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Brisbane, AU

“Enjoy the outdoors! The best thing about Brisbane is the weather. I’d probably suggest a walk along the river with a stop-off at Eagle Street Pier for some seafood or a drink. If you’ve got time to head an hour or two north, the national park in Noosa is unbelievably beautiful.” — Cub Sport

Curated by: Cub Sport

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Brisbane, AU
bar
Fortitude Valley
Fortitude Valley is one of the major nightlife districts in Brisbane, offering everything from dive bars and mellow live music venues to rooftop cocktail lounges and pumping dance clubs.
Fortitude Valley QLD, Australia
outdoors
City Cat Ferry
"We have a boat that runs up and down the Brisbane River called the City Cat. It's actually a super easy way to get around Brisbane and is beautiful at night."  —  Sheppard
Brisbane City QLD, Australia
landmark
South Bank, Brisbane
South Bank is a cultural, social, educational and recreational precinct in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. The precinct is located in the suburb of South Brisbane, on the southern bank of the Brisbane River.
South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
landmark
Riverstage
"Riverstage is a pretty inspiring outdoor space, it is located in the Botanical Gardens and has hosted some music legends in its time!"  —  Sheppard
59 Gardens Point Road, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
shopping
White Label Noba
"White Label Noba. They always have such colourful and unique designs and who doesn't love a sequin?"  —  Sheppard
Shop 3A, 25 Tedder Avenue, Main Beach, Qld 4217 0468 303 246
food
Ben’s Vietnamese and Chinese Restaurant
"Bens Vietnamese and Chinese restaurant, hands down the best Vietnamese and on weekends they also do Karaoke!"  —  Sheppard
14 Annerley Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102, Australia
bar
The Triffid
"The Triffid is a great place to catch a show, it's not a huge venue which is great when you are wanting to enjoy a more intimate show and it has great vibes."  —  Sheppard
7-9 Stratton St, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
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Next Hotel Brisbane
"I would recommend people stay at Next hotel. We have stayed there a few times and it's right in the heart of Queen Street Mall. It also has a rooftop pool and bar which is always a plus!"  —  Sheppard
72 Queen St, Brisbane City QLD 4000, Australia
bar
Brisbane Powerhouse
"Not sure if it is underrated but the Power House is such a lovely location. There are always markets on the weekends and it's located right next to new farm park. You can even just head down there for a beverage along the river."  —  Sheppard
119 Lamington St, New Farm QLD 4005, Australia
bar
Mrs. Brown’s Bar & Kitchen
"We love heading to our new local Mrs Browns, we can never go past an Aperol Spritz as it's so refreshing in the Brisbane heat!"  —  Sheppard
32 Commercial Rd, Newstead QLD 4006, Australia
coffee
Morning After Espresso and Eats
"We love Morning After in West End. They have such a creative and different menu that's really modern and fresh. You should definitely order the breakfast carbonara!" —  Sheppard
Vulture St & Cambridge Street, West End QLD 4101, Australia
food
The Spaghetti House Trattoria
"Our favourite restaurant is The Spaghetti House because it's so delicious and our favourite order would have to be the lobster gnocchi."  —  Sheppard
Little Stanley St & Grey Street, South Brisbane QLD 4101, Australia
outdoors
Noosa National Park
"If you've got time to head an hour or two north, the national park in Noosa is unbelievably beautiful." — Cub Sport
Noosa National Park, Noosa Heads, Queensland, Australia
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Eagle Street Pier
"Enjoy the outdoors! The best thing about Brisbane is the weather. I'd probably suggest a walk along the river with a stop-off at Eagle St Pier for some seafood or a drink." — Cub Sport
Eagle Street Pier, Eagle Street, Brisbane City, Queensland, Australia
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outdoors
Downey Park
"The house we were living in when I wrote/recorded BATS is right near Downey Park. It's a peaceful, wide open park with a mangrove-lined creek on its border that's home to a colony of thousands of bats. Most evenings we'd take our dogs Missy and Evie down to the park and watch the bats wake up and fill the sky as the sun would set. It was a truly beautiful thing to experience and looking back, those walks down at the park feel like a calming constant in a period of significant change and personal development. That has really stayed with me and has inspired this album both musically and visually." — Cub Sport
Downey Park, Noble Street, Wilston, Queensland, Australia
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shopping
Junky Comics
"There's a really lovely store in West End called Junky Comics. One of our friends Vlada runs it. It has a wonderful selection of graphic novels, clothing, jewelry and art from local artists — definitely worth visiting!" — Cub Sport
Junky Comics, Vulture Street, West End, Queensland, Australia
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Wagaya
"A couple of Brisbane's best karaoke spots have changed hands/closed down so there aren't too many late-night options but if you're keen for some early karaoke, Wagaya has a great system with all of the hits and touch screens for ordering food and drinks. Our dream combo is Plum Wine and Mariah Carey/Shania Twain/Celine Dion." — Cub Sport
Wagaya, Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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The Foundry
"It's a super chill venue with a friendly crowd. To me, it feels like one of the most inclusive spaces in Brisbane!" — Cub Sport
228 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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lodging
Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments
"Our friends from out of town stay at the Alex Perry hotel in the valley. It has a stunning rooftop pool and apparently it's quite reasonably priced." — Cub Sport
Alex Perry Hotel & Apartments, Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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McWhirters
"In the valley there's a really beautiful building called McWhirters. It was built in the 1890s —  it's really bright and beautiful!" — Cub Sport
98/312 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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coffee
The Low Road Cafe & Bar
"The food is top tier but feels homely, the space has a really lovely vibe and the staff are incredibly lovely. And my fav thing about The Low Road is that they're WOKE — definitely worth following on your socials! The usual order is a soy iced latte but sometimes a Bloody Mary depending on what sort of morning it is." — Cub Sport
The Low Road Cafe & Bar, Eildon Road, Windsor, Queensland, Australia
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food
Green Tea Restaurant
"Green Tea is a Vietnamese restaurant in China Town. We've been going there regularly for about 8 years now and have become friends with the owner Tom. Everything on the menu is amazing so Tom will often surprises us with custom banquets — it's the best. If you go, tell Tom Cub Sport sent you and ask for the tomato fried rice." — Cub Sport
Green Tea Restaurant, Duncan Street, Fortitude Valley, Queensland, Australia
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