This neighbourhood is a buzzing industrial hub, with an eclectic mix of small-scale businesses, local breweries and retail outlets. With the local amenities buzzing all week long, locals love the unique offering of boutique bars, pubs and restaurants nestled amongst the grungy factories-come-fitness studios.
The Gasworks precinct serves as the central hub of the suburb, boasting a generous offering of fresh produce, cafés and restaurants. The heritage-listed Gasometer has been repurposed as part of an urban renewal project, which serves as a local picnic spot and venue for community events.
With its close proximity to Brisbane’s CBD and popular neighbours Teneriffe and New Farm within arm’s reach, Newstead is a convenient location. A pathway wraps along the river creating a pedestrian link from Newstead Park through to New Farm Park – a favourite running and cycling track for the locals.
Newstead has a similar food culture to its neighbours, boasting a wide range of popular eateries, cafés and bakeries for the community to choose from. Popular James Street precinct in Fortitude Valley is nearby.
The local CityCat ferry links Newstead with neighbouring suburbs New Farm and Bulimba, and the outer riverside Brisbane areas such as Hamilton’s popular Portside Precinct.