Fortitude Valley, Brisbane Area
With a history of eccentric characters and a taste for the alternative, Brunswick Street Mall in Fortitude Valley is a magnet for all things boho. Today it's a highly accessible and flourishing destination that has clung to its left of centre edge.
Considered the heart of The Valley's live music scene, its offer is second to none. In fact, Fortitude Valley has been recognised as a 'New Global Hot Spot' by influential US industry mag Billboard and, on the back of great local talent (think Powderfinger, Regurgitator and Pete Murray) acknowledged The Valley as Australia's first 'Special Entertainment Precinct'. You'll never be short of a place to go for a great night out here.
Walk into an exotic bar and you'll find looping lights, curiously shaped couches, and even more interesting conversation. Take a seat at an outdoor cafe and the world will pass you by, in every sense of the word. Relax in the sun at an outdoor beer garden and you'll see students, designers, travellers and professionals alike enjoying themselves in the sun.
The mall is also home to weekend markets that offer fashion from up-and-coming designers, jewellery, collectables and gifts.