Dining Guide

Australia's only designated entertainment precinct, Fortitude Valley is home to some of the most forward thinking designers and boutique owners.

Here we have listed the fabulous retailers taking part in BIGSOUND 2015 who are as passionate about music as we are. If you are interested in being a BIGSOUND Local Trader please contact us on info@qmusic.com.au or call 3257 0013.

Allora Pizzeria
421 Brunswick Street

Allora Pizzeria is a authentic slice of Italy nestled on a busy corner of Brunswick Street Fortitude Valley. 

Allora Pizzeria offers authentic Italian pizza and pasta, using recipes from Chef's family, running pizzerias in Italy in 3 generations. Pasta, flour, tomato, olive oil are of best imported quality from Italy. The best local butcher quality meets, seafood and vegetables are used. After 5 years spent by owner and Chef Giuseppe in Australia, working as an Italian chef, some of pizza and pasta are adapted for Australian taste. 

While mainly geared for takeaway and deliveries, Allora Pizzeria has a couple of tables inside and a tiny deck with a handful of stools outside which makes a great place to sit and watch the Valley go by with a slice of delicious pizza or a plate of creamy pasta and glass of anything you bring as BYO in hand.

Pizza comes in large (1-2 people) or family size (3-4 people) and can be bought whole or by the slice. 

Buon appetito. GRAZIE MILLE


Beach Burrito Co.
350 Brunswick Street

Beach Burrito Fortitude Valley is located right in the thick of Brisbane’s night life district on Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Step into a world of vibrant colour, texture and imagery alongside the best Mexican food this side of the equator. Our oversized sun drenched courtyard is the perfect place relax with frozen margaritas, buckets of beer and good friends. Casually mixing Australian beach side culture with fresh & healthy Mexican food has made Beach Burrito Fortitude Valley a hit with the local crew and tourists alike. With an extensive menu and regular weekly specials Beach Burrito has something for everyone. Tuesday’s $3 Taco special is the pick of the bunch offering a cheap feed and the chance for newbies to mix and match various flavours and combinations. Smack bang in the middle of the iconic Fortitude Valley nightclub district, it’s a great place to start off the evening with some of the cites best DJ’s every Friday & Saturday night.


Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen
454 Brunswick Street

Bloodhound Corner Bar & Kitchen opened its doors in early May 2015, in a beautiful old building originally built in 1882 as Lennon’s Grocery Store.
Our mission while renovating was to expose, preserve and highlight the original features such as brick walls, floorboards, open fireplaces and high ceilings.
Bloodhound Bar serves up great local, national and international beer on our 10-tap copper font, as well as a fine selection of wines and spirits.
Our kitchen is headed by Peruvian chef Gabriel Escalante-Gafau, who has created a toothsome menu of Latin-American inspired items, centered around our selection of authentic Mexican soft corn tortilla tacos.


The Bowery
676 Ann Street

Taking its name from the New York street where dimly lit dive bars are a dime a dozen, The Bowery channels the warm and eclectic style of its namesake. Hidden between the flashing lights of surrounding nightclubs in the Valley, The Bowery is a slice of downtown New York waiting to welcome you with a warm hug and a Mojito. It is one of those unassuming bars that can be easily overlooked, but that’s the way its regular patrons like it.


CHUR Burger
TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel
20 Constance Street

CHUR at TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel is as atmospheric as it is delicious. Drawing inspiration from hospitality legend, Warren Turnbull’s four other laid-back Chur ventures, TRYP’s lobby level restaurant boasts an alluring vibe that spills out into a private laneway.

The eats at Chur change with the seasons and fuse traditional street food with sophisticated dining. The menu includes a range of tasty burgers, snacks and share plates made to order by a team of talented chefs.
Settle in for a meal at one of the tables inside or indulge in a refreshing beverage in the laneway, where elegance and style meets urban and offbeat. Chur’s mouthwatering bites are perfectly complemented by a wide range of local and imported beer and wine, and signature cocktails.

CHUR is the No.1 place for street art, sweet beats and if you flash your BIGSOUND pass you can grab a 2 for 1 burger deal!


641 Ann Street

Cloudland is of the philosophy that food is meant to be shared and our menu of Italian-inspired plates reflects this. The menu combines local produce with internationally sourced products to create a menu where the ingredients and the flavours speak for themselves.  With a delicious selection of share plates, our menu is the perfect feast to be shared amongst family and friends. 

Cloudand offers an extensive $15 lunch menu from 12-2pm Wed-Fri. 


The Elephant Hotel
230 Wickham Street

With three spacious bars spanning across two floors, the Elephant has built it's reputation as an iconic destination right in the heart of the Valley entertainment precinct.

The Main Bar provides a traditional old English pub feel... offering convenience and a warm, welcoming space for visitors and locals alike The Main Bar is open from 11am till late 7 days a week.

