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Top 6 Places in Brisbane to Grab a Cold One

Check out these 6 great places in Brisbane for you to unwind on a budget

Are you sick of the corporate life? Working like a slave, same old boring story, day in, day out. Are you in need of one last adventure before settling down? Then hit Brisbane. A subtropical, entertainment hotspot in the world-renowned Sunshine State, Queensland. The locals love their vibrant city, which really comes to life at night.

No matter how small or limited your budget is, you’ll still have the time of your life! I can guarantee it. Especially if you visit these venues listed below.

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Here’s a list of my top 6 places to enjoy a drink on a budget:

1. Brisbane City Backpackers

Brisbane City Backpackers is a well-placed backpackers resort only 400 metres from the City Transit Centre. The local bar is an energetic Irish bar called “The Fiddler’s Elbow” and the best night of the week is “Whopping Wednesday” when they hold a giveaway with over $1500 in prizes, all sponsored by Taxback.com. A great excuse for a bit of midweek madness!

Along with the chance of winning tons of prizes, like a 2 for 1 Skydive in Byron Bay, you can also get 2 for 1 drink vouchers. Not that you’ll need them with huge jugs of Carlton going for practically nothing! Are you looking to travel and have fun? With prices like this, you can.

The venue also hosts a weekly Job Club on a Tuesday, with guest speakers from various employers throughout the city. Get your job sorted and enjoy the fruits of your labour in The Fiddler’s Elbow as you sit back and watch Premier League football.


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2. Base Brisbane Central

Where to start with Base Brisbane Central? Only metres from the city centre, this backpacker haven is perfectly placed for all you travel-mad backpackers. Attached to this iconic backpackers resort is the famous Down Under Bar, which is always littered with backpackers and students. It even attracts Australians, who love the cultural aspect attached to this treasure in the heart of Brisbane’s CBD.

This backpacker’s paradise, with a cheeky amount of vodka in a jar, keeps the party going all night! Needless to say, the food menu is also to die for, with $5 pizzas on a Thursday along with a host of other daily food offers. You also must check out their daily Pint & Meal Deal.

Don’t delay and check out their website here.


3. Bunk Brisbane

This backpacker resort is located right in the heart of Brisbane’s Entertainment district, Fortitude Valley. If you like to party, then Bunk’s bar Birdees is your scene. A prominent location for students and backpackers with 3 bars, it’s a must visit.

Don’t miss their Pub Crawl, which is one of the best backpacker party tours in Brissy. At only 15 bucks, you’ll get free entry to everywhere on the crawl in Fortitude Valley.

Don’t forget, Bunk will give you a free breakfast the following morning to cure that horrid hangover we’ve all experienced too many times!

Bunk it up right beside the Valley and book here.


4. CHILL Backpackers

CHILL backpackers is not only placed a few hundred metres outside the city, but it offers all patrons the option of (BYOB) Bring Your Own Beer. This really illustrates how chilled and laid back this top class resort is.

A night you’ll never forget in CHILL is their weekly Wednesday promotion. Not only can you drink your own beer there, you can soak it up with the free pizza.

CHILL out and book this accommodation here now.




5. Banana Benders Hostel

With the Suncorp Stadium close by, Banana Benders Hostel is a Mecca for sport-loving travellers. With a licensed bar on the premises, you have to go bananas here before a match of your choice then hit the gigantic Suncorp Stadium. This state-of-the art, world-class arena plays host to the Brisbane Broncos, Queensland Reds, and Brisbane Roar FC.

With Rugby League, Union, and football on show, you'll be spoilt for choice.

Go Bananas and book here.



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6. Base Brisbane Uptown

Within Base Brisbane Uptown lies a gem of a bar called the Guilty Rogue, ideally placed only a matter of metres from Taxback.com’s Brisbane office! Grab a partner in crime and enjoy their immense drinks menu. There are 18 beers on tap, yes 18, you read correctly! Along with this, you can get a range of cocktails in a jug for a very reasonable price!

Grab a few of your rogue buddies and book at this link.

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About The Author

Rob Coleman - Sales and Marketing Executive @ Taxback.com

Rob is our Sales and Marketing Exec in Brisbane; “I’m a very fortunate man to be our Sales and Marketing executive in Brisbane, a vibrant city with incredible nightlife. This role keeps me on my toes while meeting and forging relationships with some top class people. I’m thriving in the Sunshine State”

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