Best Things To Do in Woolloongabba

Woolloongabba is where colonial Queenslander cottages mix it with old warehouses and state-of-the-art new apartment blocks, just a stone's throw from Brisbane's CBD. Home to historic Russian and Eastern European churches, ethnic grocers, coffee roasteries and the hallowed ground of the Gabba, there are many faces to this happening inner city suburb.

From a charming antique dining precinct, cool bars and superb restaurants to funky coffee bars and continental delis, here's 33 of the best things to see and do in Woolloongabba:

This traditional American smokehouse and beer garden can be found tucked away in a heritage-listed building
This funky eclectically furnished cocktail and wine bar has a secret fairy lit beer garden out back
A convivial 2-level gastro pub and sports bar in one of Woollongabba antique precinct's most stunning heritage buildings
Evergreen Spa is a boutique, state-of-the-art day spa, bathhouse and massage centre
Mrs J. Rabbits is a secret 1920s whiskey and jazz speakeasy whose entrance is through an antique wardrobe
Can You Keep a Secret? is a fabulous retro-themed wine bar and lounge with a tiny secret vintage boutique inside
Detour is one of Brisbane’s most outstanding dining destinations - a stunning restaurant and bar
Electric Avenue is an exquisite old world pub that perfectly captures the spirit of Woolloongabba’s antique precinct
31 Degrees Custom Chocolates in Woolloongabba's Eden Lane, specialises in custom truffles and pralines
Pincadia is a hip retro arcade, bar and eatery housed in the historic Moreton Rubber Building in Woolloongabba
A decadent culinary experience unlike anything else in Brisbane, inside a darkened Woolloongabba warehouse
Black Sheep is a roasting house hidden in industrial Woolloongabba serving up your daily coffee & fresh baked goods
The Grand on Stanley is an old world art deco bar in an historic Woolloongabba strip
This browser’s delight of a store spruiks an eclectic mix of carefully selected vintage furniture and home wares.
The Gabba’s cool breakfast spot and bakery, The Baker’s Arms, oozes all the charm of an English country pub
The Mix Bar is a stunning, art deco style bar housed in the heritage-listed Woolloongabba Post Office
This funky pizzeria is tucked away in a hidden laneway in the heart of Woolloongabba
Salonika Deli is a hidden gem of a continental deli specialising in Mediterranean food and Greek sweets
Dine within an old-world Brisbane Tram at Mr Badgers, a European inspired deli cafe & bar in Woolloongabba
Located in the base of a rare Federation row of shops (c1904), this art gallery is a forerunner for contemporary art
Grinders Coffee serves some seriously high quality coffee blends in their Woolloongabba coffee experience café
A charming old world 2-storey cafe bar located in Brisbane's oldest theatre, the Princess Theatre (circa 1888)
The only surviving intact 19th century theatre in Brisbane and the oldest in Australia, since its construction in 1888
Ku-O at the Gabba serves large, high-quality sashimi plates and traditional Japanese dishes
A neighbourhood trattoria and bar serving up old school Italian food from a chic contemporary space
This giant warehouse is stacked with the widest range of Continental, South American and Middle Eastern products
This speck of a cafe lies in a bit of a no-man’s land outside of the Gabba antique quarter
This church, built in 1935, is the oldest purpose built Orthodox Russian Church within the oldest Russian Orthodox parish in Australia.
Mirchh Masala is a secret Indian restaurant that peddles the most authentic (vegetarian) street food to be found
Reverse Garbage is a junkyard of creativity that's runs a variety of art workshops for kids and adults
This traditional deli & cafe is a melting pot of Russian, Ukrainian, Latvian, Croatian, Polish and Lithuanian cuisine

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EDITOR'S PICK

Mary Poppins

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PamPawCation at Brisbane Marriott Hotel

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Sep 30 - Oct 3

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ESCAPE

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SPOOKTACULAR FUN

Halloween Putt Putt

Get into the spirit of Halloween on the green with friends or family for a day or night of spooktacular fun
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COMING UP

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