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BRISBANE HAS LOTS OF GREAT BARS

You don’t have to walk far to find a unique bar in a lane-way, on a rooftop or tucked away in Brisbane. Here are a few suggestions of some that are walking distance from West End Central Apartments. Why not give one or all of them a try? The End – With its industrial ‘chic’ style, vintage furniture, leather lounges, carefully placed greenery and funky 70s yet ambient vibe The End is a great place to grab a drink. They have a range of home brews on tap, boutique ciders and of course, a great cocktail selection. They only allow 60 people in at a time so get in early!Opening hours: Late afternoon through until midnightWhere: 73 Vulture Street, West End El Matador –This bustling little tapas bar hidden away in Burnett Lane brings a touch of Spain to Brisbane’s nightlife.  Grab a delicious selection of tapas and pintxos (small snack) while enjoying a sangria. El Matador has a sunken bar, an open kitchen where you can watch your tapas being made and stools outside. Kick back and watch the world pass by.Opening hours: 7am to midnight (Mon-Sat)Where: Burnett Lane (behind 15 Adelaide Street) Brisbane Sazerac Rooftop Bar –If you have a head for […]

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EKKA Royal Queensland Show

When: 9th to 18th August, 2019 Where: Brisbane Showgrounds Queensland’s favourite show ‘EKKA’ is almost here again.  One of Brisbane’s favourite annual events, the Royal Queensland Show, has been running for over 140 years! Don’t miss out on the family-friendly fun with rides for all ages and thrill levels, an explosive entertainment program, animals and livestock, Australiana displays, arts and crafts, shows, sideshow games and much more. Of course it wouldn’t be a show without great food, and at EKKA all foodies are well catered for. Enjoy hearty meal at one of restaurant and bars, learn something new at the cooking stage or indulge in traditional favourites such as fairy floss and the dagwood dog, or famous to EKKA be sure to try the iconic strawberry sundae! For more information please visit Ekka Royal Queensland Show. From West End Central Apartments it’s approximately 10 minutes drive or 30 minutes by public transport to the EKKA 2019 venue at Brisbane Showgrounds. West End Central Apartments are located centrally in Brisbane and offer a selection of fully self-contained 1 & 2 Bedroom Apartments, as well as Studio Apartments. You’ll also receive FREE parking and FREE Wifi. Book your Brisbane accommodation now.

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Breakfast or Brunch in West End

West End is one of the trendiest inner-city suburbs in Brisbane and as such is a fantastic area to do breakfast or brunch. Every free space seems to be crammed with funky cafes and it feels like there’s something new on every corner.  It can be difficult to sort out the really stellar spots so here’s our guide to the best cafes in town. Plenty West EndCelebrates local farmers with a bounty of fresh produce 284 Montague Rd, West End Ph: 3255-3330Breakfast & Lunch from 6:30am – 3pm Monday – Saturday  The Morning AfterMost inventive breakfast and lunch dishes57 Vulture St, West EndPh: 3844-0500Breakfast & Lunch from 7am – 4pm Mon to Sun Cafe 63 – *ChargebackQuality cafe fare7/220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 1300-636-300Breakfast from 5.30am,  Lunch. Dinner Weds to Sunday.  Suburban Cafe – *ChargebackGreat breakfast menu and coffee220 Melbourne Street, West EndPh: 3846-4720Breakfast from 6am, Lunch and coffee Miss Bliss Whole Foods KitchenClean eating foodies85 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3333-2960Breakfast, lunch, and take-away dinners from 6am to 4pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 3pm Sat & Sun Lokal & Co.Nordic-inspired decor and menu6 O’Connell Street, West EndPh: 07 3844-1675Breakfast and lunch from 6am to 5pm Mon-Fri, 7am to 5pm Sat & Sun SOL BreadsBakery style27 Vulture Street, West EndPh: 3255-1225Breakfast & […]

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Brisbane Foodie Experience

Brisbane’s food scene has come along way in the past few years and it is now a sought after foodie destination. We’ve listed some of the ways that you can immerse yourself in Brisbane’s delectable food, wine and craft beer experiences. Cooking Classes The Golden Pig Food & Wine School – Choose from a variety of classes covering a variety of cuisines with professional chef, Katrina Ryan.  The classes run for 3.5  to 4 hours, including 1 to 1.5 hours for eating and enjoying your culinary creations. Located at 38 Ross St, Newstead. James Street Cooking School – Professional chefs guide and inspire you to reach your culinary potential. They provide hands-on practical  as well as demonstration classes. After class, you sit down and dine on the fruits of your labour with lunch or dinner accompanied by matched wine. Located at James St Markets, 22 James St, Fortitude Valley  Vanilla Zulu – Offer 3 hour cooking sessions with many styles of cuisine. The classes are specifically designed to make cooking less intimidating, increase your skills and confidence, and allow you to explore your unique flair. Location: 92 Commercial Rd,Teneriffe. Foodie Tours & Experiences Delectable Taste of Queensland – The perfect introduction to some of Queensland’s most […]

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West End Local Markets Guide

