1. Dig a spoon into Dessert | Chester Street Bakery
If you have a sweet tooth then you can’t go past Chester Street Bakery, hidden behind James Street, Fortitude Valley. Whether you’re chasing a romantic date, or something chilled that will leave you with a sugar food coma and surrendered horizontal on the couch, you will have a hard time choosing dessert for two!
The stalwart of the Brisbane dessert scene, Chester Street caters to the sugar deprived connoisseurs, and those who are simply after an austere and satisfying dessert.
2. Latin Dancing | Casablanca
While Strictly Ballroom did much to promote Latin dance in Australia, you’d have been hard pressed to find more than one or two salsa outlets back in the early ‘90s. Today, there is a vibrant salsa scene in every major city of the world, and Brisbane, it is time to embrace and get on board!
Loaded with plenty of benefits, this fun social activity is a form of exercise, improves your dance skills and has a sexy, spicy edge to it. Get in the mood with Casablanca’s Sunday Salsa Seduction, with a FREE beginners salsa lesson commencing at 7pm, followed by freelance social dance with live music. Salsa is Spanish for sauce, after all.
3. Cheeky Cocktail (or two!) | Prohibition
For a sophisticated and stylish night out, sipping on luxurious and opulent beverages, head to Prohibition Brisbane for a shaken or stirred concoction and see where the night takes you.
This newest basement venue allows patrons to step back in time to the glamorous 1920s, with the return of the speakeasy. Taking on a mythical status, the underground haunt has a grand glass door entrance, and the arrival space is complete with a moving ceiling. Enjoy teacups brimming with gin, suave jazz musicians and a glitzy, retro dress code as you transport to the bootleg era.
If you have ever wanted to enjoy a beverage in a speakeasy, pretend you’re drinking bootlegged hard liquor, or get glammed up in 1920s style, this is simply a must visit on your date, or social calendar!
4. Wine & Cheese Tour | Vintaged Bar & Grill
For that extra bit of sparkle, raise a glass in the chic, custom-designed wine room at Vintaged Bar & Grill. Located right in the heart of the restaurant is their glass-walled wine room, housing an impressive 1,000 bottle collection.
Guests can wander freely around the room, exploring five wines including sparkling, white, red and sticky wines, paired with a selection of cheese sourced from South-East Queensland cheese makers.
Priced at $30, this is the ultimate haven for wine and cheese connoisseurs!
5. Fine Dining | Bacchus
Let’s not forget the traditional choice of restaurant dining. As one of three fine dining establishments around the inner city, this is one avenue you must try at least once – with someone worthy of the price you will pay.
Opening the door to another world, with elegant style and timeless sophistication, Bacchus is a true royal treat! The intoxicating aromas of the nouveau cuisine from Head Chef Mark Penna’s open kitchen, envelope your senses as you walk through the glass doors. Noticed second to none is the Hollywood glamour and iconic sophistication of the décor, with the rich chocolate, cream and wood tones, chandeliers and plenty of shiny surfaces!
Bacchus offers a High Tea, A La Carte, Dessert, and Degustation menu, with the creations appealing to the eye, just as much as they do the palate. If you’re up for a classy dinner, or fancy trying out the latest dining trend, degustation, then this Brisbane jewel is definitely worth a visit!
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