Birdees – Open seven days in the heart of Fortitude Valley, has three bars, an awesome function space, a tiki-inspired rooftop beer garden, 12 metre long pool, private booths and live entertainment.
Alfred & Constance – You can’t help but feel like you’re catching up with old mates when you visit Alfred & Constance. Named after the two Fortitude Valley street corners on which it sits, this establishment is actually two neighbouring Queenslander homes linked by a walkway, with a number of different eating and drinking spots.
Brunswick & Ann – Housed in the old bank building, its tap list is bound to satisfy the craft beer phenomenon. There are 26 taps across the two levels with the basement bar still containing the original four walls to the old bank vault.
The GPO Hotel encapsulates all that is the Valley. With open-air balconies and Italian leather lounges surrounding sleek marble bars, GPO is a well-known celebrity haunt for local, interstate and international celebrities and sports stars. With a range of the best national and international DJs gracing the decks of the Main Room and a Lounge Bar.
Beat Mega Club – Brisbane’s longest-running dance club across five floors, seven bars, guest DJs and drag shows. The nightclub has been open for over 3 decades and is a favourite of the city’s gay and lesbian community.
You’ll be pleased to find a bit of everything in Brisbane. Check out the Institute of Modern Art, the Brisbane Modern Art Gallery and Heiser Gallery, Jan Murphy Gallery, Mitchell Fine Art, Philip Bacon Galleries, RedSea, Artisan, and TW Fine Art.
Check out the streets with this fabulous street tour of Brisbane street art Brisbane Greeters run bespoke tours all over Brisbane. Choose Fortitude Valley as your location and say you’re interested in street art to be taken on a three-hour tour exploring the stories and people behind murals and other pieces in the area.
Near by Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) is Brisbane’s leading venue for live performances and they showcase some of the best performances from Australia and around the world. For more information on what is coming up you can see more here. ( www.qpac.com.au ).
New Farm has the Brisbane Power House (http://brisbanepowerhouse.org) which features various art and cultural events and food as well as the Sunday markets which is always wonderful.
Sciencentre is a fabulous place of intrigue and fascination. Located in South Bank and ideal for kids and adults alike. View the current and upcoming exhibitions here. (http://www.sciencentre.qm.qld.gov.au)
The Collective Markets are a South Bank must-do experience while in Brisbane. They feature plenty of cool trinkets and goodies that you won’t find anywhere else including arts, crafts, home wares, collectibles, exotic items, designer fashion, handmade jewellery and much more.