Brisbane

Melbourne Cup Guide 2018

Saddle up and trot on over to these locations

Melbourne Cup Guide 2018

Giddy up! Melbourne Cup is almost here again, which means it’s time to find the perfect venue to enjoy all the action. It won’t be hard though, considering the wide range of places ready to cater for your fancy dresses and excuse to day drink. Here are some of the coolest spots to experience the races without having to leave Brisbane.

Word On The Street #129

Let The Good Times Roll

Word On The Street #129

Let us tell you Brisbane, good times are just around the corner. Arriving in the form of shopping parties, live music, restaurants and art festivals we're in for a damn good time. Let your hair down and let's have some fun, we deserve it.

Word On The Street #126

Wear your flats, pack your heels

Word On The Street #126

Wear your flats but pack your heels, this Word On The Street has you covered from morning to night. From fun action-packed adventure to sophisticated dining you'll be covered whether you're planning a day date, a girls night, a date night, a party or a function.

Word On The Street #124

Fashion, Flavour, Festivals & Fanatics

Word On The Street #124

While winter may not be a season in Brisbane the days are certainly getting warmer and longer. With spring just around the corner the city is gearing up for some of its best events to dates.From fashion festivals to beer festival, from comic con to donut cafes, you'll want to see what Brisbane has is store for the Spring season.

Clothing one night stand

Is outfit hiring the future of fashion?

Clothing one night stand

As clothing diversity increases, the use of clothing pieces for more than one occasion decreases, which poses the question of whether hiring outfits is the new norm for fashion.

Spruce Up, Man Up

Here Is What Men Are Wearing in 2017 So Far

Spruce Up, Man Up

As the years go on, trends in men’s fashion get more and more daring. In 2016, for example, men's styling means wearing clothing items such as tie-dye, clothes with snake prints, and the good for all-occasion track pants. But this year, what is a trend when it comes to fashion and style got even ballsier as men keep their bold style cravings satisfied.

We have gotten ahead of the curve so far and defined some of the hottest fashion statements that blow this year’s fashion game. From what we have witnessed on the runways, the streets, TV screens, and fashion stores, here are the styles and items of clothing that men are wearing in 2017 and will probably still make it next year.

New Gin-tastic West End Bar

100+ shades of Gin at Covent Garden

New Gin-tastic West End Bar

Let the fun be gin! This November, West End will be in full bloom as lux new bar, Covent Garden, welcomes socialites into its tropical oasis.

Whether you’re a gin connoisseur or a lover of native flora, Covent Garden will draw you in with its vibrant nature, firmly planting its roots and 100 craft gins in Brisbane’s iconic suburb of West End from November 16.

Introducing the Allpress Iced Flat Mac

at Sparrow Coffee #yum

Introducing the Allpress Iced Flat Mac

Forget what you used to think about iced coffee, the summertime classic has grown up and gone global. Sparrow’s iced coffee is a very different beast. It’s classy, mature, straight-up delicious and the perfect drink for sweltering summer days.

Win 4 Tickets to Cirque Africa

On Friday, 27 October at 5pm

Win 4 Tickets to Cirque Africa

A jawdropping explosion of colour, culture, rhythm and showstoppers. Queensland – ready yourself for CIRQUE AFRICA, a kaleidoscopic, high performance show that celebrates the colour and culture of Africa, starring 22 performers from six African countries. It’s the show that won five stars at the Adelaide Fringe Festival this year, is acclaimed as the greatest performance experience from Africa and it will call the Roundhouse Theatre in Brisbane home for two thrilling weeks from October 24 to November 4!

Want to win a family pass for the show on Friday, 27 October at 5pm (4x tickets total)? Of course you do... read on...

Word On The Street #79

Spread those wings

Word On The Street #79

The sun is shining and there's plenty to see, do, eat and drink around Brisbane over the next few weeks. Start the day right with a power walk around the river, grab a coffee in Spring Hill then lunch in Woolloongabba, fly into the Valley for a quick stretch before finishing the night with a wino named Mr Chester...

Win Tix to Italian Film Festival

On of 5 in-season passes

Win Tix to Italian Film Festival

Lavazza Italian Film Festival 2017, Australia’s pre-eminent destination for the very best new Italian cinema.

Want to win one of 5 admit-two in-season passes? Simply email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by 5pm 22nd September and it could be your lucky day.

Behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar

Meet Brooke Jesberg

Behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar

The Good Guide is here to celebrate local is lovely. What makes a place so unique is her people. We meet the beauty and brains behind Brooklyn Beauty Bar, (BBB) the one and only Brooke Jesberg. Driven, dedicated to exceptional customer service and a smooth operator (BBB serve gin, cocktails and champagne). You'll fall in love with this local business and if you are not a regular already, become one. You can thank us later. BBB is your new BFF (with lots of benefits!).

Word On The Street #73

The knowledge of all things is possible

Word On The Street #73

Get crafty, creative, curious and get a whole lotta caffeine into you. This week we're all about bettering our knowledge in fashion, art, craft beer, coffee and the future. Join us as we drink and draw, turn trash into treasure and learn about brewing, roasting and how not to f*** up our businesses..

What's the Taste of Beer in Game of Thrones?

The Answer Might Be in Lithuania

What's the Taste of Beer in Game of Thrones?

“Game of Thrones” characters seem to be enjoying their ale - no serious meal goes without it. But what would it taste like? Homemade beer - and its flavours - is one of the best time travel machines. While cities, traditions and people change throughout centuries, some well-kept local beers preserve the same yeasty, raw flavours for ages. Lithuanian beers, for example, is one of the best kept secrets in homemade brewing world.

Queensland Music Festival 2017

Opens with a bang in Brisbane and beyond

Queensland Music Festival 2017

Queensland Music Festival (QMF) 2017, the first delivered by Artistic Director Katie Noonan, opens with a spectacular lineup of events from Friday 7 July that will span the entire state and range of music persuasions.

Katie Noonan said she was super excited to see the state come alive from 7 to 30 July and to share her first festival with fellow Queenslanders.