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What’s On: This week’s wrap of the best events in Brisbane

Looking for fun things to do in Brisbane this week? Well, we’ve got you covered with this specially collated list of Brisbane’s hottest events. From sausage and beer festivals to Italian staycations and oysters – there is something for everyone!

Italian Staycation at Kingsley’s – Launches Monday 2nd November 

Kingsley's Italian Staycation River View

Your Italian staycation is calling, and it’s waiting for you to pick up the phone at Kingsley’s Brisbane! Enjoy a taste of Italy at this pristine pop-up along the Brisbane River as Kingsley’s Brisbane is transformed into a beautiful slice of Italian paradise. This month you can choose between two fabulous Italian sittings; an antipasto and seltzer platter or a luxe three-course dining experience, add a few delicious cocktails to the mix and you’ll be taken straight to Italy’s gorgeous Amalfi Coast

For $50pp guest can enjoy delicious antipasto platters with generous offerings of Italian cured meat and cheese, mixed vegetables, marinated olives and house-made grissini paired with two refreshing Quincy Seltzers. Or, indulge in a luxurious $95pp three-course celebration of Italian flavours paired with some fine Italian wine that includes the antipasto platter, Moreton Bay bug and vongole risotto, as well as Kingsley’s limoncello Lemon Meringue. Click here to secure your spot – Buon Appetito!

Where: Kingsley’s Brisbane, 71 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
When: 12pm-8pm
Cost: Antipasto and seltzer package $50pp, Three-course set menu $95pp

Melbourne Cup – Tuesday 3rd November

G.H. Mumm sponsors The Osbourne Hotel

Giddy-up Brisbane, because the Melbourne Cup is sweeping through the nation on Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 and we have found the best locations to enjoy a day of bubbles, beers and betting! Unfortunately, we can’t really help you to pick the winning horse or which fancy fascinator to wear. What we can help you with, however, is finding the perfect Melbourne Cup Day party to pop some champagne and watch the race that stops the nation! Check out our wrap of Brisbane’s best boozy Melbourne Cup Day events that the city has to offer!

Where: Brisbane CBD and surrounding areas
When: Start times vary depending on the venue
Cost: Ticket price varies depending on the venue

$1.50 Oyster Happy Hour – Launches Tuesday 3rd November

Ehden Bar and Kitchen Oyster PLatter

It’s back baby! That’s right, Ehden Bar and Kitchen’s $1.50 Oyster Happy Hour is back and better than ever! If you are a fan of slurping down molluscs then join the team at Ehden on Tuesday to Saturday from 3pm-6pm, or all day Sunday from 12pm-6pm for freshly shucked $1.50 oysters with the purchase of any drink! Sip on a glass of champagne, a schooner of beer, or scrumptious cocktail for an amazing afternoon sesh! Bookings are highly recommended, so click here to secure your table or call (07) 3844 2346 today! 

Where: Ehden Bar and Kitchen, 400-404 Montague Rd, West End QLD 4101
When: Tuesday to Saturday 3pm-6pm, Sunday 12pm-6pm
Cost: $1.50 oyster with the purchase of a drink

Friday’s Bottomless Karaage Chicken – Wednesday 4th November

Friday's Riverside Brisbane Beer Garden

Did someone say bottomless karaage fried chicken?! That’s right, as part of Friday’s latest Cherry Blossom Takeover, they will be serving up bottomless karaage paired with matched sides for $30pp that’ll have you feeling you’ve just touched down in Tokyo! If you are feeling extra thirsty, you can upgrade your package for an extra $25pp and enjoy four hours of bottomless wine and tap beer – It’s a big YES from us! Round up your crew and book a table today, the karaage may be bottomless but this deal isn’t! 

Where: Friday’s Riverside, Riverside Centre, 123 Eagle St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
When: 5pm to 9pm
Cost: $30pp for bottomless kaarage only, $55pp for bottomless karrage and drinks

Barossa in Boardshorts – Wednesday 4th November

Barossa In Boardshorts Torbeck Wine

Barossa in Boardshorts is not your traditional old school wine tasting event, so leave you fanciest attire at home and don your favourite pair of boardshorts in celebration of the best artisan Barossa Valley winemakers along the sunny shores of Queensland! This Wednesday you can enjoy a fabulous three-course dinner, matched with seven different boutique wines. Many of these wines can only be found at the cellar door, so this is the perfect opportunity for you to sit back in your good ol’ loud shirts and boardshorts and enjoy the best of the Barossa! This event will be taking place across four days at four fabulous locations along the Queensland coast, and you catch Brisbane’s instalment of this irreverent approach to wine tasting at Malt Dining Brisbane. While the event’s wine may be unlimited, tickets aren’t! Click here to secure your spot today!

