9 restaurants-slash-bars in Fortitude Valley

These are casual dining establishments where the drinks flow and it’s not uncommon to have cocktails pre, during and post-dinner. 

These are the fun restaurants where hip young patrons flock to kick-start their weekends early.

Unsurprisingly, these all fall in Brisbane's dedicated entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley. How convenient...

Les Bubbles

Les Bubbles

Playing up the space it’s housed in, Les Bubbles makes a fun throwback to its history as an illegal casino and brothel. The restaurant serves just one dish – steak and bottomless frites – but has plenty of options on the drinks and dessert menu.


Slip down the laneway and into LongTime. This popular Thai fusion joint often has a waitlist – all the better excuse to have a drink at the bar. Be sure to order the Lobster, coconut and tumeric curry.

The Apo

New kid on the block, The Apo does things a little differently with a modern progressive menu. Part bar, part exquisite restaurant, the name is an ode to the restaurant’s 1862 roots as an apothecary hall.

Eleven Rooftop Bar

Up in the skies, Eleven is a glamorous space with A+ panoramic views. The menu is all nibbles and share plates to split with friends

Alfred & Constance

Alfred & Constance

The original bar-slash-restaurant Alfred & Constance is a classic choice for casual nosh and tasty cocktail jugs. Once you’ve finished dinner, head upstairs to the tiki lounge for salted caramel pina coladas and a boogie.

Ze Pickle

Burgers and beers are the main game here. This hip establishment likes to experiment with everything from how many patties can you fit in the cheese burger, through to using toasted cheese sandwiches or sweet doughnuts as the bun.

Kwan Brothers

Kwan Brothers

This Asian fusion restaurant has a secret whisky bar at the back. On weekends, slide open the freezer door at back to find a petite 20-seater bar. Order the lamb ribs and pineapple fried rice to avoid any disappointments.

Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen

Craft beer seekers need look no further than Freddie's Taphouse & Kitchen for all their craft beer needs. Pouring a wide range of crisp Australians beers, Freddie's also serves wine and cocktails, and a great range of food to keep your tummy happy - kaffir and chilli glazed snapper wings anyone?

The Palace Supper Club

A new level of sophistication has entered the Fortitude Valley nightlife scene. The Palace Supper Club is open every day until late and is offering quality, modern Australian cuisine paired with a variety of delicious cocktails, wines and spirits. The best part, you can dine in style late into the evening – no more late night kebabs need to be eaten.

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