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, 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.
How good are you at Trivia? It won't matter! Amazing atmosphere at the loosest trivia in Town. Music and Games, with every team, winning something. Heaps of wine, beer and glasses of win all night so come down and play up! You will never view Trivia the same again. Giggle Trivia, the best in the country.
The Build Emotional Resilience training is a very different two day event in Brisbane where you will learn over 60 tools and strategies to manage your stress, with Doctors John and Judy Hinwood, Global Leaders in Stress Management. Discover how techniques and strategies can build emotional resilience as Doctors John and Judy Hinwood show you ways to manage and reduce stress—for life.
Hot off the back of sold out shows in the Melbourne International Comedy Festival, Commit to Your Jokes presents The Breast of the Fest: Brisbane Edition. Recommended by Pedestrian.TV and featured on Joy FM, treat yourself to a hilarious night featuring three of Melbourne’s breast* up and coming comedians.
Following a critically-acclaimed, sold-out season at 2018’s Anywhere Theatre Festival, this blindfolded theatrical experience comes to Valley Fiesta to open a window into Brisbane’s convict past.
This is it, Brisbane's First All Love Wedding Expo. What is different you ask, well there will of course be a few more alternative exhibitors and lots of colour but most importantly the exhibitors will be supportive, accepting and encouraging of your choices, preferences and totally excited to be a part of your big day!
We've got 200 LED flashing headsets, a DJ playing house music and two additional channels playing 80s & 90s and reggae!
BIGSOUND Festival takes over Fortitude Valley's famous live-music precinct over four huge nights, showcasing 150 acts across 18 live music venues.