Brisbane’s after-dark culture is a mixture of specialty bars, cool clubs and excellent live music venues. These are clustered around The City and Fortitude Valley.
The Valley’s clubbing scene is thriving, with three floors of state-of-the-art DJ entertainment. For a more laidback night out, try Birdees Backpackers where you can grab a cocktail bucket and play a game of board games with friends. Besides The Brisbane Club, here are a few popular options to consider.
An urban oasis in the heart of Fortitude Valley, Cloudland brings mad maximilism to a whole new level with 4 levels, 5000 plants and a worldclass restaurant with a retractable roof. The dining ambience creates a relaxed enviroment for your friends to catch up and chat over drinks and a good meal.
Whether it’s a plated three-course wedding dinner in the Rose Room, cocktail-style reception in the Cellar or something more intimate in the Alice Room, Cloudland offers bespoke wedding packages and impeccable service. Their dedicated Wedding Executive will be with you every step of the way to help bring your dream wedding to life.
The stunning interiors are inspired by the wonders of nature with a nod to classic elegance and Vegas-style showmanship. From sweeping staircases to brass and chandeliers, the club is designed to make you feel like you are in a fantasy land. The venue also hosts a variety of events including a dance floor, an outdoor garden and two bars. You can visit the club on Wednesday night to twirl into free swing dancing lessons with Empire Swing or listen to live ’30s music from a local jazz band.
2. The Beat
The Brisbane club scene is very active with a wide variety of bars and clubs. The city is a popular destination for tourists, with many clubs offering cheap drinks and good music. There are also several gay venues in the city. The Beat is one of the most well-known, with the huge venue attracting visitors from all over Australia.
A massive gay nightclub that has multiple dance floors and a few bars, The Beat is a great place to meet people and have fun. The staff is friendly, and the drinks are cheap. The music is great, and the crowd can be mixed, so there’s something for everyone.
The Beat is a sexy and flamboyant club with different rooms and a cafeteria. The rooms have their own theme and music style. There are also drag shows. It is the most famous LGBT nightclub in Brisbane and one of the oldest. It was built on Ann Street in Fortitude Valley, a main road through the city center, and about 50,000 cars pass it daily. This makes it the most visited club in Brisbane.
3. The City
As the Queensland capital, Brisbane is a hub of commerce and culture. The city center’s skyline is defined by tall buildings, with the CBD centered around Queen Street Mall and a legal precinct around Adelaide and George streets. It’s also home to the Queensland Museum and Sciencentre, an innovative interactive museum that ranks among Australia’s top modern art venues.
The City is a vibrant shopping, dining, and accommodation destination for both locals and visitors alike. Stroll through the city’s heritage-rich retail hub of Queen Street, a pedestrian-only strip that houses leading department stores and boutiques. Or visit luxury precincts like Wintergarden, QueensPlaza and Brisbane Arcade.
Enjoy the city’s stunning weather year-round with a picnic or barbeque in New Farm Park, a heritage-listed riverfront public park famous for its rose garden and playgrounds. Or explore the quaint charms of hidden laneways and rooftop bars. For foodies, the city’s burgeoning restaurant scene has something to offer, from Italian eateries and breweries to fine diners and all-day cafes. And for sports fans, the city is a mecca, with a competitive sports culture that includes the Brisbane Lions AFL team and the Broncos NRL team.
4. The Wickham
The Wickham, best known for its annual Big Gay Day street party, isn’t a stranger to nips and tucks, but this multi-million dollar revamp from Newline Design has given it a whole new level of vivacious pizazz. The revamped beer garden has a built-in stage and is designed for casual socialising, eating, drinking and dancing. Meanwhile, the former Corner Bar and Studio spaces have scored colour-soaked makeovers to become The Peacock Room and Garland Room, respectively.
Adrian Lukis, who portrayed the charming if dastardly soldier in 1995’s Pride and Prejudice, reprises the role for this one-man show. As the title suggests, we join Wickham for his 60th birthday at a pensive crossroads in life, still married to Lydia Bennet (the Jejune of Jane Austen’s social satire) and contemplating how much he has outlived Lord Byron, Regency London courtesan Harriette Wilson and Mrs. Bennet. He recounts his life, warts and all, in this wry, intimate drama. It’s proof that charm still gets us everywhere, even if we’re not the most conventional of characters. Suitable for ages 16+.
5. Mi Casa
Mi Casa is Brisbane’s resort style photo shoot location. It is a large natural light filled home situated on a stunning 1600m2 property. The front and back outdoor areas are amazing and boast tropical gardens and a luxurious pool. The house is available for photo shoots and private events.
Downstairs you’ll find the vibrant nightclub, while above you’ll discover the rooftop. Here, you can enjoy the view while you sip on cocktails or refreshing beers. There is also a great selection of tapas and a range of wines to choose from.
The band is an ebullient pop outfit that blends jazz, dance music, and R&B with African and Brazilian traditions. They broke through with their 2011 debut, Mi Casa, and have remained chart favorites in South Africa since then with singles like These Streets.
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