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West End … Must Visit Bars!

Visiting an area for the first time can be so exciting; where to eat, what to see and what to do after the sun has set. The West End area in Brisbane is a great location to base yourself. There is so much to see and do.  After dark there are loads of great bars in the West End that are definitely worth putting on your ‘must visit bars’ list. Best of all they are all walking distance from West End Central Apartments! Here’s a few that you might like to try: 1 – Lychee Lounge – with a reputation for being one of the best cocktail bars in Brisbane, the Lychee Lounge is worth a visit.  It’s been operating for more than 15 years, which speaks volumes about just how good this bar is.  Enjoy quirky surrounds, fish-scaled walls, eclectic decorations and lighting and of course, scrumptious cocktails and tapas food.Opening hours: varies so visit the website for more detailsWhere: Shop 2/ 94 Boundary Street, West End 2 – Archive Beer Boutique – You guessed it! If you are after a place to enjoy a cold craft beer after the sun has set then this might just be the […]

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Brisbane International Film Festival is back…!

When: 3 – 13 October, 2019. Where: six venues around Brisbane. BIFF is back! That’s right; the Brisbane International Film Festival is back for the second year running from the 3 – 13 October.  This year the festival boasts 11 days of screenings, 100+ films, six amazing venues and 28 events. Whew, that’s an amazing amount of entertainment. Here’s a quick snapshot of what you can see: * International and Australian feature films * New releases * Documentaries * Shorts programs and retrospectives * Screenings with live music * Conversations * Panel discussions * And more! With six great venues on board you won’t have any reason not to catch a few films:1 – Australian Cinematheque – GOMA2 – Dendy Cinemas Coorparoo3 – New Farm Six Cinemas4 – Reading Cinemas Newmarket5 – State Library of Queensland6 – The Elizabeth Picture Theatre. This is going to be a culturally rich film festival.  We recommend that you visit the BIFF website to check out the screenings, the films accompanied by music and of course purchase your tickets. Avoid disappointment and book your tickets online. West End Central Apartments are centrally located in the West End walking distance from the South Bank precinct […]

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Tour Brissie by bike!

Spring is already in the air and with the days warming and getting longer, it’s the perfect time to enjoy the outdoors.  Brisbane is a beautiful city to enjoy on foot or by boat but there is another way to experience Brisbane and that is, by bike.  The city is brimming with cycle ways that meander through and around the city and river. So if you are in the mood for a little sight-seeing combined with a fun exercise then why not come and stay with us for a few days and enjoy a half day cycling tour or two? 1 – EAT STREET MARKET SCENIC TOUR If the thought of going for a bike ride to a food market sounds great, then this is the tour for you!  This 4-hour tour starts and finishes in the Southbank Parklands.  During the cycle you will be taken to the Eat Street Market where you can purchase international cuisine and boutique beers. There’s usually live entertainment on so why not cycle, eat a delicious meal, drink a cheeky beer, enjoy some music and then cycle again.  A perfect and unusual way to enjoy Brisbane! Cost: from $89When: Tours operate Friday and Saturday nights from 4.30pm – […]

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Brisbane Open House

WHEN: 12 – 13 October, 2019. WHERE: Various buildings around Brisbane. Discover what’s usually behind closed doors at the 2019 Brisbane Open House on Saturday, 12th and Sunday 13th October. This FREE public festival celebrates Brisbane’s architecture and offers visitors unique peeks behind-the-scenes, and access to buildings and architectural spaces across the city, that normally can’t be accessed. This is the 10th Anniversary of Brisbane Open House so it’s going to be a massive birthday celebration.  The 2019 Brisbane Open House program is due to be launched on 10 September.  The program will be cram-packed with details of the buildings that you can visit, fabulous photography competition instructions, disabled access details and other great information. Last year Brisbane Open House buildings included: *  Queensland Art Gallery *  Peters Ice Cream Factory *  Griffith Film School *  Queensland Maritime Museum *  St Mary’s Catholic Church *  The State Library of Queensland *  ABC Brisbane Centre *  … and many, many more! Don’t forget to keep an eye on the website and program as some of the private homes and heritage buildings do require bookings. Brisbane Open House has been running since 2010 and is held in conjunction with World Architecture Day. […]

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Winter Special: save on Brisbane Tandem Skydiving

For a limited time only Brisbane Tandem Skydiving is offering a Winter Special on its tandem skydives, which are Australia’s highest jump. Your experience will commence with a thorough safety briefing before boarding your flight which will take you on a picturesque flight over the Moreton Bay with spectacular views of the coastline and Brisbane CBD. You can rest assured your experienced and friendly tandem skydive instructor will be with you throughout your 15,000 feet skydive as you experience an incredible 60-second free fall at up to 220 kms per hour before your parachute is released. You’ll even get to assist with steering your own parachute before you land on the beach north of Brisbane CBD. SPECIAL BRISBANE TANDEM SKYDIVE: tickets currently start from $254 per person (must be 12 years and over) TOUR DETAILS Operates daily from 9am  Approximately 4 hour duration Departs from the drop off zone check-in office at 39 Redcliffe Parade, Redcliffe. INCLUSIONS 5-star personalised training and instruction 15,000 feet tandem skydive aboard a custom-built skydiving aircraft Scenic flight over Moreton Bay 60 seconds of free fall! Skydive certificate. EXCLUSIONS Excludes a $35 APF Levy – must be paid on the day. EXTRAS (payable on the day): Handicam […]

