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Where to eat and drink this International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day: Sunday, March 8

This weekend, we’re eating like a girl. 

Bakery Lane | Fortitude Valley

Celebrate International Women’s Day with a champers in hand, courtesy of The Lanes, Fortitude Valley. Taking place on Friday evening, the event will celebrate the achievements and contributions of women across the Valley! Toast to the empowering women and girl bosses with a free champagne, cocktails from Laruche Bar, eats from Nom Nom Korean, and Trina Massey on the DJ decks. We hear they’re about to reach capacity, so reserve your spot here.

The Walrus Club | Toowong

There’s a party at the bar, everybody put your glasses up! The always-cool The Walrus Club is having an all-female bar takeover in celebration of International Women’s Day. The motto for the Women in Walrus event is “Shake, Stir, Conquer. Repeat!” And frankly, we feel hella empowered. 

Osbourne Hotel | Fortitude Valley

Get decked out in your pinkest outfit and prepare for an Insta-worthy brunch. The Osbourne Hotel is back at it again with an epic boozy brunch this Saturday, serving up two hours of bottomless Beefeater pink gin and tonics, rosé, and sparkling alongside a brunch dish of your choice! Tickets to the Drink Pink brunch can be purchased here!

Emporium Hotel’s Piano Bar | South Bank

For those of us who like to enjoy the finer things in life, Emporium Hotel’s chic Piano Bar is offering their signature high tea alongside a two hour cocktail package. With two sessions (11.30am – 1.30pm and 2pm – 4pm), the high tea will include a range of sweet and savoury bites, and ooze with opulence. This one’s nearly sold out, so grab your ticket here, quicksmart!

One Fish Two Fish | Kangaroo Point

Speaking of gathering the girls, One Fish Two Fish has established itself as one of Brissy’s best spots for a long boozy lunch, and their Fish & Spritz menu takes things to another level. This Friday, Saturday and Sunday, everyone who indulges in bottomless Fish & Spritz offering will receive a free espresso martini in celebration of International Women’s Day. That’s one big yes from us. 

Eleven Rooftop Bar | Fortitude Valley

Speaking of delicious seafood and loads of booze (sounds like the perfect Sunday, right?), Eleven is serving up a tasty special to celebrate the big day. Groups of eight or more who dine with them will receive a complimentary magnum of Maison AIX rosé, and a dozen oysters. Sip, slurp and sashay away this Sunday. 

Dandelion Social | Morningside  

This wholesome southside spot is putting on a very special event this Sunday, inviting you to bring all the special ladies in your life and prepare for a lunch and a half! The two-hour food and beverage package is just $49 a head, and will ensure you and your gals leave feeling pretty dang satisfied. 


We’re just excited to celebrate the incredible women in our lives the best way we know how… By spoiling them with ALL the eats and ALL the dranks. 

Words by Elizabeth Markwell
- the gourmand who isn't a drag, just a queen.