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Salon de Co
Salon de co. is Ovolo's Inchocolm’s signature restaurant and bar. Once a private residence and medical centre, the historic building was first constructed in the 1930s, a heady period when classic design features blended flawlessly with contemporary creativity.
Queensland’s only Heritage License Bar, The Gresham serves up an intoxicating blend of high-calibre rum, whiskey, wine and cocktails, for a heady escape unlike any other. http://www.thegresham.com.au/
Strap on your walking boots and work your way down James Street, an artery-like city hub that houses a hip selection of cool bars and trendsetting restaurants.
The guilty pleasures
Cork and Chroma
Culture comes paired with plenty of wine at Cork and Chroma, a relaxed art-jam affair where you’re encouraged to bring-your-own-bottle and paint away.
Jan Powers Farmers Markets
Farm-fresh fruit and veg, smoked meats and fish, and some of the friendliest folks you’ll ever meet – Jan Powers Farmers Markets showcases Brisbane’s finest and takes place early-morning every Wednesday. http://www.janpowersfarmersmarkets.com.au/queens-st-markets-brisbane-city-markets/
Cooking Class at The Golden Pig
Best way to get to grips with Brisbane’s culinary scene? Hands-on, with The Golden Pig’s endless variety of cooking classes. Schools-in for curry, pizza and pasta, beer and beef, and so much more. http://www.goldenpig.com.au/
For the shopaholics
Queen Street Mall
Queen Street Mall – Brisbane – and the larger world’s – best designers are showcased at Queen Street Mall, a 700-store strong setting for street-front shops, heritage arcades and contemporary plazas.
Wintergarden – Smackdab in the centre of Queen Street Mall, Wintergarden is its centrepiece, a place where cool designers and contemporary eateries sit comfortably against health clubs, bowling bars and boutique hotels.
The Myer Centre
Myer Centre is all about family-fun, a kid-friendly spot next to the Queen Street Mall with cinemas, a major shopping complex and plenty of specialty stores to keep the tykes entertained.
Places You Can’t Miss
QAGOMA – Get cultured, at one of the world’s finest collections of fine art. The Queensland Art Gallery and Gallery of Modern Art holds over 17,000 classic and contemporary pieces for your viewing pleasure. https://www.qagoma.qld.gov.au/
Visit South Bank
Visit South Bank – It has to be done: South Bank, Brisbane’s biggest culture spot, over 17 hectares of bars, restaurants, events, parklands and river-views. Young, old and everything in-between, there’s something here for all ages.
Cruise the Brisbane River to the Powerhouse
Cruise the Brisbane River to the Powerhouse – Hop a boat and set-sail down the Brisbane River, taking in the stunning sights of the city. Once you reach the Powerhouse, make for land and take in the former derelict power station’s new digs, as a contemporary arts centre. https://brisbanepowerhouse