This once-hidden gem of Brisbane’s east has undergone a huge makeover, making it Brisbane’s newest lifestyle precinct for dining, entertainment, and creative expression. Rivermakers HQ at Morningside is home to a wonderful array of local offerings with prime views of the Brisbane River. Here you’ll find a brewery, ceramic house, boutique BBQ-butcher, and a soon-to-open distillery, all in the one place.
Rivermakers is throwing an official open day on April 9 to launch their new riverside hub, which will be jam-packed with beers, BBQ, arts, and live music on the lawn. From 11am, set yourself up for a true Saturday soiree at this transformed heritage-listed gem. There’ll be fun for the whole family too, with lawn games and a jumping castle for the kids. You can even bring your pets.
On-site boutique butcher Low n Slow Meat Co will be slinging free sausages from 11am to 12pm for an early lunch, alongside running steak workshops, meats sales, and hamper giveaways. If you want to find some gourmet, high-quality meats, this is where you want to go.
Beer lovers can knock back a few house brewed bevs in the festoon-lit courtyard at Revel Brewing Co, all the while helping raise funds for victims of the recent floods. Revel will be donating a portion of the proceeds from their Sunset Haze IPA sales to support flood relief. To elevate your experience even more, hop on a guided brewery tour to learn how the frothys are made.
Next door to the brewery is the soon-to-open Bavay Distillery, who will be serving up the first sips of their new artisan spirit range inside their revamped historic stillhouse. So why not grab a tasting paddle to try out Brisbane’s new booze? They’re also setting up a pop-up gin bar outdoors, so you can sip a G&T on the lawn if that’s more your vibe.
Then, to top things off with a bit of creativity, the mother/daughter duo behind onsite Mas & Miek Ceramic House will be holding ceramic workshops, stalls, and information sessions. So you can learn the craft of ceramics as part of your experience at Brisbane’s brand-new lifestyle hub.
You can find Rivermakers HQ Open Day at 82 Colmslie Rd, Morningside on Saturday, April 9 from 11am – late.