Where: Malt Dining, 28 Market St, Brisbane City QLD 4000
When: 6pm-9pm
Cost: $120pp 

Christmas Putt Putt Opening – Launches Friday 6th November

Victoria Park Putt Putt Xmas Course dusk

Christmas is an extra Santa-mental time of year, and the team at Victoria Park Golf Complex are inviting you to celebrate this magical season with them. Whether you’re a putt putt pro or playing for the first time, yule be sure to have a tree-mendous time at Brisbane’s only Christmas themed putt putt course!

This 18-hole mini-golf course is inviting locals to step inside a Christmas putt putt wonderland from Friday 6th of November to Thursday 31st December! The course will feature Santa, Frosty the Snowman, gingerbread people, grazing reindeers, giant candy canes, and a sneak peek into Santa’s Toy Shop. Guests can enjoy a magical day session with Santa and his friends from 6am-5pm for a magical day session, or enjoy the course under a sea of Christmas lights from 5pm-11pm. The course is fully licensed and you can order food and drinks from the Golf Shop Kiosk before you play. Click here to book your session! 

Where: Victoria Park Golf Complex, 309 Herston Rd, Herston QLD 4006
When: 6am-11pm
Cost: Ticket prices vary

South Bank Sausage and Beer Festival – Saturday 7th to Sunday 8th November

South Bank Sausage and Beer Festival

Pan-fried, barbecued, in bread, sliced, diced, or disguised as haggis, however you sausage fiends like to enjoy this meaty treat, South Bank’s Gourmet Sausage and Beer Festival is the event for you! From Saturday the 7th to Sunday the 8th of November you can get your hands on a sausage and some cider on Little Stanley Street’s southern lawn. This sizzling sausage mecca will feature a range of specially made gourmet artisanal sausages from some of South Bank’s favourite restaurants and bars including The Charming Squire, Tai Tai, Hop & Pickle, Fritzenberger, Gnocchi Gnocchi Brothers, Brooklyn Depot, Shysh, Baba Ganouj and Tippler’s Tap. The lawn will be filled with live music from 11am to 6pm across the two-day celebration with unique craft beer and cider on offer from the Charming Squire’s pop-up bar.

The Gourmet Sausage and Beer Festival will offer up adult tickets ($30) which include a choice of sausage samplers, slaw and chips (or $39 which includes a beer flight) and children’s tickets (12 years and under, $15); which include a sausage, chips and soft drink. Click here to snag your tickets today!

Where: Little Stanley Street,
When: 11am-7pm
Cost: Ticket price varies depending on package

Dockside Weekend Markets – Saturday 7th November to Sunday 8th November

Dockside Weekend Markets Corn on the Cob

Th3 Point Boutique Wellness and Lifestyle Centre are hosting their very first weekend markets, nestled upon the hills of Kangaroo Point. Bring your reusable market totes along to The3point’s open tennis courts and indulge in a plethora of market stalls that truly have it all! You can get your hands on fresh fruit and veg, pots and pants, eco homewares, arts and crafts, and live music. There will also be plenty of food trucks on-site to satisfy your cravings including Asian street food, German sausages, Dutch pancakes, fresh coffee and juice, bubble tea and more! Bring your four-legged friend along and enjoy the Dockside Weekend Markets in Kangaroo Point!

Where: Dockside Markets, 51 Darragh St, Kangaroo Point QLD 4169
When: 7am-1pm
Cost: Free entry

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Ashleigh Holland
From Townsville, to Mackay, and now located in Brisbane, Ashleigh is the poster girl for the Queensland life-style; an avid beach-goer, water-sport enthusiast, wine aficionado, and camping queen. After catching the writing bug at an early age she has since lived in Bali for an extensive journalism program, studied a bachelor of Mass Communications, and contributed to a variety of lifestyle publications over the years. And she will take a soy flat white to go, thanks!

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