Best Things to do in Newstead

In the past decade, the industrial suburb of Newstead has been transformed into a vibrant sought after neighbourhood, its streets home to a raft of hidden gems that are well worth discovering. From cafes to classes, antiques to parks, bars, restaurants and live music venues, here are some of the best things to to do in Newstead:

Two historic World War II hangars have been transformed into a spectacular drinking and dining venue

An old war igloo in a side street of Newstead has been converted into Brisbane's hottest live music venue (and beer garden), owned by ex-Powderfinger bassist 'JC' John Collins 

The Golden Pig is Brisbane’s holy grail of Pan Asian cuisine, hidden away in a stunning, converted Newstead warehouse
A historic Newstead warehouse has been transformed into an exquisite 19th century French-inspired oasis with courtyard garden
This stunning multi-level bar and eatery in Newstead boasts an extensive drinks including seasonal cocktails
Take a trip to the famed Greek island at this authentic restaurant and bar tucked away in a Newstead side street
Newstead Social is a stunning, subterranean garden bar and kitchen that resides in the basement of a former factory
MICA is a chic artisan bakery cafe overlooking Breakfast Creek at Newstead
Newstead Brewing Co can be found tucked away in a narrow back street near the old gasometer
Carl’s is an inner-city cellar door that serves as a café by day, wine bar by night, found in the heart of Newstead
This park is actually the grounds of Brisbane’s oldest home Newstead House (1846)
Mas & Miek is a bespoke open plan ceramic studio, shop and café, hidden within the industrial surrounds of Byres Street, Newstead
Nestled on the outskirts of the charming warehouse lined streets of Teneriffe, New Farm Antiques is a find
This stunning hot pink restaurant bar with secret jungle room is the go-to for Thai street food and luscious cocktails
Malt Pier is a cool little café bar that brings top notch food, drinks and a touch of Scandinavian chic to the waterfront at Newstead.
Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen is Newstead's new neighbourhood bar and kitchen, serving top-notch bar snacks and share plates alongside local craft beer, fine wine and top shelf spirits.
Smokey Moo dishes up delicious American-style meat, smoked low & slow to perfection; from ribs & brisket to beef cheeks
Salt Meats Cheese, renowned for their quirky twist on bona fide Italian food, is nestled within Gasworks newest complex
For quality affordable seafood dining, it doesn’t get much better that Reef Seafood and Sushi at Newstead’s Gasworks Plaza
Yolk is Newstead's new go to for breakfast, coffee and freshly squeezed orange juice
Mecca Bah is a lush Middle Eastern dining oasis in the heart of Newstead's Gasworks Plaza
Zero Latency is Brisbane’s first free-roam, multi-player virtual reality experience, occupying a 400 square metre Newstead warehouse.
E'cco Bistro has opened its Chef’s-hatted restaurant in Newstead’s Haven complex, serving fine food in their multi-faceted venue.
A ground-breaking Mexican-Japanese fusion restaurant unlike anything else in Brisbane
Industry Beans is a stunning roastery, coffee 'greenhouse', cafe and bar occupying a massive converted Newstead warehouse
A cool open-sided restaurant bar right next to the historic gas ring in Gasworks Plaza, serving top notch classic dishes
Salt is a specialty coffee house and microroastery residing In Newstead on the corner of Commercial Road and Doggett Street
Cake & Bake in Newstead  is one of Brisbane's best artisan bakeries selling decadent cakes, scrumptious slices and more
Drum has the perfect balance of sophistication and relaxed vibes – creating a suave meeting house for locals
New Farm Confectionery is a Parisian-inspired, artisan sweet shop dedicated to confectionery for grown-ups
Range Brewing is a small batch brewery, brewing fresh, modern and seasonal beers to Newstead locals.
Masters St Coffee is a cool, little coffee nook in Newstead serving specialty coffee and mouth-watering treats
Kivahan is a modern organic coffee bar and roastery with undercover verandah located within Gasworks Plaza, Newstead
The Standard Market Company of Newstead is a foodie’s paradise - a mega indoor market with cheese shop
Phat Pho is a bustling Vietnamese street food eatery that inhabits a landmark 1920s shop on the border of Newstead and Teneriffe
Maniax is Brisbane's second axe-throwing joint to open, this time in the inner city warehouse neighbourhood of Newstead
Nodo in Newstead, Brisbane’s first gluten-free donut shop, has expanded to become a cool new cafe
Sip shop savour is the mantra of this charming little Italian café and kitchen found tucked away in Newstead’s commercial neighbourhood

The chic minimalist restaurant and bar offers a contemporary pared-back menu of seasonal dishes and prmum drinks

The Gasworks Twilight Markets offer a plethora of stalls, each showcasing a mix of beautifully handcrafted, designer pieces and artisanal treasures just waiting to be discovered

Image credit: Rogue Bar & Bistro courtesy of Rogue Bar & Bistro website

Looking to discover more hidden gems of Brisbane, check out our Guide to Brisbane Suburbs HERE! Happy exploring!

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