A tiny 2 storey drinking house renowned for their high-class cocktails and simple modern bites, Apo is a unique gem hidden within the otherwise vibrant Valley nightlife scene. Passionate about the basics of great beer, wine, food and music, this boutique bar is rich in ambience and is a perfect spot to un-wind after work or for a late-night tipple and bite.
Eleven Rooftop Bar
Featuring picturesque views over Fortitude Valley to the city skyline, Eleven Rooftop and Bar offers an appealing blend of modern dining, sophisticated beverages and serene surroundings. Contemporary décor with an exclusive feel, this lounge bar is loved for its idyllic location, best enjoyed with one of their signature cocktail creations or a drop from their generous drinks list.
Greaser is a rustic local hangout, boasting a cellar-inspired heritage setting, clad with on-trend street art and industrial décor. Loved for their late-night bites, their American-style feeds of burgers, dogs and wings and matched with a well-stocked bar of craft beers, artisanal cocktails and top-end liquors.
A hideaway bar within an iconic venue of Brisbane’s nightlight history, this underground local haunt is a 20 to 30-somethings’ wonderland. Home to pan-asian street food designed to share, Heya Bar is a plate to drink, eat, dance or play. Keep an eye out for their hidden bars and late-night dancefloor sessions.
Entertaining by nature, this vibrant and playful Japanese eatery is famous throughout Brisbane for their freshly handmade dumplings. A welcoming social house rich in atmosphere, Harajuku Gyoza plates up traditional dishes designed to share, local and international brews and of course, their signature savoury and sweet gyoza enjoyed by the plateful.
Passionate about the Thai culture, LONgTIME offers a unique blend of South-East Asian flavours that is enjoyed by the masses. An ambient eatery tucked away from the bustle of China Town, either pull up a pew at the communal-style dining area, secure an intimate booth or perch at the bar while enjoying flavoursome authentic dishes best shared with friends.
Happy Boy is a bustling local hangout boasting a crisp contemporary interior and vibrant local feels. With origins of a rustic industrial dining hall in nearby Spring Hill, Happy Boy made the move to the vibrant Fortitude Valley where they continue to plate up their authentic yet modern Chinese fare, paired with a handpicked selection of top local and international wines.
Side hustle to their iconic sister restaurant, Gerard’s Bar is a sophisticated wine bar and eating house offering up the best of local and international wines, beers and liquors. Tucked away from the busy James Street strip, this small yet vibrant boutique bar is famous for their charcuterie platters and carefully curated menu of modern delights, made with seasonal and locally sourced produce.
It’s not every day that you can play Super Mario while sipping on your favourite beer (in public that is!). Netherworld is a one of a kind bar and arcade gaming lounge, showcasing the relics from its past life. A retro bar and kitchen pouring unique local brews and vegan focussed feeds, their games room features over 40 pinball and arcade machines, classic gaming consoles and board games for the old-school types.
Bucci Restaurant & Bar
Bucci Restaurant and Bar is an iconic Italian social house in the heart of this bustling Fortitude Valley dining precinct. A warm and lively eatery with front and centre views of the James Street social activities, their menu and blackboard specials feature traditionally inspired recipes with a modern twist, paired with local and Italian wines, beers and photo-worthy cocktails.
Gerard’s Bistro stands as one of the most reputable eateries in Fortitude Valley, home to contemporary yet wholesome feeds inspired by the flavours of the Middle East. A hideaway eatery just off the busy James Street surrounded by lush plants, its sophisticated laneway-style dining at its finest.
Fresh Sushi Co
It’s safe to assume that Fresh Sushi Co is going to deliver top bites when greeted with their huge display of fresh seafood. A local hotspot for daily lunches, regulars flock to their bar of sushi, sashimi and authentic Japanese dishes created with only high quality, fresh ingredients.
