If you’re heading to Brisbane for the holiday break, make the most of your time there at these unforgettable venues. Here are some of our favourite spaces around Brisbane to eat, drink and be merry.

El Camino Cantina

El Camino Cantina is the perfect venue to celebrate the silly season. It’s known for its jumbo margaritas and colourful sombreros, but it also has a menu full of delicious Mexican eats, a rotating roster of in-house DJs, an impressive beer selection and daily deals.

  • Venue: El Camino Cantina
  • Address: Shop 2/45 King St, Bowen Hills QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 160
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining

Electric Avenue

Indulge in delicious food and beverages in this vintage-themed bar located in Woolloongabba. Tuck yourself and a few friends away in a cosy corner for a few drinks and a feed, or hire out the entire venue for a big Christmas bash.

  • Venue: Electric Avenue
  • Address: 23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba QLD 4102
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

Cabana Lounge, Southbeach

Sip cocktails underneath the canopied Cabana Lounge at Southbeach in South Brisbane. Gather 10-13 of your closest friends and share a few cocktail jugs and canapés whilst enjoying the buzzy atmosphere of Southbeach in your own private area.

  • Venue: Southbeach
  • Address: 30aa Stanley St Plaza, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 13
  • Event Type: Parties

The Alice Cocktail Experience, The Alice

Immerse yourself in the world of Alice in Wonderland at Brisbane’s cocktail experience, The Alice. Solve riddles and challenges as if you were Alice herself, drink tea with the Mad Hatter and sample a range of delicious cocktails.

  • Venue: The Alice
  • Address: Cnr Little Stanley & Tribune St, South Brisbane QLD 4101
  • Capacity: 100
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Team Activities

Paint and Sip, Wesley Taylor Art Studio

Let both the booze and the creative juices flow at Paint and Sip in Fortitude Valley. Enjoy BYO drinks and food while you tap into your creative side in a guided painting class.

  • Venue: Wesley Taylor Art Studio
  • Address: 16/1000 Ann St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 30
  • Event Type: Meetings and Workshops, Studio, Team Activities

The Brewery Bar, Milton Common

Conveniently located in close proximity to public transport, The Brewery Bar is an ideal spot to catch up with friends over some afternoon drinks. It boasts 12 taps with a unique selection of craft beers and a delicious menu full of modern pub eats.

  • Venue: Milton Common
  • Address: 35 Railway Terrace, Milton QLD 4064
  • Capacity: 75
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Private Dining, Team Activities

The Mermaid Bar, Lefty’s Music Hall

While you’re in Brisbane, drop into the eccentric, nautical themed Mermaid Bar in Lefty’s Music Hall. Try a rum or two from their extensive variety on offer and take in the eccentric decor.

  • Venue: Lefty’s Music Hall
  • Address: 15 Caxton St, Petrie Terrace QLD 4000
  • Capacity: 50
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Team Activities

X Cargo

This fun venue is great for sun soaked days of eating and drinking. X Cargo in Fortitude Valley is an extensive precinct of bars and beer gardens, offering bottomless brunches on Saturdays and Sundays throughout the summer.

  • Venue: X Cargo
  • Address: 37 McLachlan St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4005
  • Capacity: 1200
  • Event Type: Conferences, Meetings and Workshops, Networking, Parties, Presentations, Private Dining, Team Activities, Weddings

Riverside Boardwalk, Byblós

Feast on mouthwatering Mediterranean cuisine and an impressive selection of beverages in Hamilton. Nestled on the Brisbane River, you’ll enjoy beautiful views of the Brisbane CBD.

  • Venue: Byblós
  • Address: 39 Hercules St, Hamilton QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 400
  • Event Type: Networking, Private Dining, Parties, Team Activities

Leatherback Entertaining, River to Bay

Gather 37 of your closest friends and family and enjoy Brisbane’s beautiful summer weather on the water by boarding Leatherback, a top notch entertainment vessel. River to Bay has a variety of packages suitable for every price point and event type.

  • Venue: River to Bay
  • Address: Hamilton, QLD 4007
  • Capacity: 38
  • Event Type: Networking, Parties, Team Activities

Make the most of your time in Brisbane over the holiday break at some of these incredible venues. Need more venue inspiration? Contact us today.


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