What’s on in Brisbane: Weekend Edition

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Are you planning an adventurous weekend in Brisbane? Are you ready to experience the city in a completely new way? We know that planning is stressful and deciding on where to go for dinner can take longer than dinner itself! So, we’ve created the ultimate guide for what’s on in Brisbane this weekend so that you can make every weekend in Brisbane amazing. 

Here’s our guide to the best places to eat, drink, stay, and adventure to make your weekend in Brisbane unforgettable!

Where to Eat

La Vue

If you’re here for the ambiance, La Vue is the place to be! With a quiet, intimate atmosphere, this is the perfect place to enjoy your company. The best part? La Vue offers spectacular views of the iconic Story Bridge. The views of the river and Brisbane at night make this a perfect place to sip a glass of wine and enjoy some exquisite scallops.

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Double Shot New Farm

Who doesn’t love brunch? We found one of the best brunch spots in all of Brisbane. At Double Shot New Farm you will find an exceptional tasting brunch that looks as good as it tastes. So, if you’re looking for brunch and possibly an artsy Instagram photo, Double Shot is the move!

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Port Office Dining Room

Ready to escape from the office? We found an office that you’ll actually enjoy spending time at! Filled with everything you could imagine, from a colonial wine bar to a truly impressive dining room, The Office has it all. Check out their exquisite wine selection and enjoy a romantic evening.

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Bar Alto

As a refurbished power station, Bar Alto creates a truly unique space. Overlooking the Brisbane River, the views and the food create the perfect dining experience. Did we mention there’s a rooftop terrace? Cocktails are great, but a cocktail overlooking the river is even better!

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Betty’s Burgers & Concrete Co.

We’ve talked a lot about fine dining, but we can’t forget about the all-important burger joint. At Betty’s, you’ll find the quintessential burger with a fresh vibe. We never knew that burgers could look this good!

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Where to Drink

Mr. & Mrs. G Riverbar

Drinks on the pier, does it get any better? The exotic cocktails mixed with the seasonal tapas are sure to make your mouth water. Whether you want to share a cocktail or have one for yourself, the possibilities are endless. The Riverbar is the perfect place to kick off the evening and enjoy a beautiful Brisbane afternoon.

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Newstead Brewing Co.

Grabs some brews with your buds at this iconic Brisbane brewery. With a wide range of beers, there is one to suit every taste bud. We are big fans of the atmosphere in their simple steel warehouse brewery. Plus, if you get a little hangry, their pizzas are unbelievable!

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All In Brewing Co.

Industrial is in, right? At this unique brewery, you’ll find over 20 beers on tap and an unbeatable vibe. One of the best parts is the rotating food trucks! These trucks only add to the urban experience of the brewery.

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Junk Bar

Don’t blink, you may miss this bar and that would be an absolute shame! This intimate lounge bar provides the perfect environment to have the best night out. The quirky and unique vibe found here is unlike any other in Brisbane. So, grab all your mates and hit the town. Plus, you can reserve the lounge for an even more intimate event.

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Laruche

Welcome to the beehive, it’s French. If you love cocktails in an eclectic atmosphere, Laruche is the place for you. As both a bar and a nightclub, this wonderland of originality is sure to make your night unforgettable (but if the memory is a little fuzzy, the pictures will look fantastic). Be sure to try the house punch, you’ll be glad you did!

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Where to Stay

Spicers Balfour Hotel

Whether you’re a local or just visiting, Spicers will make Brisbane feel like home. Located in the trendy suburb of New Farm, you’ll be right in the middle of all of the action! That is, of course, if you decide to leave the room, which is an absolute sanctuary. We know that life in the city can be exhausting, so spend your weekend rewarding yourself with an escape!

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Treasury Hotel

Old world meets contemporary at the Treasury. If you are seeking a decadent weekend, this is your stop. A five-star hotel in the heart of Brisbane’s best nightlife, this stay will be unlike any other. Don’t forget about the extra special hotel packages that will turn your stay from amazing to out of this world! Treat yourself any weekend with some champagne on ice and the experience you deserve!

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Gambaro Hotel Brisbane

We know that you’re a celebrity to those you love, so treat yourself like one! Not only does this adorable boutique hotel have all the accommodations you could ask for, but it also has some of the best food in Brisbane is located right downstairs. Both the Black Hide Steakhouse and the Best Seafood Restaurant Australia 2017, Gambaro Seafood, will be sure to fill you up before a night on the town.

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Heal House

Are you tired of hotels? We get it. That’s why we love the Heal House. The attention to detail here is unparalleled. Spend your morning in an adorable reading nook on a verandah after a mouth-watering breakfast made just for you. The Heal House is the perfect place to take someone you love. The ambiance and privacy will absolutely make your weekend remarkable.

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FV by Peppers

Ready to escape Brisbane without ever leaving? This iconic Brisbane accommodation is modeled after New York skyscrapers and have every amenity you can think of. Rejuvenate your mind and body with the heated u-shaped skyline pool and a yoga retreat. Enjoy 360-degree views of the Brisbane skyline (p.s. This skyline makes for the perfect Instagram photo).

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Where to Adventure

Riverlife

Brisbane from the river is truly spectacular. We know it’s tough to break away from your weekend accommodations, but this is worth it. Riverlife will make your weekend memorable with special weekend only events. Embark on a paddle down the river, but it doesn’t end there. Once you get back to shore, enjoy a Brisbane barbeque. It’s a new way to see the city!

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Adventure Moreton Island

Ready for every adventure you can think of? Moreton Island has it all from paddle-boarding, snorkeling, boat rides, fishing, and so much more! Experience Brisbane below the surface and get up-close and personal with the sea life. Continue your weekend of relaxation and adventure with a leisurely paddle around the island. There is no shortage of adventure here!

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Lone Pine

Animals are one of the best mood enhancers around and there is no shortage of them at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary. These furry bears are a majestic trademark of Australia. You can even get a close-up with one of the koalas, a once in a lifetime experience. There are no shortage of animals and cuteness at this spectacular sanctuary.

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Glass House Mountains Rock Climbing & Abseiling

One of the best views of Brisbane is of the iconic Glass House Mountains. Now you can do more than just look at them! Take the day and adventure to the top of the mountains. Climb your way to the top and abseil back down. We know that life in the city gets busy, this is the perfect retreat from the city bustle.

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Story Bridge Adventure Climb

We think that the best way to see Brisbane is from the iconic Story Bridge. This adventurous bridge climb will challenge you in the best ways possible. Take a couple hours out of your weekend to adventure to the top of the bridge. If you’re ready for a little extra speed and less time, their express climb will leave you with the same unforgettable views. We know that this will be a climb to remember!

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We hope you enjoyed our first blog! Make your Brisbane weekend unforgettable. As a little thank you from Story Bridge Adventure Climb, receive 20% off a climb with code BRISBANEWEEKEND!

 

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