48hr Fortitude Valley Itinerary

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48hr Fortitude Valley Itinerary

Fortitude Valley is a lively inner-city precinct of Brisbane filled with happening night life, hip cafes, boutique shopping and some of the cities best rooftop bars. Whether you want to catch a live theatre show, pop into some art galleries or check out the rocking live music scene Fortitude Valley has it all.

You’ve got 48 hours in Fortitude Valley and so much to see and do, here’s your itinerary, waste no time and start your exploration!


Window Shopping and Check In – You’re all checked in and ready to head out and scope out your local surrounds, first stop is some window shopping through James St so you can suss out all the hot spots that catch your eye.

Apperitvo hour – Start your weekend Italian style with classic Italian Aperitivi such as Negroni and Aperol Spritz at Bucci’s Bar and Restaurant

Dinner – Feeling hungry? If you love all the smells around you, stay for dinner at Bucci’s or for mouthwatering Asian check out Chow House.

Rooftop Bars or a Wine Bar – The night life in the Valley can’t be beat, Eleven Rooftop Bar, Elixir Rooftop Bar or Brisbane’s newest favourite Mr Chester Wine Bar …or maybe all three if your up for a big night out.


Breakfast – You’ve got a full day ahead of you how do you want to start it? Coffee and a full breakfast from Harvey’s Bar and Bistro serving modern Australian food affair is an all round winner. For something light, breakfast and snacks on the go Pineapple Express Superfood Box has the goods, acai bowls, smoothies, salads, wraps, paleo treats and COFFEE! James Street Fortitude Valley

Art Fix – Fortitude Valley is a mecca of Brisbane creatives, see local and national works at TWFINEART, Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane Modern Art Gallery, Phillip Beacon Galleries, Mitchell Fine Art.

Hunger Strikes – Hit up Gerard’s Bistro for a upmarket treat or for something lighter try James St Market and pick up something from Fresh Sushi Co, Quench or Spoon Deli Café.

Chill Out Time – Head to Scrumptious Reads, foodies will be in heaven as this is a book store dedicated to culinary reads. Plus you can enjoy afternoon tea and snacks. 19 James St.

Get Dolled Up – Get dressed ready to hit the town!

Showtime – Catch a show at the Judith Wright Centre, the foyer bar opens at 6.30pm for a 7.30pm show, or book your tickets for some of Brisbane’s best live music at The Tivoli.

Late Night Eats – You’ll love Kwan Brothers, Harajuku Gyoza or Alfred and Constance which are all licensed for you to enjoy a night cap also.


Coffee Calls – Coffee can be found at these fabulous coffee houses Ltd Espresso, Reverends Fine Coffee, Campos Coffee and Bear Bones Speciality  for espresso and cold brews.

Pamper Session or Get Active– You deserve it, make an appointment at one of James Street’s exclusive spa’s a beauty salons for the royal treatment OR if your feeling active hire a bicycle and peddle the streets, there’s a number of City Cycle points in Fortitude Valley – It’s a cheap and easy way to see the sights.

Lunch is ServedThe Flying Cock for pub grub, Ribs and Burgers for an easy bite or enjoy Japanese at Ginga.

Shop O’clock – Time for a bit more shopping, we know you’ve spotted a couple of shops you just have to check out before the weekends done, looking for something different check out Dinosaur Designs, Pottery Barn, St Barts and T2.

Sunday Session – Sixes and Sevens is an icon loved by locals and everyone, offering share plates, and bistro food all from a little beer garden and heritage building.

M&A Apartments is located centrally in Fortitude Valley, offering sleek and modern one and two bedroom apartment accommodation with city views, swimming pool and free parking. Book your Brisbane Self-Contained Apartment today.