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 with the nation’s best acts drawn to the concert halls and bars. The impressive Chinatown Mall is a hub of exotic Chinese supermarkets and restaurants. James Street showcases Australian fashion labels and local boutiques, and is home to renowned The Calile Hotel and the award-winning fine dining restaurants of Ada Lane. Brunswick Street is home to multicultural and cheap 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, the Valley is a hive of local, independent stores filled with unique finds. Stop by to pick up your new favourite thing.
With every twist and turn through Brisbane's inner-city suburb of Fortitude Valley you'll discover something new. If you're limited on time, take cues from our guide to 48 hours in the valley.
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.
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.
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.
Don't Choke Comedy is an hour-long curated comedy show featuring the best comics from Brisbane and Australia. Hosted at Brooklyn Standard, comedy kicks of at
Illusionaire Magic Show Melbourne is one magic show not to be missed.
Magic Men cabaret show features live performances in a venue situated in Fortitude Valley. The three-hour weekly event features the hottest male talent from Brisbane
The immersive theatre experience A Midnight Visit has been unleashed on Sydney, Perth and Melbourne since 2018. Tens of thousands of guests have surged into
Have you been getting your rocks off in an octopuses
Want something different, Or better?
Why not leave those cephalopods alone, and stop
It’s Open Season on live music and entertainment in Brisbane with the return of The Tivoli’s wildly popular curated program of concerts and live performances
Join The Market Folk for their monthly design market held at Gasworks Plaza on the second weekend of each month.
Curated by colourful Brisbane artists The Artful Grimmer, Artcadia is an all-ages art exhibition that encourages you not just to look, but to play.