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

Highlights

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, the Valley is a hive of local, independent stores filled with unique finds. Stop by to pick up your new favourite thing.

Make the most of Brisbane's sunny afternoons and balmy evenings at some of the city's hottest new bars.

Discover the neighbourhood