Brisbane's Entertainment Precincts

Billboard magazine recently voted Brisbane's live music scene as one of the top five in the world. Ask any local and they'll tell you that there's pretty much always something to do after dark.

There's a range of cinemas ranging from small local and sometimes historic venues to massive commercial venues. There's a pretty active theatre and performing arts culture in Brisbane and there's often both local products, interstate and even international travelling acts on.

Brisbane is home to some really funky niche clubs that are vibrant, dynamic and happening in a big way. Here you can listen to the freshest music talent or groove to the current top 40 club hits. You can read more about the live music scene in our music section, but for details on key entertainment precincts and a directory of clubs and venues, read on.

Key Entertainment Precincts

Queen Street Mall

The mall's precincts boast casual beer gardens, renovated establishments with great balconies and sleek, polished bars. The Treasury Casino adds a 24/7 pulsing energy to the precinct.

Live music is a staple, as is great food - be it a tapas snack, coffee shop nibble or full-on dining experience.

The Valley

The Valley is now famous for clubs and restaurants — along Ann and Brunswick Streets you'll find DJs and live music for the fans, the backpacking brigade and the alternative set. This area boasts all-hours bars, coffee shops and restaurants. For a list of the best live music venues in the Valley, check out our live music section.

Movies and Cinema

Movie goers need not go without in Brisbane. There is an ample number of theatres within major shopping centres and independent establishments. Visit our cinemas section for more details on Brisbane cinemas.

Brisbane Theatre Destinations

Treasury Casino & Hotel
Changing shows
Queen Street Mall, 130 William St, Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3306 8888

Queensland Conservatorium Theatre
Presents a variety of concerts and musical events.
Griffith University, 140 Grey Street, South Brisbane
Phone: (07) 3735 6111

La Boite Theatre Company
An institution, with cutting-edge plays and a theatre season which presents
Original Queensland works.
6-8 Musk Ave, Kelvin Grove
Phone: (07) 3007 8600

Metro Arts
Metro Arts is a multi-artform incubator and site for experimentation, supporting and developing independent artists through a platform of space, mentoring, producing support, critical engagement and leadership.
109 Edward Street, Brisbane 4000
Phone: (07) 3002 7100

Queensland Performing Arts Centre
Contains the Lyric Theatre, Concert Hall, Cremorne Theatre and Optus Playhouse.
Check the local papers for performances.
Cnr Grey Street and Melbourne Street, South Bank
Phone:(07) 3840 7444

Brisbane Powerhouse
The Brisbane Powerhouse is home to contemporary performing arts and theatre, live music and film.
119 Lamington Street, New Farm
Phone: (07) 3358 8600

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Brisbane Nightclubs

Calypso Bar & Cafe
26 Caxton Street
Petrie Terrace 4000
Phone: (07) 3369 7822

Casablanca Brasserie Bar Cafe & Cellar Club
52 Petrie Terrace
Paddington 4064
Phone: (07) 3369 6969

Dockside Comedy Bar
Dockside Ferry Street
Kangaroo Point 4169
Phone: (07) 3391 1110

Down Under Bar
Edward Street (Corner Ann St)
City 4000
Phone: (07) 3211 2433

Emerald Room
123 Boundary Street
West End 4101
Phone: (07) 3844 6272

The Family
8 McLachlan Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3852 5000

GPO Hotel
740 Ann Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3252 1322

Hotel L.A.
68 Petrie Terrace, (cnr Caxton Street)
City 4000
Phone: (07) 3368 2560

Little Jumbo (formerly Jorge)
183 George Street
City 4000
Phone: (07) 3012 9121

Milk Bar
02 Caxton Street
Petrie Terrace 4000
Phone: (07) 3511 6868

Monastery Nightclub
621 Ann St, (Cnr Marshall St)
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3257 7081

No. 12 Lounge Bar
12 McLachlin Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3852 5200

235 Edward Street Brisbane
City 4000
Phone: (07) 3220 1477

Sunbar Restaurant Lounge
Corner of Brunswick and McLachlan Streets
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3257 4999

The Caxton Hotel
38 Caxton Street
Petrie Terrace 4000
Phone: (07) 3369 5544

The Empire Hotel & Moon Bar
339 Brunswick Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3852 1216

The Pavilion
123 Boundary Street
West End 4101
Phone: (07) 3844 6272

The Regatta Hotel
543 Coronation Drive
Toowong 4066
Phone: (07) 3871 9595

The Wickham
308 Wickham Street
Fortitude Valley 4006
Phone: (07) 3852 1301

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