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2019 Holden State of Origin Series – Game I

When: Wednesday 5 June, 2019 Where: Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane The Holden State of Origin 2019 is set to be an edge of your seat series: Game I – 5 June – Suncorp Stadium, Brisbane Game II – 23 June – Optus Stadium, Perth Game III – 10 July – ANZ Stadium, Sydney With a game in each state it will be certainly be even playing grounds between the NSW Blues and the QLD Maroons. The Blues will be out to defend the shield as they have won the past two series. No matter which team you back, don’t miss Game 1 live at Suncorp Stadium. Get your TICKETS for the Holden State of Origin 2018 – Game I. West End Central Apartments feature studios and one and two bedroom well-appointed apartments just 5-10mins by car from Suncorp Stadium with free wifi and free parking. Book your Brisbane Accommodation for the State of Origin today.

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What’s On Easter Long Weekend 2019 – Brisbane

Friday 19 April to Monday 22 April, 2019 Easter 2019 is not far away, here is a preview of events that are happening around Brisbane over the Easter Long Weekend. Good Friday – April 19 Fantastic Mr Fox @ QPAC (11-20 April 2019) Green Jam @ Melbourne Street Green, QPAC (every Friday 19 April 2019) Easter Saturday – April 20 The Book or Mormon @ QPAC (16 March – 31 May 2019) The 9th Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art Exhibition @ QAGOMA (until 28 April 2019) Brisbane Road vs Newcastle Jets @ Suncorp Stadium Easter Sunday – April 21 Collective Markets @ South Bank (19 – 21 April 2019) Easter Monday – April 22 Me, Myself and I @ GOMA – Children’s Art Centre – Free Easter Markets The Collective Markets are held each week at South Bank and there will be an Easter Market held over 3 days for market goers to enjoy, Friday 5pm-9pm, Saturday 10am-9pm, Sunday 9am-4pm. Easter Worship Attending worship over Easter is a strong tradition in many families, parishes in West End, South Brisbane include: St Andrew’s Anglican Church, 160 Vulture St South Brisbane St Mary’s Catholic Parish, 20 Merivale St South Brisbane St […]

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Suburban Cafe ~ West End

At West End Central Apartments you can dine out and enjoy a relaxed meal at select cafes and restaurants and charge it back to your room. Suburban Café is one such café in South Brisbane, serving fresh breakfast, coffee and lunch 7 days a week. Their breakfasts are top notch and they’re not afraid to mix things up a little with their Breakfast Nachos, the Loaded Breaky Bagel and The Avo with cherry tomatoes, beetroot, avocado and pomegranate on pumpkin bread with salsa verde. ‘The Avo’ is one of 8 naturally Vegan dishes on the 20 item All Day Brunch Menu. Plus there are plenty of meaty dishes on offer also. Using fresh and wholesome ingredients Suburban Cafe is the perfect spot for a morning coffee, brunch with friends or quick bite to eat around lunchtime. Open 7 days from 6am 220 Melbourne Street, West End Ph: 07 3846-4720 West End Central Apartments offer apartment style accommodation in Brisbane’s West End featuring free wifi, free parking, pool sauna and gym. Book your South Brisbane Accommodation today.

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Gluten Free Expo 2018 | Brisbane

When: 26 & 27 May 2018 Where: Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre The Gluten Free Expo is your chance to taste test all the fabulous new Gluten Free foods on the market! It’s a massive opportunity to find new, exciting and delicious gluten free foods, all under one roof. Try before you buy with exhibitors from all corners of the country showcasing their wares for you to sample, talk about and find new favourites to add to your shopping list. The Gluten Free Expo is dedicated to education and awareness of coeliac disease and allows people to try gluten free foods in a safe environment. The Gluten Free Expo showroom floor is open from 9am-4pm daily, come and find new gluten free and health products you will love and take them home! Tickets on Sale soon. West End Central Apartments is a short walk from Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Centre offering convenient and comfortable hotel rooms, 1, 2 & 3 bedroom apartments with free Wifi, free parking, pool, sauna and gym. Book your Accommodation near South Bank Entertainment Precinct today.

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Must Do Rooftop Bars for Brisbane’s Best Views

Anytime of year is a good time to explore Brisbane’s amazing rooftop bars, there is plenty to choose from and we have some favourites to recommend. Dandy’s Rooftop Bar Located conveniently close in the West End, Dandy’s is a quirky and colourful adults playground complete with brightly painted picnic tables, benches, seating and beach umbrellas. Serving up pizza, chargrilled platters, cocktails, DJ’s over the extended weekend from Thursday to Sunday. Thursday 5pm – late Friday 4pm – late Saturday – 2pm – late Soho Sundays 2pm – late It’s the closest you’ll get to your own backyard in the inner city with a bar tender! Sixteen Antlers Rooftop Bar Serving up late to the Brisbane City crowd. This stylish rooftop bar is intimate with comfortable seating and drinks to impress. Beverages include boutique beers, quality wines and a good selection of cocktails. With a relaxed and sophisticated vibe you can take in the impressive views of the Brisbane city skyline whilst you share a meal from the seasonal tapas menu featuring beautiful local produce. Live DJ’s help you unwind from the week on a Friday and Saturday evening as you watch the Brisbane skyline twinkle with the city lights in […]

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