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What’s open in Brisbane right now?

Here’s a rundown of the restaurants, bars and attractions open in Brisbane during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Brisbane's lockdown restriction have started to lift and some of the things locals can do is dine in a restaurant or cafe, have visitors over, gather outdoors and attend public venues with a maximum of 100 people.

Essential venues including shopping centres, supermarkets and health services are operating with minimal changes. If you live closer to the Gold Coast, see what's open here.

If you're ready to get back out there, see our top recommendations of things to do in Brisbane and the best places to visit in the city.

This article and its contents are current as of 2 October 2020. However, details can change at any time and it's best to contact the business directly before you visit for its current opening hours.

What can I do in Brisbane?

These are the current restrictions for Brisbane City, Ipswich, Logan, the Scenic Rim, Somerset, Lockyer Valley, Moreton Bay and Redland City residents.

  • Invite a maximum of 40 people into your home
  • Gather in a group of 40 in a public space.
  • Visit or attend restaurants, cafes, bars, places of worship, funerals and weddings. The one person per two-square metre rule applies
  • Visit museums, galleries, libraries and historical sites, abiding by the one person per two-square metre rule
  • Travel to hiking trails, camping grounds, parks, playgrounds and skate parks
  • Visit community centres, swimming pools and saunas
  • Travel and book overnight accommodation
  • Go to a nightclub, tattoo parlor and casino
  • Play indoor and outdoor group sport
  • Attend an open home or auction

Travelling to Queensland

From 10 July, Queensland will open its borders to all states except for Victoria and hotspots within New South Wales.

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What's open in Brisbane

Brisbane attractions open in October 2020

AttractionOpening hours
Lone Pine Koala SanctuaryOpen 9am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Story Bridge ClimbOpen 6am - 10pm Monday to Sunday
South Bank ParklandsOpen 5am - 12am Monday to Sunday
Queensland Art GalleryOpen 10am - 5pm Monday to Sunday
Queensland MuseumOpen 9:30am - 4pm Monday to Sunday
Palace CinemasOpen (Session times depends on the show)
Roma Street ParklandsOpen 24 hours Monday to Sunday
Daisy Hill Conservation ParkOpen 7am - 6:30pm Monday to Sunday
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Walking trails, parks and beaches

There are plenty of open spaces for you to exercise and get your daily dose of sunshine in Brisbane.

Brisbane locals can gather with a group of 20 people in outdoor spaces. However, you must maintain a 1.5-metre distance from them and all others when you're out and about.

Shopping centres, supermarkets and grocery stores

Shopping centres and supermarkets are still open unless they've personally chosen not to. Extra measures are being taken in shopping centres and supermarkets to focus on increased hygiene and social distancing.

Some things you can expect to find in supermarkets are hand sanitisers for customers, increased cleaning and marked lines at checkouts measured to maintain a healthy social distance.

Shops are veering away from handling cash and enforcing the use of contactless payments.

Are hotels open in Brisbane?

Yes. You can book and stay at a hotel in Brisbane. Keep in mind social distancing rules apply and there may be some changes to the amenities available.

Looking to book accommodation in Brisbane? You can book to stay at these hotels right now.

Can I travel from Brisbane to other parts of Queensland?

Yes. Queensland residents can travel freely around the Sunshine State.

Do I need to pre-book to visit dining venues and attractions?

It's best to make a reservation if you plan to dine at a popular restaurant. Some eateries are requesting that diners make a reservation online using their contact details in case they need to get in touch with you.

As attractions start reopening in Brisbane, it's best to visit the their website directly to find out whether you have to pre-book tickets.

What restaurants and cafes are open in Brisbane?

Whether you're supporting your local or prefer not to cook, these venues are now offering dine-in and takeaway options.

Note, if you're ordering a coffee, cafes are refusing to accept keep cups to reduce the spread of COVID-19, so spare yourself bringing your keep cup.

Policies are changing rapidly and if you're unsure, call up your local establishment to see what its current dining options are.

Know any other restaurants that have turned to takeaway? Let us know in the comments below so we can add them to our list.

Restaurant nameAddressCuisine
Alba Bar & Deli34 Burnett Ln, Brisbane City 4000Bar
Alchemy175 Eagle St, Brisbane City 4000Modern Australian
At Mr & Mrs Jones39 Hercules St, Hamilton 4007Modern Australian
Baja211 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley 4006Mexican
Belvedere Bar n Grill1/39 Hercules St, Hamilton 4007Steakhouse
The Balfour Kitchen & Bar37 Balfour St, New Farm 4005Vietnamese
Black Hide Steakhouse36 Caxton St, Brisbane City 4000Steakhouse
Canvas Club16B Logan Rd, Woolloongabba 4102Tapas, Spanish
Cést Bon609/611 Stanley St, Woolloongabba 4102French
City Winery11 Wandoo St, Fortitude Valley 4006Modern European
Donna Chang3/171 George St, Brisbane City 4000Chinese
Drum Dining12 Longland St, Newstead 4006Modern European
Electric Avenue23 Logan Rd, Woolloongabba 4102Modern Australian
Farm House9 Somerset Rd, Kedron 4031Cafe
Gambaro Seafood Restaurant33 Caxton St, Brisbane City 4000Seafood
The Golden Pig38 Ross St, Newstead 4006Asian
Gusto Da GianniRemora Rd, Hamilton, 4007Italian
Happy BoyEast St, Fortitude Valley QLD 4006Chinese
Industry Beans18 Proe St, Newstead 4006Cafe
La Lune Wine Co44 Fish Ln, South Brisbane 4101European
Les Bubbles144 Wickham St, Fortitude Valley 4006Steakhouse
Maeve Wine Bar1/39 Melbourne St, South Brisbane 4101European
Mons Thai12A Martha St, Camp Hill 4152Thai
Morning AfterCambridge St, West End 4101Cafe
Nota224 Given Terrace, Paddington QLD 4064European
Pawpaw Cafe898 Stanley St, Woolloongabba 4102Cafe, Asian
Proof BBQ & Booze14/104 Newmarket Rd, Windsor 4030American
Red Hook3/88 Creek St, Brisbane City 4000American
Shunsai5/45 Wellington Rd, East Brisbane 4169Japanese
Umami2/624 Ann St, Fortitude Valley 4006Modern Asian
Vaquero344 Sandgate Rd, Albion 4010Modern Ausralian, Spanish

What bars are open in Brisbane?

Check out these bars open in Brisbane.

Bar nameAddressSee available deals
Red Hook3 88 Creek Street, BrisbaneSee deals
Mr Percival'sHoward Smith Wharves 5 Boundary Street, Brisbane
Tetto Rooftop Bar1/807 Stafford Road, Everton Park
The WoodsBlackwood Street, Mitchelton
Alba Bar and Deli34 Burnett Lane, Brisbane
Mr Chester850 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley
Stone & Wood99 Bridge Street, Fortitude Valley
Catchment Brewing Co.150 Boundary Street, West End
Tippler's Tap South Brisbane5 182 Grey Street, South Bank
Suburban Social Neighbourhood Bar and Kitchen1 Moordale Street, Chapel Hill
Canvas Club16b Logan Road, Woolloongabba
The Gresham308-322 Queen Street, Brisbane
El Camino CantinaShop 2 45 King Street, Bowen Hills

What's closed in Brisbane

Before heading out, see what's closed in Brisbane. Remember, social distancing rules still apply.

  • Indoor and outdoor markets: All markets including Brisbane Night Markets, Bite Markets and the Sunset Social are closed.
  • Nightclubs: Nightlife in Brisbane is looking quiet until further notice as all nightclubs remain closed.

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