Fortitude Valley

Fortitude Valley is a contradiction in itself – raw, yet sophisticated. It is where elegance and style meet grungy and offbeat, and heritage-listed properties proudly stand among contemporary buildings. The Valley, as it is affectionately known, was Australia’s first dedicated entertainment district and continues to be a hive of activity. Live music thrives and international DJs are drawn to the clubs and chic bars. The impressive Chinatown Mall is a hub of exotic Chinese supermarkets and restaurants. The Emporium complex channels a European village feel, James St showcases Australian fashion labels and Brunswick St is home to multicultural dining options.

Chinatown Gateway Arch

What's New

Oozing cool, The Foundry is a multi-level, live music venue and bar featuring touring artists and creative musicians in a former Fortitude Valley hostel.

Heya is anything and everything you want it to be. Hidden bars, live music, pool tables and pinnies, Pan Asian street food and dark, intimate corners.

With almost 300 days of sunshine every year, rooftop bars make the most of Brisbane's never-ending summer. Raise your glasses to drinking sky high!

Cafe Culture


Nightlife in Brisbane

Brisbane's Fortitude Valley comes alive after dark with live music, bars, clubs and restaurants on every block - deciding where to go is the hard part.

Food & Drink

Papa Jack’s

Channelling the New Orleans jazz legend, Papa Jack, the restaurant takes you into the heartland of the Creole South – rich with traditions, stories, music and dazzling cuisine.