The best steaks in Brisbane City with a side of live music

Brisbane City is home to world-class Australian steaks that are served fresh from the paddock to the plate. Plus, Brisbane has a vibrant and constantly evolving live music scene. What better combo than a good steak and live tunes?  We have collected the city’s best choice cuts and a variety of live music venues to guarantee you a great night in Brisbane CBD.

Cha Cha Char

Cha Cha Char

Located in one of Brisbane’s most sought after locations, Cha Cha Char offers the best of both worlds: spectacular river views and divine Wagyu beef. Specialising in a wide range of high quality meats, sourced from premium Australian producers, the multi-award winning steak menu features over 10 different cuts of quality pasture and grain fed beef.

Black Hide

If you’re looking for an exclusive range of world class beef, Black Hide is the place to go. Along with the new Treasury Brisbane location, Black Hide continues to be the only restaurant in Queensland that provides beef cuts from Australia’s most esteemed beef breeder and producer - Stanbroke. If that doesn’t convince you, the Wagyu fat-roasted potatoes that accompany all steak dishes will surely changed your mind

Blackbird

Blackbird

Since its opening, Blackbird has grown into one of Brisbane’s finest restaurants with 180 degree views of the Brisbane River and a stellar beef menu. The extensive beef selection includes none other than the Mayura Wagyu Tomahawk. Tipping the scales at 1.5-2kg means it’s meant to be shared – so grab your 3 closest mates to finish off this beast.

Port Office Hotel

In the heart of Brisbane City, heritage-listed Port Office Hotel serves some of Brisbane’s best steaks. For the serious carnivore, the 500g 100-day grain fed rib is for you. This epic steak is accompanied with roasted bone marrow, and triple cooked chips, so It’s a sure-fire way to start your night.

Walters Steakhouse

Housed in Old Mineral House, Walter's Steakhouse overlooks the iconic Brisbane City Botanic Gardens. Unlike other restaurants, Walter’s focuses on the quality of their steaks, rather than a specific region to source its beef. To add to the flavour, chef Adam Herbert cuts and dry-ages all steaks in-house.

Vintaged Bar + Grill

Modern Australian restaurant Vintaged Bar + Grill offers beef sourced from premium producers around the country. Situated in the swish Hilton Brisbane Hotel on Queen Street Mall, Vintaged has a menu of grain-fed, pasture-fed, Wagyu and dry-aged beef, giving you plenty of steak choices.

Moo Moos

No guesses here for what this wine bar and grill prides itself on. Located at the Port Office Building (opposite the Port Office Hotel), it’s premium quality export beef you’ll be served here, along with some sensational Australian and international wine.

Pig 'N' Whistle

If you’re looking for a traditional steak that’s served with British-inspired sides, Pig ‘N' Whistle is a must. Located at Riverside and King George Square, Pig ‘N’ Whistle also has live music every night. Listen to some tunes while devouring the 500g dry-aged sirloin on the bone with your choice of two sides.

Live Music

After eating your way through Brisbane City’s best steaks, it’s time to rest your stomach and perk up your ears at these live music venues. Whether you're into Brooklyn-style funk, smooth jazz or rockabilly, you'll find the best live music venues in Brisbane CBD. Here's your guide to venues big and small, intimate and otherwise.

Brooklyn Standard

Brooklyn Standard

As Brisbane’s resident underground live music venue and bar, Brooklyn Standard shows its true NYC colours with live music six nights a week from 7:30pm. Whether you’re into funk, soul, blues, or rock, Brooklyn Standard serves it all.

Doo Bop Jazz Bar

With an appreciation for jazz you can’t look past Doo Bop for a night that’ll transport you back to the days of Miles Davis, Billie Holiday and Louis Armstrong. Kick back with a drink in hand at the piano bar while you’re serenaded by the 1955 Steinway piano.

Collective Kitchen & Bar

Not only does Collective Kitchen offer a wide selection of craft beers and delicious food, they also have live tunes every Friday from 5pm. Overlooking Cathedral Square, this kitchen and bar offers the perfect Friday arvo vibes.

Mr & Mrs G

Live music at Mr & Mrs G

In the heart of Brisbane’s premier dining precinct, Mr & Mrs G is our pick for a relaxed Sunday session. Located at Eagle Street Pier, Mr & Mrs G offers wine and cocktails with sweeping views of the Brisbane River. Want more? Every Sunday from 3pm the bar comes alive with the sound of music, hosting Brisbane’s favourite jazz musicians.

Embassy Craft Beer Bar

Embassy Bar

Tucked into the heritage-listed building on Elizabeth Street, Embassy Craft Beer Bar are the purveyors of craft beer and quality food. For the adventurous souls, there’s an open mic night on Thursdays or opt for the safer option and head in on Fridays for live music from 5pm.

Johnny Ringo's

For the best live country music there’s only one place to go – Johnny Ringo's. Prepare yourself to go full country and a bit wild with ‘Diesel’ the resident mechanical bull, and daisy dukes karaoke hall. The country music acts change weekly so make sure you check out the line up here.

City Sounds

City Sounds is Australia’s largest free live music program, presenting local and touring bands and artists in Queen Street Mall, Post Office Square and other locations around Brisbane each week. With everything from alternative and folk, to jazz and electro, and everything in between, City Sounds has something for every music lover. Check out the line up here.

Port Office Hotel

After having your steak at the Port Office Hotel, wander up to the Colonial Bar for live music. Every Thursday through to Sunday from 9pm onwards, the heritage-listed bar has an ever-changing line up of musicians.

By Brittany Mohr

Brittany’s ultimate weekend involves wine (rosé) and cheese (manchego) at La Lune, seeing a live show and going for a wander along the Brisbane River. Passionate about the leafy Western suburbs, she’s a lady of fine tastes so naturally her best kept secret is #treatingyo'self to a session at luxe day spa One Wybelenna. Bliss.

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