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Dodge the hot weather down on Bourbon Street

Posted by on Sep 25, 2015 in Bars

If the sudden arrival of spring has left you hot and bothered, you might want a drink to cool off. New Orleans-themed Bourbon Street can certainly help you there. It’s always surprised me that so many of our new American-inspired venues focus on Southern food but not on Southern drinks (although Papa Jack’s is a …

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Underground Jazz with the UQ Big Band

Posted by on Nov 4, 2014 in Events, Music

The Valley isn’t where you’d usually go to hear a 22-piece big band, but the G20 Cultural Celebration and the New Globe Theatre changed that on Sunday night. The UQ Big Band’s stellar three-set performance made the hassle of hosting the G20 seem worthwhile. If you’re surprised to hear that, you obviously don’t know the …

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Junk Bar. You probably haven’t heard of it.

Posted by on Sep 1, 2013 in Bars

Junk Bar is the epitome of ‘hole in the wall’ style venues. It’s stylish, understated, cosy, and hospitable. And hipster. Oh lordy is it hipster. Junk Bar’s decor, music, entrance (more on this later), and menu all conform to the relentlessly nonconformity that is representative of the paradoxical nature of hipster culture. The thing is, …

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