Taste of Brisbane: 72-hour itinerary

Are you the sort of tourist that likes to see the sights via your grumbling tummy? Get a true taste for Brisbane life with this three-day or 72-hour itinerary exploring Brisbane's best neighbourhoods bars, galleries and cafes.

Day One

Morning: Brisbane Greeters Tour

Greeters wander through Burnett Lane

The best way to discover a city with heart is to start with the people who know it best. And even better, it’s free. Find out what makes Brisbane tick by jumping on a daily Brisbane Greeters walking tour. Led by passionate local volunteers, go behind the scenes of our city to discover a Brisbane you never knew existed.

Lunch: Coppa Spuntino

Coppa Spuntino is a boutique pizzeria and charcuterie haunt in Brisbane City. Bringing a little Italian-inspired flair to Creek St, for lunch you can enjoy delicious options such as scallops, stuffed baby squid and smoked ham hock terrine.
Shop 4, 88 Creek St, The City.

Early Afternoon: Check into your boutique accommodation

Select from a range of boutique hotels with contemporary, heritage or the traditional Queensland designs, locations and prices. From the award-winning five-star establishments, the Emporium Hotel and Spicers Balfour, to the centrally located Capri by Fraser or NEXT Hotel

Late night: Boutique Beers

Green Beacon Brewing Co
Green Beacon Brewing Co

With Brisbane’s small-bar revolution, boutique beer is back on the menu. Get lost in the “Brewmuda Triangle.” Start at Tippler’s Tap, walk to Newstead Brewing Co and finish at Green Beacon Brewing for quality crafted beer and mellow crowds at the locals’ hangouts. 

Day Two

Breakfast: Naim, Paddington

Naim has brought a modern cafe menu inspired by the marketplaces of the Middle East to the hilltop Paddington table. There sure are some exotic yet taste bud-tingling flavours and dishes on the Naim menu - the Pumpkin and Haloumi is delicious.
14 Collingwood St, Paddington.

Morning: Paddington


Paddington Deli & Epicerie

After breakfast, wander down Latrobe Tce and Given Tce, Paddington. Paddington is a charming urban village well known for its traditional Queenslander houses that dot the hills among large leafy trees. But the suburb also has a reputation for being a hotspot for dining, wining and shopping.

Early Afternoon: Galleries

Catch a taxi to Brunswick St to visit the art galleries in Fortitude Valley: 
Philip Bacon Galleries: 2 Arthur St
Jan Murphy Gallery: 486 Brunswick St
Institute of Modern Art: 420 Brunswick St
Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts: 420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley

Evening: Brisbane Powerhouse

Take a short taxi ride or CityCat to the Brisbane Powerhouse, situated on the Brisbane River. Brisbane Powerhouse is a unique venue featuring cutting-edge contemporary performances from Australia and overseas. This remarkable performing arts space, which once powered the largest tram network in the Southern Hemisphere, has become one of our foremost performing arts institutions. Don’t miss enjoying a sunset drink on the river at Bar Alto or Watt.
119 Lamington St, New Farm

Dinner: Les Bubbles or Bloodhound Corner Bar and Kitchen

Les Bubbles
Les Bubbles

Be transported to France at Les Bubbles – a traditional French steakhouse serving mouth-watering steaks and bottomless frites. When the temperature drops, Bloodhound’s cosy and warm atmosphere is where you’ll want to be. From the kitchen you will find simple yet flavoursome South American food. 
Les Bubbles, 144 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley. Bloodhound, 454 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.

Late Night: Elixir and Eleven Rooftop Bar

Raise your glasses sky-high at rooftop bars Elixir and Eleven. Take in the sweeping views of the city while sipping on creative cocktails.
Elixir, 646 Ann St, Fortitude Valley. Eleven, Level 11, 757 Ann St, Fortitude Valley.

Day Three

Breakfast: Sourced Grocer

Housed in a converted warehouse, the open plan space serves as part dining, part grocer and is the perfect spot to indulge in wholesome organic food, sip on perfectly brewed coffee and stock up on local fresh produce and gourmet goodies.

Morning: Fortitude Valley

Explore James St for a great collection of designer and eclectic boutiques and flagship stores including St. Barts, Easton Pearson, Scanlan + Theodore and Molten Store. 

Shopping at Easton Pearson, Brisbane
James Street

Continue to walk up Ann St, Fortitude Valley where you’ll stumble across hidden laneways Winn and Bakery Lane. Don’t miss the decadent gluten and dairy-free brownies from I Heart Brownies at its flagship store in Bakery Lane. Cute and quirky boutiques can be found along Winn Lane, where you can also pick up hard-to-find independent publications at Kunstler.

Lunch: River Quay

South Bank is the ideal location for a slightly longer lunch where you can sit and enjoy Brisbane River views. Take a stroll along the Clem Jones Promenade before dining at Stokehouse Q, The Jetty, Cove Bar and Dining, Popolo or Aquitaine at River Quay.

Afternoon: South Bank

After lunch wander through South Bank to the Gallery of Modern Art (GOMA). Since opening, Australia’s largest gallery of modern art has played host to many exclusive exhibitions. Over five levels, GOMA offers metres of galleries, including a dedicated exhibition on Aboriginal art, purpose-built cinémathèque, children’s art centre, research library, restaurant and retail facilities. Entry to the gallery is complimentary, however costs apply for special exhibitions.
Stanley Place, South Bank.

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