Bars & Nightlife

These Five Brisbane Venues Will Be Transforming Into Overseas Holiday Destinations This Summer

By Secret Brisbane October 6, 2020

Italy? Spain? Mexico or Tokyo? Brisbane, where do you want to go first?


No passports and no airfares required, just the right mindset.

Thanks to Australian Venue Co transforming twenty of their outstanding bars and restaurants around Australia into international holiday destinations, Aussies will now be able to go on a ”summer staycation”.

That’s right. A holiday without ever having to leave Brisbane. Considering the times, this sounds pretty good to us. And there will be five summer staycays to choose from in Brisbane.

Brisbanites will be able to jet to two Mediterranean destinations with Spain and Italy on the cards at the Regatta Hotel and Kingsleys respectively, a trip to see Japan’s cherry blossoms at Fridays is also a possibility, and for something a bit more spicy, both the Cleveland Sands and Riverland turn to Mexico for fiesta inspiration.

Each of the venues will be decked out in all the necessary trim to transport you to these other places, including giant teepees, hanging vines, pretty-pink flowers, and food and drink menus inspired by their exotic destinations.

Think perfectly mixed Negroni’s, Japanese fusion bites, pintxos and epic margarita menus. So far, though, there are few details available to us (more have been promised), but considering the transformation of Sydney’s The Rook’s into a cherry-blossom wonderland earlier in the year, then we reckon that we’re in for a treat no matter where we head to first on our round-the-world adventure.

More information is expected on October 19 with the pop-ups expected to go live on Friday, November 2.

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(Featured image: @therooksydney)