The Deck Bar is without doubt on of Brisbane's best Beer Gardens, now complete with traditional stone fire pizza oven and spit roast the Deck Bar is the perfect back drop for a lazy beer after work, afternoon BBQ or casual get together with friends - The Elephant Kitchen is open for lunch and dinner 7 days a week.  


Flux On Ann
758 Ann Street

Flux On Ann espresso lounge is your perfect retreat in the heart of vibrant Fortitude Valley, providing patrons with quality espressos and exquisite teas, and a range of sumptuous bagels that will have your mouth watering and coming back for more.

Flux On Ann is also the Fortitude Valleys and Brisbane CBD’s only Fudge Shop with an amazing range of in-house made Fudges and sweets to cover all tastes, with Vegan, Paleo, GF and Sugar Free Fudges available.

Flux On Ann has a relaxed and comfortable vibe, friendly and fast service, free wi-fi and eftpos and credit cards are accepted including Amex


Foundry Records
228 Wickham Street

Embracing the vinyl revolution and adding to it with gusto, Foundry Records completes The Foundry family as part of Brisbane’s newest music and industry hub. Complementing the Live Room upstairs and feeding into The Foundry Studios on the third level, Foundry Records is far from just a record shop. With inbuilt cafe, bar and small stage for in-store performances and signings, Foundry Records is the face of The Foundry on street level, offering a communal space to meet, eat and listen to tunes. 
Stocking new records and a curated selection of classics, Foundry Records offers various musical styles from international and local acts as well as zines, locally roasted Blackstar Coffee, a selection of local sourdoughs, sweet treats and craft beers. As the newest kid on the block, Foundry Records is already well on track to become a must-visit for music enthusiasts passing through Brisbane following its recent August opening.

Flash your BIGSOUND delegate pass to get FREE coffee!

Opening hours
Mon – Fri | 7am – 6pm
Sat & Sun | 10am – 5pm


Greaser Bar
259A Brunswick Street

Greaser weaves it patrons through a back alley and busy kitchen before their dingy basement bar is revealed in its rebellious glory.

The walls are adorned with vintage photographs and the bluesy rock'n'roll vibe provides a sin-camouflaging backdrop for good times. The drinks and bar menu are American-influenced, with the likes of Pickleback cocktails, and cheeseburgers on hand to line the stomach.


Grill'd Fortitude Valley
421 Brunswick Street

Grill'd founder, Simon Crowe used to complain to friends that he could rarely find a burger that didn’t make him feel heavy & bloated. Most agreed and eventually a good friend told him to put up or shut up. It was in that pub that the idea of Grill’d was born.

After thousands of hard-worked hours and heaps of help from friends & family we finally made the perfect burger! Grill'd restaurants only use the finest freshest ingredients, have the friendliest staff and the most delicious, healthy burgers.

Flash your BIGSOUND delegate pass to get a burger and beer for $15!


Harajuku Gyoza
394 Brunswick Street

Harajuku Gyoza is a Japanese dumpling and beer bar / restaurant created in the Izakaya style with some Tokyo pop thrown in for atmosphere.

Consistently Brisbane's most talked about restaurant we opened to queues and rave reviews in November 2011. We specialize in gyoza and the tradition of serving simple, fresh izakaya foods with Japanese beer and saké. Our gyoza and izakaya dishes are handmade in-house, every day and are cooked in an open kitchen in front of diners who sit at the bar and around tables, watching the gyoza griller at work.


I Heart Brownies
694 Ann Street, Bakery Lane

We are an Artisan Bakery supplying Brisbane with amazing gluten free Chocolate Brownies!

Flash your BIGSOUND pass to get a coffee and brownie for $5!

964 Ann Street

"Let Food be thy medicine & medicine be thy food"

 Organic | Vegetarian | Local | 100% Natural
•    For your body & your belly.
•    For the environment & your planet.
•    For the small business owners.
•    For the farmer. 
•    For your future.

We value and focus on Organic; Natural & Local produce, putting positive vibes back into the consumers, the community and the environment. Young at heart, we nurture the creative and embracing the unique.

LostBoys is incessantly evolving and moving around you the consumer and the environment. We will endeavour to always use organic, 100% natural and locally produced ingredients wherever possible. We consider simplicity the ultimate form of sophistication and embrace this throughout the brand, keeping it minimal and selective however crafting to the highest of standards.

Flash your BIGSOUND pass for $2 coffees and 10% off any menu item!


Lucky Egg
27 Warner Street, The Brightside

Lucky Egg Fried Chicken is a casual, lunch till late purveyor of damn fine, fried chicken. We’re committed to raising the bar of the humble fried bird by only using locally sourced, free range chicken in our buns, baskets & rotating weekly specials. Be it a crispy fresh burger for lunch, or a #cluckingdelicious salty booze sponge in the middle of the night – we’ve got you covered.


