When you ask anyone where is a good place to meet someone they will inevitably give you the name of a trendy bar or club. However, in reality these are not always the best places for you to meet that special boy. I know this is fundamentally confusing because clubs are full of boys, but loud music that you have to scream over and people spilling their drink on your newly purchased stilettos is hardly conducive to making a connection with someone.
We have combed Brisbane and come up with four great places you might not have thought of.
1. Cooking classes
If you are a foodie or even just wanting to learn something new, cooking classes are a terrific way to meet new people. We recommend Spring Food and Wine, who host an extensive list of cooking classes, one even aptly named Singles in the City. Created specifically for singles to meet and mingle, you can share your culinary creations at the end with those you have struck up a connection with.
2. Kangaroo Point Cliffs boot camp and fitness groups
Put on your running shoes. Let's face it; watching boys working out is hardly a chore. So get out there with them and join a fitness group or boot camp. Kangaroo Point Cliffs is home to many fitness groups and with possibly the best view in Brisbane (in more ways than one), what do you have to lose? If nothing else, you will hopefully get fitter along the way.
3. James Street
James Street is one of Brisbane’s most trendy lifestyle and retail precincts. While you’re probably familiar with their cool coffee shops and gourmet market (all potential meeting places mind you), James Street is also home to a bevy of social and cultural events. French Film Festival, beer and wine tastings, fashion events and James Street Up-Late - and that’s just in the one month!
4. The markets
Filled with fresh produce, organic treats, cold pressed juices and funky fashion, Brisbane markets are becoming a trendy staple in many Brisbanites calendars. Don’t let your past experiences deter you, we aren’t talking the kind of markets that sell soaps and heat packs. We recommend the Eat Street Markets, Boundary Street Markets and the Jan Powers Farmers Markets. Strike up a conversation about your mutual love of cronuts (half croissant, half donut…yes this is a real thing) from the Kromberry van and then find a quite place to share them.