Girls’ Night Out

Getting together with girlfriends for a night out can be a challenge – with work and family commitments to juggle. So when the planets align and you’re able to break free with your ‘besties’, it’s worth organising something memorable.

How about starting with an aperitif at Brooklyn Beauty Bar? You’ll find this ‘gentlewomen’s club’ at The Barracks on Petrie Terrace in Brisbane. Brooklyn Beauty Bar offers the best kind of multi-tasking – simultaneous socialising and pampering! Choose from a menu of top-shelf treatments and enjoy a tipple from the gin and champagne bar while you indulge. Packages are available for any occasion – from casual drinks to formal functions including birthday parties and bridal showers. Brooklyn Beauty Bar has a second location in James Street, Fortitude Valley.

Next on the ladies’ night out menu is entrée. Libertine at The Barracks is perfect for sharing an assortment of French-Vietnamese street food. Dine inside where the decadent décor includes chandeliers, touches of gold leaf and locally designed recycled timber furniture. Or go alfresco and enjoy a designer cocktail and bite-size Vietnamese delicacies on the terrace.

For main course, it’s hard to surpass Queensland seafood. The state’s most awarded seafood restaurant is Gambaro’s on Caxton Street, Petrie Terrace. What began as a humble fish and chip shop in the 1950’s has evolved into a modern and stylish fine dining restaurant featuring the best and freshest from the ocean. Gambaro Seafood Restaurant is open Monday to Saturday from 5.30pm for dinner.

A sweet night out with friends has to end with dessert – and who does puddings better than the Poms? The Hope and Anchor is an English-style pub housed in a heritage-listed early 19th century building on Given Terrace, Paddington. The menu includes home-style sweets and daily specials like traditional Eaton’s Mess.

Brooklyn Beauty Bar
61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
0421 202 447
www.brooklynbeautybar.com.au

Libertine
5/61 Petrie Terrace, Brisbane
3367 3353
www.libertine.net.au