Here’s a recent article in the Qantas Travel Insider Magazine showcasing a few cool new local haunts.Â Guess what?Â Â We made the cut!Â Â Follow this link for the full article or read below…
07 May 2010
Rachel Surgeoner, Editor, FourThousand
A video game bar, industrial chic warehouse and hole-in-the-wall cafe are just some of the new creative spaces transforming the city.Â Serving up Genovese coffee, wholesome gourmet sandwiches and hearty delicacies with a Greek twist, Flamingo is shaking some serious tail feathers in Fortitude Valley. It might be small, but the hole-in-the-wall cafe keeps its tables filled with plates of baked eggs and brioche cinnamon toast for breakfast.
Creativity beams from the event, education and exhibition venue Lightspace. This is partially due to the venueâ€™s open plan studio space, which offers a select bunch of entrepreneurs, artists and design teams lofty offices fitted out by OBJX www.objx.com.au. Check the website for upcoming photography exhibitions and vintage markets, or casually drop by and admire the buildingâ€™s structural prowess.
Once the derelict site of a late 19th century gaol and police depot, The Barracks has dramatically transformed its heritage-listed buildings into a creative retail and dining precinct. Nestled in between Paddington and the city, the space is home to Palace Cinemas, Bittersweet â€˜the chocolate boutiqueâ€™ and a growing number of modern eateries including russet Spanish tapas restaurant Peasant, and â€“ the closest thing to NYC in BNE â€“ The Chelsea.
Nurture your inner geek and indulge in a quality drop at Australiaâ€™s first video game bar. Mana Bar is run by long time gamers and combines the latest consol experience with top shelf liquor. Decide who will get the next round with a game of Street Fighter, and make sure you drink that round before going anywhere near Guitar Hero.
5b Winn Street, Fortitude Valley.
+61 7 3252 7557.
30 Light Street (corner Scanlan), Fortitude Valley.
61 Petrie Terrace, Paddington.
420 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley.
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