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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 New York-inspired supper club
One of Brisbane's most moodily striking restaurants, fire-powered and found off the beaten track in a warehouse
One of Brisbane's hottest foodie destinations, yet with the relaxed vibe of a local neighbourhood bar and kitchen

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
A unique and funky warehouse cafe, bar and eatery tucked away in a Newstead side street
The secret little San Sebastian-inspired wine bar found tucked away in a Newstead side street
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
A breezy dog-friendly riverside cafe, tapas bar and restaurant located under a Newstead apartment block
Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen serves up 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
Savour specialty coffee and delectable treats while taking in the artistic ambiance of Sunroom
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 striking scandi-chic restaurant from the owners of Paddington hotspot NOTA, found tucked away in a Newstead laneway
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
MICA is a chic artisan bakery cafe located on the promenade overlooking Breakfast Creek in Newstead
A striking industrial chic Pan Asian eatery and bar, serving refined contemporary Eastern Asian in Gasworks Plaza
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 Axe Throwing combines the urban sport of axe throwing with craft beer, cocktails and food creating an epic experience
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

A groovy Japanese-inspired vinyl bar and jazz cafe from two Brisbane hospitality veterans, located on a corner

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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