and cocktail making at home.

  • Food & Drink

    Six Quarantine Cooking Projects That Aren't Baking Sourdough

    Just because everyone else in your newsfeed is making it, doesn't mean you have to. Here are some other culinary creations to keep you entertained instead.

  • Travel & Leisure

    The Best Ways to Celebrate a Mate's Birthday During COVID-19

    From virtual drag bingo nights to cakes from Australia's best chefs, here are the best ways to celebrate a birthday, isolation-style.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Impressive Gifts You Can Get Delivered to Your Mum This Mother's Day

    You'll have to try harder than just taking her out to lunch this year.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A Heap of Animated Films You Can Stream Right Now for a Huge Dose of Nostalgia

    Pull on your comfiest outfit, pop plenty of corn and prepare for a marathon of 'FernGully', 'The Land Before Time', Studio Ghibli hits and Disney favourites.

  • Food & Drink

    Ten Food and Cooking Shows You Can Stream Right Now to Help Up Your Quarantine Kitchen Game

    Whether you want to learn to cook with Nigella Lawson, bake with Noel Fielding from 'The Mighty Boosh' or travel the world with David Chang, there's a show for you.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Here's What the Queensland Government's Moratorium on Rental Evictions Means for You

    To help those financially impacted by COVID-19, the government has temporarily banned some evictions. But there's a bit of fine print — here's what you need to know.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Queensland Will Start Lifting Some Stay-at-Home Restrictions From Next Weekend

    You'll be able to go for a drive, have a picnic, visit a national park and shop for non-essential items.

  • Food & Drink

    Disney, McDonald's and IKEA Have Shared Their Secret Recipes with the World During COVID-19

    Have a go at recreating IKEA's legendary meatballs, try whipping up a McMuffin or recreate Disney's Mickey Mouse-shaped beignets.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Five Scenic Hikes You Can Enjoy Within 50 Kilometres of Brisbane

    Climb a mountain, go looking for koalas or wander around a lake.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Is What Australia's Three-Step Roadmap Out of COVID-19 Lockdown Looks Like

    Step one includes regional travel, opening restaurants and gatherings of up to ten — and all three steps are expected to be implemented by July.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Ten Places You Can Day-Trip to Within 150 Kilometres of Brisbane

    Head out of town for coastal walks along the beach, glow worms and scenic sights aplenty.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    Ten Films and TV Shows You Need to Stream This Month

    Cancel your plans to get stuck into a fascinating documentary about eight people living in a biodome, a choose-your-own-adventure movie and a twisty, puzzle-like mystery.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Is What You Can and Can't Do in Queensland from Midnight on May 15

    The state's stay-at-home rules are easing again — here's what you need to know.

  • Arts & Entertainment

    A List of All the Wes Anderson Films, Ranked

    No one makes movies quite like Wes Anderson, so we've revisited and ranked them all.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Regional Holidays within Queensland Will Be Allowed from June 12

    Queenslanders will be able to travel up to 250 kilometres away from home, and stay overnight — while staying within the state.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Waterside Picnic Spots In and Around Brisbane That You Might Not Have Visited

    Fill a basket with tasty treats and head to a hidden beach, suburban lagoon or scenic lake.

  • Food & Drink

    You and Nine Mates Can Hire Out The Tivoli for Dinner, Dancing and Live Tunes

    You'll get the place to yourself, feast on a four-course dinner and dance the night away.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Eight Cabins, Cottages and Chalets You Can Get Cosy In within 250 Kilometres of Brisbane

    Because cold weather means holing up in cute hideaways — sitting by the fire or in a spa and surrounded by trees, bushland and mountains.

  • Travel & Leisure

    A Weekender's Guide to Queensland's Bundaberg Region

    Watch baby turtles hatch, swim at the Southern Great Barrier Reef, then sample award-winning local gin and rum.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Queensland Will Further Ease Travel, Entertainment and Hospitality Restrictions from Midday on June 1

    The state is bringing forward its second stage of eased limits — including travelling anywhere within Queensland, and allowing 20 people in cafes, restaurants, pubs and clubs.

  • Travel & Leisure

    This Is What You Can and Can't Do in Queensland from Midday on June 1

    Queensland's roadmap out of lockdown has reached its second stage — here's what you need to know.

  • Travel & Leisure

    You Can Now Take Your Pet Pooch for a Ride on Brisbane's CityCats and Ferries

    After trialling the move since late 2019, TransLink is now letting dogs onboard on a permanent basis.

  • Food & Drink

    Harry's Pizza

    Nab a $5 pizza at Welcome to Bowen Hills' permanent pizza place.

  • Food & Drink

    Mary Mae's _ WIP

    The Powerhouse's new all-day riverside eatery and bloody mary bar.

  • Travel & Leisure

    Maniax Brisbane

    Hurl hatches at Newstead's awe throwing joint.

  • Food & Drink

    I Like Ramen

    All-vegan bowls of ramen are coming out of the kitchen inside the The Flying Cock.

  • Food & Drink

    The Terrace by E'cco

    Southeast Asian fare, vibrant cocktails and a great value happy hour in an al fresco space.

  • Food & Drink

    Fat Belly Jack's

    Petrie Terrace's new home of Nashville-style fried chicken and boilermakers.

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