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A swig and a hit.

When it rains it pours, and a bit of a welcome weather change isn’t going to get in the way of your weekend plans, no sir.

Here’s everything to keep you hydrated over the wet weekend from February 22-24.

National Margarita Day | Various

As if you needed an excuse to celebrate (or lament, it’s fine) the working week, along comes National Margarita Day on Friday the 22nd to elevate February from dicey to icy! From much-loved Mexi joints to the most ‘grammable margs, we’ve rounded up the best spots to celebrate what we believe should be a public holiday, so head here for the lowdown on what’ll take your mood from salty to sweet.

Annual Brisbane Beer Fest | Eatons Hill Hotel

Queensland’s BIGGEST beer fest is back for the sixth time! Thousands of passionate beer lovers seeking a day celebrating their favourite frothy bev will be(er) in heaven on February 23! With over 130 local and interstate beers and ciders, it’s set to be lager than life. Live entertainment, DJs, international food trucks, and giveaways will have you in the mood for brews, but the real fun will begin with the competitions. Form a team with your mates, harness that competitive spirit, and go head-to-head with other teams to take home the esteemed Beer Fest Boot. Competitions include a 30-metre inflatable course, keg stacking, darts, and life-size Foosball, so start your prep now and grab your tix here!

Rosé and Cheese Party | Welcome to Bowen Hills

Prepare yourself – Welcome to Bowen Hills has gathered a massive range of the stinkiest cheeses and tastiest wines to inflame your senses for a Rosé and Cheese Party. Head to Bowen Hills on February 23  from 12:00pm to begin the indulgence, and don’t leave until you’ve had your fill! You can even bring the pupper along for the celebrations (the dog can stay for a big night but unfortunately the kids need to head off by 9:00pm). The very best local and international products are going to be making an appearance featuring an all-new rosé wine list that includes the classics and adds sparkling rosé, and everyone’s favourite, frozé.

First Birthday Weekend Party | Little Big House

Little Big House has been around for one whole year (time flies when you’re demolishing parmy spring rolls), and you better believe they’re celebrating with one hell of a weekend sesh. From 11am til late on February 23-25, big things will be rolling through the iconic Queenslander’s doors. Saturday will see Balter Brewing Company lend a helping hand with their Smiles All Round tour, entailing a pop-up tinny bar with plenty of prizes and tuna casseroles to go round, courtesy of Rhythm and Cutloose. Little Big House’s birthday Sunday sesh will go off with The Jungle Giants (DJ set) loud and proud in-venue, and rest assured you’ll be making beautiful music of your own thanks to free karaoke (do you know Wonderwall?)! All weekend long, you can grab eats and sips from the now iconic menu to top off your stellar time. You’re darn right you’ll be living large with cider battered fish ’n’ chips, vegan cheeseburgers, piña colada slushies, seasonal frosé and once again for our people in the back, PARMY SPRING ROLLS!

Mud Crab Cup 2019 | Gambaro

It’s the race that stops the crustacean! For the sixteenth year, Gambaro Group and The Courier Mail have come together to give a bunch of talented young crabs a shot at sporting immortality (and help out a great cause in the process). You’re invited to be a part of the Mud Crab Cup 2019 – a stellar three-course seafood feast with live entertainment, prizes to be won and eight heart-racing, claw-chewing, water-boiling mud crab races! Going down on Sunday 24th February, you’re welcome to watch the cold-blooded action unfold on the big screens inside Gambaro Seafood Restaurant or get a race-side view on the MG Bar Terrace. You’ll have your choice of a three-hour food and beverage package for $149 or a food only package for $109. Plus, you can even buy your own mud crab to enter into the big race for $250. We’ll even help you pick out a name! How about Mishell Obama? Or Cray Romano? Or Jean Claws Van Damme? Most importantly, all funds raised will go to the Courier Mail Children’s Fund so you can be sure that all of the fun is helping out a worthy cause. Download the booking form now to secure your spot at the Mud Crab Cup 2019. It’s going to be one shell of a race!

Corona Sunset Sessions | Riverbar & Kitchen

Starting February 24th and continuing every Sunday until March 31st, Eagle Street’s Riverbar & Kitchen is raising a glass to the never-ending Queensland summer with their Corona Sunset Sessions. Proudly proclaiming to be the best beer garden in Brisbane, Riverbar’s locale provides the perfect atmosphere to kick back and enjoy the cool breeze as the sun slowly disappears behind the best scenery that Bris has to offer. Joining you will be their brand new Corona Sunsets Sessions menu featuring the likes of BBQ pulled pork, fried chicken and fish tacos and, of course, enough icy cold Coronas to keep you chilled throughout the entire week!

Italian 5 at 5 | Victoria Park Bistro

Save your dough and eat it too with Victoria Park Bistro’s Italian 5 at 5! Fresh outta a wood fired oven flown over from Italy, you can expect to receive wood-fired garlic bread for just $5, alongside crisp signature $5 sips. Lap up the deal every Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm – 6pm for a limited time (guess we’ll have to go in every week). Find out more more and book a table here, presto.

Girls’ Day Out | Eagle Farm Racecourse

Girls just wanna have fun… and cocktails. This year’s Girls’ Day Out extravaganza will treat you to a day of glitz, glamour and booze at Eagle Farm Racecourse on Saturday February 23. Explore vast pop-up bars and food trucks, lip sync along with a flurry of drag queens and don’t miss the exhilarating headline act Scarlet Sons – a world class all-male group specialising in dance, acrobatics and cirque (the only men you’ll need to see today, but worth it)! The rest of the day will feature exciting fare, including an exciting industry hosted by The Bachelorette’s Georgia Love, gourmet lunch, free-flowing bevs and so much more. Race here for tickets and more info. 

Bombay Gardens | Covent Garden

Bombay Sapphire and bottomless brunch… what could go wrong? On February 24, Covent Garden’s lush gin garden will turn into the perfect spot for a pop of afternoon/evening bottomless brunch. Yep, you have complete power over choosing your brunch time. Whenever you decide to show up (from 11am), you can request the two hour package of cocktails on tap and share boards for just $49 per person, making for one hell of a way to see out Sunday. Bombay’s away!