Why Brisbane is the New Melbourne

It’s no secret; Brisbane is the best city in Australia.

Well, in our humble opinion it is.

Sure, it doesn’t have the iconic Sydney Harbour or the renowned cultural scene of Melbourne, but Brisbane is unique and special in its own right. By the end of this article, you’ll have no doubts that Brisbane will be the next major hotspot for tourism, culture, and lifestyle.

1. We have the best weather, hands down

Queensland isn’t called the Sunshine State for nothing! Brisbane only cops 89 days of rain a year. That leaves you with an incredible 276 days of sunny days to enjoy!

Not only do we have an abundance of good weather but the temperature is also always wonderful. Say goodbye to those thermals you needed in Melbourne; Brisbane has average highs of 22 degrees during the winter. Jeans and a jacket are all you need for the day and the nights rarely drop below double digits.

The summer is even better with the days averaging 32 degrees, meaning you can spend plenty of time outdoors and at the beach.

(Credit: Brisbane Local Marketing) The weather is perfect all year round in Brissy!

2. Our bar scene is choice

Brisbane is a city teeming with nightlife. We have so many bars and clubs to suit all sorts of crowds. If you’re looking for somewhere with good music and stunning views, head down to the Howard Smith Wharf for drinks at Felons. The views of the city will leave you breathless and the brewery’s house beers as refreshing and delicious. It’s perfect for a relaxed night out.

(Credit: Hutton & Hutton) Felon’s is the perfect place for a beer in the afternoon

If you feel like a little bit of a dance and the chance to let your hair down, Prohibition in Fortitude Valley is one of the most popular clubs in the city. The atmosphere takes you back in time and the ladies bathroom is the best you’ll find. Hair and makeup touch-ups for free? Yes, please!

(Credit: Prohibition) You can always be sure Prohibition will be full of people!

If you’re really vibing the 1920’s theme of Prohibition, but the crowded dance floor is a little much, head to the cutest little basement bar in Brisbane. The Boom Boom Room is hidden away in Elizabeth Street and boasts beautiful, vintage interiors and live music to dance the night away. Their cocktails are all dedicated to by-gone music eras and are deliciously moreish.

(Credit: The Boom Boom Room) This bespoke bar and lounge ensures your night out remains sophisticated

If you enjoy great wine and great food, you needn’t look further than Cru Bar on James Street. Grab some friends and head on in for excellent music and a relaxed, yet sophisticated atmosphere. If it’s class you’re after, Cru Bar fits the bill perfectly.

(Credit: Cru Bar) Sunday evening drinks anyone?!

3. Don’t get us started on food

There are so many options for food in Brisbane that it’s easy to feel overwhelmed. That’s why we’re here; to guide you to the best places to grab a meal.

If you’re looking for a unique Latin American experience, head down to Gertie’s Bar and Restaurant in New Farm. They serve up some incredible food and cocktails and have been a local favourite for decades.

For some beautiful, authentic Italian cuisine, Beccofino in Teneriffe is the place for you. Their delicious offering of antipasti and pizzas will have you thinking you were somehow transported to Rome.

(Credit: Beccofino) Writing this is making me hungry!

If you’re feeling in the mood for some Asian flavours, you can’t look past Honto in Fortitude Valley. Serving contemporary Japanese cuisine, this restaurant is known for it’s delicious takes on classic dishes. As well as fantastic food, Honto also has a unique range of Japanese whiskey and sake on offer, so an Uber in is a must!

(Credit: Honto) Classic Japanese food with a twist, Honto serves up the best of the best

4. There’s so much to do

You will never be stuck without anything to do in Brisbane. In fact, we have a full day planned for you right here to prove it.

700: Get up and enjoy a fantastic morning walk up to the top of Mount Cootha for panoramic views of the city. It’ll be sure to get your heart pumping as you enjoy the beautiful bushland on the way up. Grab some brekkie at the top at Kuta Cafe.

(Credit: Daniel Christie on Unsplash) The view from Mt Cootha is astounding

1100: You’re energised from that walk now! Perfect for a bit of indoor rock-climbing perhaps? Urban Climb has facilities in Milton, Newstead, and West End so it’s easy to access wherever you’re located in Brisbane. The friendly staff will show you the ropes (literally) and then you can climb to your heart’s content!

1400: Okay, time for something a bit more low-key, so, head on over to the Queensland Gallery of Modern Art for your culture fix. They always have new creative installations to get excited about so you’ll be wandering about for hours taking it all in. Why not get a bite to eat at the café bistro while you’re there. After all, you deserve it.

(Credit: Urban Climb) This is a full body workout, so you won’t need the gym!

 

(Credit: GOMA) The installations at GOMA are always fascinating to take in

1900: After that cultural experience (and a quick afternoon nap) you’re feeling inspired. Take that creativity, a few friends, and a bottle of red down to West End’s Cork and Chroma. You’re taught to create your very own masterpiece over a few drinks and more than a few laughs. The best part? You get to keep your painting!

(Credit: Cork and Chroma) Drinking and painting; could there be any better combo?!

5. Brisbane people are the friendliest bunch

Above all, the best part about this glorious city is the people you meet on your adventures. They’re a different sort up north, so it doesn’t matter what school you went to or which car you drive; you’ll always be greeted with a smile and a ‘G’day’.

Brisbane’s laidback atmosphere breeds laidback people who are always up for a laugh and a drink or two. So, when you spend some time with the locals, you’ll never want to leave.

(Credit: Hutton & Hutton) Our H & H team are amongst those friendly faces!

If you’re now wishing you lived in Brisbane, we’re here to tell you that you absolutely can. Hutton & Hutton can sort you out with all your buying, selling, and renting needs. We embrace every new client with excitement, passion, and honesty.

So, why are you still living somewhere that’s not Brisbane?!

 

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