Birthday Rush

Birthday Rush

From opening a venue where numerous others had failed, Rush CBD celebrates its 10th birthday.

By Candice Jackson | 1st October 2014

Many CBD hospitality hot spots come and go, but one inner city bar has dominated the fiercely competitive industry and are now celebrating 10 years of success!

Owned by the Real Management Solutions Group (RMS), directors Elias Philipou, Mounir Ibrahim and Donna Di Santo have seen Rush become Brisbane’s biggest meeting room.

Customers use the restaurant as an extension to their offices, with regulars often visiting the venue three to four times a day to meet with clients over coffee, breakfast, lunch, after work drinks or an early dinner.

Rush have entertained the likes of Jordan Belfort (the real life Wolf of Wall Street), True Blood star Nelson Ellis, Darren Lockyer, Grant Hackett, Nathan Sharp, the English Ashes Squad and the late Charlotte Dawson.

Donna says it hasn’t all been smooth sailing. “In our first week of being open, the fire sprinklers went off in the middle of lunch whilst staff ran out the doors holding a cake. Happily adapting to the situation, staff and customers alike laughed and sang along to the tune of Happy Birthday.”

In celebrating their milestone birthday, Rush will be kicking off festivities with 10 days of giveaways from October 1, culminating in the return of their much-loved Friday Nights on the Green on Friday October 10.

During the first ten days of October Rush will be giving away 10 parties for 10 people to celebrate on October 10! Every day the venue will announce a secret stash giveaway at a random time throughout the day, so keep your eyes peeled on their Facebook and Instagam pages for your chance to win some great prizes, including free coffees, drinks, vouchers, wines and more.


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Article by Candice Jackson

Candice Jackson is a former Journalist of Style Magazines. She has an uncontrollable sweet tooth, an irrational fear of birds and a love of travel. Candice believes in the Yes Man Philosophy.


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