Brisbane expects you to dress up
Australia’s third-largest city, Brisbane is the hub of Queensland culture. Also known as Brissy and Bris-Vegas (“Don’t ask me why,” a local commented), it’s a city that is rich in luscious parks, fantastic food, and the scenic river running through it.
In recent years Brisbane has become a mecca for exciting and experimental art, events, installations, and cuisine. It may be a laid-back kind of place, but you’ll still need proper shoes to get into its bars and restaurants. 💡 In some cases, scruffy clothing may result in you being turned away.
The preeminent to-do’s in Brisbane
Want to know where to eat, drink, shop, play and stay in Brisbane? Wait no more — dig into this locally-sourced, totally organic and carefully brewed mix of tips by the kind folk at Readify.
Sightseeing: Locals suggest taking the CityCat all the way to the South Bank. Covering 17 hectares of riverfront land, the Parklands feature free swimming facilities, walking tracks, licensed picnic areas, stunning public art and The Wheel of Brisbane.
Short layover activity: Shop at the Queen St mall that is a vibrant shopping and lifestyle precinct that lies at the heart of Brisbane City and is Australia’s most popular pedestrian mall, hosting more than 26 million visitors a year. The mall offers a mix of local, national and international labels and flagship stores. More than 700 retailers have made their homes there.
Best locals bar: Netherworld — it’s a bar, arcade and diner in Fortitude Valley, Brisbane. Offering vintage gaming (yes!), good beer and denizens of the Netherworld.
Other bars to put on your list: Brewhouse — lots of rotating taps, great menu, pool, great location. A classier (please see visual and other evidence below.- D.M.) place is Tomcat, which has an amazing hidden bar in the back that has top shelf bartenders.
Hippest nightlife places: Cobbler in West End is a must for whiskey drinkers. Rics in Fortitude Valley is grungy but plays the best mix of non doof doof (yes, we had to look it up, too — doof doof music = Australian slang for techno music.) The Triffid is another favourite venue among the Readify folk and the place often has random bands playing with cheap entry. The Bowery for cocktails and also on Thursdays— amazing live jazz!, Black Bear Lodge/Greaser for chilled out music/drinks.
Weekend getaway: Moreton Island/Stradbroke Island/Fraser Island (depending on your 4WD/camping chops), Inland to mountains/rainforests for camping or staying at a nice villa. This is one of the best parts of Queensland, the amazing weather that allows you to do these things. And we say amen to that!
If you’ve got skills — in C## programming or are a Business Intelligence and Data & Analytics pro — you should definitely apply for these positions at Readify in Brisbane. If only we could do it ourselves!
Brisbane does deserve you clicking the 👏, right?