Where to celebrate the 4th of July in Brisbane
27 Jun 2017
When it comes to national holidays, we’ll adopt any that encourage the consumption of epic amounts of food and drink. And with so many burger joints, American BBQ places and Southern-inspired feeds in this town, we feel almost obliged to celebrate the 4th of July. Considering it falls on a Tuesday this year, we can’t think of a better reason to throw a sickie and over-consume Oreos, hotdogs and Budweisers, all in the name of patriotism. Clearly we’re not the only ones who think this, because we’ve found so many Independence Day parties that you may need to pull a sick-week to fit in all the festivities! Brooklyn Standard | Brisbane City Take the party underground and get rowdy with a wild night at Brooklyn Standard. Embrace your inner Lady Liberty with a USA themed dress-up, throw down some Brooklyn Brewery craft beers and get ready to hoedown on some bar faves like the Yankee hotdog, crab tater tots and southern fried chicken and chips. So grab your cowboy boots, 10 gallon hats and Levis, and get ready for a night of celebrating the land of the brave and free. The Defiant Duck | Newstead Burgers, Beer and Buns – three things that sum up America’s food scene. Brisbane’s set to have a ducking good time with $5 cheeseburgers and hotdogs at the Defiant Duck. After all, Independence Day is as good as any for your ultimate cheat meal. Buffalo Bar | CBD Get your ‘Merica on at the Buffalo Bar for a night of Red, White and Blue Moon on Tap. Enjoy the live hillbilly honky tonk tunes from 5pm and grab yourself a plate of smokey, succulent and saucy American BBQ. Like the great country, entry is free – and with alcoholic prizes on offer, it’s the ultimate destination to celebrate the great states. Red Hook | CBD We’re hooked on everything this joint has to offer, and the 4th of July is no exception. In celebration of the nation that knows bigger is better, Red Hook will be serving up foot long hotdogs all day for a mere $15 a pop. Sound like a challenge? Step up to the plate folks, it’s all in celebration of the home of the brave and free. Little Clive | Annerley If the thought of waffles topped with bacon for breakfast gets your arteries pumping with anticipation, the Little Clive gang have got you covered! Get your patriotism flowing at the crack of dawn with their breakfast Sweet Bourbon Waffles with smoked chocolate, maple bacon and caramel popcorn. If you dare, chase it down with a Bourbon spiked milkshake for a special kind of morning pick-me-up. Not ready to start your day boozing? Visit later in the day for $10 cheeseburgers and Apple Jack martinis, so you start your Independence Day feeling a George Washing-tonne heavier. Harry’s Diner | Newmarket Since it took 3 days to sign the Declaration of Independence, then we should really be celebrating on the 1st of July right? Tickle your Tennessee tastebuds with southern fried buttermilk chicken or traditional mac ’n’ cheese served with sweet cornbread and slaw. Book in for the Harry’s Diner American Independence BBQ Dinner on the 1st of July for a super-sized USA chow down guaranteed to have you loosening your Teddy Roose-Belt. Long live the food-nited States of America!