Tucked into a quiet corner of the James Street dining precinct, the unassuming setting of Tinderbox Kitchen is just the beginning for this local haunt. Serving authentic, simple and modern Italian cuisine, it’s famous for its wood-oven pizzas, which are best enjoyed with an apertivo in hand.
Kennigo Social House
Housed within a beautifully restored heritage home, the Kennigo Social House is a relaxed café and restaurant with plenty of charm. Serving as the resident eatery to the adjacent Mantra Hotel, their intimate indoor dining and charming balcony settings play host to a handful of classic breakfast plates and a modern Australian dinner menu.
At Sixes And Sevens
A character-filled and homely setting oozing neighbourhood vibes, Sixes and Sevens is a social house serving up crisp drinks and modern Australian fare. Innately relaxed, come the weekend this beloved hangout takes it up a notch as their quaint front bar and generous outdoor courtyard bursts with local activity.
The Alliance Hotel
A classic terrace pub exuding plenty of character, the Alliance Hotel is a true gem of the Spring Hill streetscape. Inside this historic pub, their old-school style front bar is generously stocked with local beers and fine wines, and their intimate dining room serves up award-winning contemporary pub fare.
Jak & Hill
A quaint café and restaurant tucked into the base of the Punthill Hotel, Jak and Jill’s modern industrial sleek interior sets the scene for their contemporary and nourishing dishes. Serving up classics and innovative all-day dining options, it’s a place for everyone – including gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan friendly options.
St James Crabhouse and Kitchen is one of Brisbane’s original Crabhouse and Grill, serving up American-inspired feeds using fresh, sustainable and locally sourced produce. Famous for their delicious Alaskan crabs, the kitchen’s traditional cooking techniques and tasty sides keep their regulars coming back for more.
Tumbling Stone Restaurant & Bar
This trend-setting hangout is the resident restaurant and bar to The Johnson, a contemporary hotel from the Art Series Group. Boasting a sprawling modern and stylish interior, the Tumbling Stone brings something a little fancy to the casual dining scene with their simple, flavoursome and nourishing modern Australian dishes.
Story Bridge Hotel
The Story Bridge Hotel is one of Brisbane’s most iconic pubs tucked underneath its famous namesake bridge. Home to several eateries such as the Deery’s Restaurant and Smokehouse and Main Street Bar and Eatery, this local institution is regular go-to for hearty feeds, relaxed drinking sessions and a first choice of venue for game days.
Mitoki Japanese Modern Tapas
Mitoki is a modern Japanese eatery serving up tapas-inspired feeds, best enjoyed with family and friends. Passionate about creating beautiful dining experiences, their innovative menu of share plates and sushi is matched with a generous list of local and imported beer and wine, Japanese inspired cocktails and a handpicked collection of authentic sakes.
Bishamon Japanese Restaurant
Bishamon Japanese Restaurant is a family owned eatery, longstanding within the Spring Hill community. Dishing up authentic Japanese cuisine daily, this local go-to is loved for their huge menu of fresh sashimi plates and sushi rolls, traditional recipes and generous options for gluten-intolerant and vegetarian inclined guests.
Summer House Restaurant, Café & Bar
A piece of paradise within the heart of Kangaroo Point, Summer House is a vibrant and playful eatery loved for its creative cocktails, modern Australian fare and laidback vibes. Offering all day dining, boutique wines, craft beers and regular entertainment, it’s a place made for relaxed afternoon sessions with friends.
Home to innovative plates of modern Australian cuisine, Lamberts is an eatery and cocktail bar exuding a warm and elegant atmosphere. Boasting picturesque views over Kangaroo Point and the city skyline, their kitchen uses high quality and locally sourced ingredients to create their flavoursome all-day dining.
Eagles Nest Brisbane
With stunning panoramic views over the Brisbane river, Story Bridge and the city’s architectural skyline, this boutique rooftop bar and eatery is truly unique. Open daily for afternoon drinks and tapas style dining, Eagle’s Nest is a perfect place for a laidback afternoon session with friends.