Everything’s better with friends by your side! Show them how much you care and take them out to one of these brilliant Brisbane joints.
Where to Eat
The award-winning Bacchus is one of those places that’s so fantastically fancy it has to be seen to be believed. So, if you and your friends enjoy the finer things in life, a spot of fine high tea or even a sumptuous seven-course degustation session won’t go astray. Renowned gourmet chef Mark Penna is ready introduce you to vibrant new flavours you didn’t even know existed, so settle in for a truly luxurious experience. You’ve earned it! Find out more
“As far as decor, interior, exterior ambiance, service and class go? Well… that’s pretty much this place. You can take a lift up from the street front, or scale the large exterior concrete stairs. If you’ve enjoyed the lobby of Crown Casino in Melbourne, you’ll just love this bar. Dress up, pay up for perfect cocktails and pick a warm night so you can enjoy the seating area around the semi-elevated pool.” – out2often
Big, bold and bursting with life, the atmosphere at Mundo Churrasco couldn’t complement the food more perfectly. You’ve probably sampled your share of Aussie barbeque, but the Brazilian stuff is something else entirely. It’s quite possibly the meatiest cuisine ever to exist (although there are nice veggie options too), and designed to be shared, so you and your mates will savour every juicy, smokey bite together as you happily gorge the night away. Find out more
“The friendly staff come around with great big hunks of char-grilled salted & flavoured meats, and carve off bits for you on request. Its an all-you-can eat affair, perfect for large groups, though hubby & I have gone several times as a couple and still had a great night. The staff are very attentive and helpful, the restaurant decor is tasteful, and the food is amazing – definitely worth a visit!” – NigglesandKnots
Cheese easily makes the list of humanity’s greatest achievements (we put it somewhere between Snuggies and life-sized Gummi Bears), and Witches Chase is famous for crafting some of the yummiest dairy snacks around. Grab your cheese-loving friends, head down to a group tasting session, and prepare yourself for some serious cheese (make sure you grab some of the Tamembert – it’s like Camembert but sooo much better). The neighbouring brewery and bistro are also well worth a visit with your mates, we might add! Find out more
“Always a good spot when doing a wander along Mount Tamborine for the day. The tastings are free and their signature Tamembare is lovely. My particular favourite is the Triple Cream Blue – pity their Triple Cream Brie is no longer available. Service can be a bit hit and miss, but their pre-packed platters are great if you want to grab a couple of bottles of wine from a local winery and do an impromptu picnic.” – Amanda Cassar
Where to Play
If you and your lady friends have ever wanted to juggle, tumble, handspring, or even develop some acrobatic aerial skills (and really, who hasn’t?), then don’t hesitate to check out Vulcana Women’s Circus. It is a non-profit organisation dedicated to helping women achieve their physical potential, grow their confidence and have a boatload of fun in a safe, non-competitive environment with various group classes on this summer. Find out more
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Whoever this Fat Louie bloke is, he’s clearly as talented a bar manager as he is rotund! And hey, speaking of talent, do you and your mates fancy settling the old ‘who’s the best singer’ debate once and for all? Well, then! Hire a private karaoke room, get the first round in and let battle commence. And don’t worry; if you lose, you can always move onto the pool tables for a spot of vengeance. Find out more