8 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.

TSO Lounge & Bar

Venture down Bakery Lane to find two-stories of heritage charm at TSO Lounge & Dining. The upstairs bar is full stocked with a selection of whiskeys, gins, tequilas, rums and moonshine to accompany a game of pool in the lounge area or a quiet seat on one of two balconies.

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

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.

Tatsu Yakitori Bar

Munch on Pork Belly bao, huge bowls of ramen and yakitori skewers while sipping on cocktails, wine or international whiskey – all in the heart of Chinatown.

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 Lounge

A new level of sophistication has entered the Fortitude Valley nightlife scene. The Palace Lounge is open six days a week 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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