Quality Inn Airport Heritage
620 Kingsford Smith Drive
Brisbane, QL 4007
Phone: (61) 7 32685899
Fax: (61) 7 32681584
A prominent feature in the Brisbane nightlife scene, GPO Hotel is also one of the finest event venues in this part of the city. In the heart of a social district, GPO is among other very popular cafes, fashion boutiques, restaurants and nightclubs. The venue is also located in close proximity to the airport as well as the absolute center of the city. With two floors, the interiors are stylish and unique and is perfect for private events such as conferences, meetings and cocktail parties as well. The venue hosts DJs like Brett J, Baby Gee, Jimmy Vegas and Fef among other musical talents. Do visit the website for more information.
DJs and live acts are the keepers of The Zoo and they watch the groovers on the dance floor like a lion stalking their prey. The Zoo plays host to many up and coming live bands and is one of the most creditable venues on the alternative/independent music scene. Many international and local acts choose The Zoo as the location for a surprise show or the occasional CD launch. The bars are fully stocked with all the regular ales and spirits at relatively inexpensive prices.
Brisbane's original and foremost gay and lesbian gathering point, the Wickham is never short of color or wild party-goers. If cross-dressing is one of your indulgences, then the Wickham hotel is where you should present yourself for display. On Saturdays live DJ dance-mix leaves you with no time to slow down. For those not as fleet-footed, enjoy your drink from the bar or sit down at the small café outside and order some nibbles.
The Rev, formerly known as Heaven Cabaret, is not a venue where you go to fraternise, but more to dance yourself to exhaustion. Bizarrely, as the vibes resonate throughout this renovated church, the crowd numbers tend to fluctuate without any apparent reason. For the dance enthusiast, this can be a truly religious experience with non-stop music playing at two hundred beats per minute. The message preached from the DJ's pulpit is keep moving until the very last beat has been exhausted.
Bar 388 in Fortitude Valley serves as a hangout spot with variety of drinks on offer during the day and turns into a happening nightclub during the weekends. The Soul Lounge inside the bar is where you can relax and enjoy the exotic cocktails against the backdrop of music from the 1990s. The Saturday nights at Groove Theory is another late night getaway spot for revelers with rock musical mixes churned out by some of the best DJs in the city. Call ahead for more information.
Experience some of the best weekend party nights at the MET nightclub and entertainment center. This club is spread across three levels and has six bars decked with variety of drinks for late night revelers. Some of the top DJs and music artists have performed at this club, making this one of the most crowded and happening party houses in the city.
Upstairs at the Empire Hotel you will find the trendy Wonderbar, alternative dance club with an atmosphere that is deliciously dark without being gloomy. The patrons are alternative, but the music is surprisingly mainstream, ranging from techno to British pop. If you like live music, then head up further to the Moon Bar, where you can sit on comfortable couches in an attic-style room.
Next door to the Empire Hotel, the Press Club is the ultimate venue to relax in five-star style. Massive clusters of sunken leather couches enhance the mellow atmosphere. This is the perfect place to relax with friends, read a riveting novel or simply laze while enjoying a cold drink. Have your favorite beverage delivered to your seat, or indulge in one of their fine selection of cigars. The Press Club has set itself a high benchmark in attempting to offer top quality to its broad range of clientèle, and it succeeds admirably.
Sitting on the third storey of the building that incorporates both the Press Club and Empire Hotel, the Moon Bar further fashions the Valley's tradition of supporting the local music scene. Dimly lit, quaint and quirky, it reeks of independent music spirit. Many local bands cut their teeth in this venue, to extremely supportive audiences. The emphasis is on the music, but the bar prices are reasonable and there are even a couple of international beers for the travellers looking for a taste of home.
A respite from most of the clubs in The Valley that are mostly inclined towards mainstream music, the Coniston Lane is where the underground electronic music rules the night. This electrifying venue attracts internationally renowned groups and DJs who give out some of the best tunes and beats from R 'n' B/ hip hop to the party bass and dubstep music. The electronic music lovers turn up in large numbers during the shows, and just cannot stop tapping their feet to the loud, thumping music. Call ahead or visit their website to know more.
Nestled in the Fortitude Valley, a central suburb of Brisbane, the Woodland Bar is a casual live music venue. This club-cum-bar is out there to entertain patrons with an interesting gig guide featuring live band performances, DJ sessions and parties. Woodland also has a vast drinks menu that complements the fun mood. Apart from the entertaining events, it is popular amongst all, owing to the friendly and unpretentious staff that ensure no waiting lines and cheerful service. So the next time, you and your gang of friends are looking for a place to chill-out, simply walk-in at Woodland Bar. Please note that the cover charges for events are applicable only after 10p.
A key location in Brisbane's live music scene, the Empire inside The Family is the starting ground for many of Brisbane's up-and-coming electronic DJs and live artists. The Empire is an antique hotel and its historical architecture remains intact to this day. Pool tables now occupy one large room and the bar is one of the longest in Brisbane. Live music is on display all weekend, with Sunday a favorite amongst electronic dance lovers as local DJs take to the turntables. Standard bar facilities support one of Brisbane's few venues that continue to encourage the development of local artists.