What’s on this weekend | Gourmand and Gourmet

What's on this weekend

  • Food & Booze
  • Brisbane
  • Dinner
  • Everything in Between
  • Providers / Markets
  • Snacks
  • Bar
  • Beer/Craft
  • Day drinking

It’s beginning to look a lot like bankruptcy.

This weekend is full of Christmas cheer, with plenty of beer, and just enough room for all these epic activities.

See what’s good in Brisbane from December 14-16.

Society Summer Series | Brisbane Racing Club | Ascot

This Saturday, take some time to enjoy refreshing cocktails while relaxing on the easy, breezy Society Rooftop Bar. Indulge in a two-hour drinks package with sparkling wine, free-flowing Chandon S, house beers, and Insta-worthy charcuterie boards while you take in the views of sprawling gardens and fairy lit fig trees. With fresh beats from live DJs and plenty of tasty bites, whether you’re mingling, busting out a few moves, or hovering around the snack stations (us), you can’t go wrong spending your Saturday at the Society Summer Series. Tickets are available here –use the promo code UNICORN at the checkout to receive a unicorn spritz (for real) between 2 and 4pm at the Society Summer Series!

It’s Christmas | Range Brewing | Newstead

To coincide with the launch of their inaugural Christmas beer, everyone’s invited to Range Brewing to celebrate the end of another massive year. This Saturday from 12pm, expect your favourite Christmas cuisine, amazing tunes, a Christmas beer designed for the Australian summer, and a heap of festive joy! Pouring up beers brewed by their friends, as well as a stack of their own beerios, the carpark will transform into a place where guests can enjoy a drink outside in the sun, before bringing it in to dance the night away. In keeping with the Christmas spirit, a donation drive for food and gifts will be in full swing to help those in need this Christmas. Bring along an item of non-perishable food or drink on the day to be a part of this give-a-thon – and enjoy a beer while you’re at it.

Twilight Christmas Markets | Carseldine Farmers & Artisan Markets | Carseldine

Have yourself a merry little (but actually bigger than Santa himself) market at an iconic Carseldine tradition on Friday, December 14! Getting there from 6pm will ensure you a few good hours to stroll through over 180 stalls (with not only gifts but a range of eats as well), get jingly with it thanks to boughs of live music decking the stalls, a blindingly beautiful Christmas light display, and plenty of entertainment for your little elves. Entry is just $2, so get reaching behind the couch and have your last-minute Christmas shopping lists at the ready – the Twilight Christmas Markets are gonna be lit.

Crooked Steve Artisan Beer private session | Brewski | Petrie Terrace

Getting straight to the point, Crooked Steve’s private session is going put you knee deep in a pool of premium beer. After you get tickets, set your GPS to Brewski and aim to be there by 10am for a session pouring six Crooked Steve beers, including the lauded Surette Reserva Palisade Peach. The privacy aspect is right on, as Brewski will be closed to the public during between 10am-12pm. Beer there or beer square.

Green House Sundays – Christmas Edition | Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley 

Get green (and red) for a good cause at Osbourne Hotel! This Sunday from 2pm, Osbourne Hotel’s Green House Sundays Christmas session will be ever-so-silly and especially sweet, set to raise funds for The Smith Family charity in true seasonal spirit. Raising money is as easy as one, two, bid, with juicy auctions set up to send some much needed money to families in need, with the bonus of potentially winning something special for yourself (find the auction items here). Beside bidding, you can also bring along a wrapped gift for kids to place under the Smith x Osbourne Christmas tree, which will be passed on to some very deserving and soon-to-be happy little faces. There’ll be plenty of bevvies, pizza, DJs and good vibes, so make like an elf and get busy in the name of Christmas. 

’Tis the season to treat yourself after all.