14 Things To Do In New Farm, Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe And Newstead
For the inner-city slickersBy Dinushka Gunasekara | 6th June 2022
Where can you find beautiful heritage, electric nightlife, family-friendly activities, and luxury culture all at once? In the gorgeous suburbs of New Farm, Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe, and Newstead, of course! As Brisbane’s inner-city havens, these locales have got it going on, no matter what you’re into. Just check out some of our 14 favourite things to do in New Farm, Fortitude Valley, Teneriffe, and Newstead below!
By the way, we consider everyone in this list the best of the best! To make finding your next favourite that much easier, we’ve ordered the list alphabetically by suburb and also have filtering tabs for your convenience. Did we miss someone from the list? Let us know here! Hide the form
- Brisbane CBD
- North Brisbane
- East Brisbane
- South Brisbane
- West Brisbane
- Gold Coast
- Sunshine Coast
- A - Z
- Z - A
James Street is home to a glorious amount of gastronomic experiences, but the honourable mention has to go to its newest resident. Rediscovering the food he grew up on, Brisbane restaurateur Simon Gloftis (Hellenika, SK Steak & Oyster) combines quality deli-style Mediterranean eats with casual cafe vibes. It’s a far cry from his other eateries, serving up 30-35 different Australian biodynamic wines alongside unfussy vegetarian meals so good they would make anyone contemplate a veggie lifestyle. With no reservations, Sunshine accepts walk-ins and takeaway between 11am to 9pm daily – just pay by the weight.
Stratton Bar & Kitchen
If you’ve enjoyed a tipple or two at Mrs Brown’s Bar & Kitchen, then you’re in for a treat just around the corner. From the hearts and minds of Ben and Tarryn Brown, Stratton serves up a welcoming approach in a contemporary industrial vibe. The urban aesthetic is moody and modern, with a fit-out of WW2-era hangars separated by a central bar. For the food, Stratton is influenced by countries from all over the world from the Japanese karaage milk buns to a Massaman curry, and even pizza.
SFH Designs provides a colourful sartorial feast with local fashions mixed with pieces from all over the world. From pom-poms to avant-garde embroidery, every piece from this bustling boutique is colourful and distinctive. Turn heads with wearable art from SFH Designs’ own unique fashion label that’s sustainably made locally or choose from their range of local designs, including Anannasa, PinkPineapple, and Flora Fascinata Millinery.
If your kind of shopping for treasures and unique pieces involves fresh air, a relaxed vibe, and something ‘a little different’, you’ll love Seasons Emporium. From purely practical to the unapologetically pretty, their stunning product range of fashion, jewellery, and homewares promise pops of colour, lush textures, and eye-catching hidden gems. Bringing a friendly, holiday vibe to the 1000 Ann Street precinct, it’s not just an in-and-out affair. Founded in 2013, each piece is hand-selected by founder Renea O’Shea to bring you an outstanding range of Aussie brands, clothing, jewellery, and accessories perfect for a relaxed coastal luxe boho style.
Embracing the philosophy that happiness begins at home, these furniture experts have travelled the globe to bring the most unique, exceptional, and authentic pieces back to our River City. With an incredible attention to detail and a passion for helping you create an interior aesthetic you’ll adore for years to come, the team here are dedicated to helping you on your journey to your dream home.
At the core of everything they do, Function Well is the perfect training trifecta: fostering community, optimising your health, and enhancing your social life. Getting a membership here isn’t just a tap-and-go affair with your swipe card – members get access to two premium locations with a complete holistic approach to fitness and wellness. Enjoy a 24/7 state-of-the-art gym floor, CrossFit Box, incredible performance coaching and personal training, the very best fitness classes in Brisbane, virtual classes, Pilates, yoga, world-leading restorative, ice baths, infrared saunas – the list goes on and on.
Design & Co
Established in 2015, and having recently opened a new showroom in Teneriffe, Design & Co are here to help you create a space you’ll love to come home to. Working across multiple styles from beautiful old Queenslanders to contemporary new apartments, this warm and welcoming design studio is dedicated to delivering unique and timeless interiors customised to every individual. From interior design services to product sourcing and exceptional quality Australian made furniture, their curated collection of decor pieces, art, and rugs are available in-person to peruse at their showroom.
Be transported to a Los Angeles lounge bar in the heart of The Valley with Mr. Mista’s elegant dining experience. Combining the very best of South East Asian cuisine, this Asian fusion restaurant combines the culture we love with the luxury and hedonism of a Hollywood nightclub, for an evening that satiates your dancing desire as much as your belly. From bao buns and sashimi to the very best crafted cocktails and resident DJs, take a seat in one of their gorgeous velvet booths for a relaxed evening of fine dining and dancing – the perfect weekend combo.
Stone & Wood Brewery
Tucked away in The Valley just off Wickham Terrace, Stone & Wood Brewery Brisbane is where an evolving hospitality scene meets a craft beer taste we all know and love. Set inside the heritage-listed Trails Ice building on Bridge Street, there’s no need to hit the road, as the brewery brings a taste of the coast to the city whilst weaving in the laid-back sandy sense of Byron Bay. Full of local innovation, the brewery is serving up its classic beers, exclusive Brisbane brews, and exceptional gastro-pub fare in an urban industrial space. It also offers venue hire, catering to up to 200 guests, corporate functions, weddings, or a casual catch up with a few mates over a delicious drop or two.
The Gasworks precinct serves as Newstead’s foodie mecca. Case and point? Botany – the lush oasis serving bright brunches to the tune of R&B beats, breezy lunches that are made to last, and delicious cocktails pouring into the night. Whether you’re a snack-and-sip seeker or looking to really dig in, their cross-section of options will cater to all occasions and preferences, every single day of the week.
The Calile Hotel
As one of the top places putting Brisbane on the world’s map, The Calile Hotel needs to be seen to be believed. Serving as both an architectural and design phenomenon, you’re in for an exceptional curation of memories built on your breezy balcony, by the palm-lined pool, or at the suave Lobby Bar. The Calile Hotel is also home to Greek paradise, Hellenika, which is renowned as one of Brisbane’s highlights for the zucchini chips alone.
There’s no excuses at this high-end fitness destination, where you’ll find six state-of-the-art boutique studios under one roof that are accessible with a single membership. With more than 200 classes running every week from cycle to boxing, hot Pilates, and even aerial yoga, TotalFusion proves why variety is the spice of life. Psst, before you get your sweat on, we’ve already tried every class at TotalFusion – check it out here.
Once a magnificent power station, this distinctive landmark is the arts and cultural centre of Brisbane. Sitting pretty on the Brisbane River, the premier venue stages more than 1250 performances a year – including the beloved Brisbane Comedy Festival – alongside heritage-listed graffiti, riverside bars and restaurants, and visual arts exhibitions.
Ovolo The Valley
For those who like to walk on the wildside, this multi award-winning boutique hotel has it all. Nestled in the beating heart of The Valley, immerse yourself in contemporary art and luxurious designs at Ovolo. You’ll also find a melting pot of flavours at the all-vegetarian Za Za Ta and a whimsical sipping experience at Bar Kazba, all under the one roof.