West End has a bustling markets scene. As well as farm-fresh food and vegetables, you can also expect to pick up many gems including vintage or handmade finds. Keep reading below to find a guide to the best markets in or around West End. Davies Park Market When: Every SaturdayWhere: Davies Park, Montague Rd & Jane Street, West End Time: 6am to 2pm What you’ll find at the markets:Fresh fruit and vegetables, gourmet sausages, fresh seafood, one-of-a-kind handmade clothing and jewellery, vintage clothing and vast array of food options to choose from. Best For: The boho vibe, live music, fresh produce and the venue under a canopy of glorious giant fig trees. Boundary Street Markets When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: 56 Russell Street, West EndTime: Friday & Saturday 4pm-10pm; Sunday 9am-3pm and 12pm-8pm What you’ll find at the markets:Food, food and more food from all around the globe! Dinner or dessert. Live music entertainment. Best For:International cuisine at a variety of different food stalls. Special events happening all the time. Collective Markets @ South Bank When: Friday, Saturday & SundayWhere: Stanley Street Plaza, South BankTime: Friday: 5pm-9pm, Saturday: 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm What you’ll find at the markets:Trending fashion, vintage clothing, unique […]

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5 Romantic Things to do in the River City

Looking to impress that special someone in your life? A romantic escape to the River City of Brisbane is always full of possibilities. Here’s 5 romantic things to do in the River City: Dinner & Show at QPAC Maybe a tad traditional but is always sure to impress your loved one. Select from one of West End’s or South Bank fantastic dining spots and then take in a show at QPAC afterwards. Want to know where to dine? Click here Climb Story Bridge Experience the thrill and magic of a dawn or twilight Story Bridge Climb. Scale to 80 metres above sea level, with the breathtaking sights of the city before you and your sweetheart. For more information and bookings visit Experience Oz Enjoy a Delectable High Tea on the River It may be a girl thing, but partaking in high tea upon a traditional paddlewheeler on the Brisbane River would have to rate pretty highly in the romance department! BOOK NOW or ask our friendly reception staff here at West End Central Apartments to make your arrangements. Take a Scenic Sirromet Winery Helicopter Flight For the ultimate in indulgence that is sure to impress, take a scenic helicopter flight to the […]

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Be a Brisbane CityHopper

Be a Brisbane City Hopper and hop on and off the free Brisbane Ferry Service that operates from South Bank. The CityHopper travels along the Brisbane River, stopping at North Quay, South Bank 3, Maritime Museum, Thornton Street, Eagle Street Pier, Holman Street, Dockside and Sydney Street terminals. The ferries running every 30 minutes between 6am and midnight, seven days a week. Stop 1. Maritime Museum Visit one of Australia’s largest maritime museums where you will discover historic vessels of all shapes and sizes. It’s a great place to visit for the whole family and the children especially enjoy exploring our BIG exhibits such as the warship Diamantina and the lugger Penguin. Stop 2. Thornton Street This stop takes you to Kangaroo Point that is famous for the steep Brisbane River cliffs, pretty river vistas and of course Brisbane’s most recognisable icon, the famous Story Bridge. Drop in at the Story Bridge Hotel to soak in the views and have a cold beverage or a meal. Stop 3. Eagle Street Pier Home to over 15 restaurants, bars and casual eateries located in the heart of Brisbane, has the city’s best views of Story Bridge. It is also the home to the Kookaburra Queen paddler […]

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World Science Festival Brisbane 2018

When: 21 – 25 March 2018 Where: Queensland Museum and other Brisbane venues World Science Festival is an innovative event bringing great minds together to share the latest and greatest in the world of science; Queensland Museum is host to the following intriguing events suitable for the whole family plus many more: 21 – 25 March Drop-In Discovery [family, free] Film your own hologram [family free] 22-25 March THE HATCHERY: Turtle Conservation Experience [family, free] 25 March LET’S TALK: Frogs [family] LET’S TALK: Ancient Egyptian bodies, Medicine, surgery and magic [conversations] THE HATCHERY: Turtle Conservation Experience [family, free] Brisbane World Science Festival Tickets for 2018 events and world premiere are on sale now. West End Central Apartments are within a 10 minute walk to Queensland Museum offering well-appointed studios, one and two bedroom apartment accommodation in South Brisbane. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation today

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La Bayadère – Queensland Ballet

When: 16-31 March 2018 Where: Playhouse, QPAC Brought to you by Queensland Ballet is La Bayadère, a performance that will having you swooning into the exotic world of the 19th century British Raj. Solor and Nikiya, a beautiful bayadère (temple dancer) have fallen in love, yet this isn’t to be when the father of Solor, the Maharajah of Kock Bihar forces his son to marry the Governor-General’s daughter. This irresistible production of La Bayadère is a ravel of colonial politics, glittering balls and opium induced dreams, become intertwined in Solor and Nikiya story of romance that transcends life through death and into the realm of the Kingdom of Shades. Adult tickets start from $100 plus booking fee. Book tickets for La Bayadère West End Central Apartments is located just 5minutes from QPAC and South Bank, book your West End Brisbane Apartment today.

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Mind, Body, Spirit Festival

When:  23 to 25 February, 2018 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, South Brisbane The Mind, Body, Spirit Festival brings you the very best in health, wellness and spiritual guidance, being held at the Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre, over three days in February. The Festival is the largest of its kind, where you will learn from over 200 exhibitors, attend free inspirational seminars, book yourself a psychic reading, try some body pampering, watch the free stage performances, join a free meditation session or taste some delicious health foods. Visit the Mindful Meditation Centre, hosted by Brahma Kumaris, for free guided meditation sessions. The Seminar Series will feature an inspiring line-up of guest speakers who will share their  expertise. Feel better with food, tantalise the tastebuds and awaken your senses at the Soul Kitchen Cooking Stage. visit the Performance Stage for all-day, free entertainment, from chanting, dance and music performances to yoga and meditation. Delve deep into what your future has in-store for you at the Psychic Reading Room featuring over 50 of Australia’s most talented readers. Plan your visit with the Mind, Body, Spirit Festival Exhibitor Directory, your complete guide to find companies, services and products to buy. The Festival is open Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 9am to 6pm each […]

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