Mighty Mighty - Cue & Brew
7/100 McLachlan Street

Like urban cowboys, we've combined the best bits of American culture: Southern smokehouse cuisine and soulful city beats. We're smitten with the American BBQ states, the way a sunset softens the vast expanse and the good honest, pioneering effort it takes to cook tough brisket and make it melt-in-the-mouth juicy. We like to think of it as American pit-master wisdom meets city chic. Wash down sweet, juicy meat with handcrafted, hard-to-source beers - amber, rich and golden. Or intensify the slow burn with smoked cocktails and snifters of fine whiskey. 

Come in, get smoky, leave with a happy belly and glad heart.


Pig 'N' Whistle
Corner of Brunswick and Robertson Streets

Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street is a renowned Fortitude Valley restaurant and bar. The venue features great beer gardens and offers live music 5 nights a week. We are proud to say our live music comes from talented local acts as we are committed to supporting local music.  

Great live music is synonymous with delicious dining and they go hand in hand in creating a great night out in Fortitude Valley. With a delicious and eclectic menu offering an impressive range of global flavours that is of a much higher quality than standard pub meal, you can’t go past Pig ‘N’ Whistle Brunswick Street as the best restaurant before Big Sound and an ideal watering hole for afterwards.


Pizza Capers
Shop 11, 512 Wickham Street

Forget the tea-cosy, this tender lamb hot pot is now a Nanna-free-zone. We’ve taken handfuls of Aussie roast lamb infused with garlic and sweet rosemary, and layered on all the toppings like roast potato, mushrooms and red onion, plus roast cherry tomatoes and decadent creamy camembert, all on a base of rich pizza sauce, then topped with  mozzarella and fresh parsley. The only thing Nanna does better is sending out $5 notes on your birthday

Receive a 20% discount on all full price menu items for ticket holders between the September 7th to 13th at Pizza Capers Fortitude Valley 


Ribs & Burgers
39 James Street

Ribs & Burgers is a boutique casual dining restaurant that specialises in wholesome Ribs and Burgers, prepared, cooked and served with the most important component - love.

Our hot, fresh succulent burgers and eight hour cooked ribs are known to stop the clock. Ribs & Burgers offers superior quality food served fresh & cut to order.

All our meals are cooked with ‘real ingredients’ to ensure your well- being is taken care of. All our meats are free range, grass fed, anti-biotic free & steroid free.
Ribs & Burgers dining experience offers you a relaxed & cosy atmosphere in a retro ambience with friendly service. So muster up some mates, grab yourself a table, tuck in your napkin, order a drink from the bar and join us at our James St restaurant. 


Tuckeria Fresh Mexican 
Corner Brunswick and Ivory Street, 421 Brunswick Street

Taking its cue from San Francisco’s famous Mission District where burritos are the standard street food and vibrant Latin culture, bustling bars, and colourful street murals fill the streets, Tuckeria is dedicated to dishing up mouth-watering California-Mexican inspired food.
Making their meats, salsas, and black beans daily, Tuckeria prides itself in serving fresh and flavoursome meals. 
Every dish is made to order, allowing customers to customize their meal and making any vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free requests easy, and just as delicious!
Tuckeria is Brisbane’s original and local favorite Mexican for fresh & authentic flavor- and feel free to flash you BIGSOUND pass for 25% off all your mouth-watering meals!
Happy Hour: 
Monday- Saturday! 3pm- 6pm
$6 Margaritas, Sangria, and Burleigh Brewing Tap Beer

Flash your BIGSOUND pass to get 25% off all meals!

UP on Constance
Rooftop Bar - TRYP Fortitude Valley Hotel
20 Constance Street

When the sun goes down, you can immerse yourself in the beguiling ambience on offer at UP on Constance.

Serving a selection of bold and distinctive grazing platters, UP pushes the boundaries and provides you with a sleek and unique dining experience.

UP serves an extensive range of drinks; from playful cocktails to a wide array of classics including wine, beer and Cîroc Vodka.

The airy, open space, stunning city views and chilled music make this the perfect spot to start your night!


Woolly Mammoth
633 Ann Street

A prehistoric beast, the Woolly Mammoth now inhabits Ann Street, Fortitude Valley, igniting the senses through its multi- purpose and experiential spaces, along with its delicious food and massive craft tap beer offerings.

Woolly Mammoth Alehouse is a contemporary beer hall allowing beer lovers to relish in Queensland’s largest selection of craft beer, taste rustic food off-the-bone, enjoy some of the best entertainment in Brisbane, and even try their luck at novelty indoor activities including bocce, giant jenga and Shuffleboard!

Here, we provide you with an overview of the spaces, and the people and passions behind Woolly Mammoth Alehouse, revealing the inner workings of a modern beast stampeding into Brisbane’s hospitality scene.

Flash your BIGSOUND pass to grab any burger and Mammoth Beer for $15!