Caxton Street is one of Brisbane’s best addresses. Its lively atmosphere, incredible restaurants and entertainment venues make it a favourite with locals and visitors alike.
There’s no shortage of things to enjoy and we wholeheartedly suggest making time for the options below.
You needn’t go far for incredible food with Gambaro Seafood Restaurant just downstairs. The venue is famous for its mud crab and green lobster and has won more awards than any other seafood restaurant in Queensland.
Just across the road you’ll find Black Hide Steakhouse, which is also run by the Gambaro family. It’s won a huge number of awards including Australia’s Best Steak Restaurant and is well-known for its impeccable service. In addition to perfectly marbled Wagyu and Angus, you’ll find a selection of delicious share plates which are perfect for smaller appetites. For interesting fusions, book a table at Libertine, the French-Vietnamese restaurant on Petrie Terrace. The best way to enjoy the fabulous dishes is to order the banquet and enjoy alongside one of the venue’s signature cocktails.
Suncorp Stadium is an easy four-minute walk from the hotel and home to some of the city’s best sporting spectacles and big-name concerts. It’s the home ground to the Brisbane Broncos, Brisbane Roar and Queensland Reds, meaning there’s never long between games of any code. The stadium also hosts some of the biggest names in the music business with past guests including U2, Coldplay and Ed Sheeran.
If you missed out on a ticket to the game, The Caxton Hotel is the next best place to be. The historic pub has been in operation since 1864 and has a strong focus on all things sport, regularly converting its huge carpark into an outdoor bar on big game nights.
Palace Cinemas at The Barracks plays both Hollywood blockbusters and indie flicks, with a special focus on international films. The venue is also licensed, which means you can enjoy a glass of wine or beer as you watch the movie.
Retail therapy is another local specialty with an array of boutiques lining both Given Terrace and Latrobe Terrace. Keep your eyes peeled for The Little Black Dress Shop for designer buys, luxurious linens at Sheets on the Line and a beautiful collection of homewares, gifts and accessories at Green Tangerine. If you’re after a good place to be once the sun goes down, look no further than Lefty’s Old-time Music Hall. The venue has perfected the saloon bar experience, providing a perfectly considered food and drinks menu – including more than 100American rye whiskeys – in an intimate space adorned with red velvet and vintage chandeliers. Live music is, unsurprisingly, a regular feature with jazz, rockabilly and blues bands playing most nights of the week.
If you want to sample some of Australia’s best craft beer, make your way across the road to Brewski for the evening. Eight rotating beer taps and 200 bottled varieties ensure there’s something to everyone’s taste and non-beer drinkers are rewarded with a carefully chosen wine list and some of the best burgers in town.