Things To Do
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.
From the cranking of a coffee grinder to the final closing doors of nightclubs – Fortitude Valley is the suburb that never sleeps.
Home to some of Brisbane’s best boutique shopping, Fortitude Valley is a hive of local, independent stores filled with unique finds. Stop by the neighbourhood to pick up your new favourite thing.
Fortitude Valley might be better known for its nightlife, but in the not-so-wee hours of the morning a new culture of coffee and breakfast is creeping in.
From cocktails with dinner to BYO restaurants, refined fine dining to cheap and quick in Chinatown – Brisbane’s Fortitude Valley has the full spectrum when it comes to dining.
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.
These are casual dining establishments where the drinks flow and it’s not uncommon to have cocktails pre, during and post-dinner.
Salted caramel cinnamon or Nutella – whatever the flavour, Brisbane can’t get enough doughnuts right now. Get your fix of Brisbane’s best doughnuts.
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!
Don’t let your friends or date down, read on to find Brisbane’s award-winning bars, bars we love and those that are well tried and tested.
Celebrate Buddha’s Birthday in Chinatown Mall and Brunswick Street Mall. Join in the festivities including interactive workshops, lion dances, roving acts, storytelling, traditional music, dance performances and market stalls.
Cloudland's Thursday night Soul'sa is hotter than a chilli salsa!
A narrative comedy about a day in the life of a Viking mother, as she tries desperately to throw together a last-minute third birthday bash for her little Viking son (played by a lettuce. Yes, you read that right).
Join Lululemon Athletica every Sunday morning, from 8.30am – 9.30am, for a complimenatary yoga class.
Brisbane friends! It’s been far too long between drinks, but bestselling international literary salon WOMEN OF LETTERS is finally headed back to the River City!
A tribute to the songs of Leonard Cohen performed by Stewart D'Arrietta and his six-piece band.
Brisbane's best street eats and food trucks are at the Late Night Bites market in Chinatown Mall every Saturday night from 10.30pm-3am.
Starts 21 May