Brisbane: 5 reasons we love the Howard Smith Wharves

Sprawled along a river bend beneath the Storey Bridge, the Howard Smith Wharves is Brisbane’s newest and most fashionable entertainment and lifestyle precinct.  Originally a late 19th century shipping port and housing heritage listed buildings from the 1930s, the precinct oozes relaxed chic and attracts a wide-ranging crowd. Stunning city views provide the perfect backdrop for dining, drinking and entertainment, with the elegant Fantauzzo on standby to provide rooms and rooftop cocktails to round out the evening.

Here are 5 reasons to check out the Howard Smith Wharves the next time you’re in Brisbane

A foodie hotspot

You might be seeking the comfort of woodfire pizza and a pint of craft beer at Felon’s Brewing Co. on a crisp winter’s eve or the ala carte sophistication and impeccable wine list of ARC Dining. Perhaps you’re chasing a unique Greek concept experience at Grecca, a punchy cocktail with bar snacks to nibble on at Mr Percival’s or a casual fish ‘n’ chip dinner sprawled out on the green by the river. Whatever your fancy, the dining options at Howard Smith Wharves are guaranteed to please.

Beer Yoga at Felons Brewing Co.

Combining the benefits of exercise and drinking beer in one easy location, Felons Brewing Co is running beer yoga sessions under the Storey Bridge on Mondays from 530pm.  Buy a beer from the bar, grab your mat and enjoy some Vinyasa Slow Flow by the river to unwind from a hectic day of work and travel.

Peach at Mr Percival’s

Sunday afternoons in Brisbane have a new home with Peach at Mr Percival’s offering up an exclusive cocktail list to beat those back-to-work blues. Mondays will seem like a distant future as you relax glass in hand by the river under enviable Queensland sunshine.

Weekends on the Lawn

Food trucks, drink carts, lawn games, live music and riverside views; do weekends get any better than this? Weekends on the Lawn is on every Saturday and Sunday from 1pm, providing the perfect opportunity to laze about on the riverside green and enjoy a beautiful winter’s afternoon with friends or family.

Fiume Bar at the Fantauzzo

Nestled beneath the iconic Storey Bridge is Fantauzzo, Howard Smith Wharves very own boutique hotel and home to Fiume Bar, Brisbane’s hottest rooftop watering hole. Here, you’ll see casual afternoons give way to classy evenings with cocktails and grazing-style share plates amongst a modern but relaxed ambience and epic city views.

Words by Rebecca Walker - Published 4 June 2019
Quick Facts 
Population Approx 1.9 million
Area 1326.8 km2
Time Zone GMT +10
Languages English (official)
Currency Australian dollar (AUD)
Electricity 220 – 240v 50Hz
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