Brisbane’s Hidden Gems | South Brisbane Precinct

With the chaos of the city on the outskirts, South Brisbane Precinct is a city dwellers perfect escape. Aria Property Group has assisted in created a hub of dining that is unlike any other in the city.

Habitat Restaurant & Bar

Good beats, great food and cocktails that are out of this world, Habitat is your ultimate down town destination. Australian rugby player, Scott Higginnbotham and business partner Malcom Watts have created a venture that has given life to the area. I was lucky enough to sample some of their marvels as pictured below. Their espresso martini’s are some of the best I have ever had.


Duck & Plum Spring Rolls | Grilled Parmesan Crusted S emolina Gnocchi

Billy Kart Kitchen

If you haven’t already paid Billy Kart a visit, the best way to describe it would be a ‘home away from home’. It is the sister venue to the popular Billy Kart Kitchen in Annerley, showcasing dishes from Celebrity Chef, Ben O’Donoghue. The venue is hard to miss, located under the big, green Botanica wall. Some of my favourite options include the Truffled white bean puree with black olive crumb and the succulent oysters.


Saccharomyces Beer Cafe 

It’s the bar which I cannot pronounce even when sober. But I will tell you this much, I love the vibe of the place. Hidden away in  Fish Lane, the venue is a treasury one stumbles upon rather than plans to head to. It is a destination where memories are made. So how do you pronounce it? Sac-ar-o-my-sees, or so I am told. How about I just refer to it as that cool bar.

Julius Pizzeria

Not too sure how these guys did it, but however they did it, it worked. Julius is a little taste of Italy. The restaurant is buzzing, the street is packed with laughter and the food…oh the food. It is amazing. It would have to be one of my top 10 date venues. The beginning of something great. What else does one order at a pizzeria? Pizza of course.

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Maker Bar

Officially my favourite destination. If you haven’t already been there, then you probably don’t know about it. This is a gem, a hidden gem. A pop-up lane way bar that will impress! It almost reminded me of the streets of Paris,very mystical.


xx Aliyah Ravat


Treasury Casino’s pop up bar | Stephens Lane

Location: Brisbane CBD, Treasury Casino & Hotel

Meal: Casual Drinks/Dinner

Opening Hours: Wednesday – Friday 4pm to 9pm

Brisbane’s trendiest pop-up bar is now open at the Treasury Casino & Hotel. It’s the perfect venue to unwind after a long day; with tantalizing refreshments and Treasury treats..End the day on a high note with Stephens Lane’s amazing Bombay Sapphire Cocktails.


Rose Revolution Charity Event

Date: 28 November 2015

Location: Darling & Co, 157 Given Terrace, Paddington

Cost : $95 Includes Unlimited Rose & Canapes

Time: 2:30 pm

Discount code: RoseRev85 (get $10 off your tickets)

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Gather your girls round and raise awareness for breast and ovarian cancer in young woman.

Partnered with Pink Hope, Darling & Co invites the woman of Brisbane to dress up for a cause. Getting the conversation started over cold bottles of Rose with the beautiful woman of this city.

Purchase your tickets here.

Brisbane’s Top Events this Melbourne Cup

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Location: Flying Cock

What: All-inclusive food and drinks package as well as cup day coverage on their 4M high definition screen. Also included are sweeps and fashions as well as entertainment from live bands and DJs throughout the day and night.

When: Tuesday 3 November: 12:00pm – 3:00pm

Price: $60.00

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Location: Woolly Mammoth        
What: Watch the race on several screens while enjoying a 3 hour feasting lunch and beverage package. The afternoon will be filled with entertainment, sweeps and prizes for best dressed.
When: Tuesday 3 November

Time: 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Price: $79.00
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Location: Elixir Rooftop Bar
What: The package includes 4 hours of flowing sparkling, wine, beer, cider, basic spirits and roaming canapés. There is also the chance to win return flights, accommodation and tickets for two to the 2016 Emirates Melbourne Cup Day.
When: Tuesday 3 November 12:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $99.00
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Location: Cloudland
What: Madame Hedges Cocktail Party: Hosted by Channel 9 Sport Presenter Tom Mitchell, this event includes a selection of deluxe canapés and a drink package including French bubbles, wine and their very own Cloudland Cocktail. There are also fashion parades, fashions on the field, great prizes and raffles as well as entertainment by The Naked Magician.
When: Tuesday 3 November 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Price: $99.00
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Location: Alfred and Constance
What: Alfred and Constance offers a 3 hour drinks package and 3 course meal while watching live coverage of the race. Roving entertainment, live music and DJs and sweep tickets are also on offer.
When: Tuesday 3 November 12:00pm – 3:00pm
Price: $130.00
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Up on Constance provides a famous share style menu including mouth-watering treats such as pork croquette with apple caramel purée and wild mushroom and tallegio arancini with truffle aioli. Enjoy drinks, live music and DJs on the Rooftop all while watching the Melbourne Cup on the projector screen.
Tuesday 3 November 12:00pm – 4:00pm
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Location: Limes Hotel
What: The Rooftop Garden Party will boast a three hour canapé and beverage package including craft beers, premium house spirits and Moet and Chandon Champagne. Also on offer are sweeps, awards for best dressed, roving entertainment and of course live coverage from Flemington Race Course.
When: Tuesday 3 November 12:30pm – 3:30pm
Price: $149.00
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Location: LONgTIME
What: LONgTIME Restaurant and Bar will transform the dining area and alleyway for an intimate sit-down banquet to watch and toast the race. The four-hour food and beverage package includes the Seafood & Oyster Bar, Perrier Jouet Champagn, specialty Thai banquet, dessert degustation, assorted cocktails, tailored wine buffer and premium taps beers.
When: Tuesday 3 November  12:00pm – 4:00pm
Price: $170.00
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The Charming Squire

Location: South Bank, Brisbane

Price: $7-$55

Food: 9/10

Service: 9/10

Overall experience: 9/10

Popular Brisbane bar and restaurant The Charming Squire recently turned one, and to celebrate, they invited the members of their Beer Club to celebrate with them over beers and canapes.

The Charming Squire has been one of my favourite venues in Brisbane since it opened so I naturally jumped at the chance to attend this function! The bar exerts cool and casual vibes and is reminiscent of history with wooden tables, high ceilings and a working James Squire brewery on display.

There is also an elegant restaurant with full table-service for those who are after a more intimate dining as the pub can get quite busy! Both menus offer a range of different options to suit the setting and to complement the flavours of the beers and ciders. Bar options include pizzas and burgers, and restaurant options include contemporary starter and main dishes.

At the birthday celebration, we tried a couple of craft beers including popular fruity pale ale 150 Lashes and The Gallows, a particularly hoppy India Pale Ale (IPA). We were also treated to some delicious pork sliders!



Those who attended were also given a unique gift – a James Squire branded bottle opener.


Have you been to The Charming Squire?