Must Do Brisbane is the guide for the discerning Brisbane resident or visitor who thinks that life's too short to eat bad food, drink bad coffee, shop exclusively in malls, watch endless TV or waste time trawling the web for what the alternatives might be.
Be it where to eat and drink, take a walk, a bike ride, see a show, shop, visit a gallery or a market, take in some history, entertain the children or roam with the dog, we have Brisbane covered, with over 30,000 pages of unique, great and latest things to do and see, many of all tried and tested independently and anonymously by myself and a trusty co writer. And plenty of what you’ll find here you won’t find anywhere else.
Know where to find the Cypriot cheesemaker who sells from a factory in his house, the secret suburban boutique selling pre-loved Vivienne Westwood, the drive-in you can take the dog to or the coffee lounge in an air raid shelter? How about the latest laneway wine bars, Orlando Bloom and Miranda Kerr's fave Brisbane restaurant in the hills or the BYO food beer den? Or fifty great budget places to eat out with children that don't start with Mc or Hungry, the best 15 family bike rides and the city's only Polish market? We do and they're all on the site along with plenty more gems where they came from.
Every week, rain, hail or humidity we trawl the streets of inner and outer Brisbane, on foot, bike, public transport and car, leaving no stone unturned and no tunnel un-burrowed to find the great stuff we know is out there, before reviewing and categorizing it so it's all only 2 clicks away. For the easily bored, this means new things are added to the site all the time.
As a totally independent, non-government, tried and road tested website MDB is a bit unusual (and possibly a bit troppo) but what motivates us is a love for Brisbane and an unwavering keenness to share all of the great things we know are out there. All of our reviews are the real deal, with most venues visited anonymously and paid for by us (unless otherwise labelled) so as to get the genuine user experience. Occasionally you'll find a venue sponsoring a post, but we still have to love it - we can't be bought!
Must Do Brisbane was officially launched at the end of 2011 and has since attracted an ever increasing posse of followers to become the undisputed number one lifestyle website in Brisbane with a monthly reach close to 4 million people! Our audience's enthusiasm can also be seen on our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages with a very high level of engagement among our 345,000+ combined followers. We also have 94,000 subscribers our weekly e-newsletter.
We also broadcast a weekly ‘Things to do this Weekend’ segment on B105 – listen here and have been a regular lifestyle commentator on ABC Brisbane, Channel 7 – see here, 4BC and The Brisbane Times among others. This high media profile has cemented our position as the most trustworthy lifestyle news source in the community..
Jodi Panayotov is the creator and Editor-at-Large of Must Do Brisbane. The multi-talented Deb Lidster is our Editor, Ashley Grace is our Business Manager after cutting her teeth in some of the most prestigious media companies like Channel 7 or Southern Cross Austereo (B105), Jodi Stewart is our Reports Manager & Editorial Assistant and Danella Perrins is our Fashion & Beauty Editor.
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As well as the day to day running of Must Do Brisbane, each week we share the weekend's hot tips with B105 on Fridays.
Lexus Brisbane is our offical site partner. Our other partners include QPAC, Brisbane Powerhouse and Museum of Brisbane.