Steaks and Live Music in Brisbane City - Visit Brisbane


Steaks and Live Music in Brisbane City

Brisbane City is home to world-class Australian steaks sourced from some of the world’s most coveted and in-demand beef producers. Plus, Brisbane has a vibrant and constantly evolving live music scene. What better combo than a good steak and live tunes? We’ve rounded up The City’s best in beef and live music venues to guarantee you a great night out on the town.

Black Hide by Gambaro

If you’re looking for an exclusive range of world-class beef, Black Hide by Gamboro is the place to go. Located in the Treasury Casino building, this high-rolling steakhouse serves premium quality Wagyu, Angus and dry-aged beef from Australian beef and cattle company, Stanbroke. If that doesn’t convince you, their Wagyu fat-roasted potatoes and red wine jus will surely change your mind.

Blackbird Bar & Grill


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 three closest mates to finish off this beast.

Port Office Hotel

Steak Port Office

In the heart of Brisbane City, heritage-listed Port Office Hotel serves some of Brisbane’s best steaks. From Wagyu rump cap to MB 2+ Tomahawk, all epic steaks come with your choice of sauce, truffle chips and cos salad. If you’re a serious carnivore, this is a sure-fire way to start your night.

Walters Steakhouse

Located 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. The steaks are all cut and dry-aged in house, and there are a variety of delicious sides to add to the flavour, from creamed spinach to minted peas and onion.

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), expect premium quality export beef, 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.

Fatcow Steak & Lobster

Fatcow Steak & Lobster

Steak, lobster and whisky? The holy trinity! Located on the river at Eagle St Pier, this popular restaurant and bar serves up wood-fired Wagyu beef. From eye fillet to tomahawk, enjoy a complimentary side with each steak.

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, here’s your guide to the best live music venues in Brisbane’s CBD.

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.

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 Duke’s 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.

The Transcontinental Hotel

Transcontinental Hotel

One of Queensland’s longest standing pubs, this beautiful heritage hotel is the perfect spot to unwind after a work week, with live music every Friday from 4-8pm. The drink selection is impressive, with a carefully crafted cocktail list and enough whisky to drown a Scotsman.

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