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About Brisbane City

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Brisbane City is your guide to exploring the CBD – shop, eat, play, dance, drink, laugh and feel the beating heart. We’re here to help you discover something cool and new in every direction – from galleries to boutique stores, park picnics to rooftop cocktails.

Lust after new threads on Queen Street Mall, home to Queensland’s largest fashion selection. Along the open-air pedestrian mall you’ll find more than 700 stores – from the Myer and David Jones department stores’ State flagships to independent, Brisbane-made designers.

Seek out the best award-winning restaurants, cafes, bars and music venues tucked away in laneways, beneath office blocks and in the basements of historic buildings. Think award-winning celebrity-owned restaurants with sweeping river views, rooftop bars high above chic hotels and dark underground jazz bars open until the wee hours.

Perhaps best of all, Brisbane City is the stage for a massive entertainment program. More than 1000 events take place in the CBD every year, and most of them are free, including Australia’s largest and longest-running free music program, The City Sounds. You’ll discover these pop-up stages in our laidback and intimate urban centre and the lush green parklands that frame it.

Hugged by the river, Brisbane City is the place to meet, be seen and share experiences with friends and loved ones. Watch a show. Catch a gig. Eat something wonderful. See weird art. Drink amazing cocktails. 

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