What's Open on Ekka Public Holiday

Here's a selection of the best cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants open around Brisbane plus 8 great non-Ekka things to do on the Ekka public holiday.

Note that times and openings are subject to change so always check with the business's Facebook page/website before visiting. A public holiday surcharge may apply.


Billykart Kitchen - Annerley - 7-12                                    

Bardon Thyme - Bardon 6.30-1

Florence Cafe - Camp Hill 7-1

Hunter & Scout – Graceville – 7-3

Huskk café – Grange – 8-12

The Monkey Bar Café – Greenslopes  8-2

Vvaldmeer- Highgate Hill 7-12

Bare Bones Society- Jindalee – 8-2

Medley Café – Kangaroo Point – 7-3

Method to the Madness – Kenmore – 8-2

Monocle Coffee - Morningside – 7-12

Dovetail on Overend – Norman Park – 7-1

Dicki’s – New Farm – 7-2

Ginger & Rose - New Farm – 7-12

Campos Long Island - Newstead – 7-3

Chapel Park - Nundah - 7-12 (toasties, coffee and baked treats only)

Anouk - Paddington 7-2

Paddington Social – Paddington – 7-2

Reuben’s Deli & Bar – Paddington – 8-3.30

Gramps Café – Red Hill – 7.30-12.30

Barko & Co - Teneriffe – 7-3

Corner Store Café – Toowong – 7-3

Lokal + Co - West End 7-1

Morning After - West End 7-2

Freja’s Café – Wilston – 7-12

Tuckshop Time - Woolloongabba – 6-3

The Rabbit Hole Café -  Wynnum- 7-2

Osteria Epoca – Yeronga – 6.30-11.30am


All Inn Brewing Co - Banyo - 12-7

Felons Brewing - Brisbane CBD - 11am -late

Mr Edwards Alehouse & Kitchen - Brisbane CBD- 12-9pm

The Fishmonger's Wife - Hawthorne - 12-8pm

Victoria Park Bistro - Herston - 7am-8pm

Three Brews Bar & Kitchen – Holland Park 3.30-10pm

Sea Legs Brewing Co – Kangaroo Point – 12-10pm

Aether Brewing - Milton - 11am-late

The Woods - Mitchelton - 12-10pm

Cheeky Poke Bar - Newstead - 12-9pm

Florentine Italian Grill & Wine Room - Newstead - 5.30-10pm

Mrs Brown's Bar & Kitchen - Newstead - 1am-11pm

Hai Hai Ramen - Paddington - 5-9pm

Fritzenberger – Petrie Terrace 11.30am -late

Streetcorner Jimmy - Teneriffe 12-11pm

Regatta Hotel – Toowong - 6.30am-3am

The Boundary Hotel – West End – 6.30am-2am

You Came Again Vegan Tapas Bar – West End 12-10

Electric Avenue – Woolloongabba – 12-late

Norman Hotel – Woolloongabba – 11am-10pm

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Discover the lighter side of politics at the State Library of Queensland's free political cartoon exhibition
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Andrew Lloyd Webber’s smash-hit rock musical, School of Rock, is coming to QPAC from Friday, July 12
Brisbane's iconic Regatta Hotel has transformed its open-air courtyard into an enchanted woodland for winter

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